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Following the successful bid to the South Yorkshire Community Fund it was decided to hold an afternoon tea at the George Wright Boutique Hotel to celebrate the work of the six organisations who shared the £5000 Grant.

At the Handover Meeting on 1st July, Steve Burns was installed as our new President for 2021/22. Steve has heroically stepped up as President after only two years as a Rotarian, but brings with him a wealth of experience in leadership from other organisations in the social, professional and charitable sectors. We wish him all the very best for the year.

The Terry English Trophy is awarded by the President for exceptional service during the Rotary year. Tom Knight was the winner in 2019 and Roger Green in 2020.

This week marks 1 year since Rotherham Sitwell Rotarians started their weekly Foodbank run. Each Tuesday they have been a familiar sight outside Morrisons, Parkgate collecting food for various Rotherham foodbanks.

Rotherham Sitwell Rotary is delighted to welcome Martin Davis as a new active Rotarian.  For the first time in our history, some one who was an Honorary Rotarian has been inducted as an active Rotarian, rather than the other way round.

It is with profound sadness that we have to report that Rotarian Shaun Doherty passed away on 8th April with Lyn and Catherine at his side. Shaun has always been a much loved and highly respected member of our Club and it is difficult to accept that he will not be in our midst again. He gave us so much, not least his generosity and his amazing musical talent.

We recently bid for a District Grant to add to our support for Shiloh, one of the four local charities within our Framework for Giving. Our application has just been approved resulting in Rotherham Sitwell Rotary's donation of £500 being doubled by £500 from District 1220's Contingency Reserve Fund.
The donations from us and District will enable Shiloh to :

Usually in February, we find out how successful the Christmas Programme has been. One measure of success is of course how much has been collected for our funds to support the charities and good causes.

On Tuesday 23rd February we will be celebrating Rotary Day – the 116th anniversary of the founding of Rotary, by Paul Harris.

Here are ways you can celebrate with us, including some virtual events, focusing on our number one humanitarian goal of ending polio.

Can I, as AG for the Rother Group, thank you and your Club, so much for your involvement and support of the Toy Box project, and well done. Those sentiments are very much echoed by the Chairman of the Youth and Services Committee - PDG Michael Longdon - who worked with such enthusiasm to progress the project for such a good cause.

My kind regards, JOHN

Although Rotherham Sitwell Rotary did not run the mobile Santa float at Christmas 2020 because of Covid, we supported Rotherham Round Table in their efforts to bring some festive joy to communities in the town. An article covering their hard work appeared in the Rotherham Advertiser as shown in the attached photo.

More publicity in the Rotherham Advertiser, this time about our support for Newman School. Well done Paul G.

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