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Councillor Barry Longden
VISITS THE CLUB 14th JANUARY 2016
PRESENTATION TO THE GOOD FRIENDS CLUB
26th JANUARY 2016
YOUTH SPEAKS COMPETITION 18th JANUARY 2016
Past President Clive presents a cheque to help the Good Friends Club who meet at the Nuneaton Christian Fellowship Church in Pallett Drive, Nuneaton.
The Rotary Club of Arbury held its first ever Youth Speaks competition at Higham Lane School.
The school was able to enter teams of three students each in both Intermediate (11-13 years old) and Senior (14-17 years old) groups. Each team comprised a Chair who introduced the Speaker followed by the third member giving a final Vote of Thanks
Winners in both groups were announced at the end of the competition and all those participating were awarded certificates as a memento of the evening. The winning teams will now go forward to the District final which will be held at Bablake School, Coventry, on Saturday 12th March 2016.
Members present were very impressed by the high standard of delivery of the different elements of the presentations, and the information delivered over a six minute period on a variety of subjects
PRESENTATION YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHER COMPETITION 24th FEBRUARY 2016
VICE PRESIDENT TONY VISITS COLOMBO ROTARY CLUB SRI LANKA 21st FEBRUARY 2016
PRESIDENT'S NIGHT 19th March 2016
President Gerald and his wife Dru were pleased to host one of the highlights of our Rotary year.
The principal guests for the evening were District 1060 Governor Paul Jaspal together with Arbury Inner Wheel President Roberta Gray.
Other guests for the evening included the partners of Arbury Rotarians, the President of the Rotary Club of Bedworth, the President of the Rotary Club of Nuneaton, the President of the Rotary Club of Atherstone and Founder President Brian Morgans.
After dinner entertainment was provided by Amanda Beaumont who sang a selection of songs from the swinging forties.
PRESENTATION TO JACK PETERS 3rd March 2016
At our meeting Jack gave an excellent and lively talk about how he and a team of fellow students from Warwick University were about to undertake a major fundraising challenge.
Jack is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and the three peaks for the phenomenal charity Meningitis Research Foundation, which is constantly waging the war against two of the most horrendous diseases, meningitis and septicaemia.
He is the Warwick RAG Kilimanjaro trek leader 2016 and and said that if the money that his team raises manages to make a key breakthrough happen just one day earlier all of the blood sweat and tears for the fundraising and climbing the mountain will be 100% worth it!
In a ceremony in the Mayor’s parlour the Mayor of Nuneaton Councillor Barry Longden presented the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal Certificate of Appreciation to Arbury Rotary Club President Gerald Hancock.
The collection at Sainsbury's was in excess of £5,000
Nuneaton British Legion collected over £54k.
PRESENTATION 27th April 2016
DOGS FOR GOOD 26th May 2016
Teresa Fletcher gave us a talk about ‘Dogs for Good’ and the work they do in training assistance dogs to help people lead more independent lives at home and in the community. The assistance service supports adults and children with physical disabilities and with autism.
She is particularly well placed to talk on this subject because she has a daughter who has autism and was able to explain in detail to us how it made normal family life very difficult and the organisation of a holiday virtually impossible. The support of assistance dog Quartz has had many benefits and they can now do many things that they were unable to do previously.
PRESENTATION TO EQUESTRIAN CENTRE
23rd June 2016
Rotarian Derek Wilkinson presentsa cheque for £250 from Arbury Community Service Committee Budget to the Nuneaton & North Warwickshire Equestrian Centre.
Sandra receiving the cheque is the Centres Manager and Sue Lynch seated is a riding instructor.
GARDEN PARTY and HANDOVER 2nd July 2016
NASC Schools Debating Challenge at Higham Lane School 12th July 2016
This was the fourth year that the Inter School Debating Challenge has taken place, with teams from Higham Lane School, Queen Elizabeth School Academy, Atherstone, and Hartshill School taking part.
The event was initiated by Higham Lane School and organised by the Rotary Club of Arbury.
Ex MP Lewis Stevens was the master of ceremonies with a panel of judges from the Rotary Club of Arbury.
