Continuation of Club News 2010 - 2011.....
Club Walk - A select band had an eight mile walk based around the Olde Sun Inn at Colton on 18th November. Here they are train spotting and taking a photo opportunity at the Fairfax Gate in Bolton Percy. Also present photographer David Thompson and John Wardale
York 90 Fundraiser - The new website featuring the details of our new fundraiser "York90" has been published on the web.
The fundraiser, aimed at North American Rotarians and non-Rotarians, will officially launch on January 14th to coincide with our Club's 90th birthday celebrations. See www.york90.com
Vocational Visit - On 16th November a group of members visited Econ Engineering at Ripon. who are the UK's biggest manufacturer of demountable bodies for road maintenance vehicles. This was followed by a visit to Ripon Rotary Club at the Spa Hotel.
Focus on the Crocus - The last of the 25,000 bulbs were planted at Poppleton Junior School on 15th November.
The planting was arranged by the three York Rotary Clubs. These Purple Flowers represent the colour of ink dabbed on a child’s little finger to indicate they have been immunised against polio and is a reminder of the essential need to continue the fight to eradicate polio from our world.
Club Walk - On 21st October the club walk took off from the centre of Pateley Bridge with only four intrepid participants to face the climb out of Pateley Bridge. It must have been the altitude or the lack of oxygen but they are sure they have found the site of the first Rotary meeting!!
Minds in Motion - On 17th October Community Service Chairman, Nigel Naish and Dennis Adamson presented a cheque for £300 to “Minds in Motion”. From left to right, Rebecca Coates, Nigel Naish, Nicola Greenwood and Dennis Adamson.
Minds in Motion is a project set up and run by Medical Students at University of York, it aims to contribute to the well being of people with dementia and their carers by providing opportunities for them to socialise and take part in stimulating activities. The students provide activities at local centres for residents and day visitors with dementia, including reminiscence groups, interactive music, art and crafts, singing, dance and movement, restoration and gardening. They also run a free once a month Harmony Café with activities such as singing, sampling live music and having a free buffet provided by the students.
Their funding comes from fundraising activities organised by the students, such as running half marathons, car washing, supermarket bag packing, and gardening. The students efforts have been recognised by several awards including, a Higher Education Volunteering Award, a Higher York Award, “Best Community Project” at the York Community Pride Awards, and most recently a “Guardian” Public Service Award.
Shouksmith Trophy - At the club meeting on 15th October, the golf organiser, Tony Coward presented Brian Houghton with the Shouksmith Trophy for winning the club singles knockout competition whilst President Graham looks on.
Mansion House Reception - The Lord Mayor, Cllr Sue Galloway, hosted a reception at the Mansion House on 5th October for the teams participating in the York Rotary Dragon Boat Challenge, when team captains were presented with their prizes and cheques for their nominated charities. The Lord Mayor is seen here presenting the 2010 Challenge Trophy to Steve Newby, Chairman of York City Rowing Club in the presence of other prize winners.
Focus on the Crocus - Rotarians in Great Britain and Ireland (RIBI) are working with The Eden Project, the International Flower Bulb Centre (IBC), the National Trust and Learning through Landscapes to plant purple crocus bulbs from the beginning of October so they will be in flower for Rotary Day – 23 February 2011. These Purple Flowers represent the colour of ink dabbed on a child’s little finger to indicate they have been immunised against polio.
Rotary clubs across RIBI are currently contacting their local schools, residential homes, local councils and other community organisations to ask them to identify suitable sites which can then be planted with swathes of purple crocus bulbs in the autumn – as a reminder of the essential need to continue the fight to eradicate polio from our world.
In York the Lord Mayor, Sue Galloway, and the three Club Presidents launched the crocus planting project at Ralph Butterfield School on Wednesday 5th October. During the month the three York Clubs will be planting 25,000 bulbs as part of the campaign.
New Members - At the club meeting on 24th September 2010, Fred Anderson and Barbara Stephens were welcomed into the club by President Graham Wilford. Fred was a member of the club from 1988 to 2001 when he had to resign due to other commitments. His career was spent in insurance, working finally as Insurance Manager to the Shepherds Building Group. Barbara is a solicitor and is head of the Wills and Probate Department at Hethertons in York. They are seen here with the President and their proposers, Kevin Grogan to the left and Bill Stubbs to the right.
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