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15/12/2018Last modified by Mike Price
2019-01-05 13:08:42
- Collecting at Tesco and Waitrose with Jazz Band Dec 2018

The Club braved the weather and elements for 4 days collecting before Christmas, together with the magnificent support of the David Jones quartet. At Tesco on 7th & 8th December and at Waitrose on 14th & 15th December. This has allowed us to give cheques for £600 to the 2 nominated charities, Thames Valley Air Ambulance and Dementia UK , as well as adding £1100 to our own Charity account for other good causes.

In collaboration with Ascot Rotary's Children in Need fund raising appeal with Pudsey Bear, Sue Oliver from Berkshire & Surrey Pathology Services, part of Frimley Health Trust raised a total of £135 from staff within the pathology department which will be added to the amount raised by Ascot Rotary. Pudsey Bear was won by Steven Alderson, Lead Biochemist.

18/11/2018Last modified by Mike Price
2018-11-19 19:44:03
- Sunninghill Victorian Fayre - Car Parking at Marist School

Ascot Rotary were approached again by the Parish Council to organise and manage the Victorian Fayre car parking at the Marist School. Ascot Rotarians ably managed to guide the drivers into the allocated parking spaces. Voluntary donations from the car parking raised £242.15, to which Ascot Rotary will give to local good causes.

18/11/2018Last modified by Mike Price
2018-11-19 19:41:07
- Sunninghill Victorian Fayre... Rotary Stall

Ascot Rotary attended once again the Sunninghill Victorian Fayre on Sunday 18th November 2018. The event was very well attended, mainly due to the sunny weather. The Ascot Rotary stall with its 'win a Teddy Dog' and 'guess the Giant Bear's Birthday' raised £263 which will be donated to local charitable causes.

21/10/2018Last modified by Mike Price
2018-10-29 22:07:34
- Parish Council Young Musicians Concert 2018

The Winkfield, Warfield and Binfield Councils together organise and subsidise an Arts Week.  On Sunday evening, October 21st, an event was organised by the Rotary Club at the request of these three local Parish Councils.  A group of young musicians assembled at St. Peter's Church, Cranbourne and opened the week's activities with some really excellent examples of musicianship. Seven youngsters took part, each performing for approximately ...more...

15/10/2018Last modified by Mike Price
2018-10-17 10:43:32
- Sunningdale Cubs -Wheelbarrow - Balloon painting competition

A balloon painting competition was held at Sunningdale Cubs with the wonderful help of the Crambacs and Anthony (A huge thank you in order). Henry was declared winner. The cubs have promised a team or two and a couple of parents asked me to forward the entry forms. Interest was shown in the comrades club pre race welcome evening. ...more...

19/09/2018Last modified by Mike Price
2018-10-15 21:37:13
- Charity Golf Day 2018 - Evening Awards

The day concluded with good food and company at the dinner, during which Ann Parris, who co-founded the charity with her husband Gordon, gave an impassioned presentation about the ‘Children with Special Needs Foundation’. Those present were then entertained by Arron James, who also conducted the auction prior to the prize giving.    ...more...

A total of 68 players attended this year’s charity golf day on Wednesday 19th September, held on behalf of the charity ‘Children with Special Needs Foundation’.  Overall the event raised a significant amount for CWSNF and other Rotary charities. Whilst the weather proved kind, the windy conditions on the day made life interesting for the golfers. However, this didn’t seem to affect the scores to badly, with the winning team ‘ETEACH ...more...

16/09/2018Last modified by Mike Price
2018-09-19 17:30:05
- Rotary at Sunningdale 'Party in the Park' fund raiser for Holy Trinity Church

Tony and Gill Love manned a stand to promote awareness of the Annual Sunninghill Wheelbarrow Race, next year on Tuesday 1st January 2019. The Curry Club team from the 2018 Race attended to enhance the Fancy Dress element and Concorde flew in and was much admired, a very large bear took his ease in a wheelbarrow, sporting the new regulation safety helmets. The day was successful in gaining about 15 new names of ...more...

