Rotary Club of St Neots St Mary’s

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Rotary (RIBI) Club Number 1576,District 1070

Meetings are held on Tuesday evenings (except following a Bank Holiday) – 7.30pm for dinner at 8pm at:

St Neots Golf Club
Crosshall Road
St.Neots,
Cambridgeshire
PE19 7GE

Tel No: (01480) 472363

If you are interested in attending a meeting, please contact the Club Secretary:

Keith Sawbridge -Tel No: 07891 343811 E-mail: Keith@RotaryUK.net

 

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 NEW PRESIDENT FOR ROTARY YEAR 2018/19

The Club’s President for the new Rotary year is William Waters who first joined the club in 1991. William’s aim for the year is to continue to increase membership which is currently 42 and to support local smaller charities and good causes as widely as possible.

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NEW PAUL HARRIS FELLOW ANNOUNCED AT THE AGM

At the recent Club Assembly Clive Cakebread became the fourteenth member of the Club to be awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship for all his work within the Club and for his dedicated commitment to the Coffee Pot Club in association with the Rotary Club of St Neots.

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ANOTHER HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL SPORTSMAN’S NIGHT

The 29th Annual Sportsman’s Night welcomed Bill Beaumont CBE as the main speaker. Bill was Captain of England and the British Lions Rugby team in the 1980’s and kept a large audience of just over 300 highly amused with his recollections of his rugby career and also of his 14 year stint as a captain on the BBC programme ‘Question of Sport’ alongside Willie Carson, Emlyn Hughes and Ian Botham.

Bill was very ably supported by a very funny comedian Ian Irving who told the audience he came from a small Essex village of Basil Don.

It was generally agreed to be one of the most successful evenings held by the club and has raised between £9,500 and £10,000 for the Club’s Charity account.

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 CHILDREN OF COURAGE AWARDS 2018

 

The Club held its second Children of Courage awards recently at St Marys Church Eaton Socon.

Sixteen children from local schools nominated by their teachers were awarded a medal and certificate to recognise their strength and determination in overcoming their own personal challenges. Each teacher spoke about their pupils in what proved to be a very emotional and humbling experience listening to the problems overcome by the children

The Club were pleased that Sean Rose, a Paralympian Gold Medallist and Channel Four TV commentator, was able to attend as the Club’s special guest to present the awards.

District Governor Chris Davies and DG Elect Tim Tucker were also in attendance as well as Rotarians from other local clubs.

The event was superbly organised by Ian Taylor and a number of local companies very generously sponsored the event.

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ST NEOTS CHARITY DRAGON BOAT EVENT

Saturday 4th August 2018

Regatta Meadow

See Dragon Boat page for all the details

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ST NEOTS MAYOR’S CHARITY GOLF DAY

Thursday 9th August 2018

at

WYBOSTON LAKES GOLF AND LEISURE CENTRE

Teams of Four

Bacon Roll on Arrival, 18 Holes of Golf, Halfway House with refreshments, 2 Course Meal

Great Prizes including rounds of golf for the first four teams at local courses

£180 per team

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ANNUAL CHARITY SPORTSMAN’S NIGHT
THURSDAY MARCH 7TH 2019 AT THE PRIORY CENTRE
GUEST SPEAKER
JOHN VIRGO
Ex Professional Snooker Player and current TV commentator

Supported by
JAMIE SUTHERLAND
A very funny Comedian from Liverpool
Tickets will be on sale in January 2019