The Rotary Club of Shepperton and Sunbury welcomes you to our Website. We meet on Monday evenings at the Holiday Inn. We hold charitable events during the year & have many new projects starting soon.
A contest between the Rotary Club of Shepperton & Sunbury against the Rotary Club of Shepperton Aurora!details
The Rotary Club of Shepperton & Sunbury plants purple crocuses to fight polio
Jacqueline Stanton & Peter Routley headed the teams of people planting purple crocuses around Shepperton & Sunburydetails
Sponsored Walk - The Waterways of Shepperton
10km walk with charities raising money for their own charity and Rotary walkers raising money for the our own supported charities.details
Rotary District Conference
Members are currently recovering from a hectic and thoroughly exhausting but enjoyable time at this years district conference. Held at Warners Resort Hayling Island there was something for everyone.details
A Fun Day at Holiday Inn, Shepperton on Mon 27 August
Our club joined a number of stall holders mainly with our very popular Hogwarts Express Rollercoaster as well as 'Higher/Lower Card Game' and a 'Marbles Spooned into a Flower Pot Game'. The afternoon was thoroughly enjoyed by a good number of local families with young children as well as by our members running the ride and stalls.
Conference 2018 at Hayling Island
Our Rotary Club of Shepperton & Sunbury is looking forward to the conference which runs from 5 - 7 October 2018. Here are members of our club enjoying a conference celebration at Brighton in 2016.
New Events for 2018
St George’s Day Party - Saturday 21 April – 7pm for 7.30pm
Best of British Supper, Morris Dancing & English Themed Mini-Quiz
Tickets £24 each from: 07940 email@example.com
Riverside Arts Centre, 59 Thames Street, Sunbury-on-Thames TW16 5QF
Deadline / Silent Auction – Saturday 10 March – 2.00pm – 4.30pm
Entrance £5 on the door – bid for your items then, if successful, take them away.
Riverside Arts Centre, 59 Thames Street, Sunbury-on-Thames TW16 5QF
Rotary Charity Walk
Sunday 6 May, meet at 9.30am in Manor Park Car Park, Shepperton
Rotary presents Dictionaries to Local Schools
Looking inside these beautifully illustrated dictionaries, pupils can find an explanation that goes beyond the actual word to describe the different applications of that word. For example, if you look up the word ‘escalator’, you find an illustration of an escalator with a further nine words or phrases which explain how the escalator works. Using a dictionary helps to develop autonomy and confidence in the learner.Every year the Rotary Club of Shepperton & Sunbury presents dictionaries to Year 5 pupils. Our Rotary Club has presented these dictionaries over many years and they are regarded very highly both by the teachers and the pupils in the development of both language and writing skills.
Rotary is a charitable organisation offering service within our community. If you would be interested in joining, please contact Geoff Williams on 01932 782779 and join us for a meeting to find out what we do. You will be very welcome.
In memory of Ian Squire
Ian Squire has worked in Shepperton since 2000. An independent business service is his top priority and all of his professional staff have been with him since he started. This continuity has helped to build up trust in his business which operates effectively within the local community.
In addition to running this very busy business, Ian also founded Mission for Vision in 2003 to improve the lives of people living in many of the poorest regions in the developing world. To date, Mission for Vision has worked in Uganda, Ghana, Guatemala, Burundi, Mozambique, the Congo and Nigeria. Every year, Ian assembles teams to travel to these remote areas to carry out clinics and to provide glasses, medication and cataract operations. Ian has also developed a portable frame and lens system which enables the correction of vision in areas where there are no optical facilities. You can read about his work with Mission for Vision on his website: www.missionforvision.co.uk
We at Rotary are devastated by Ian’s death. He was a Christian and he used his skills to help other people by giving sight to those people too poor to be able to afford glasses – by helping them they were then able to work. He also offered cataract operations so people could see again. He has trained people in Africa to continue with his work.
Ian was taken hostage in Nigeria on October 13 and died after being kidnapped. The other three hostages were released.
Ian received the Shepperton and Sunbury Rotary Vocational Services Business Award in 2016.
