~~Despite being hit by the pre Christmas deluge of snow which forced the cancellation of four nights’ Santa tours, Kinver Rotary Club’s Christmas sleigh raised more than £4,500 for needy causes in Kinver, Wollaston, Enville and Wall Heath.
During May and June members of Kinver Rotary Club undertook the task of selling raffle tickets in support of the Kinver Music Festival weekend held last month.
TV presenter Nick Owen was the guest speaker at Kinver Rotary Club's Charter Night, celebrating the chartering of the club in 1986. It was a full house at The Fox, where Rotarians and their guests were joined by Distict Governor Peter Roberts and his wife Pam. Nick, as befits a former UK Speaker of the Year, gave a very entertaining talk about his career highs and lows, the people he has met and his passion for sport. Nick had also provided the raffle prize for the evening - a visit for up to four people to the director's gallery during transmission of 'Midlands Today'.
~~The Rotary Club of Kinver is holding an open event for people keen to find about the worldwide Rotary network and how it serves local, national and international communities.
It is to be held between 10.00 am - 2.00pm on Saturday, May, 13 at the KCSA, Edward Marsh Centre, Legion Drive, Kinver
It will be a “pop in at your convenience” event to meet and chat informally with a few members who will guarantee a warm welcome and answer any questions asked of them.
Six young orators from the Invictus academy of schools have been given the green light to go forward in a national public speaking competition that could eventually see them crowned champions of the UK and Ireland.
Brexit certainly has not affected the generosity of the people of Kinver, Enville, Wollaston, Wall Heath and Kingswinford. On the run up to Christmas they gave more than £7,200 to Kinver Rotary Club’s Christmas sleigh, smashing all previous totals.
Not only did the nine nights of house to house collections, donations from schools and support from customers in the village’s pubs and restaurants take the total through the £7,000 barrier, it also reflected a 10% increase on last year’s figure and 7% more than the previous record of 2014.
The routes for the annual tour of the area by Kinver Rotary Club’s Christmas sleigh have been finalised. Once again the club will be supporting the High Street traders on their late night shopping event and their Small Business Support initiative when, for the first time, the sleigh will be sited in a grotto. Also the sleigh will be making a repeat visit to the Santa Jog organised by the Mary Stevens Hospice.The door-to-door collections will start at 6.00 each evening for completion by 9.00 p.m.. All proceeds will will, as usual, be distributed among local charities.
Staffordshire Police have given their approval for Kinver Rotary Club’s Christmas sleigh to be brought to the village to support the local traders on their late night shopping evening on Friday November 25 without the need to close the High Street.However, there will not be a big tree and lights switch on as the illuminations will already be in place. The sleigh will be located in front of the clinic from 7.00 p.m. while choristers will be providing additional festive atmosphere with carol singing in Chenevare Mews.
Kinver Rotary Club would like to thank everyone who supported the recent raffle so generously by selling and buying tickets. We also thank especially Chapmans Electrical for donating the television and Geoff Hill for the microwave oven. Kinver Rotary Club paid all other costs, including the cash prize. Ticket sales raised £1877 for the hospices and the Club has donated a further £123 to take the total to £2000, which will mean a donation of £1000 each to Mary Stevens and to Acorn Childrens’ Hospice. We hope to present the cheques at our meeting on August 22nd.
The 2016 Sheepwalks Shocker 10k and Sheepwalks Shuffle 2k Family Run – Sunday 2nd October;
The Rotary Club of Kinver is to hold an open event to let interested parties know exactly what the club – and the Rotary movement as a whole – is all about. During the club’s 30-year history it has become an established part of village life, especially its Santa sleigh which tours the entire village together with Enville and parts of Wollaston and Wall Heath, but members are keen to inform more people of the other many and varied activities that take place throughout the year. Membership secretary Tom Bryson says: “Residents of Kinver
Kinver Rotary Club is delighted to present the Carl Sinclair Trio at The Fox at Stourton on Saturday February 27th.Carl is an amazing pianist and vocalist with a huge repertoire covering different musical genres.
The village of Kititi in south-east Uganda now has clean water for the first time, thanks to funding provided to Planting for Hope Uganda by Kinver and Bewdley Rotary Clubs, supported by a matching grant from Rotary District 1060. Until now the villagers have had a long walk to fetch and carry filthy unhygienic water back to the village.
Each year the Kinver Country Fayre Trustees look to distribute funds raised from the annual fayre. They invite local groups and organisations to apply for these funds.
A total of 160 generous – and in many cases knowledgeable – quizzers descended on Kinver on Friday to take part in Kinver Rotary Club’s annual Children in Need quiz hosted by Alan Dedicoat, the “Voice of the Balls”.
He left the event carrying £2,906 which comprised entrance fees paid by the teams, the proceeds of a bucket collection by Alan and cheque presentations.
Generous Rotarians, dedicated athletes and fun runners, enthusiastic quizzers and the people of Kinver, Enville, and parts of Wollaston and Wall Heath have between them raised more than £16,000 for charity during the last three months of 2015.
Kinver Rotary Club’s Christmas sleigh makes its first appearance of the season when it carries Santa to the big switch on of the Christmas lights in Kinver on Friday November 27. It will then be tucked up for a few days until it takes Santa to watch the “jogging Santas” at the Mary Stevens Hospice Santa Jog at Mary Stevens Park on Sunday December 6th.
A number of Youth Committee members supported the President at Kinver High School Certificate EveningAt the invitation of Headteacher Chris Rogers, our President Roy Sanders talked to pupils and parents about the part that Rotary played within the community and the support to the school.He encouraged pupils to get involved and explai
Twenty-six Kinver Rotarians, friends and members of Wet Wee Whistle Whisky Society enjoyed an evening at Old Edwardians Club, Stourbridge raising funds for their Youth Charoities account. Under the skilful tutelage of Andy Purslow, Ambassador for Wemyss independent bottlers and distillers of Edinburgh, who supported the event, six whiskies of varying ages and prices were tasted and discussed at length.
Pupils at three local schools are to be given the opportunity to test their writing skills against youngsters from across the Midlands.
The Rotary Club of Kinver is in talks with staff at St. James School, Wollaston; The Ridge, Wollaston; and Brindley Heath Junior School in Kinver to enrol youngsters in an annual writing competition organised by Rotary district 1060 which stretches from Rugby in the east to Stourport in the west and from Tamworth in Staffs to Southam in the south of Warwickshire.