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Kelvedon and District Rotary Club is a mixed club of 40 members. We meet every Tuesday at 6.30 for a 6:45pm dinner at the The Blue Anchor Feering, just off the A12 west of Colchester. We always welcome visiting Rotarians, or people interested in joining. Call our Attendance Officer Robin Smith on 01621 815112 or Club Secretary Ken Aldred on 01206 751397.



John Saunders Hand over to President elect Derek Cockerill


Following the success of last year's Youth Speaks (Year 6) Competition

This years winners were Tiptree Heath Primary School, their subject was



Best Speaker Isabelle Elliott Baynards Primary School


             Social Walk - Wednesday 3rd June 2015



RIBI National Youth Speaks Finals 2015

P/P Ann Holmes with two M.C's Dave Monk BBC Radio Essex

and Aidan McGivern ITV Weather Presenter.

       Delighted our District 1240 Team Colchester Royal

      Grammar School won the Intermediate Category.


Richard Lusher-Seaman presenting a talk from The Hearing Care Centre.



Talk by Jon Bale Manager of Tesco Tiptree


Len Neuvenhuis giving a talk about Rotary Foundation

13th January 2015



 Ann Holmes Sapphire award receives a Paul Harris Sapphire award







Madalyn Bambridge giving a talk on the ENGALYNX PROJECT


On 6th November 2014 children in year 6 at Tiptree Heath Primary School,

Feering C of E Primary School, Kelvedon St Mary's Primary Academy

and St luke's C of E Primary School took partin the first junior 

Youth Speaks competition.

Prizes were awarded by Ian Thurgood, Sales Manager for Wilkins & Son.

Thanks to Ann Holmes for organising the event and to 

Wilkins & Sons for their support with the prizes and medals


A wonderfully fasinating talk given by Patrick Denny on

Colchester Voices - Memories from the Early 20th Century


Past President Richard Spicer presentation to John Smith-Day

"The Eddie O'Donoghue Trophy" for the extra commitment 

during past Presidents year to the present time.



Richard and Nikki Bowdidge of the Foundation receiving a 

cheque from the President.

A talk by Richard Bowdidge about the Tom Bowdidge Foundation.


Jan Derbyshire receiving a chegue from the President.

Jan Derbyshire from Shelly Centre for the Therapeutic riding with

a model horse called Sparky which was one of the

most loved pony in the Centre.



Voiron guests  taking a trip on the  Orwell River.

Orwell Cruise Lunch

French and Italian guests enjoying a day in Lavenham

Lunch at the Blue Anchor for our French and Italian guests




DG Stan Keller

Club Visit


District 1240 Conference

12th - 14th September 2014


Kelvedon Rotary members at there best!!!!

Members at there very best for all occations




Talk given by Robert Mitchell on Police Air Support

Robert gave a very interesting insight into the activities of the

Police Helicoper which is now controlled centrally from

West Yorkshire. The Police Helicoper is now expected to

cover most of South East England not just Essex as before.



President John Saunders presents a donation to Steve Smith

following Steve's talk on the Tollesbury Church Project



Kelvedon Rotary BBQ

Richard smiling through the pouring rain


President John at his best


General fun had by all



President John Saunders presents a donation to Feering Church

Following the Revd Simon Garwood's talk


Ken Aldred "My Life" Presentation 

Club members suitably relaxed mood in anticipation of  Ken Aldred's


Ken Aldred "My Life" talk under guidance from "the master"


Colchester Military Tournament

The Silent Action Team

Keepers of the Gate



Essex Youth Enterprise Board

Thurstable School invited the club back for the 2nd year to participate in

this event. Their task for the day was to name their company, create

a product that was going to market, come up with a logo and put

on an exhibition demonstrating the entire marketing plan.

The adjudicators for the event were Michael Effemey, Ken Aldred, 

Emma Harper and Brian Davenport, this is a very important exercise

for 6th formers about to emerge into the big world. Our roll was to help

them at all stages wherever we could, support their endeavours, guide

them through their plans, and inspect and judge their exhibitions at the 

end of the day.




Val Crosby and Maggie Unwin receiving a cheque on behalf

of Crossroads Care from Kelvedon Rotary Past President

Richard Maxwell



Mike Bonner with John Saunders following his Induction 




Richard Spicer Handover to Pesident elect John Saunders 



Derek Cockerall receives Vice Presidents Collar from

John Saunders

Les Turner receives 2nd Vice Presidents Collar from

John Saunders


Robert Bunting and Colin South Winners of the District

Domino Competion Cup 



President's Dinner/Dance held at the Colchester Officers Club

President Richard Spicer and Sue



Talk given by Paul Draper on Fund Raising

Paul Draper being presented a cheque for St Helena Hospice


Paul discribing one of the many fund raising events



Richard Maxwell presenting a cheque to Lucy Freeman and Alex Lachtay,

from Action for Family Carers.

This is part of Richard's President's Charity Donation for his year.


Talk given by Lucy Freeman and Alex Lachtay about

Action for Family Carers'



There were 24 young carers from the Colchester area attending 

and four adults supervisors 


Young Carers on a day's activity at the Mersea Activity Centre



Club Assembly - 3rd June 2014

Pauline Dean - Assistant District Governor


Jim looks to be ready for his Dinner



Club Spring Walk - Wednesday 28th May

David Curtis explaining the walk with reference to the many

historial points of interest through out the walk.

One can see the pub is not far away



Talk given by Sarah Cross assisted by Hannah South on

Braintree Recycling - 27th May 2014

Method  of Recycling in Braintree



Youth Speaks Competition 2014

Congratulations to Ann Holmes for the dedicated work and

organization involved in the District and Regional Competitions.

As Ann would say 'JOB DONE'



'The Colchester County High School for Girls came second in the 

Senior category at the finals in Maidstone and received the

award from RIBIPresident Elect Peter King'


'Ella Blaxill won BEST CHAIRMAN award in the Senior Category

and received her trophy from The Mayor of Maidstone.

This is the third Best Chairman award Ella has received in this 

years Senior Youth speaks Finals, congratulations to her!'



The RCKD members attend the RIBI National Youth Speaks

Final at Cornwallis Academy on 10th May, definitely

a winning group!


Club Social Night

Clare Riglin providing the entertainment which was

thoroughly enjoyed by all.


Members enjoying club social Night



Talk given by Dr Oliva Giles OBE

Olivia Giles being presented with a cheque for the 500 miles

charity. The Scottish charity was founded in 2008 to help

people with mobility difficulties and to give them a chance 

to live independent lives. It was truly an inspirational 

talk which justice cannot be done within the confines

of this website. 


The workshop in Zambia making prosthetic and orthotic



Giving their lives back by making prosthetic and orthotic devices. 



Talk by Danielle Barnett on the Music Business.

To discribe the talk on the Pop scene given by Danielle

it would be impossible to do it justice other than to say



Talk by Jill Hinds on 100 years of the Kelvedon Institute

Presentation of a cheque to Jill Hinds


Present Kelvedon Institute

Built and opened in 1911 the institute was orinally conceived

as a venue open to all, particarly young people.


Kelvedon Institute Current Project

Proposed single storey small hall behind the Institute


































For photos, use the text link on the left (Picture Gallery) 

(The Photo Gallery link at the top no longer works)


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Meeting Information...

We meet on Tuesdays at 1830 for 1845 The Blue Anchor,
132 Feering Hill, Feering,
Essex. CO5 9PY tel: 01376 571783

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