ROTARY INTERNATIONAL IN BRITAIN & IRELAND
Rotary Club of Watton & District
[ Diamond Jubilee Year ]
New member George A-W and long-serving member Martin P 'tout' straws
on Watton's Festive Market (30 Nov). We made £255.
: Our Coffee Morning & Light Lunch
at Queens Hall
[in association with the Craft Market]
This biennial concert raised £1016 - a
Next Gig - 27th March 2015
l-r: George Anderson-Williams, inducted into the club at
meeting, with President Francis and Michael Wassall
(Leader, Breckland Council), our speaker this evening.
10th October: 60th Anniversary Charter Dinner,
9th October: Speaker Susan Seddon, Chair of
held in the Gallery Suite, Watton Sports Centre
Trustee, Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich
Rotary District 1080 Governor Nick Corke
The Original Charter
With Peter Cowling and President Francis
and President Francis.
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The ten 8-10 yrs old children from Chernobyl
giving a farewell concert at
Front: Galena Russell (host), Olya Sapunova & Alena Shepelevich
Broom Hall Hotel on 1st October.
(interpreter & children's teacher from Belarus).
Of the 5 planned,
this is the children's 3rd annual of a month's
Rear: Pat Murphy (host & fundraiser), Ron Russell & Pam (hosts).
duration, organised by FOCC (Breckland).
IT COSTS £500 PER CHILD PER YEAR,
HELP ALWAYS NEEDED
Sept 8th: Derek, Andrew and Martin toast the Charter
Sept 7th: Comedy Show raised £128
July & August R-Bay Market Stalls raised
awarded this day 1954
Sept 6th: Coffee at QH raised £67 nett.
Yorkshiremen Schoolboy friends Rtn George Wilson and 14 August:
"Mystery Tour" 1. Green Farm, Shelland, near 2.
Mechanical Music Museum, Cotton,
Ray Sykes, who talked about cycling the
"El Camino Stowmarket. A garden open
under the National Gardens The Mighty
Wurlitzer and a huge
Santiago", raising over £3,600 for EACH.
collection of musical memorabilia..
3. Early supper at The Kings Arms, Haughley. Excellent meal headed by
President Francis Ulrych. Right: Rtn Brain Sager exchanges his Fleetwood
27th June: The Presidents' Handover Meeting was held in
the Queens Hall, Watton, with invited guests representing local
and organisations. In all, 83 souls enjoyed a hog roast supper, a
ceremony, highlights of our Rotary activities, and a song!
Roy Challand has relinquished
the presidents' symbol of office to incoming President Francis Ulrych;
Diane Ulrych wears the president's lady's ribbon, and Paul Chubbock is
the new Vice President ..
members give a spirited rendition of the Watton Rotary Song, written &
directed by Peter & Lesley Cowling
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12th June:The annual Young Designer competition at
the Wayland Academy, certificates & prizes presented by President Roy.
L to R: Charlie Read with his winning
"Horror in Gotham" board game, which was judged to be meticulous
in concept, production and detail - far beyond the syllabus brief.
Runners Up: Sky Noble and Catlin Shaw with their cleverly
conceived and beautifully produced garments,
a Japanese and an African wedding dress respectively.
The winners with Teacher John Allott, President Roy and Coordinator
CARNIVAL 8th June
We raised £329.50 for Rotary supported charities,
including Aquabox and End Polio Now
ANNUAL VOCATIONAL AWARDS 2014,
presented by President Roy on 5th June
Individual Award Winner Silvia Slaughter
Group Award Winner Jane Lond-Caulk
Typical quilt they produce in support
for her work masterminding the regeneration leader of the
Watton Hackers, Tackers & of Project Linus
for sick children.
of Thomas Bullock Park in Shipdham.
Over 100 quilts delivered to hospitals so far this
1st May 2014:
The annual Young Poet competition at the Wayland Academy;
certificates & prizes presented by President Roy.
Henry George - Winner
Ellie Rix - Runner Up
Jessie Mew - Runner Up
Our last 2 monthly
Wednesday RBay Bric-a-Brac Market stalls (April & May) have raised a
total of £68.
are by the pedestrian crossing near the market place on the 4th
Wednesday each month, March to October, weather permitting.
The annual Young Chef
competition we hold at the Wayland Academy was again up to a very good
standard. Presentations were made at our weekly meeting on 27th March.
The winner was Brandon Whitehair, shown centre below here with runner-up
Molly Brown to his left. Vice-President Francis Ulrych presented the
prizes and certificates; teacher Mandy Beckwith and Rotarian
co-ordinator David Branson are also in the picture. The second runner-up
was Holly Earl, who was unable to attend the presentation.
Rotary Scholar Vinnie Gupta attended our
meeting on 3rd April and gave an excellent presentation on his MA
studies on International Relations at Cambridge University.
Coincidentally, the evening was our annual
'part-exchange' evening with our sister club in Brandon! Our President,
Roy Challand, was presiding over the Brandon meeting with some of our
members, and vice versa with the Brandon President at our's.
We held our un-Christmas Dinner at the Norwich Arts
College "Debut" Restaurant on 19th March. Debut is run by the
hospitality students of the college and, once again they
achieved a very high standard.
The DixieMix concert at the Queens Hall
on Friday 14th March was attended by over 100 jazz lovers and was a
great success. We raised £595 for club charities, and £35 from the sale
of "Stop Polio Now" crocus pins.
The sextet have been booked to back Rod Stewart on his UK mini-tour in
Our 1st Market Stall of 2014 on 19th March raised
On 23rd January Rotary Scholar Seol Song, from
South Korea, Watton Rotary is 60
this year, our oldest member, Peter Beech, celebrates his 90th
who is studying at the UEA, gave us a delightful and insightful
birthday on 1st February. President Roy presents Peter with a card
signed by all
talk about her country, language and experiences in her business
members at the weekly meeting 2 days prior. Mary, the Hare & Barrel
globalisation studies. Pictured here with Club President Roy.
presents a cake and congratulates Peter (Treasurer Derek is looking on!
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