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Sand Dam at Kpaloworgu in Ghana
Collaborative venture by the Kpaloworgu community, Coalition for Change, funded by the Rotary Clubs of Scarborough Cavaliers and Stainborough, with Ghana Outlook providing water for irrigation and for domestic use.details
World polio day 2017
October 24th was world polio day to celebrate progress over the last thirty years and plan the final elimination of polio.details
Scarborough & District Foster Carers Association.
Talk by Debbie Iona at the Downe Arms. Debbie was formerly with Muck Tubbs who have had some support from the Club in the past. Reception: Richard Creasy & Kavita. Host & Grace : Geoff Mountfield Vote of thanks and report for publishing: Tony Stevensdetails
(Some) beneficiaries of funds raised at Dragon Boat event 2017 and CAMRA real ale, cider and arts festival receive their cheques.details
Polio Awareness: International food tasting
Polio awareness fund raising event with tasting of food from around the world. Harry Gration hosting the event. At St Augustine's school.details
A nice thank you letter from Northern Lights
Northern Lights Therapy Service would like to thank you for your wonderful donation of £500 which we benefitted from due to sterling efforts from those taking part in the Dragon Boat Races. It is difficult to express how much this money means to us, as it enables us to continue counselling and support to those impacted by the trauma of childhood abuse on a voluntary basis. Thank you again
Northern Lights offer a wide range of creative therapies. Psychotherapy and counselling services for people affected by sexual abuse, exploitation, domestic abuse and trauma.
The services are provided by a of a group of experienced psychotherapists, art psychotherapists, counsellors, youth workers and supporters who have worked together for many years. We focus primarily on work with people who have experienced or been affected by the traumas of abuse, including sexual abuse and violence, domestic abuse and violence and/or any other imposed or controlling behaviour that may have limited or diminished your quality of life.
We are acutely aware that any one action of abuse has a ripple effect throughout relationships, families and even communities. We offer a range of groups, workshops, therapies and training to all those who feel that they have been impacted by abuse or those working within the field.
Rotary in a nutshell - the "in the lift" description
The Rotary network extends all over the world with headquarters in Chicago. In the UK all clubs are under the umbrella of Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland (RIBI), and are grouped into geographical districts. Rotary Club of Scarborough Cavaliers is within district 1040 covering Yorkshire, Humberside and North Lincolnshire and having over 100 clubs and 3,000 members.
A shared mantra is the aim of "Service above Self". In practice this means individual clubs working to contribute to their local community often supporting local causes financially or 'in kind' with practical help, for example, acting as a trustee.
Influence can be spread farther afield by working in co-operation with othe clubs in the same geographical district and indeed on an international scale by contributing towards worldwide projects (led by Rotary Foundation) - perhaps the most well known of these is the campaign to eradicate polio. Rotary have been a leader of this aim for many years.
Our major fund raising (and fun) events are Community Fair, Dragon Boat races and (recently) tombola/games at the CAMRA Real Ale Festival. Other events (focussing on youth and in liaison with other local Clubs) include Youth Speaks, Technology tournament and Young Chef. We are holding a special event in the spring of 2017 to raise funds to contribute towards the last push towards eradicating polio from the world.
Our club meets weekly at the Downe Arms in an informal and welcoming atmosphere with good fun, fellowship and food
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Frequently asked questions about Rotary - (accurate for this club but may not apply to other nearby clubs)
Are there induction 'rituals'?
Never have been never will be. A new member is formally introduced to the Club and says a few words if they wish. All new members are just asked to give a short talk about their work &/or hobby interests, at an agreed date.
Can ladies join?
Very welcome indeed at our Club, although there are still more men than ladies.
Do I have to pay to be member?
Yes. There is an annual subscription plus an optional donation to the Rotary Foundation (funding larger international projects). Plus we need to pay the Downe Arms for feeding us !!
Do you need to come every week?
No. Come when you can and contribute when you come.
How do I find out more?
Contact the Secretary, or another member and come along to a couple of meetings as a visitor; then give us the nod if you want to find out more.
How many members are there?
What is the dress code?
'Smart casual' - interpreted by menfolk as jacket but not necessarily tie.
When do you meet?
Weekly on a Wednesday
Where is it?
Usually - Downe Arms, A170 @ Wykeham.
Two nice pictures of Scarborough
Meetings and events happening soon
Wednesday 17th January 19.00
Scarborough & District Foster Carers Association.
Talk by Debbie Iona at the Downe Arms. Debbie was formerly with Muck Tubbs who have had some support from the Club in the past.
Reception: Richard Creasy & Kavita.
Host & Grace : Geoff Mountfield
Vote of thanks and report for publishing: Tony Stevens
Wednesday 24th January 19.00
Annual homage to the immortal bard. Traditional food and drink a-plenty. At Downe Arms. Musical support from bagpiperette Rachael Blueman.
Reception : David Francis & Venkatesh
Host & Grace: John Bradley
Vote of thanks and report for publishing - TB
Sunday 28th January 12.00
Different course at different members houses. Full details nearer the time
Wednesday 31st January 19.05
All about etching(s)
Talk by Michael Atkin. Downe Arms.
Reception : George & Rhien
Host and Grace : Bob Thompson
Vote of thanks & report for publishing : Janet Deacon
Monday 5th February 18.00
Council meeting at CC
If anything is on your mind send to John Dudley to add to the agenda
Wednesday 7th February 19.00
Pirate boat Sweet Charity (Pickering Rotary Club)
Hugh Morgan and David Capes from Pickering Rotary Club describe their fun and fundraising project.
Reception : Alan and John Wilson
Host and Grace : Eric
Vote of thanks & report for publishing : Roger
Wednesday 14th February 19.00
Feedback from Council meeting of 5th February
Hear all about it. Challenge and enquire!! - Yes YOU!!
Reception : Keith Dobbie & Mike Wilkinson
Grace & Host : Mike Kent
Vote of thanks and report for publishing : Richard Grunwell
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Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
(Visitors are welcome; please contact John Dudley on 01723 366 375 if you'd like to attend.)
The Downe Arms Country Inn,
YO13 9QB 01723 862471