Registered Charity Trust Account No 1046649
President: Martin Parker         Secretary: Roy Challand

We meet on Thursdays: 7.30pm for 8pm

at the Hare & Barrel Hotel, Brandon Road, Watton. Tel 01953 882752

 email: Webmaster@wattonrotary.org.uk

Membership Enquiries: wattonrotary@aol.com



Coming Next:
Charity Stall on Watton Wednesday Market: July 26th
"Straw Tombola" Stall at Watton Carnival on the High Street: Sunday 3rd Sept
"Game of Squares" (& more) at Military Vehicle/British Legion event: Saturday 9th Sept
2nd biannual "Jazz at the Queens Hall" of 2017,  with
, Queens Hall, October 6th.

 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 !

RBAY sales of larger items are now listed on this website - Click here: /rbay.htm
Market & RBay receipts for 2016 (including larger items): 317.

Wanted: paperbacks especially but anything considered including larger items - 01953 884224 or email as at heading.

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 June.

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 vice-president's pendant.

Wayland Academy: Young Poet & Young Designer Competition Awards 8th June

 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.

Annual Vocational Awards
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 trustee
 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.

 We 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 attended, with
 Rotarians Paul Weatherill, Peter Semlyen & Martin Anscombe.


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 Botting


Profits for our Charities Trust Fund were:

18th: Grand Quiz at Wells Cole Community Centre 480
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.
February 23rd


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 reciprocated.

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 much interest.

 Here starts another webpage in the annals of Watton Rotary's history!


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