News items for members
Tuesday 3 July
Either England has just won a world cup penalty shoot out or the President offered to buy a round of drinks.
Tuesday 5 June
President Charles Codrington welcomes our latest member Femi Tanimola.
Rotarians Leigh Brewin, Paul Hoare, Richard Gage and Les Knowles present Grafham Water Sailability with a donation of £500 towards its running costs.
Another succesful morning of mock interviews to support the students at Bedford Academy. Rotarians Alan Porter, Leigh Brewin, George Carmichael, Peter Cullum, Kenneh Sanders and Tony Wildman interviewed 18 students wishing to take up an apprenticeship. Below are a few examples of the feedback received from the students.
Smart Charity Bike Ride
While taking the air with number one grandson in the Harrold/ Odell Country Park I came across the Community Orchard...
..together with the following, rather impressive, sign.
We intend to return later in the year to introduce the boy to the noble art of scrumping.
It's Stroke Awareness Day. Pop into Bedford town centre (on the concourse outside Boots) and take advantage of a free blood pressure test.
Destroying the myth that all rotarians have at least one artificial hip President Charles Codrington won the 5k Warrior Adrenaline Race at Woodhall Estate, Hertford raising over £2,000 for the Smart Prebend St Centre for the homeless.
President Charles Codrington presents a cheque in the sum of £400 to Janet Lehain of Bedford Free School to fund 5 places on their trip to Snowdonia.
The ‘wombles’ of Bedford Castle turned out en masse to help tidy Jubilee Park. Although a bit damp, the heavy rain never came and we filled around 20 bags and found the obligatory shopping trolley, bicycle wheel and various rucksacks. The time passed quickly and we left feeling pretty proud of our efforts. Roll on next year! Leslie
Rotarians Michael Salsbury and Martin Furlong getting it done at the Forest of Marston Vale tree planting day.
President Charles Codrington and rotarian Martin Stonecliffe present Sue Clarke, Head of Fundraising and Communications at Chums with a cheque for £3000 raised from the casino night last November.
Bedford Castle in Minor Sports action at the Half Moon, Kempston.
Match Report: A successful evening for
Bedford Castle who played Bedford Park in the 2nd of our 3 match group
stage. The team of 11 players came out as 9-8 winners with a thrilling
last match game of dominoes won by Teresa and Mary. It was a very
enjoyable evening and we now look forward to our last group match
against Flitwick Vale on Weds 31 January. Regards Leslie. P.S. Can all
players report for training next week on Weds, Thurs and Friday!!
This year's Sailability Rota has just been released and we are scheduled to assist on the following Thursdays; May 24th, July 12th and September 27th.
Plymouth university student Shane Dooner talks to the Club about his plans to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in order to raise funds for meningitis research.
RYLA candidate Tyler Donaldson recieves certificate from president Charles Codrington.
Christmas Carols at Southway Residential Home.