WELCOME to our
FORTHCOMING EVENTS & RESULTS
Next Fundraisers: 18th March Grand
Quiz & 24th March "Jazz @ the Queens Hall"
Our stall on the Town Christmas
Market on Sunday 27th November raised £330
concert on 21st
October raised £592
Next Books & Bric-a-Brac
stall on Watton's Wednesday Market: Probably April 2017
RBAY sales of larger items are
now listed on this website - Click here:
realisations: March £45; 5th May (April deferred) £47; 29 June £33;
6 July £53; 24 Aug £40; 14 Sept £41; 26 Oct £58.
for 2015 (including larger items): £652;
so far 2016: £317.
Wanted: paperbacks especially but anything considered including
larger items - 01953 884224 or email as heading.
A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR TO ALL
On 1st December local author Joan Khurody addressed our
weekly Rotary meeting, to which an additional audience of 10 had been
Joan told us about her amazing life having married an Indian at a young age
and accompanied him to many counties in the course of his work.
At the age of 80, she started her writing career. Her first book is a
biography; the second is fiction but draws heavily on her lifetime
Our stall on the Christmas Market.
The Christmas "Game of Squares" raised £25, whilst the
the sale of 1,650 straws realised £330.
Thanks to Mike & Peter (shown) and many other helpers
Satomi Ijyuin (centre) is a Rotary
sponsored scholar from Japan studying International Development at the UEA. At
our 24th November meeting Satomi gave an illustrated presentation about her
experiences. Rtn Sarah Bannon escorted her.
The NCF was founded in 2003 in Nepal by
Visma Raj Paudel
We have supported this charity, especially following the
disastrous earthquake of April 2015 (see Archive 11).
Hearing he was in England, we invited him to our club. We were delighted and
privileged that he came on the last night of his tour before returning to
He presented us with a stunning brass Buddha.
Our stall, all set up & ready to go, with Peters Cowling & Beech, and Rod
A beautiful warm September Sunday with
generous crowds helping us to raise some £300 from our bottles straw draw
tombola and Games of Squares.
Our speaker on 25th August was Rotarian Norma Howell of the Diss Rotary
Club. Norma is a volunteer speaker on behalf of the charity Medical
Detection Dogs. It is amazing the slight changes dogs can detect through
their incredible sense of smell.
President David presents a £200 cheque to Norma
The first meeting of the new Rotary Year was chaired by new vice president
The speaker was
Christine Hill, a farmer from Shipdham , who gave a presentation on all the
ramifications of crop development and treatment, and the regulatory
environment within which farmers have to operate.
Less than 12 hours after his
induction VP Pat was commanding the parade at the War Memorial on Thetford
Road to commemorate
the 100th anniversary of the
battle of the Somme.
left: Paul Chubbock has handed the presidential chain of office to David
Branson, who, in turn, passed the vice president's ribbon to Pat Murphy.
Then 2 new members were
( transfer from Herne Bay)
On 9th June, three
year 9 students of Wayland Academy accompanied by their teacher, Joanna
Paterson, attended our meeting to receive their cash prizes and certificates
awarded for their poetic prowess.
The Runners-up were Emily Rumer and Emma Lowry, centre with their teacher on
their left next to (far right) the winner, Ben Cardy.
Adjudicator, retired English teacher Rtn Peter Cowling, remarked on the
incredibly high standard and maturity shown by these 14 year olds, as
endorsed by their delighted teacher.
Due to exams the following morning, the design students could not attend our
meeting but their teacher, Stephanie
Fraser, next to President Paul, received the awards
on their behalf.
The winner, Amy Studer, designed and made the dress (as shown, a perfect fit
on her). Runner-up, Jack Darge produced a pop-up book (held by Paul), a far
more complex task than it
appears to be.
VOCATIONAL RECOGNITION AWARDS - 2nd June
President Paul presents the cups and certificates to the group and
individual chosen by club in recognition of their outstanding achievements
to the local community.
Babs & Collan Muskett for the
Lois Gill, the inspirational founder superb Christmas Lights show at
and Creative Director, of the
home, which, since 2010, has raised over
Blossom & Yarn displays in 6
£12,500 for the East Anglian Air Ambulance. churches, raising
April 29th: President's Lady's night.
Beginning with a meal at the
Gt Ellingham Crown,
19 members and partners visited the nearby Breckland Astronomical
where we were briefed and then climbed into the dome to gaze out at a near
perfect starlit sky.
Through the big telescope we viewed Castor, Jupiter and a quasar,
amongst other celestial objects.
Jessica Salomon is a Rotary Scholar from
California reading for an MPhil in Criminology at Cambridge. At our meeting
of 28th April she gave a remarkable dissertation on the problems in
correctional institutions in the States & UK.
Shown (left) with her Counsellor, Rtn Alan Franklin
(RC of Cambridge), and President Paul, Jessica was put forward for a Rotary
overseas scholarship by the California Attorney General.
14th April: Five Wayland Academy Students came to dinner to receive their certificates
They were the Winners and Runners-up in the
Rotary/Academy Young Chef and Young Mathematician competitions
Our Bi-annual "Jazz @ the Queens Hall"
on 18th March
made a £734 profit for our Charities
[Next session: Friday
29 members, partners and friends enjoyed a 6-course gourmet experience at
the City College Norwich Debut Restaurant prepared and served by the
students of the Hotels, Catering and Hospitality School. This annual event
is thoroughly enjoyable and a great insight into this excellent training
The End Polio
Now crocuses, first planted 4 years ago,
bloomed on the last day of Rotary Week!
February: Our annual breakfast meeting took place at the Hare &
Rotary Day: 23rd February
President Paul joined some
90 other Rotarians from around UK
on a sponsored 'walk' over London's
O2 (Millennium) Dome
Sponsoring donations (incl GiftAid) were made through the
"Just Giving" portal; a sum in excess of £600 was raised for the End Polio
and "Roll out the Barrel" (clean water & sanitation)
January 7th - just for fun, members wore a variety of hats
for the first meeting of the year
Watton & Wayland Visitor Centre we are pleased to be co-sponsors of the
360 (RN/RAF) Squadron Aircrew Association
[The Squadron was formed at RAF WATTON in 1966
and disbanded at RAF Wyton in 1994]
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