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28-03-2020

The ROTARY CLUB of
 WATTON & DISTRICT
Registered Charity Trust Account No 1046649
President: Peter Cowling         Secretary: Roy Challand

We meet on Thursdays: 7.30pm for 8pm

at: Broom Hall Hotel, Richmond Hotel, Saham Toney. Tel: 01953 882125

 email: Webmaster@wattonrotary.org.uk

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Welcome to our
ALMANAC 2020

Reports on Activities as they happen, and planned Events 

 COVD-19 Pandemic

In accordance with Government Directives all our club meetings and public activities are suspended until further notice. We are maintaining contact with each other and our sister club - Inner Wheel. Whilst a high proportion of us are classified as high or very high risk from the virus and we are, therefore, confined to our homes for 3 months, if there is anything we could do, eg talk by telephone to anyone feeling lonely, do contact our Secretary by email (see heading) in the first instance.

 

As we are unable to meet for dinner etc, our individual Rotary accounts, fuelled by members' 'standing orders' to pay

 for meals etc, are growing at a rapid rate. We are proposing that members may like

 to give a small sum of cash from their individual accounts to a local food bank.

 

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 Our Big Bi-Annual Quiz Held at Barn Ruche on Saturday 7 March

Raised 586 for our charity fund.

Thanks to the members and the 23 teams who took part, the numerous donations of raffle prizes that boosted the charity income to this marvellous total.

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AUSTRALIAN BUSH FIRES APPEAL
The collecting boxes at Adcocks and our venue, Broom Hall Hotel, for donations to the above cause raise 183+. We have made that up to 200, which sum is being seen sent via Rotary channels to the places of rebuilding need in Australia.

[That may not sound much but if that was an average sent by every Rotary club world wide, the total would be well over 5,500,000]

                      
      30th January.
Rotary Scholar Jude Alawa, a Syrian American, doing a masters                                6th February. Our annual Young Chef competition is complete and we
      degree a Cambridge, gave a riveting talk on his past, the troubled Syria and his                                  welcomed the finalists to our meeting to talk about their efforts. The winner was
      remarkable career to date on his way to becoming a doctor in a few year's time.                                 Chloe, centre, and runner-up was Finley,  far right.
         
     Rotarian Dr Mike's extracurricular photography competition at Wayland                      Some of the youngsters at the Sen Ryu Judo Club in Shipdham, which was founded some
     Academy. The subject was portraiture and the finalists are shown with                         30 years ago by  Bob Hunter. Bob gave a talk to the club on 13th February, something he
     Head Teacher, John  Arlott (rear left) and Dr Mike (rear right).                                  had never done  before.  He gave us a fascinating and highly informative insight into the gentlest
     The Year 9 winner was Jessica  Chapman, and Runner-up Eleanor Haynes.                   of the martial arts. His detailed knowledge and love of the sport and of working  with all his club
     The Year 10 winner was Obviously  Ivory;  Runners-up: Lily Chapman and                   members shone through. Shipdham's Sen Ryu Judo Club meets on Monday evenings in the
     Megan Wells. Dr Mike observed that the 
results were truly wonderful  in their               Thomas Bullock Centre on Mondays: 7-8 pm  5-16yrs; 8-9 pm 16+. 2 per session.
     imagination, and inspiring .                                                                                                 All welcome. First session is free!

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