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Heart of England Rotary
We will have a Piper to play, a Haggis to “cut you up wi' ready slight”, and to be addressed in the traditional way. We have an excellent set of Whiskies to taste as well, plus a classic Burns Night Supper.
1st July 2018 from 10:00 am starting at Newbold-on-Stour Village Hall
Last year nearly 250 cyclists took part and it was a great family day out. The unique blend of 2 rides included the same 10 mile flat/family ride, as last year, with refreshments half way round, and an 'undulating' ride of more than 30 miles for the more experienced cyclist.
Southam 2000 Rotary Club recently supported a training course for parents in partnership with Warwickshire County Council Adult and Community Learning, Fosse Foodbank at Southam and Southam and District Children’s Centre. The purpose was to explore cooking and food with users of the foodbank. The course ran over four weeks and provided a free creche for participants. As can be seen from the pictures below, the courses were thoroughly enjoyed and produced some impressive results; enjoyed by both the participants and helpers!
The Rotary Club of Southam 2000 has raised £1185 to buy a Syringe Drive for The Shakespeare Hospice. The Syringe Drive allows the hospice nurses to regulate a constant feed of medicine to a patient over a 24 hour period in their own homes.
A Syringe Drive is often used towards the end of a patients’ life and helps them to feel more comfortable. Hospice at Home Nurse, Chrissie MacDonald says “Although they are very expensive items, they are invaluable to the team and to the patients that use them. This is the third Syringe Drive our hospice has.”
Who are the workers this Month?
It is the members of the Rotary Club of Lichfield at their weekly meeting. They compete for each others attention, attempting to get the show on the road.
Last weekend the President of the Rotary Club of Solihull St Alphege, Nav Sharma and his wife Tracy, warmly welcomed as their guests Rtn Benno Stinner, President of the Rotary Club of Stade, in Lower Saxony, Germany, his wife Gabi together with 7 other Stade Rotarians.
Keith McDavid – Rotary Club of Knowle and Dorridge
You may recall we arranged to get some pencils for the above charity from Workington Rotary Club which relations of Tom collected from Whitehaven and Tom collected from them and brought the pencils to Knowle. Well the pencils have now arrived in Uganda free of any transport costs, as they were included in a container that included a generator that was being donated by a local company that supports the Zuri Project. So all in all this was a win, win situation for everybody.
In April 2015, an earthquake of 7.6 on the Richter scale struck the historic district of Gorkha in Nepal, northwest of Kathmandu. Over 9,000 lives were lost and estimated 8 million people, almost one-third of the population, have been impacted by the earthquake.
Members of the Rotary Club of North Worcestershire, together with the Rotary Club of Damauli in Nepal, decided the best way to provide support was to help fund the reconstruction of the devastated Community Centre in the rural area of Dharmpani, Tanahun West Nepal; the epicentre of the earthquake.