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The Annual Pub Games Rotarians v The Inner Wheel

This was the Annual Pub Games with the  Ladies of the Inner Wheel at the Working mans club at Wilby  AND….  for the first time in 6 years the Rotarians won the contest. Everyone had a great time with a lot of friendly rivalry however the boys were pleased to have broken their long standing run of defeat.P1070272

 

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Action For Children Receive A Cheque For £200

 A visit by Susan Connor, and Chris Batchelor, both members of the management team for the charity ” Action for Children ” both attended to not only receive a cheque for £200 from Wellingborough Hatton Rotary Club, but also to give us an insight into the work that they do locally to assist young people who have behavioural problems, and are challenged by varying physical disabilities.  They also absorbed the Fun United group when they lost their funding this was an organisation very close to the hearts of both Nigel and Paul.

Although they receive a Council grant, it leaves very little to provide extra assistance that they need.This is a charity, initially supported by Nigel and Paul , and has become a charity that Hatton Rotary can and no doubt will support in many different ways  Nigel  and Ken Harrington intend to attend one of their youth club events held on a Saturday Morning at the Swanspool pavilion.

Please click on the pictures to see in high resolution.

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Presentation of The Rotary International Membership Development Award

Tony was presented with  the Rotary International Membership Development Award for achieving one of the highest retained membership levels in our district over the period of Tony’s presidency during 2015/2016.

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WRENN MASTERCHEF COMPETITION 20TH DECEMBER

10 finalists made it though over the number of weeks leading up to the final and the standard was extremely high, the 4 Judges (Former Mayor of Wellingborough and Rotarian Ken Harrington  and Mark Short alongside Alison Kelly) included the principal were tantalised visually and subjected to helpings of amazingly prepared food from a vast array of year groups within the finalists.

The very worthy winner Jess was eventually chosen who will hopefully go on to the young chef competition held next year with Rotary.

Ken also helped with the presentation alongside myself and the Principal Steve Elliot.

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Another Record Year For The Santa Collection

With help from 17 Rotarians that took part, 8 of them on 3 or more nights, we have succeeded in yet another record collection of £2,316 and experienced a great welcome on the door step with many turning out to see us. Thursday saw us calling in at the Hart Brewery to join his beer and Carols evening. Santa was jazzed up this year joining in using hi mic to sing and spread Santa’s message.

 

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International Day of People with Disability

President Alan and the Hatton Foundation team supported our friends from the Northamptonshire Branch of the British Polio Fellowship as they maned an information stand at the Weston Favell shopping centre to mark the International Day of People with Disability on Saturday 3rd December. We were able to talk to a number of people about both the Rotary campaign to eradicate polio from the world and also about the polio survivors hydrotherapy project which they will shortly start at Moulton College, Northampton. Whilst doing this the branch members made contact with 2 other polio survivors who up to that point were unknown to them.

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District Governor John Dehnel Spoke to Us on The Theme For This Year Rotary Serving Humanity

We had a joint meeting with the mother club where District Governor John Dehnel addressed Rotarians on Rotary Serving Humanity.
George Hodgson was very pleased to have raised £176 in aid of charity supporting Prostate cancer meeting the challenge of growing a moustache over one month.

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   Meeting At The Hind Hotel

Members of Wellingborough Hatton Rotary Club met at their former meeting place at the Hind Hotel on the 22nd November as their usual venue was unavailable. The speaker was David Cernik on the subject of Dementia and how Dementia UK, a registered Charity and its Admiral Nurses, can help those diagnosed and their families, meet the challenges and changes that the illness brings into their lives. Included in the photographs between President Alan and David Cernik is the speaker is Hilda Hayo Chief Admiral Nurse and Chief Executive of the Charity.

