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Christmas Party - 14 December 2015
We held our Christmas party at the Burghill Valley Golf Club. This was well attended with 42 members partners and guests. After a traditional Christmas meal we were entertained by David Evans. He had proposed a photo competition where members sent him pictures of themselves at a very young age. Unfortunately several were lost in his junk mail! Those that did manage to arrive were mostly unrecognisable.
President Dick Makin then made the award of a Paul Harris Fellow to Alan Hudson, District Governor Elect.
We would like to thank Burghill Golf Club for an excellent meal and Dick and Margaret for the small gift to each couple.
Geoff Perry's 90th party at Ascari's Cafe - 7 December 2015
We gathered at Ascari's to celebrate Geoff's 90th birthday. After an enjoyable meal Dick Brimacombe paid tribute to Geoff's work in Rotary.
Geoff then regaled with his life story including his service on HMS Diadem, an anti-aircraft cruiser on the Arctic convoys. He also showed us the Nazi ensign he 'liberated' from a surrendered German minesweeper in Copenhagen harbour.
Geoff was then presented with a Paul Harris Fellow award by President Dick Makin for his tireless fund raising work, not least his pre-emtive purchase of a television for the day treatment centre at Hereford hospital.
Clay Pigeon Shoot at Lower Brooke Farm - 6 September 2015
Members and friends enjoyed a beautiful Sunday morning at Lower Brook Kingsland. There was clay pigeon shooting for the experienced and novice. Star shooters were Rob Thomas and John Phipps.
After coffee and cake there was a tractor and trailer ride around the farm to see the Lower Brook herd of Dexter cattle including meeting Oscar the new born calf and his mum Crimson.
We then adjourned to the Mortimers Cross Inn for an excellent Sunday lunch. A good time was had by all who attended.
24 August 2015
The Pat Ramage Golf Tournament took
place in rather damp conditions at the
Herefordshire Golf Course. Five Rotarians
and four guests took part.
The winner with 36 points was Ernie Danby
(for the 7th time). The best guest score was
by Doug Parry, also with 36 points.
Winner for Nearest the Pin on the 15th hole was guest Clive Davis. None of the competitors managed the 18th green in two.
The day ended with dinner for 18 members and guests at the clubhouse.
The Summer Ball - 15 August 2015
Our annual Summer Ball held at The Left Bank, in aid of Barrs Court Playground Appeal.
At total of £1948.70 was raised from entrance money and raffles for a weekend in a B&B at Brixham and a wheelbarrow of booze.
This was made up to £2000 from funds and donated by cheque to Barrs Court.
Visit to Monkland Cheese Dairy - 10th August 2015
Some of our members and partners visited the cheese Dairy at Monkland with a tour of the dairy followed by a lunch (a cheese ploughman's)
Summer Barbecue - 20th July 2015
Barbecue at Stocks House, Wellington hosted by President Dick Makin. In memory of Alan Creighton. A total of £250 was raised and a cheque sent to the Hospice.
Rotary Cycle Ride for Prostate Cancer - 21st June 2015
Rotary Cycle Ride for Prostate cancer – A MARATHON FOR PROSTATE CANCER - held at Upper House Farm. On the basis that there are 26 members of the club and we aimed to do 26 miles on the exercise bike. The event was combined with a BBQ the proceeds of which will be the club’s contribution to Polio Plus this year.
It is estimated that we will have raised over £400 for Prostate Cancer Charities (and the barbecue raised approx £150 towards our target for End Polio Now).
Visit to Morgan Motor Company - 29th May 2015
A visit by members and partners to tour the Morgan factory at Malvern followed by lunch at the Malvern Hills Hotel.
We had a guided tour of the works to see all models being assembled including the Aero, Roadster and 3 Wheeler. The chassis is shipped in from manufactirers in Ross on Wye for the tubular steel frame and Birmingham for the aluminium frame. Engines and running gears are fitted before moving to the body shop where the ash frame and body panels are hand made.Then on to the paint shop and before final installation of seats and trim.
Longtown Mountain Rescue Team presentation - 5th January 2015
A talk by Graeme Adkin of Longtown Mountain Rescue Team to tell us about their activities covering the easterm Brecon Beacons and the Wye Valley. He also demonstrated their inflatable stretcher with the assistance of Senior VP Dick Makin.