Rotary Action - Purple4Polio - Planting Crocuses to eradicate Polio
The Rotary Club of Shepperton and Sunbury were present at the Sunbury Regatta selling “Purple4Polio” crocus corms. Polio is a crippling and potentially deadly disease caused by the poliovirus. The virus spreads from person to person and can invade an infected person's brain and spinal cord causing paralysis.
Volunteers from the Rotary Club of Shepperton and Sunbury, along with help from the Shepperton & Sunbury Natural History Society, are planting 10,000 purple crocus corms around Shepperton and Sunbury to highlight the Rotary “Purple for Polio” eradication programme.
Rotary Vocational Awards
Each year, the Rotary Club of Shepperton & Sunbury Vocational Services Committee presents their Rotary Vocational Services Community Award and The Vocational Services Business Award.
For 2016-2017, Catherine Black, Chair of the Vocational Services Committee, presented the Vocational Services Community Award to Eric Champion, for all his amazing work at the Riverside Arts Centre.
This year, the Vocational Services Business Award was awarded to two businesses. Laura Bale received the award for Laura’s Hair & Beauty in Sunbury.
Steve Aldridge received the award for Daines & Gray in Shepperton, presented by Eric Painter. Both received Rotary Business Certificates but the Shield will be shared between them, with each having it for six months!
Rotary 10km Sponsored Walk around The Waterways of Shepperton
Walkers enjoying the Shepperton footpaths on their 10km sponsored walk. Charities aim to raise at least £8000 from their sponsors.
The Mayor and Mayoress Opens the Sunbury Manor School Garden. April 2017.
The Mayor of Spelthorne Alfred Friday and his Mayoress Kay Friday opened the Rotary Garden at Sunbury Manor School.
This garden has been created by the joint Rotary Clubs of Shepperton and Sunbury. Shepperton and Sunbury meet in the evening at the Holiday Inn, Felix lane whilst Aurora, meet as a breakfast Club at the Boathouse, Chertsey Bridge. This was a joint venture by both Clubs to create a wheel chair access garden for the pupils - transforming a patch of waste patch ground into a quiet space for children to enjoy.
There were many hours of hard work and friendly banter between the two Clubs. I am told that there are frogs habitating the refurbished pond and I am sure that the gazebo and benches will get a proper amount of use.
The Head Teacher gave a short speech, followed by the presidents of both Clubs. The Mayor, Cllr Alfred Friday added a few words which emphasised his personal connections with the school.
Pat Hodgson receives his Sapphire Paul Harris Award (Pat - 2nd from right)
Pat Hodgson received his Paul Harris Sapphire Award for excellent service to the Rotary Club of Shepperton and Sunbury. He received the presentation on 8th March 2017 with many members attending to congratulate him. He received his initial Paul Harris Award in 2009.
Andrew's sponsored cycle ride to raise money for Kids For Kids
On Sunday 4 December 2016 Andrew Welch, having been so inspired by the talk at the Rotary District Conference, decided to cycle for the charity Kids For Kids. He raised £1000 from his sponsors which was donated to Kids for Kids.
Quoting from the Kids For Kids homepage:
'KIDS FOR KIDS helps children the world has forgotten, children in Darfur, Sudan, who live lives of inexcusable and unimaginable hardship. Our key project is a goat loan – we don’t believe in charity, we believe in enabling people to help themselves. Children are malnourished in every village. Many have had no protein, minerals or vitamins for months on end which not only means lasting damage to them physically but their IQ is reduced, often irreperably. Goat’s milk transforms a child’s health.
Meetings and events happening soon
Monday 19th November 19.00
Rotary Club Meeting at The Holiday Inn
Talk by Rotarian Ian Arthur on 'Holiday Safety Planning & Emergencies'
Monday 26th November 19.00
Rotary Club Guest Meeting at The Holiday Inn
The Amazing World of Magic - Talk by Magician, John Field
Saturday 1st December 19.00
A contest between the Rotary Club of Shepperton & Sunbury against the Rotary Club of Shepperton Aurora!
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