Each school entered a team from Year nine and from Year 10
A variety of subjects were debated from ‘is Social Media in fact anti-social’ to ‘should Celebrities be entitled to a private life’.
The scoring was very close but at the end of the day Hartshill School were the winners of the Year 9 competition and Higham Lane School were the winners of year 10
Roger Coopey the President of the Rotary Club of Arbury presented Shields to the winning teams and Certificates of Appreciation to all who took part
There were two competitions, one for younger students aged 11 to 14, and one for senior students aged 14 to 16.
THE MARY ANN EVANS HOSPICE
21st July 2016
BLOOD BIKERS 4th AUGUST 2016
SUNDAY LUNCH ON THE RIVER AVON 31st July 2016
They are a charitable organisation established by local volunteers. Their aim is deliver essential blood and urgent medical supplies, out of hours, between hospitals, healthcare sites and laboratories in the Coventry & Warwickshire area. In critical situations, these items may be needed to be delivered urgently in order save a patients life. Their vehicles, with their hi-viz livery, can be seen and can safely get through the traffic to reach their destination.
President Roger looks a little apprehensive about volunteering
All Aboard the ‘Countess of Evesham’ for an enjoyable cruise and lunch on a lovely summer’s day.
Duncan Phimister Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Mary Ann Evans Hospice receives a cheque for £500 from Roger Coopey, President of The Rotary Club of Arbury, as Rotarians Heather Norgrove and Frank Holloway look on.
THE SUN SHINES ON MANOR COURT CARE HOME GARDEN FETE 13th AUGUST 2016
FARM VISIT 23rd AUGUST 2016
After a very good lunch at the Stilton Cheese Inn in Somerby, it was off to Southlands Farm – a dairy farm. We were met by the farmer’s wife, Jane Barnes (“Tales from the Farmer’s Wife” – our club entertainment for the Christmas Dinner in 2015). After an introductory talk, Jane led us through the fields on a farm walk, before watching some of the 165 cows being milked in the milking parlour. Then it was “tea and homemade cakes”, before we set off back home.
After months of planning, it was finally the day of Manor Court Care Garden Fete, the weather forecast had been excellent and we were not disappointed, a beautiful summer day brought out the crowds to enjoy the afternoon in glorious sunshine.
The normally tranquil lawn hidden away behind the building in Manor Court Road, was transformed with a row of gazebos and a variety of stalls selling plants, vegetables, Bric-á-brac, collectables, cakes and strawberries, several stalls had completely sold out by the end of the afternoon. Families of the home’s residents were out in force taking them around the Fete and enjoying the fine weather.
A large number of local people turned out in support the event including the Deputy Mayor of Nuneaton & Bedworth Councillor Bill Hancox with his wife.
GAMES EVENING 6th OCTOBER 2016
POLIO PLUS PURPLE CROCUS PLANTING 10th OCTOBER 2016
JENNIFER SCOTT RI PRESIDENT’S REPRESENTATIVE VISITS CLUB
13th OCTOBER 2016
Walkers in Riversley Park this week may have noticed unusual activities taking place near the Registry Office. School children from Class 6 at Wembrook School together with their teacher Mr Roper were busy assisting Rotarians from Arbury Rotary Club. Their task was to plant 5000 purple crocus corms which will provide a colourful display in the Spring to help remind the public of the need to complete the elimination of Polio throughout the World.
Jennifer and her husband were in our Rotary District to represent the RI President at a Conference in Solihull.
She wanted to visit a Rotary Club while she was here and chose to come and see us. She is a highly qualified lawyer and a very accomplished speaker who told us about her Rotary Club in Sydney, Australia, and how they raised funds and spent them on a number of overseas projects particularly in Cambodia and East Timor.
She and her husband are both past Governors of their District.
Nuneaton Past Table Club joined us for a meal and games evening. Frog racing was the chosen competition which produced good humoured rivalry and entertainment. Everyone competed in three races and the points winner at the end of the evening was our own Nick Ward with Tony Robinson in second place.
