Rotary Club of Watton & District

Archive 2007


Founder of the

President Gary presents Rtn Peter Beech with a Paul Harris Fellowship in recognition of
 his many years of outstanding work with students of the Wayland Community High School in Design, Technology and the Excitement of Science
Christmas Dinner 2007


Charles in full cry selling mistletoe at the Watton Town Christmas Fayre

2nd December 2007

Our guests on 22 Nov were 2 dogs (and their handlers) of the Prison Service. One was trained to find  drugs, the other (see left)  mobile phones!

1st November
Bonfire Night at Ivan's

was it really in his house?

Remembrance Sunday 11/11/07


in the

Good Old Days

12th Oct 2007

District Governor Duncan Howlett and his wife Jennie, with
Joanny and Watton President
Gary Palmer

at the


T-shirts for President Gary and Treasurer Derek.

 [read the scripts - appropriate, huh?]


Whilst in the USA Martin A visited the Wayland Rotary Club upstate New York

With President Bob

     The Village Sign

 Watton members & partners: Ivan & Jean, Helen, & Fran & Martin P

Rotary Friendship Exchange (RFE)
 D6040 Missouri
September 2007
Martin A led the D1080
RFE team..

Rotary Friendship Exchange (RFE)
 D6000 Iowa
September 2007
Martin A led the D1080 RFE team
on this one too. With Helen, and Ivan & Jean Chubboc


Ivan C
with AG Archie Poulter at
High Amanas, Iowa

At the Mississippi Dam, Lock 16,
with incoming 6-barge combo



July 12th,
We were privileged to have another Ambassadorial scholar address the Club. Ben Shand, from the USA has completed his degree at Cambridge, but is embarking on the annual Mongolian Rally.
PS  He made it!!

Charles Hewson being congratulated by Gary, who was pleased to formally  present to him  a PHF

JUNE 28th 2007


Gary Palmer receives the trappings of office from

 Martin Anscombe

June 28th

An almost last duty for Martin before handing over was to announce PHF awards to Gerald  Grix, (shown receiving it - left) and Charles Hewson (see above)

June 21st

We were pleased to formally welcome

 a new member,

Peter Semlyen,

transferring to us from Mill Hill Rotary Club with effect from

1st July.

Rotary Bottle Stall Fundraiser on Canival Day
10th June.

The Annual Watton Rotary Vocational Service Award Cups were presented on Thursday 14th June 2007.

Top Left:  The Individual Award went toJulian Horn for his work on archiving the history of Watton and making it available to the public in a number of formats.

Bottom Left: The Group Award - the Wayland Community High School EcoBugs Group, which is keeping the school clean, free from litter and promoting pollution awareness.  l-r:
Fiona Southward, Karl Green, Shane Ison

Watton Rotary again  sponsored the young designer initiative at Wayland Community High School. Sandra Pillay, head of the Design Technology Department, is here receiving the prizes & certificates on June 7.
Also on June 7, Brittany Krupica, a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar at Cambridge University visited and addressed the Club.
Brittany hails from West Virginia and Boston MA University,

26 Tractors, some with trailers and an entourage of families and friends, followed a course from Scarning to Necton. The early rain abated whilst everyone enjoyed a hamburger, sausage & onions barbecue prepared by Hilary Grix, Derek Smith and Andrew Barwood. Despite a few breakdowns and the return to Scarning in pouring rain, an enjoyable day was had by all. Charles Hewson, our organiser, was well pleased, and our charity funds received generous donations. Congratulations Charles.

Stroke Awareness Day (May 12th)


Rtn Dr Mike Harvey

on the Rotary stall at the Health Fair

during Healthy Wayland Week.

Inner Wheel Birthday Supper (May 11th)

 President Martin conveyed the customary greetings to the Inner Wheel Club of Watton & District on the occasion of their 26th Birthday, and helped cut the cake!

Rotary Meeting of May 10th

John Parker, DebRA's area representative kindly addressed the Club on the horrible condition of  Epidermolysis Bullosa.

Following this, Rtn Richard Crabtree arranged for Wayland High School's "Dress Down" Day to support DebRA

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Students of Wayland Community High School,
accompanied by the school's Community Officer, 
Bev Page, gave a fascinating and encouraging dissertation
about the Ecobug activities run by a voluntary group of students
 in the school, addressing the whole question of waste, litter,
recycling and allied environmental issues.

Caroline Morra

This picture of Caroline was received in response to our annual Christmas Gift and Card.

Caroline was 'adopted' by our Rotary Club
 in 1984 when she was a few months old.
 We have continued to support her as she has progressed through adult education and vocational training in Kenya.


We inducted 3 new members at our first meeting of 2007

Richard Akister (nearest) transferred from the Rotary Club of Canterbury

Andrew Barwood runs a successful plastic injection moulding company

and Francis Ulrych comes from a well known local farming family

President Martin Anscombe is reading the Induction Certificates


With Father Christmas busy again this year Watton Rotarians provided a back up delivery service on Christmas Day. With Martin Parker arranging things via the Post Office, Ivan Chubbock and Gerald Grix delivered 14 packages to delighted youngsters.

Holly, Mistletoe, Christmas Decorations and all sorts were sold at the Town Council's Christmas Market. Further sales were made on subsequent Market Days up to Christmas.

We collect waste paper for Charity

In early November a 'High Class' Bric-a-Brac' sale at the Queens Hall Coffee morning helped to swell our Charities Account.

OUR COLLECTED WASTE PAPER  raises about 50 per month. Contact Rtn Charles Hewson on 07941 126977

Our November 2nd Meeting was transferred to Crowhill, Shipdham. IPP Ivan Chubbock and his wife, Jean, laid on a splendid evening for families and friends; it began with a fireworks display (photo unnecessary!) followed by fish & chips, choc ices and lots of wine.



on their 60th Birthday (30th October), celebrated in style at a Charter Dinner the next evening attended by 5 members of the Watton Club

For More Pictures of Earlier Watton Rotary Events and Activities
 click on the links below:


WCHS Entertains Rotary - January 2006

New Member - December 2005

New Member - September 2005

Young Designer Awards 2005