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News

On 28 March Rotarians and partners enjoyed an excellent evening at the 450 Above restaurant in Wickersley. It was President Mel's birthday celebration (3 days early).

Much to the surprise of the team members (but not to other members of the Club ), Graham Hudson, Ann Ogley, Alan Holloway and Paul Daniels were the winning team for the first heat of the District Quiz!
We were first out of 10 Clubs closely followed by Sheffield Abbeydale and Barnsley Rockley. The Club will now be in the District Final in Chesterfield on Tuesday 2 April.

At our Speaker Meeting last week we had an interesting talk from Lucy Gray, Community Fundraiser for the British Red Cross. She talked about the services that the organization delivers to the community. Some we were very familiar with but others came as a bit of a surprise. We thanked Lucy for a very interesting and informative presentation.

At the end of February, Rotarians Phil Crutchley, Mike Sumption, Peter Shaw and Chris Croker went to Coleridge Primary School where they presented the End Polio Now programme to their level 6 pupils.

Music in the Gardens gives 100% of the event’s profits to charity. Each year, six main charities are selected from applications to receive a split of 50% of the profits plus the income derived from nightly bucket collection and programme sales. The remainder is donated in various directions.

The latest letter from Dibas Subedi is included in the Fishtail Fund section of the website. Dibas (sometimes written as Diwas) tells us how he is working hard to pass his secondary school examinations in 2019 and - hopefully - progress to learning to be a civil engineer.

As President of Rotherham Sitwell Rotary Club, I was extremely honoured to join Wickersley School celebrate their students' achievements. Accompanied by Rotarians David Jones and Tom Knight we enjoyed an evening celebrating some very talented, dedicated and exceptional young people.

Last Thursday was a speaker meeting and the speaker was Kat from the charity Victim Support ( https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/ ). As an independent charity, Victim Support works towards a world where people affected by crime or traumatic events get the support they need and the respect they deserve.

Once again our Rotary Club funded a visit to the Panto at the Civic Theatre on 13 December by the Barnardo's Young Carers. Wendy Moon, Young Carers Practitioner at Barnardo's said " We are very grateful for the funding of the event and everyone had a brilliant time.

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.

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