WELCOME to our
FORTHCOMING EVENTS & RESULTS
2nd biannual "Jazz at the Queens Hall" of 2017 - October 6th.
Tickets £12.00 (incl light supper) from Adcocks, High Street,
Email enquiries Click Here
Our first Books & Bric-a-Brac
stall of 2017 on March 29th raised £28 despite the rain!
April 26th (more rain but incl other
sales) £27. May 24th -at last, no rain £45. June 28th: rain deferred
to July 5th: £70
July 26th, rained again (£13 carried forward).
August 23rd £37 + other sales (£20 + c/f) Next 27th Sept.
RBAY sales of larger items are
now listed on this website - Click here: /rbay.htm
for 2016 (including larger items): £317.00
Wanted: paperbacks especially but anything considered including
larger items - 01953 884224 or email as at heading.
September14th: Geoff Ray, Pharmacist Watton Total
Health, gave us a fascinating illustrated talk
about his preparations for, and participation in, this year's Marathon Des
Sables. We were pleased
to present him with a cheque for £200 to add to the £7,500 he'd already
collected for Cancer research.
September - 3rd: Carnival Stall with Past President David 'on guard'.
9th: Info & Games Stall at the Military Vehicles event
~ ~ including maggot racing!
Our Trust Fund gained the sum of £317 from bottle straw draw and
games at these two events.
On 27th July Pat Alker talked to us about
On 31st August Mark Webster, co-ordinator of the mid-Norfolk
charity she runs
with her husband providing
group of countryside & wildlife volunteers, gave a spirited talk
for homeless children in Ethiopia on his work involving many of our nearby woods & ponds.
On 1st July every year the presidency of
every Rotary Club throughout the world changes.
Watton Rotary Club is no exception; the handover ceremony took place on 29th
left: David Branson holding his service certificate having handed over to
the new president,
Martin Parker (centre), with Dr Mike Harvey (right) having received the
Wayland Academy: Young Poet & Young
Designer Competition Awards
YOUNG POET: Winner: Jessica Bower
1st Runner-Up: Kimberley Townsend
2nd Runner-Up: Josh Gore
YOUNG DESIGNER: Overall Winner: Nieve Merchant & her stitchcraft jacket made
Best Effort: Charlotte Clubb
(received by teacher Sarah Pitt)
from old jeans!
For designing and building a huge train set in wood.
At our meeting of 1st June we
presented our annual Vocational Award winners with a cup and certificate to
recognise their outstanding
achievements in the local community.
Left: Individual winner: Julian Horn for The Wayland News and
Right: Group Winner: The Wayland Partnership represented by
his community involvement and long association with the
Roger Harrold for the outstanding achievements over the year in every
history, wellbeing and future of Watton.
aspect of community life helped by an incredible army of volunteers.
are pleased to be supporters of our local
Having been up and running for nearly a year, the Men's Shed was
officially opened by the Mayor of Watton, Councillor Beryl Bunning on
Saturday 29th April, She cut the specially made cake (above), helped by the
Shed Chairman, Richards Adams (far left).
Watton Rotary President David Branson
Rotarians Paul Weatherill, Peter Semlyen & Martin Anscombe.
WAYLAND ACADEMY - WATTON ROTARY
YOUNG CHEF COMPETITION 2017
Back row: Michael Haythorpe (Rotary co-ordinator);
Mrs Mandy Beckwith (Academy) & President David Branson>
Front row: Runners-up: Josh Peters, Lara Linge
and the winner: Kimberley Townsend.
Each student received a certificate and a cash prize
"UnChristmas" Dinner at Debut Restaurant, City College
Norwich, March 30th
New Members and their Ladies - l to r:
Rebecca & Shaun Yeoman, Jill & President David Branson, Mike & Valerie
Profits for our Charities Trust Fund were:
18th: Grand Quiz at Wells Cole Community
Jazz Concert at Queens Hall:
PDG Nigel, Katie & President David, 2nd March
Katie Bussiere is a Rotary scholar sponsored by the Rotary Club of Avon
Canton, Connecticut, USA, studying for an MPhil in Education at Cambridge
University. She is seeking to specialise in research in second language
education especially with respect to provision for immigrants and refugees.
Her counsellor, Past District Governor Nigel Neville (Cambridge Rotary
Club), escorted her.
It's also about the time that our "End Polio Now" crocuses should appear.
(First seen 1st March).
The speaker at our meeting of February 23rd was Tom Thurston, a local man
and Rare Breeds Preservation Society member, whose subject was the
History of Heavy Horses in GB.
On the 12th January, Vic Starkey of the
Rotary Club of Cambridge Sawston drove Global Rotary Scholar Gaelen (see
panel to the right) through inclement weather to bring her to give a
presentation to the club. Vic presented his club's banner, and we
Gaelen Stanford-Moore received a banner,
following her detailed but succinct presentation about her studies and
travels in pursuit of degrees in public & world health. Following a 'gap
year' MPhil course at Cambridge, Gaelen returns to the University College of
Southern California to complete her MD degree course.
5th January 2017
Our first meeting of the year featured
Suzanne Rhind, who is the researcher, grant/fund-finder and bid-writer for
the Wayland Partnership Development Trust. Through her work many of the
functions and community support activities in Watton and the Wayland
villages are enabled. Her Presentation was most informative and generated
Here starts another webpage in the
annals of Watton Rotary's history!
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