Christmas dinner at Burghill Golf Club - 12 December 2016

Members and partners enjoyed a traditional Christmas dinner. at the golf club.

Presentation of PHF Award to Sascha Kindred - 28 November 2016

We moved our weekly meeting to Cafe @ All Saints for the presentation of a Paul Harris Fellow award to Paralympian Sascha Kindred. The award was presented by Immediate Past President Dick Makin on behalf of the club.

We were also given a talk by Bill Sewell who owns the cafe together with another cafe in Cambridge. Bill told us of his various ventures in Hereford in trying to establish first a cafe and delicatessen and then a vegitarian cafe.

Visit to the Rotary Club of Dillenburg - 16 to 18 September 2016

We paid a return visit to the Rotary Club of Dillenburg over the weekend with nine members and their wives flying out from Birmingham to Frankfurt. We were met by our hosts at the airport and taken by coach to Herborn for a reception at the Schlosshotel where we met the rest of the club and our hosts for the weekend.

On Saturday we visited the town of Wetzlar for a guided tour followed by lunch at the Wirt am Dom. We then went to the Leica factory where we could view the factory museum but unfortunately the shop was closed!

The day was concluded with dinner at the Bartmanns Hotel in Dillenburg. On Suday we started with brunch at the Schlosshotel before our departure to Frankfurt for the flight home.

All who made the trip agreed it was an excellent weekend and we were well looked after by our hosts who as well as providing the accomodation liberally provided the food an drink (a little too much of the latter for some!). We look forward to their return visit to Hereford in 2018.

Visit to Clearwell Caves - 4 September 2016

The club visited Clearwell Caves in the Forest of Dean. We started with a snack in the cafe before taking a guided tour of the old iron ore workings.

The caves are a natural formation and the iron ore was then deposied on the walls of the cave by precipitation out of water. The solidified ore was than removed by miners over the last few centuries leving the natural cave formation behind. There is no longer commercial extraction of iron ore but ochre of various shades is still extracted and refined by our guide.

Visit to Shobdon Airfield - 5 June 2016

The club visited Shobdon Airfield for a guided tour around the airfield involving a short history of the airfield from its origins in WWII right up to the modern day.

We had a look around the main aircraft hangar and at the different types of aircraft, a look inside an aircraft a look at the fire appliance and Control Tower. This was followed by lunch in the Hotspur Cafe

Tea Party at President Dick Makin's - 8 May 2016

We had a fine afternoon for our garden party at Stocks House Farm courtesy of Dick and Margaret Makin. We were joined by Uli and Marianne Mai from the Rotary Club of Dillenburg and took the opportunity to celebrate Marianne, s birthday.

 

A total of £235.50 was raised which will be donated to Black Marsden School.

Hereford City Club 85th Anniversary Dinner - 15 April 2016

A few of our members and wives joined The Rotary Club of Hereford City at the Shire Hall to help celebrate the 85th anniversary of their founding.

 

Many more pictures on the Hereford City Club Facebook page.

Welshpool Visit - 3 April 2016

Members and partners visited Carlie's Garden Centre in the morning for a little light lunch (and light shopping).

 

We then moved on to the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway for a return trip to Llanfair Caereinion for afternoon tea (no opportunity for shopping which was a relief to some members)

Hobson's Choice Concert - 24 March 2016

A concert was given by Hobson's Choice, Europe's Most Inland Sea Shanty Group, at Canon Pyon Parish Hall to raise money for local charities.

 

This was well attended by members, family and friends with and estimated £750 being raised from the ticket money, raffle and bar.

Valentines Dinner - 15 February 2016

Our Valentines Dinner was held at Burghill Golf Club and was well attended with 42 members, partners and guests. The wine raffle for a bottle of Champagne was won by Stewart Gilbert and raised £44 for our charity account.

 

We then welcomed a new member, Osvaldo Natale, who has transferred from his club in Brasil as he is now working in the UK (see NEWS section). Finally we were then entertained by David and Barbara Newton.

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