Rotary Club of Watton & District

Archive 2008

Presidential Handover 18 Dec 2008
at our Christmas Dinner

Watton Town Christmas Market 30 Nov

Charles H & Peter S at the CH designed Tombola Stall

A goodly sum was raised

President Gary
George W &
Hilary Grix
enjoy Cheese & Wine
at the Semlyens'
22 Nov

On 14th November a team from the ShelterBox Trust run by the Rotary Club of  Helston-Lizard visited us. Rtn George Cornow (above right) gave an excellent   presentation about the development of the trust. Shown above (centre) is the tent with the box inside. The Wymondham Rotary Club hosted the team during their stay in Norfolk. Picture above (left) shows President Gary with members our visitors from the Wymondham and Helston-Lizard Rotary Clubs.

54th Charter Night
17th October 2008

Picture Left

Right to left
President Gary Palmer
Mrs Pauline Baldry
(President Inner Wheel Club of Watton)
Mrs Joanny Palmer
Peter Harris
1080 District Governor)
Mrs Dorothy Harris


Picture Right

Young Singers
Georgie & Ellie
(Wayland Community High School)
 "thank you" gifts from
President Gary


September 13th-21st: Rotary Friendship Exchange return visit from IOWA, USA. 4 couples with Watton Club members

The Iowans at Sandringham                          Jerry Powell; Roger Borup  -  John Lewis; Richard Johnson                             ~~~~   Banner  Exchanges  ~~~~
Welcome to a new member!
President Gary Palmer
    presents Roy Challand
with his Induction Certificate

       28th August 2008

At the same meeting, Sue Long gave us a superb presentation on the work of St Nicholas Hospice (Bury St Edmunds). Gary was pleased to present her with a cheque for 100. Every little helps!!


Andrew & Paul with the ShelterBox display at the
 Wayland Show Sunday 3rd August.

 IW/Rotary BBQ 31 July

On 24 July,
Rtn Mark Little
 told us about
 his work in
 Chahalka village, near Delhi, India

At our first meeting of the new Rotary Year (July 3rd), Roy Masters, a retired blacksmith and engineer, demonstrated how the movements of the Earth's magnetic field and rapid changes in the position of the magnetic north pole correlate with long and short term global warming and cooling. A thought-provoking dissertation - perhaps it's not CO2 & 'greenhouse' gasses after all!


12 June:  President Gary presents the 2008 Vocational Award Cups to 864 (Watton) ATC   

and  to
Cheryl Clayton

The Watton Rotary Club Vocational Awards are made annually, subject to nominations, to recognise a group and an individual that have given outstanding service to the community.

Rtn Richard Akister            Rtn Richard Crabtree
 introduced the Ceremony                                             read the Citations

From left: Alex Thorpe, Jess Wilkin,
President Gary, Cheryl Clayton and
Fl Lt Mike Edney, OC 864 ATC Sqn.


Sunday 8th June

Glorious Weather

This wonderful couple,
 shown with Cheryl,
 donated 1,000 to
Shelter Box Trust.
The stall raised well over 200 Bottle Tombola - ready to go Paul mans the Shelter Box display Carnival organiser Cheryl Clayton Wow!

On 5th June we presented prizes to the winner and 2 runners-up in our annual Young Designer competition    

  for Wayland Community High School students. 

The judges were Rtns Rod Riley & Andrew Barwood.

David Ketteringham; Val Wenham - textiles tutor; President Gary; Anna Codling; Ashley Tyne; Sandra Govender - Head of Design & Technology, Wayland Community High School.

David Ketteringham

and his

Anna Codling

and her

Ashley Tyne

and his

Sandra Govender
receives a
 bouquet from
Rtn Peter Beech

 At our meeting on 28th May, Dr Tim Gilbert, consultant cardiologist at the Norwich & Norfolk University Hospital received a combined cheque from us (2,500), Wymondham (1,300) and Diss (1,500) Rotary Clubs for the
 Norfolk Heart Trust
balloons4hearts campaign.

Derek signs the cheque for 5,300, held by (l to r):

Tony Wright (President Wymondham Rotary Club)
 Gary Palmer (President Watton Rotary Club),
Dr Tim Gilbert (consultant cardiologist Norwich & Norfolk University Hospital),

 Dr Mike Harvey (Watton Rotary Club), Alan Rowe
 (Vice President Diss Rotary Club)

Mill Hill Rotarians visit our Watton Club in force - 22/05/08

Derek at 70

In superb weather on 11th May, our 3rd Annual Tractor Run was highly successful.
 Near left: Assembly.
Next: Andrew BBQing at Longham.
Finally: Charles & Richard survey the scene on completion.

Click here for video

Many thanks to the staff and students of Norwich City College for the excellent service and Irish themed food  we experienced at their DEBUT  Restaurant on 18th March

Another successful
exercise, arranged by the Norfolk Fire Service, was conducted at Wayland Community High School during March. We were pleased to help with marshalling.
The ministrations of
Rtn George Wilson in organising the rotas are much appreciated

Our Campaign was concluded on 29th Feb. The Grand Draw and the 2 Jazz Evenings raised over 2000.
A Presentation is planned for
 29th May.

 See above for the report.

President Gary with Japanese Ambassadorial Scholars [at the UEA] Akihito Hokiguchi & Kyoko Yoshikawa; and Dave Myers.
31st January 2008

President Gary with Shirley Edwards and some of her staff who serve us so well at the Crown Hotel, Watton.

Christmas Dinner 2007

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