Rotary Classic Car Show
The Rotary Club of Ashford a proud to announce that it will be hosting a Classic Car show on Sunday 1st September 2019 in Clockhouse Lane Park.
The cars on display will be pre-1983 and the event will run from 11am to 4pm. There will also be a bar and food stall.
Charity Cheque Presentation
On Monday 20th May, we were delighted to welcome Dr Giosue Gulli from the Ashford St Peter's Hyper-Acute Stroke Unit. He gave us a very informative presentation on the excellent work that they do and what they hope to achieve in future. After his talk, Immediate Past President Anthea Lacey presented Dr Gulli with a cheque for £3,000, this being the amount raised during Anthea's Presidential year.
Club News - May 2019
We have had a number of interesting speakers over the past month. Janise Marillat, Head Teacher at The Thomas Knyvett College gave us an excellent opportunity to better communicate with the college and also how Rotary could offer our activities to them for a better relationship. In addition to this, Roger Dix, Scouting District Commissioner gave us a very interesting talk on the way scouting is going.
Again, we distributed Easter Parcel have been distributed to the needy of Ashford and Stanwell. We have had lovely emails from two children centres who received them this year in both Ashford and Stanwell. Many thanks for the support of Sainsburys in Stanwell and Tesco in Ashford. Just one of the letters received this year giving thanks to Ashford Rotary Club:
We would like to thank the Rotary Club enormously for their very generous donation of Easter parcels for vulnerable families living in Stanwell. The families were “over the moon” and “so grateful” for receiving them. There were big smiles from everyone when we delivered the parcels to their homes and everyone was happy particularly when they discovered the bags contained food. It can be very hard for some families to feed their children during the school holidays, the Rotary Club has made a huge contribution in stemming the effects of poverty for families in our area.
Thank you so much to the Rotary Club of Ashford!
Stanwell Children's Centre
Our Race Night on 11th May went well and raised much needed money for charity.
At a recent District meeting there was a good presentation about the Sand Dams project which gave us a better understanding of the technicalities involved and the commitment by the communities for support for further developments to provide regeneration to the surrounding areas of the dams.
New President Inducted
Monday 2nd July saw the induction of our new President, Peter Grainger. Peter joined the club for 5 years ago and has been a very active member in that time. After being presented the President's jewel by outgoing President Anthe Lacey, Peter's first job was to induct Vice President Kevin Butler who will take over the Presidency of the club in July 2019.
Peter inducted by outgoing President, Anthea
Vice President Kevin Butler being Inducted by Peter
Kevin, Anthea and Peter
Peter's chosen charity for his year in office is the White Lodge Centre in Chertsey. The White Lodge Centre supports disabled children, young people and adults, their families and carers in Surrey and throughout the surrounding areas, specialising in care for those with a diverse range of disabilities.
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