NUNEATON CHRISTMAS LIGHT SWITCH ON 20th NOVEMBER 2016
ROTARY DISTRICT1060 CONFERENCE CHESHIRE 4-6 NOVEMBER 2016
PRESENTATION TO NUNEATON FOOD BANK
29th NOVEMBER 2016
HIGHAM LANE SCHOOL STUDENTS
VISIT TO CLUB 17th NOVEMBER 2016
HELPING WITH POPPY APPEAL AT SAINSBURYS
9th NOVEMBER 2016
The Head of the new Sixth form and two of his pupils came to see us to find out what Rotarians do at their meetings.
President Roger presents a cheque to David Craddick of Nuneaton Food Bank at Saint Paul’s Church Stockingford
AT ASDA SUPERSTORE
4-10th DECEMBER 2016
CHRISTMAS MEETING 12th DECEMBER 2016
SANTA’S SLEIGH 14-19th DECEMBER 2016
Joint meeting with Arbury Innner Wheel Club organised by Inner Wheel this year with entertainment provided by the Inner Wheel members based on various fairy tales.
Once again SANTA explored the streets of St Nicolas Park and Weddington.
The weather was fairly kind so this helped in achieving a record breaking collection which will help us to support many deserving causes
CONCERT GIVEN BY DESFORD COLLIERY BRASS BAND AT BEDWORTH CIVIC HALL
4th FEBRUARY 2017
The programme was a good mixture of music ranging from popular to classical
and the standard of musicianship was excellent
THE MAYOR OF NUNEATON AND BEDWORTH
Cllr JILL SHEPPARD
VISITS THE CLUB
9th FEBRUARY 2017
John Amechi the recipient of the David Phillips award was presented with a cheque for £100 by President Roger at the North Warwickshire College Nuneaton Campus.
DAVID PHILLIPS ENGINEERING AWARD
2nd FEBRUARY 2017
President Roger and his wife Diane were pleased to host one of the highlights of our Rotary year.
The principal guests for the evening were District 1060 Governor Peter Roberts together with Arbury Inner Wheel President Heather Norgrve. Other guests for the evening included the partners of Arbury Rotarians, the President of the Rotary Club of Bedworth, the President of the Rotary Club of Nuneaton, and Founder President Brian Morgans.
After dinner entertainment was provided by Victoria Davenport who sang a selection of items from religious themes to songs from the shows.
PRESIDENT'S NIGHT 18th March 2017
POLIO PLUS PURPLE CROCUS PROMOTION 13th MARCH 2017
PUPILS FROM WEMBROOK PRIMARY SCHOOL
ADMIRE THE CROCUSES THEY PLANTED LAST YEAR
Lexie, Bethany and Rosie represented Higham Lane School at the Rotary Youth Speaks District Final competition on 4th March at Bablake School. The students gave an excellent talk on the importance of the arts in education.
Headmaster Mr Kelly commented
“Well done girls! We are proud of you!”
YOUTH SPEAKS 4th MARCH 2017
We are pleased to announce that we chartered the Interact Club of Higham Lane School in the presence of the Mayor and Mayoress of Nuneaton & Bedworth Cllr. Bill Hancox and Mrs Sheila Hancox , District Governor Peter Roberts and his wife Pam, Head Teacher Phil Kelly, Head of Sixth form, parents of the new Interact members, Arbury Rotarians and their partners. It was a very successful evening and we wish the new Club all the best for the future.
GARDEN PARTY and HANDOVER 2nd July 2017
VISIT TO ROLLS ROYCE DERBY 17 May 2017
CHARTER NIGHT INTERACT CLUB OF HIGHAM LANE SCHOOL 29 June 2017
DANCE X3 19 May 2017
The handover once again took place at the home of Heather and Adrian on Sunday 2nd July. As usual the gardens were lovely. We were blessed with a lovely afternoon when the gazebos were needed to provide some shade.
Paul Harris Fellowships were presented to Tony Robinson and to Pamela by retiring President Roger.
PRESENTATION 10th August 2017
President Tony Robinson presenting a cheque for £385 to the Sophia Pregnancy Loss Support Group represented by Nicola Rygielski.