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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President Handover Mick Marks MBE to Vijay Patel

Club President Vijay Patel took over the reins from Mick Marks MBE at the start of the Rotary Year on July 5th.

Vijay is looking forward to his year in office and will be supporting a number of charities but principally Life Education in Cambridgeshire, and is hoping that this year’s fund raising efforts will be as successful as last year’s.

 

 

 

Vijay also appointed Glynn Osborne as President Elect  and William Waters as President Nominee

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ANNUAL BBQ NIGHT AND 2 NEW PAUL HARRIS FELLOWS

 

 

 

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28th ANNUAL SPORTSMAN’S NIGHT RAISES £10000

Ex England cricketer Matthew Hoggard became the latest in a long line of sporting personalities who entertained over 300 guests at the Club’s Annual Sportsman’s Night, ably supported by comedian Les Gibson over £10000 was raised for the Club’s Charity account which will be distributed over the coming year to many local charities.

Plans are already in preparation for next year’s event when the sporting speaker will be ex England and British Lions captain BILL BEAUMONT.

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PRESIDENT VIJAY RELIVES HIS CHILDHOOD

The Club recently presented a cheque to the Riverside Miniature Railway at St Neots Riverside Park to sponsor a new engine christened “Spirit of Rotary” which can be seen in the picture with President Vijay at the controls.

The Club has sponsored this project with donations of just over £2500 including a District matching grant as it believes the railway will provide a great amenity for the younger generation in St Neots and bring many visitors to the Riverside Park once it reaches its maximum planned length of 600 metres in the next couple of years.

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AUCTION OF PROMISES RAISES £5100

Grateful thanks to all those who donated lots and to the 80+ guests attending the above event held on Friday 11th November.

Bidding was fast and furious superbly aided by the Auctioneer Ben whose wit and banter loosened the purse strings of those present.

All proceeds will go into the Club’s Charity account and will be used locally to support charities applying to the Club for assistance with various local projects.

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FOURTH ANNUAL CHARITY DRAGON BOAT EVENT

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18 crews of 10 paddlers and a drummer battled out three abreast over a course of 200 metres at the  recent Dragon Boat Event organised in conjunction with St Neots Town Council and the St Neots Dragon Boat team.

Large crowds flocked to the Regatta Meadow to watch the event which was won by JCW from Meldreth.

The pictures show the valiant Club crew, not winners but notable for having the oldest average age of any of the entered crews.

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FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Annual Mayor’s Golf Day – Thursday August 10th at Wyboston Lakes

See Poster under ‘Forthcoming Events’

Fifth Annual Charity Dragon Boat Festival – Saturday 19th August at the Regatta Meadow

See Poster on Dragon Boat Festival Page