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President: Peter Cowling         Secretary: Roy Challand

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Welcome to our
Reports on Activities as they happen and planned Events 

 Jazz at the Queens Hall on Friday 15th March with Simon Nelson's


realised 433 for out Trust Fund

Our 25th "Jazz at the Queens Hall" is on 4th October
Tickets Available from Adcocks from 1st Sept. Enqs 01953 884224

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The 2019 Great Watton Umbrella Festival

Following last year's successful Umbrella Festival,

we are running it again.

Buy a White Umbrella for 10 (incl entry fee), decorate it,

submit entry form and umbrella for judging

14th September: join the Carnival Parade on Sunday.

To obtain an Umbrella email us at heading or telephone 07941 440139

(delivery can be arranged to local addresses).

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 The Big Bi-Annual Quiz

On Saturday 30th March realised over 640
Next Rotary Quiz Night 21st September

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Cyclone Idai

bkpo Watton Tesco, a forecourt collection raised 430 for this international appeal that enabled us
 to send cash for further ShelterBox  - See below for another initiative




August 6th/7th: The Great Norfolk Walk carrying a ShelterBox, fundraising for that Charity.

A young lady, Charlie Houlder-Moat, walked from Hunstanton to Watton via the Peddars Way carrying a ShelterBox on her back in a special harness (a demonstation empty box but none-the-less bulky!)

Having walked over 35 miles overnight, Charlie arrived early in Watton on market day 7th August for breakfast in the Christian Community Centre before proceeding along the High Street to the reception by the Mayor and Town Cryer at the finish line near Wayland Hall at 10 am.
 It is estimated that she has raised over 3,000 in sponsorship - that will buy at least 5 complete ShelterBoxes

 CHARLIE'S FUNDRAISING PAGE ( CLICK HERE ) is still open for Donations.

Charlie leaves the Christian Community Centre after refreshments, and walks up the and across the High Street to the finish line and official reception party.

7th August
Stall promoting our Umbrella Festival  on Watton Marke

8th August: Norman Brown is welcomed back as a full club member.

       27 June: It's presidential handover time again!
Dr Mike passes the Chain of Office to Peter Cowling, who, in turn, passes the Vice President's ribbon to Michael Haythorpe


Immediate Past President,
Davis Branson, makes the Presentations to:
Individual:  Vicky Ginger for great voluntary works in Griston
Group: Thursday Club, as it approaches its 50th anniversary,
Alison Dickson & Gay Skipper.

                                                               WATTON ROTARY SPONSORED COMPETITIONS AT WAYLAND ACADEMY
                    The winners and runners up for the Photo Competition with Head Teacher                                 Winner & Runner-up of our Young Chefs' competition with their teacher,
                          Glenn Allot (ctr) and Watton Rotary President Dr Mike (rt)                                                  Gaynor Evans, receive their certificates at the 7th March Rotary meeting.

Through SOS Villages (based in Cambridge) we adopted a boy aged about 7 as a successor to our previous adoptee of some 22 years.
David Mboya is cared for in an SOS Villages Orphanage in Mombasa, Kenya. As he heads towards adulthood we will soon have to decide whether we will continue to fund him, dependent on what further educational opportunities arise and level of  local support. 

Laura Vervier is a Global Rotary Scholar on a one year Masters course in law (LL.M) at Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge. Aged 23, Laura is a graduate of Liege University already has several qualifications as a teaching assistant in legal/political fields, and she undertook an Erasmus exchange to Ghent University.
Laura finds time for a social life with the Cambridge University Hillwalking Society, Graduate Law Society, and her college Boat Club, a sport she finds to bit more difficult than she expected. Future plans include taking the Brussels Bar, focussing on environmental public law.

        President Mike         Laura Vervier          PDG Nigel

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