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SEPTEMBER 2018 NEWSLETTER

ROTARY CLUB OF CAMBRIDGE SAWSTON

HOME NEWS-SAYING GOODBYE

JOHN MARVEN

We are sad to say goodbye to one of our Founder Members, John Marven, who passed away at the age of 85 on 13t August. John was the Warden of Sawston Village College between 1971-1995. John was President in 1991-1992 and played a very active part in the Club until recent years when he suffered from ill health. He served for a long time on our Community Service Committee, truly believing of the Rotary Mantra “Service Above Self”. He also organized the annual Roving Supper for the Club.

He leaves behind his wife Janet, children Catherine, Anthony and Michael, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He will not just be missed by them, by the club but the whole Community of Sawston and surrounding area.

SCHOLARS

We are sad that this year’s Rotary Global Scholars Agrieneth Masule and Emily Hoover are completing their year at University of Cambridge. We hope they have enjoyed their studies and time here as much as we have enjoyed looking after them. We wish both of them well for the

future.

ROTA KID

Thought you might like to see a pic of our very own ROTAKID, Poppy Coles, the daughter of Past President Rebecca Coles and her Husband Ed. She is also granddaughter of our member Sue Coles. Let’s keep it in the Rotary family!

THAI MEAL

  

We recently enjoyed a great evening at the Thai pub, The Queen’s Head Harston. Great food, great company,  and great Rotary fellowship. Thanks go to Vic Starkey for organising the evening.

THANK YOU FROM

        

We received thank you card and letters from Beneficiaries of Sawston Fun Run. It’s always great to know that everyone’s efforts are appreciated.

LISA KENT TRUST

 

We recently had Liz and Giles Tinkler come to talk about the charity they set up and run in Gambia. They have built and founded 2 schools which are educating 600 children at present. The aim of the Trust is to school a child from the age of 3-16 years, providing them with a high quality of education and delivering opportunities of a decent job and lifestyle.

You can learn more about them on www.lisakenttrust.org 

You can help them get money when you shop online with over 4000 top stores by registering on www.giveasyoulive.com/join/lisa-kent-trust

VISITORS FROM OTHER CLUBS

Gill Norton

 Gill is from the Rotary Club of Sudbury and is part of the District Visioning team. She came once again to talk to a group of members . The team want to know what we thought of the experience and the way forward.

INTERNATIONAL-BANTABA PROJECT

 The project we support is run by Rose Dawson, sister of our member Irene Childerley.

We have been raising £2000 to purchase solar panels for the school. We have been successful in achieving this by Rotary District Matching grant , our club and other clubs locally.

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We are waiting now for them to be installed. If you want to help you can make a donation by the following link www.gofundme.com/solar-panels-the-bantaba-project

ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP IN WALES

Rotarians in Wales are joining together to work with other Community Groups to reduce pollution of the Rivers and the Ocean. The programme, tentatively titled Rotary Clean Seas and Rivers in Wales(Turning the tide against Plastic Polution).You can find out more about environmental matters on www.rotarygbi.org/members/humanitarian-service-programmes/community/environment-sustainability-group/

Rotary launches Kerala flood appeal

The Indian state of Kerala is submerged following high rainfall and devastating flooding.Following the region’s worst flooding in over a century, the Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland Donations Trust has launched an appeal for the Kerala Floods in India.More than a million people are thought to have been forced to leave their homes, with the death toll estimated at 400.The Donations Trust is a registered charity, established in 2007, which collates donations and makes grants to Rotary projects working to rebuild communities in the long term, rather than acting as a first responder.You can make donations to the India Flood appeal using our online payment option through BT myDonate.Alternative, you can send a cheque payable to Rotary In Great Britain and Ireland Donations Trust to Kinwarton Road, Alcester, B49 6PB.Typical projects include constructing and equipping school and community centres, rebuilding infrastructure or providing rescue vehicles.

 

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL-DID YOU KNOW?

 

 

Rotary has been working to eradicate polio for over 30 years and our goal of ridding the earth of this disease is in sight.

We started in 1979 with vaccinations in the Philippines. Today, Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan are the only countries where polio remains endemic.

HELP US IN THE FINAL PUSH TO END POLIO FOREVER. (see below)

World Polio Day

One of the biggest dates in the Rotary calendar will soon be upon us! World Polio Day takes place on Wednesday 24th October 2018 and is one of the best opportunities to tell the Rotary Polio Story. 
Whilst tremendous progress has been made, the final steps on any journey are often the some of the hardest and 2018 has been far from easy. To date there have been 14 wild poliovirus cases this year and positive environmental samples show that we cannot take our foot off the accelerator. 
Significant challenges lie ahead in the battle to eradicate polio and that is where our members, People of Action just like you, can really make a difference.  
This is an ideal opportunity to engage with your local community, and media about the Rotary Polio Story and how everyone can get involved.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS AND MEETINGS

DATE

SPEAKER

September 4

Cllr Brian Milnes- Sawston Neighborhood Plan and Local Issues

September 11

Visit to Chilford Hall Vineyard- Wine tasting, Wine and cheese/ (P)

September 18

My year in Cambridge- Agrieneth Masule

October 13

District Conference- Trinity Park Ipswich

November 6

Charter Dinner-Queen’s College

Welcome to Rotary Club of Cambridge Sawston

We're a friendly, very active club of men and women from mainly South Cambridgeshire villages. You will know of us best as organizers of the Saws ton Fun Run.

 Please look around our website  www.sawstonrotaryclub.org.uk  to find out more about our wide range of activities.

Our weekly meeting is held on a Tuesday evening at The George Inn Babraham where we enjoy fellowship, a good, reasonably priced meal and inspiring speakers.

We warmly welcome new members, so if you're Interested in helping your community at home or abroad, please contact:

Vic Starkey: 01223 871568 or  vicstarkey@btinternet.com