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Visit To Bella Barista (Social Evening)

This was the the third of our trial social Rotary meetings away from the Golf Club and was at Bella Barista Coffee. We enjoyed a great evening of coffee tasting and a talk covering the growing and buying of coffee beans from all over the world, and we all enjoyed seeing the roasting and grinding processes. Our local host was Stephen Peel, who set up and runs the operation. We also enjoyed some delicious ale from a barrel Rob happened to bring with him.

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It’s Santa Sleigh Collection Time!! 5th – 9th December

It’s Santa Sleigh time we need the whole club to support this annual event.

Like the Poppy Collection we aim to show a significant increase on last year’s collection which stood at over £2,200.

So get into the Christmas spirit and sign up for the collection we need the whole club to support Jack and make this a year to remember !!!

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£6,800 – A Record Year For Money Raised for The Poppy Appeal

 

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A big thank you from the club, Sainsbury’s and the British Legion to all the helpers from Hatton Rotary and Hatton inner Wheel that made this the most successful collection ever. Achieving £6,800 this year  is a tremendous result for the club and thanks also to go to Bob Parfitt who organised the whole event.

We have also created a stir on Facebook with over 2,700 local people seeing our posts spreading the word about the club in the wider community and hopefully motivated people to support us.  Hatton Rotary Facebook

 

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Wellingborough Salvation Army Youth Group

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The Wellingborough Salvation Youth Group are supported by Hatton Rotary annually to attend a Music  school which is an  event for different divisions of the Salvation Army. Young people from the age of 12 upwards are able to get together for a week of music, fun activities and worship.

The main sections are band or singing with other activities to choose alongside such as art, worship media, sport. They also attend cell groups every day during the week where they discuss relevant topics and bible passages. Alongside this they make new friends and share experiences. At the end of the music school week they perform a concert and show video clips and photos of their activities.

Hatton Rotary are very proud of the individuals achievements especially the personal development and experience the Youth club members gain as a result of our sponsorship.

We encourage the young people to comment on their experience and we are delighted to receive the following feedback from this years event held in Nottingham.

Click to see their touching  feedback wellingborough-salvation-youth-group

Nigel Grimmitt

President Elect Hatton Rotary

Purple4Polio Collection

The amount raised during the recent Purple4Polio campaign was £420 (gross) (£395 from ‘donations’ and £25 raffle). That gives us £335 net which equates to some 2000 polio vaccine doses when you add the Gates Foundation uplift. Thanks go to Dick and Nigel who organised it and all those who helped.

 

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DISTRICT GOVERNOR’S NEWS LTTER

Click to see the District Governor’s latest news letter ……..take-off-15

The Lilacs Pub Games Social night

Alan kindly organised a pub games Social Night at the Lilacs Pub and as you can see the competition between the teams was intense.

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Please Help With This Year’s Poppy Appeal

This Saturday starts the club CommVoc programme by way of the Poppy selling on behalf of the British Legion at Sainsbury’s Wellingborough. If you can spare a couple of hours please let Bob know.

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DISTRICT GOVERNOR’S NEWS LETTER

Please see the latest news letter from the District Governor click..take-off-13

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Many, many thanks for helping us to face the public, raise their awareness of polio and collect money in the Swansgate today. We distributed most but not all of our crocus corms  – there will be some left for next Tuesday – and we raised the grand sum of £286.21p. So if we deduct the purchase price of £85 that is a clear surplus of £201.21 which will translate into just over 1200 doses of vaccine when we add the Gates Foundation uplift.

Thanks go to Nigel and Sheila for bagging and tagging our corms and thank you Sheila and Jilla for pitching in during the day to help fill the gaps.

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A Visit From The Mayor and Mayoress

Malcolme and Veronica gave us a very interesting talk about their chosen charity Contact The Elderley  and all the members were touched by what they had to say. They concluded their presentation by asking if we could spread the word to encourage volunteers to set up another group in the area. This link will take you the the Charity’s website  View the website. Here you will be bale to find out more  information on how to start a group.

President Alan took the opportunity to present them  with a picture of them taken at our Family Fun Day.

 

 

 

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