Since the start of this current Rotary year, President Colin has had the pleasure of inducting four new members into our club (from left to right), Eamonn Gannon, Jean Goff, Astrid Inghambrooke and Graham Smith.             These new members were warmly welcomed by all the club members, who wished them an enjoyable time with their new friends in the Rotary family.

Sarah Clunie, Group Organiser, and Sue Rigby, Group Treasurer, from the Windsor and Ascot Driving Group attended Ascot Rotary’s lunchtime meeting today to give Rotary an overview of the Driving Groups activities and to thank Club President Colin for the kind donation of £500 to help with the purchase of a new driving carriage.        The Windsor and Ascot Driving Group, who use the facilities at the Ascot race course, ...more...

It is always nice to welcome new members to the club and President Colin had the double pleasure of inducting two ladies, Astrid Inghambrooke and Jean Goff on Wednesday. Here you see the ladies and their sponsors, Alan Rawlinson and Angela Cranbach with Jean and David Mear with Astrid. The Objects of Rotary were read out by Howard Smith.  President Colin also mentioned that we have more new members who will be joining us in the next few weeks.  He concluded the ...more...

In what was a new variation on one of our annual events, on Sunday the 8th July at the Mill Ride Golf Club, we held an evening of Jazz, along with late afternoon tea, with jam and cream scones and other goodies. The evening was a great success, with some seventy plus Rotarians and Inner Wheel members, together with partners and guests were entertained by our very own member David Jones, who along with his band, played some hot jazz, to go with the hot weather that we are ...more...

01/07/2018Last modified by Mike Price
2018-07-13 12:00:17
- ‘Hot & Smokey’ - Barbecue at St Francis School fete

Once again Ascot Rotary helped the St Francis School PTA by managing the BBQ at their school’s summer fete on Sunday 1st July. The weather was hot and the BBQ’s smokey but that didn’t stop the Rotarians from cooking and selling 162 burgers and 124 sausages to a very hungry crowd. The BBQ sales provided a profit for the PTA of £360. Ascot Rotary are proud to be associated with the local schools and communities and can ...more...

This evening the Presidential collar was handed over from Moya to Colin.  Colin will be our President for the year commencing 1st July 2018.  After the handover there was a barbecue supper. ...more...

06/06/2018Last modified by Ian Valentine
2018-06-21 20:29:04
- Ascot & District Talking Newspapers…. A Sound Donation

Laurie Gunn from Ascot & District Talking Newspapers attended Ascot Rotary’s lunchtime meeting to thank Club President Moya for Rotary’s kind donation of £720 which will fund the replacement of audio recording equipment. The equipment is essential to their weekly operation of recording local news items onto audio files and dispatched to the blind and partially sighted people in the local and surrounding ...more...

16/05/2018Last modified by Ian Valentine
2018-05-16 18:40:16
- Supporting a student with learning difficulties 'Going for Gold'

Joy Cook attended Ascot Rotary’s lunchtime meeting to receive a cheque from Club President Moya Harvey for £670 on behalf of Derwen College. Joy’s son Simon is a boarder at Derwen College which is a residential and day specialist for young people, aged between 16 and 25, with learning difficulties and disabilities. The college equips students with independence skills and prepares them for the workplace, it was the ...more...

A presentation to the winners of the local round of the RIBI Young Writer competition took place at the LVS on the 14th May. Ascot Rotary Vice President, Colin Corio, presented the awards at a school Assembly attended by pupils from 3 school years. The photograph, taken in the school grounds after the presentation, shows Colin with the top 3 students in the two age categories, Intermediate and Senior. Also in the picture are their English teacher, Nicola Rowley, and the ...more...

Anthony writes, "On 2nd May 2018 Ascot Rotary Club entertained 9 Global Rotary Scholars to a Day at Ascot Races. Complimentary tickets were provided for the Scholars and their drivers from Oxford, by Craig Staddon of Ascot Race Course. Nine Ascot Rotarians and wives acted as hosts for the day. Not much money was won, but the weather held well and all enjoyed the racing. After the last race we all went to 'Tanglewood', the home of David and Eileen Marshall, ...more...

