Welcome to Rotary in Knaresborough
Rotary Shoeboxes will bring joy to many this Christmas
Staff and pupils at local schools and Scout groups have been busy filling shoeboxes as part of Knaresborough Rotary’s annual collection for orphanages and children’s homes in Eastern Europe.details
Bashing the Basalm
Knaresborough Rotarians have joined the Friends of Jacob Smith Park in Knaresborough to help ‘bash’ the invasive Himalayan Balsam.details
Young Chef Competition
Six young chefs at Kings Magna, part of Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate, have taken part in the first round of Rotary’s national Young Chef Competition.details
WElcome to Rotary in Knaresbor
Our President for 2019-20 is Leslie Couldwell
Michael Dixon has stepped down as President of Knaresborough Rotary Club and handed over to Leslie Couldwell at the start of the new Rotary year.
Harrogate born, Leslie Couldwell is a retired Chartered accountant and is married to Thea. He has four children and four grandchildren with another on the way. Educated at Ashville College he was a member of Ripon Round Table and played Rugby and Cricket for Ripon Cricket and Hockey Club. He now tries to keep fit through Pilates and a geriatric keep fit club known as the ‘Aspin Gaspers’!
Leslie is also a ‘thespian’ and has appeared in
nine recent pantomimes for the Whixley Players. Memorable roles include Captain Smellit in Treasure Island, Rhum Baba in Ali Baba
and the Faulty Thieves, The Tin Man in The Wizard of Ouse and Nurse Nora in
Babes in Whixley Wood. He is looking forward to Puss in Boots in 2020!
Crocus planting at Queen Ethelburga's
Cheque presentation for Young Carers
Rotary in Knaresborough has presented a cheque for £800 to the Carers’ Resource in Harrogate. This is the fourth year that the Rotarians have given support to the organisation which supports young people who are caring for family members. Previous grants have provided for teenage carers, but this time the carers are in a younger group, aged seven to eleven. ‘Budz’ is a youth club for young carers to have a regular break, away from their caring responsibilities and to make new friends who are in a similar situation to themselves.
The grant will pay for the group to attend a performance of ‘Wind in the Willows’ at York Theatre Royal and to take part in an exclusive workshop before an afternoon performance of the show.
‘Wind in the Willows’ is new British musical, with soaring vocals and spectacular street dance, starring Olivier Award winner Clive Rowe (Guys & Dolls, Tracy Beaker), deaf street dancer Chris Fonseca (The Greatest Dancer), Seann Miley Moore (X Factor) and Matt Knight (Let It Shine). With ballads, beats, and backflips, this fresh new musical will be fun for everyone.
Photograph shows:- Knaresborough Rotarian David Robertson (centre back) presents a cheque for £800 to Sarah Beard (left back) for the Young Carers at the ‘Budz’ Youth Club in BiltonFind out more at www.carersresource.org or telephone 01423 500555
Meetings and events happening soon
Monday 18th November 18.30
AG Chris Clubley, 'Auctioneer'
Monday 25th November 18.30
Special General Meeting
Monday 2nd December 18.30
Monday 9th December 18.30
'Days for Girls', Helen Watkinson
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Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
(No meetings on Bank Holidays. The hotel is close to the village of Nidd on the B6165 between Knaresborough and Ripley,)
Nidd Hall Hotel,
North Yorkshire HG3 3BN 01423 771598