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Rotary Foundation Entertains

Rotary Foundation Entertains [caption id="attachment_1878" align="aligncenter" width="604"] Debbie Hodge and DG Helen Antoniou at the Foundation Centennial Dinner[/caption] Some 152 Rotarians arrived at the Imperial Hotel in Central London on Tuesday 25 April 2017 for the once in a lifetime opportunity to celebrate 100 years of the Rotary Foundation "Doing Good in the World". The event coincided with the annual dinner organised by the Rotary Club of Barking in memory of Past District Governor Robert Hunter, and Dennis Bloomfield of that Club was given the opportunity to speak about the appreciation that the District still holds for Robert's memorable year as District Governor. Incoming Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland President Elect, Debbie Hodge of the Rotary Club of Ware in Hertfordshire, spoke movingly about the work of the Rotary Foundation. Her talk cleverly dealt with both the Global View of the work of the Rotary Foundation, and the effect that it has had on individuals living in poverty in challenging parts of the world. It was an informative and moving address that was much appreciated. From the serious side, we took a wild leap to Rotarian Geoff Mackey who had us in stitches of laughter with his quirky outlook on the difference that the Rotary Foundation needs to make in the world. At times a little 'risqu', when he finished our mood had been uplifted and we were ready to work again for the Rotary Foundation. District Governor Helen presided and proposed a vote of thanks to all our speakers. The event was run under the auspices of our District Rotary Foundation Chairman Tom Hunt, and he is to be congratulated on organising such a fun and such a successful event.... | Read more about Rotary Foundation Entertains | Added 7 hours ago

Wheelchair Relay comes to Stanmore

Wheelchair Relay comes to Stanmore The Wheelchair Relay that started in Manchester at the Great Britain and Ireland Rotary Conference, under the supervision of Ade Adepitan visited Stanmore on 21 April 2017 on its way to the Stoke Mandeville Games. The wheelchair has visited all the Spinal Units in Great Britain and Ireland in partnership with WheelPower, who were present in strength at Stanmore. District Governor Helen took to the wheelchair for the final 200 yards, and commented that being in the chair gave her a different outlook on the event and on the world. Firstly she found it difficult to control - "much harder than I was expecting" - but also, she commented on the fact that it is difficult to look at people eye-to-eye. That was not something she had expected. She added, "this experience has given me much more respect for those that are using wheelchairs everyday". Those attending finished the event inside the Aspire Sports Hall where there was a demonstration of wheelchair-based sports.... | Read more about Wheelchair Relay comes to Stanmore | Added 6 days ago


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