 Ascot Rotary, in collaboration with the Stroke Association, held their annual ‘Know Your Blood Pressure Day’ on Saturday 21st April at Tesco’s store in Martins Heron. With health professionals performing the ‘Blood Pressure’ recordings Ascot Rotary tested 60 members of the public, each individual was given their reading and the overall results will be forwarded to the Stoke Association for their record. Ascot Rotary would like to ...more...

This annual event had a chequered evolution this year, but was enjoyed by all who attended.  The choice of Millstream Hotel (made by Hugo and Vanita) worked very well, with good accommodation and excellent food.  President Moya had organised a guided tour of Chichester Cathedral on Saturday, and after dinner we had a talk on the history of Chichester. Late night entertainment was provided by Tony (guitar and vocals) and Bob (vocals and piano) ...more...

Caron Kipping from the DASH charity ( Domestic Abuse Stops Here) joined Rotary for lunch to receive a cheque for £300 from Club President Moya Harvey, the donated monies will go towards their operating costs. Caron gave the meeting an overview on the services of DASH and how they provide a range of therapeutic programmes for men, women and children who are experiencing domestic abuse in our local and surrounding areas.

14/03/2018Last modified by Alan Clare
2018-03-15 10:53:01
- Cheque to Children With Special Needs

This evening we had the pleasure of the company of Gordon and Ann Parris the two stalwarts of the Children With Special Needs charity. The club has supported this charity for several years and the photo shows Gordon and Anne receiving a cheque for £4,300 from President Moya Harvey. The money was half of the amount raised at our Golf Day (the other half is in our Charity Fund) organized by the Golf Day committee led by Colin Corio. ...more...

Last night, the District Final of Youth Speaks was held in Marlow.  The St Mary's Intermediate team was just pipped by a team from Yateley Manor School in Reading.  However, the Charters Senior team won and they go forward to the next round, SE England, at a place and venue to be announced (the recent bad weather has delayed some competitions).   During an interval we had short chat from to Rotary International Director Brian Stoyel who outlined ...more...

The two Ascot schools taking part in the Youth Speaks Zone Final have won their competitions (Charters the Senior and St Mary's the Intermediate).  They go forward to the next round which is the District Final on Thursday 8 March in Marlow (more details later). The photos show the teams receiving their certificates from the Mayor of Slough.  The event was staged by the RC of Slough.

18/02/2018Last modified by Ian Valentine
2018-06-01 14:16:51
- Pictures from Young Musician District Final

The following pictures have been supplied to us by the District Final organiser. ...more...

26/01/2018Last modified by Ian Valentine
2018-01-30 15:39:33
- Burns Night Dinner - very traditional

Club members, partners and guests enjoyed a traditional Burns Night celebration, including piping in of the haggis, the incomprehensible poem, and ritual stabbing, able handled by Rotarian Alan R.  After testing the haggis, we returned to real food and a full roast dinner.  After dinner, Alan C and Jo proposed the toasts to the lassies and laddies respectively. ...more...

Tony writes "The local round of RIBI Young Musician of the Year took place at Heathfield School, Ascot last Thursday evening. Ten young musicians took part in the competition. There were five vocalists and five instrumentalists. A daunting experience for all of the students to perform in front of an audience of approx. 100 people with four judges sitting directly in front of them! After some deliberation, the judges decided that the winning vocalist was Anastasia Adam ...more...

We are delighted to tell you that the Race was a great success from most points of view, despite only 16 teams actually starting, several having cancelled a few days before.  All the same, it was financially a great result as, if all the income promised is received, we shall be able to donate £7,000 to Ascot District Day Centre, which is wonderful and have around £2,000 for the Rotary Charity Account. Thank you to Ray and David for helping me to ...more...

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