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NEW YEAR'S HONOURS LIST
Congratulations to our own
Rodney P Huggins MBE .PHF
Rodney P Huggins MBE PHF
Founder member, Past President,
Past District Governor, Past President RIBI
Retired Senior Tribunal Judge and Sonning resident, Mr. Rodney Philip Huggins has been awarded an MBE in the 2017 New Year’s Honours List for services to the town of Reading’s community. Current Chair of The Reading Foundation, Mr. Huggins was a founding member of the Reading Valley Round Table in 1963. He has been a Reading School Governor for the last eight years and serves as Chairman and long standing trustee of The Poor’s Land Charity in Woodley, providing homes for local residents of retirement age, with limited financial means in 18 Almshouses in Loddon Bridge Road.
Mr. Huggins’ service achievements extend beyond the local area, including serving as the 1975/76 National President of the Round Tables Association of the British Isles (RTBI), as well as District Governor and then in 1995/96 as the President of Great Britain and Ireland’s National Rotary organisation (RIBI). He has also served on numerous international service committees of Rotary International, most notably the Legislative committee.
The event, which
was a sell out with over 300 people attending, was attended by the Mayor of
Woodley, Councillor Jenny Cheng, and by the chairman of the trustees of
Wokingham Cancer Care, Dr Martin Haslam, who received from the club a donation
in memory of Rtn Martin Boyles, who instigated these concerts more than 20
years ago for the benefit of this charity.
THE SALVATION ARMY HERALDS ROTARY’S
“PRELUDE TO CHRISTMAS”.
evening of Christmas music lifted the spirits of many Woodley residents when the
Rotary Club of Loddon Vale’s annual concert was held at the Bulmershe School,
Woodley, on the last day of November. As always in this longstanding event, the
band of the Central Reading Salvation Army delighted everyone with their
seasonal music and carols, in which the audience joined. The Bulmershe
Ensemble, the school choir which has been winning huge success in Gareth
Malone’s current TV programme, sang with their inspirational leader, teacher
Sarah Sharp. The Rotary Young Singer of the Year, Isabel Irvine, winner of
Rotary’s national music competition, led in several carols and also sang alone,
charming everyone with her rendition of “White Christmas” and other pieces.
Top picture. Sonia Boyles Co founder of the Annual Concert.
Anne Coulson presenting a cheque to Dr Haslam of the Wokingham Macmillan Cancer Care Centre.
Isobel Irvine Winner of the National Rotary Young Musician Vocal Section.
Rotary presence at The Sonning Show 17th September 2016
Handover Evening 27th June 2016
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Isabel Irvine winner of the RIBI Young Musician Competition 2016 sponsored by
Loddon Vale and Reading Maiden Erleigh Rotary Clubs
The Launch of the Rotary Club of Loddon Vale Satellite Club
(The Woodley Stars)
President Anne Coulson with members of the new Satellite Club
District Governor Fred King, President Anne Coulson with members of the New Satellite Club and supporting members of the Rotary Club at the Charter evening.
District Governor Fred King and President Anne Coulson with Chairman Stuart Alexander at the Charter evening of the New Satellite Club.
Young Musicians 2016 1st Heat
Some of the participants taking part in the Young Musicians Competition held at St Joseph's College
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The Rotary Club of Loddon Vale is a small, friendly club of men and women from Woodley, Sonning, Earley and the surrounding area in East Berkshire. We are a part of the Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland, which is part of Rotary International, the world's largest service organisation. We have members from a wide range of ages and backgrounds and use our time, talents, skills and energy to improve the lives of people in our local community and around the world.
If you are a Rotarian visiting the area, you will be made very welcome at our meetings; please Contact us. Email: email@example.com
If you're interested in joining the Rotary Club of Loddon Vale please contact us and we will arrange for you to attend a meeting where you can find out a bit more about the club. For a brief introduction to Rotary, please visit our web page.
We meet on Mondays at 1215 for 1245 ((Last Monday in the month with partners, 1930hrs for 2000hrs)) Sonning Golf Club, Duffield Road, Sonning-on-Thames, RG4 6GJ tel: 0118 927 2055