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The Rotary Club of the Deepings 2016 - 2017

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The Rotary Club of the Deepings raises £4,000 for the Mustard Seed Project in Mgongeni, Mombassa

When you think of a school probably the last thing you would think about is a cesspit. However good sanitation is vital to protect against preventable diseases and so provide a safe environment in which children can learn. Both sanitation and education are areas of focus for Rotary so this project hits two targets.

With the aid of a matching District Grant from Rotary Foundation (which is our own charity) it meant that the funds raised through our Club could do so much more. In fact as the name suggests the total was double what we could have put in from our Club.

The cesspit has now been successfully installed which means that the teachers and students can concentrate on the development of the young people - the school has 250 students.

It was only with the aid of the Foundation Grant that we could do this, one of the key things about such grants is that it is overseen by Rotarians in the country to which the monies are going so we can be sure that 100% of the funds goes to the cause for which it is intended.

It is brilliant to see what a difference such help can make.


@  The Rainbow Centre.......10am to 4pm

on 8th April 2017

Know Your Own Blood Pressure

Rotary International Great Britain and Ireland (RIBI) are committed supporters of our Know Your Blood Pressure campaign and won a Life After Stroke Award in 2014 in recognition of this contribution. Together, the Stroke Association and RIBI have organised Know Your Blood Pressure events for thirteen years. With the help of RIBI, the Know Your Blood Pressure campaign is helping to prevent stroke and save lives.

New Rotarian @ The Deepings Club...

Rotary President Carl Midgley welcomes new member,                                                 Rita Fowler, into the Club at this weeks meeting....

Sunday 21st May 2017 ......    

This year's 10k Road Race and Fun Run

entry form can be downloaded by clicking

 here   ( opens in new window)            

Rotary President, Carl Midgley presents a Service Recognition Award to Justin Gray (Graytones Printers), for all the services he has given to Deepings Rotary, over many years.

Without his help and commitment as a Friend of Rotary, the Club would be much poorer.....

GOOD NEWS....Justin is soon to become a new member of the Club.

The Rotary Club of the Deepings


Starting form the Rugby Club, Deeping St James

Sunday 21st May 2017


Pre Entry Fee £4 ( £2 extra on the Day)


Pre Entry Fee £10 Affiliated...£12 Unaffiliated

( £3 extra on the Day )

For further information from Joe Piercy

E-mail   joseph,piercy727 @ bt

or Tel: 01778 347580

The Rotary Club of the Deepings Charity Auction..

was an enjoyable and successful evening, raising £2300 for local charity projects.

John Castley entertained us all as Auctioneer for the evening..    Many Thanks..



Deepings Rotary presents The Deepings Health Centre with a Cheque for £600

to purchase needed equipment, including a new SPIROMETER, which will benefit about 3,000 Practice Patients...

President Elect, Alan Kendrick handed the cheque over to Jo Kevan (Business Manager) and Jacki Wright (Operations & Facilities Officer), also in the picture is Rotarian Bill Shaw (The Boundary Fish & Chip Shop) who with his Staff (who worked for nothing) donated the day’s takings from his Charity Day, to this and “Anna’s Hope”    


Spirometry is a simple test used to help diagnose and monitor certain lung conditions by measuring how much air you can breathe out in one forced breath.

It is carried out using a device called a Spirometer, which is a small machine attached by a cable to a mouthpiece. Spirometry can be performed by a nurse or doctor at your GP surgery, and the results are fed through the system for   immediate action.                                                                                                                                                Spirometry can be used to help diagnose a lung condition if you have symptoms of a problem, your doctor feels you're at an increased risk of developing a particular lung condition, it may be ecommended if you have a persistent cough or breathlessness, or if you're over 35 and smoke.

Conditions that can be picked up and monitored using spirometry include: 
 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) – Cystic fibrosis  -     Pulmonary fibrosis.



For over 30 years, Rotary has been working hard to rid the world of polio – a terrible disease that can kill or severely disable children. When Rotary started the campaign to eradicate polio, there were cases present in 125 countries worldwide, now just two countries remain polio endemic; Afghanistan and Pakistan. During that time, Rotary has helped immunise over 2.5 billion children and reduce the number of polio cases by 99.9%. The eradication of polio is tantalisingly close and we want you to get involved and help us finish the job

Rotary has partnered with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) to plant 5 million crocus corms this November, which will flower in February 2017 to brighten up communities across Great Britain and Ireland. It’s time to get those green fingers at the ready! By covering our parks, gardens and green spaces with crocuses, we are aiming to demonstrate how the humble crocus can symbolise a colourful splash of hope for a new beginning for children and how working together whilst having fun in the process can make a huge difference

The purple crocus is a symbol of Rotary’s worldwide campaign to eradicate polio, with its colour representing the dye used to mark the finger of a child who has been immunised. It costs just £1 to immunise five children and protect them for life.

The Rotary Club of the Deepings has planted over 30,000

Crocus Corms around the Deepings,

sponsored by Both Councils,

The Bed Shop and  Swinesmeadow  Garden Centre.







 To mark World Polio Day, Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland is delighted to share the news that celebrity gardener Alan Titchmarsh  will be supporting the Purple4Polio campaign as an ambassador. The Purple4Polio campaign is designed to unite communities to engage in activities as part of the final push to eradicate polio for good. As one of the nation

Thursday 6th October...We have started planting the Crocus Corms, around The Deepings. Only another 20,000 to go!

Thurs. 13 October...... Another 4,000+ planted, today.... 

Sunday 23rd October...... 5,000 Crocus Corms planted, today, by an enthusiastic team of Six....


Thursday 27th October....  Another 4,500+ planted today.


Wednesday 2nd November .....   CORM BLIMEY!!!

We have finished the planting of the remainder of the

Crocus Corms (5,000+) !!!


Coffee and Biscuits suplied by Waitress service ( on a tray )                                           by LILLI`S @ Market Gate....THANKS...


Rotary Handover 2016 - 2017

Ken Littlemore hands over to

Rotary`s New President Carl Midgley

President Carl Midgley with President Elect Alan Kendrick,

Vice President Jenny Spratt and Secretary John Slimmon.

This year`s Handover was a formal dress event attended by Members, their Partners,

Interact and Guests who enjoyed an excellant Carvery Meal at Tallington Lakes.

During the evening the Interact Handover took place and Special Awards were presented.

Both Past Presidents Joe Piercy and Jill Thomas were given Paul Harris Fellowships,

whilst Rotarian Geoff Fowler was presented with the Deepings Rotarian of the Year Award.




  The Deepings Rotary Run     Sunday  22nd May 2016..



The Rotary Club of the Deepings     10K Road Race

 Sponsored by Braeburn Lodge (part on Barchester Healthcare)



                The Deepings Rotary Run

                         22nd May 2016.....  start at The Rugby Club

                                    5k FUN RUN     Starts 10am

                                  10k ROAD RACE  Starts 11am

                                   Licence by England Athletics

                          Details/ Entry Forms available, end February

                            Contact: Joe Piercy  Tel: 01778 347580  


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Deeping St James PE6 8SA

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