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Asda Supermarket
Santa will be parking his sleigh as usual outside the Asda Supermarket, Aldwarke Lane off Doncaster Road. Planned times are as follows:-
Friday 14 December 10am-6pm
Saturday 15 December 10am-6pm
Sunday 16 December 10am-4pm
Wednesday 19 December 10am-6pm
Thursday 20 December 10am-6pm

On 22nd November 2018, the Rotary Club of Rotherham Sitwell welcomed District Governor Cheryle Berry MBE. Members were very taken with her warm personality and her clear focus of actively bringing to life the Rotary theme of "Be the Inspiration".

There are still some tickets left for the Christmas Concert. Ask any Club member or use the "Contact" page to get in touch with us. Alternatively pay on the door. The Concert has the renowned Unite the Union Brass Band and a local rising star - Brogan. Tickets are just £7 and include light refreshments.

A risk assessment is a plan to avoid causing harm to people and taking reasonable steps to prevent that harm. A risk assessment is not about creating huge amounts of paperwork, but rather about identifying sensible measures to control the risks in our activities including where we interact with the public.

Five of us ventured over to the District Conference at Scarborough. The three Amigos, Trish and I thought it would be rude not to take in some of the sights whilst we were there. Being President I insisted that a visit to RNLI was a religion I wasn't about to break and so ensured this was our first stop.

Start a Heart, one of our supported charities, has been in the news again recently.
The first two photos were taken at the installation of a Start a Heart defibrillator outside Rotherham Town Hall.The NCS students in the photo raised £1000 to pay for the defibrillator and Start a Heart financed the cabinet.

Well - Joe and Danny have done it and all on schedule! The sensory room is now completed and available for the children and young people with very limited communication skills. The grand opening was on Tuesday 23 October with a number of visitors. Unfortunately although scheduled to attend, the Prime Minister of Romania was re-scheduled and was unable to attend.

Steve Wylie of Shiloh, one of our supported charities, addressed the members of the Club on Thursday 18 October, and talked about the non-residential day support that Shiloh offers to the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless.

The little and large versions of Joe and Danny are off on their journey to Bârlad, Romania to transport and then install their fourth sensory room. This time, the sensory room will be in the Children’s’ Hospital in Bârlad which cares for children and young adults with severe sensory and communication disorders including autism, Down's Syndrome, speech and mobility difficulties.

From left to right, Rob Barron, President, RC Dronfield; Deewas Subedi; Rama Kanta Baral, PP RC Pohara Fishtail

We have recently had word on the progress of Deewas Subedi, the student in Pookhara, Nepal whose education is being sponsored by the Rotary Club of Rotherham Sitwell. Deewas is working hard and has recently received very good results for his studies. He is now in year 10 and will hopefully progress to his school's Sixth Form in the next academic year.

The Club ran the "Pull a String" stall at the Rotherham Show this year. Visitors included the Mayor and Mayoress.

We managed to support our much loved charity Start-A-Heart 24:7 at their Family Fun Day. The weather wasn’t supporting it though; it decided to deliver us the much needed rain on that day, no other day just that one. I’m happy to report that it didn’t deter people from getting involved and enjoying the day as much as possible. It was nice to see they managed to raise £3,300 on the day too.

On Thursday 16 August, the Club members were entertained by Joe Walker and Danny Thompson who gave a talk on "People in Need Worldwide", a charity formed by the two speakers in the year 2000 and one which we have supported as part of our Framework for Giving.
Each year, Joe and Danny choose a project and they raise the money themselves to complete it.

Club members and their partners visited the Crich Tramway Museum last Sunday 12 August. The visit coincided with a WWII Home Front Reenactment day. In addition to riding the trams and looking around the tram museum, many of the visitors on the day were dressed in World War II uniforms and civvies. There were also quite a few old military vehicles from the same era.

As is now the tradition at Rotherham Sitwell Rotary Club, this year's Mayor of Rotherham Councillor Alan Buckley was inducted as a Honorary member at our meeting last week. Alan was accompanied by his wife Sandra.

The President of Rotherham Sitwell Rotary Club, Melanie Hughes, was delighted to attend Flanderwell School along with fellow Rotarian Phil Crutchley and his wife Dot to present, on behalf of the club, the 100% attendance certificates and gift vouchers.

We are sure the Immediate Past President Andrew Bates will not take offence with the opening expression but for the new President Melanie Hughes of Rotherham Sitwell Rotary Club this has more than one meaning.

Last Thursday was a Speaker Meeting and the subject was Slavery and People Trafficking. The presentation was given by Sheena Field of the Medaille Trust. Sheena explained the work of the Trust and its aims. Some of the facts she gave us were very surprising, not least the fact that UK Nationals are the most commonly reported victims in the UK followed by Albanian and Vietnamese.

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