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BRIAN HAWKES OUR MAYOR
VISITS THE CLUB
22nd JANUARY 2015
PRESENTATION TO NUNEATON COMMUNITY GUIDEPOST CAFE
PRESENTATION TO NUNEATON CHILDREN’S CONTACT CENTRE
TALK ON SPINNING, SHEEP & WOOL 19th FEBRUARY 2015
NEW CLUB MEMBER 12th FEBRUARY 2015
RHIANNON ASSISTS IN TANZANIA 5th FEBRUARY 2015
This picture shows from left to right President Heather with Jacqui Evans, Nicole Lees and Cafe Manager Sandra Lippolis
The picture shows from left to right Clara Harris, Claire Cairns and Janet Tilson
The contact centre has operated almost without exception every Saturday for the last 26 years and facilitates non resident parents having access to their children, currently it provides it's services to thirty five families.
Club President Heather Norgrove welcoming new member Paul Marsh at our Club meeting.
Having spent much time and effort raising funds to take part in an assistance programme in Tazania, Rhiannon gave us a most impressive and interesting talk on her experiences and the unusual activities in which she was expected to partake.
After many demonstrations of hand spinning techniques on drop spindles and wheels by Julia Wallis, Derek seems inspired to spin a yarn!
President Heather and her husband Adrian were pleased to host one of the highlights of our Rotary year.
The principal guests for the evening were District 1060 Governor John Crawford together with Arbury Inner Wheel President Ann Williams.
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 Ginny Davies who told us about her career and how she progressed from being a barrister to a writer and performer of her own sketches.
Heather had the pleasure of Presenting Rtn. Peter Chapman with a ‘long service award’ having achieved 25 years as a member of Arbury Rotary Club, well done Peter.
PRESIDENT'S NIGHT 21st March 2015
BLOOD PRESSURE AWARENESS DAY 18th April 2015
AT SAINSBURY'S SUPERSTORE NUNEATON
The Rotary Club of Arbury in collaboration with the Stroke Association, J Sainsbury’s Nuneaton, George Eliot Hospital and Warwickshire Police Cadets held a very successful Know your Blood Pressure event
Some 83 people had their blood pressure checked by volunteer nurses from the Stroke Unit of George Eliot Hospital at Nuneaton Sainsbury’s Store.
David Clayfield presents a contribution from our club to John Stanton from RC of Kenilworth who is an ambassador for the project in our district and spoke at a recent club meeting.
GUATEMALA LITERACY PROJECT
NEW CLUB MEMBER 30th APRIL 2015
Club President Heather Norgrove welcoming new member Ernest Smedley MBE at our Club meeting.
COLLECTION IN BEDWORTH
FOR THE NEPAL EARTHQUAKE APPEAL
2nd MAY 2015
VIGIL AT THE NEW GURKHA MEMORIAL IN RIVERSLEY PARK 29th April 2015
TO REMEMBER THOSE LOST IN RECENT NEPAL EARTHQUAKE
SAFETY SHOW 2nd-4th JUNE 2015
For three consecutive days in June, the Rotary Club of Arbury has held its annual SAFETY SHOW in The Manor Suite at Weston Hall Hotel, Bulkington. 600 Pupils from schools in the Nuneaton and Bedworth area were told about the dangers they may meet every day.The show was aimed at youngsters from year one and year two bringing together local agencies concerned with safety and well being.
Each had activities on offer for youngsters to take part in including how to use the emergency services, how to cross the road properly, spotting potential hazards near building sites ,how to stay safe near water and safety at home.
DEBATE AT HIGHAM LANE SCHOOL
GARDEN PARTY and HANDOVER 27th JUNE 2015
President Heather presenting a cheque for £200 to Sandra Haddon, Manager of Nuneaton & North Warwickshire Equestrian Centre (disabled riding) at Galley Common
This was the third year that the Inter School Debating Challenge has taken place, with teams from Higham Lane, Queen Elizabeth School, Atherstone, and Polesworth School taking part. The event which was initiated by Higham Lane School is supported by Rotary Club of Arbury.
There were two competitions, one for younger students aged 11 to 14, and one for senior students aged 14 to 16.
PRESENTATION TO EQUESTRIAN CENTRE
After months of planning, it was finally the day of Manor Court Care Garden Fete Saturday 8th August and 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 local Member of Parliament, Marcus Jones, also the Mayor of Nuneaton & Bedworth Councillor Barry Longden with his wife the Mayoress Joan. They enjoyed a brief tour of Manor Court’s facilities before joining everyone else in the garden. Thanks are due to everyone who helped including the Staff from the home, Rotary & Inner Wheel Clubs of Arbury, Hill Top Allotment Association and many others, who loaned equipment or donated goods. Most importantly the people of Nuneaton who supported the event on the day which raised over £700.00 for the Resident’s Welfare Fund which provides treats for the residents, trips out and entertainment.
THE SUN SHINES ON MANOR COURT CARE HOME GARDEN FETE 8th AUGUST 2015
Derek Wilkinson presenting cheque to Petty Officer Stefan Pinches on the 20th July 2015 at the Nuneaton headquarters of T.S.Vanquisher.
PRESENTATION TO SEA CADETS 20th JULY 2015
NUNEATON CHRISTMAS LIGHT SWITCH ON 20th NOVEMBER 2015
Santa started his usual Christmas activities early by attending the annual ceremony and entertainment for the switching on of the Christmas lights in Nuneaton Town centre, and this year he was extremely busy.
HELPING OUT AT CHRISTMAS 3rd DECEMBER 2015
SURPRISE CHRISTMAS TREAT FOR LOCAL SCHOOLCHILDREN 1st DECEMBER 2015
Arbury Rotary Club President Gerald Hancock and Santa seeing off a party of 25 pupils and staff from Oakwood Secondary School on a Special Magical Christmas Trip to Drayton Manor Theme Park. The trip was organised by Arbury Rotary Club in association with Kids Out the fun and happiness charity and Drayton Manor Theme Park.
To help with their efforts to support the needy in the Nuneaton area Arbury Rotary Club Vice President Roger Coopey presents a cheque to John Davoll of the Salvation Army at their Nuneaton Citadel.
SANTA’S SLEIGH 16-21st DECEMBER 2015
CHRISTMAS COLLECTION AT ASDA SUPERSTORE NUNEATON 7-12th DECEMBER 2015
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
CHRISTMAS MEETING 10th DECEMBER 2015
Joint meeting with Arbury Innner Wheel Club organised by us this year with entertainment provided by a farmer’s relating stories of her sexy Heifers and reluctant Bulls!
CHRISTMAS TREES AT ANSLEY CHURCH