IN BRITAIN & IRELAND
Rotary Club of Watton &
We had a splendid response at
our rather cold and draughty
presence in the foyer of Watton Tesco during the day on
16th December (bkpo the Manager).
Customers showered our collecting boxes with a staggering
Proceeds from our stall
at the Watton Christmas Market on 4th December were a very nice
An early customer with David,
George & Vernon on the first shift.
In the 10 days
up to Christmas
a further £40
was raised from the sale of mistletoe
(centre), who recently opened a funeral services office in Watton, was
inducted into the club on 17th November. He is, by far, our youngest
On 22nd November he attended a special meeting of the Norwich South
Rotary Club for the visit of the President of Rotary International in Britain &
Ireland (RIBI) - Ray Burman.
Tom Griffin, our District 1080 Governor is on the left of the picture,
and Ray is on the right.
The last 3
Wednesday Market bric-a-brac stalls
of the year raised £130 . . . . . . .
. . . and the 5th Nov QH Coffee Morning raised £187.
Thanks for everyone's support
ON DISPLAY IN THE QUEENS HALL DURING WATTON FESTIVAL WEEK
We were pleased to again sponsor
Junior Startime event
display the work of local schoolchildren in public places other than
30 of these boards have been acquired and more than half of them have
already been sponsored
We are seeking more sponsors, or contributors;
also additional public locations for display. Interested? Email us, see
top right of this page.
57th Charter Night Dinner at the Queens Hall - Friday
14th October 2011
Master of Ceremonies Welcome to Guests
Wattton Inner ClubV-P Guests from Thetford Rotary Club
John & Val Connolly
RotaBoards Re-Launch at Watton RFE to D5080 - Martin & Helen The team at the Snake
Pit RFE to D5360.
The team with
Sports Centre on 7 Oct with
in Moscow, Idaho near Kellogg, Idaho Mountie; hosted by the RC
teachers from local cluster schools.
of Olds, Alberta, Canada
JAZZ at the QUEEN'S HALL
DixieMix on 7th
October was even better than ever, and raised over
£500 for our charity fund.
The day after the IW Treasure Hunt supper at the Waggon & Horses (30
Jul) we enjoyed a grand Meet & Greet BBQ party at John & Christine
RFE visitors from
District 5360, Alberta, Canada: DG Tom Griffin with
Dick & Elaine Brown & the whole group with President Andrew Barwood,
Dr Mike Harvey (left) receives an illuminated
certificate from Andrew Barwood, having just handed over the
now President, Andrew welcomes Peter Semlyen as Vice-President for the
coming Rotary year.
Carnival Day, 12th June.
Our "bottle stall" attracted much support with a total of £330 raised
for Rotary Charities.
Paul Weatherill with the demonstration ShelterBox (left) talking to
Charles Hewson who has erected his homemade weatherproof stall; the
forecast was bad but, fortunately, the rain did not really start until
the end of the afternoon.
The Wayland Scout Group were awarded the group Vocation Award
following the successful rescue, from closure, of the Watton Troop by
the Ashill scouts thus forming the new area group. The award was made on
Carnival Day by President Mike.
Wayland Community High School Young Designer competition, sponsored by
us, was won by Bethany Anscombe for her design and production of a "Punk
Bag" – a choice determined by a curriculum requirement.
extraordinarily high standard of work of the 10 finalists put forward by
Head of Department, Glen Allott, caused our Rotarian judges to select 3
joint runners-up. They were: Joe Carnaby, James Fitzgerald and Ben
Beeston. Vice President Andrew Barwood presented certificates and prizes
at our meeting of 9th June. All the aforementioned are shown above
together with our co-ordinator, David Branson (far left).
President Mike Harvey presented our annual individual Vocational Award
to Bridget Park of Griston. Whilst she is Parish Clerk, she does a
whole lot more than that for
Griston and the local community.
Paul Weatherill & Peter Semlyen with our Clean Water appeal stall - 28th May
On 12th May Beverley Cooper told us about her experiences in following
her father's route in 1944 from Normandy to Holland.
Our monthly Wednesday Market bric-a-brac stall on 6th April realised
£75, including pre-sales. The annual exchange with Brandon Rotary Club
on Thursday 7th April, when as speaker guests we had 2 delightful young
ladies - locally based reporters for the Eastern Daily Press.
President Mike inducts new member John Hardy
Members and guests at our annual "UnChristmas" Dinner at NUCA's Debut
JAZZ at the QUEEN'S HALL
DixieMix on Friday 4th March
proved to be their best ever concert. Simon Nelson (leader, cornet),
said that, since forming 2 years ago, it is the first time the sextet
was really complete with the inclusion of John Benson (double bass & vocals) as a
regular member, having followed the renowned reedsman, Pete Oxborough,
into the line-up.
February 21-26 is Rotary
International Week, and the "Focus on the Crocus" Campaign reaches
pleased to welcome UEA Rotary Ambassadorial
Scholars Keiko Isoo and Nao Iwashita, accompanied by
counsellor Rtn Margaret Somerville (Norwich Club),
our first meeting of 2011 on 6th January.