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Visit by President Ann

On 25 February President Ann and Community/Vocational Chairman Tom Knight visited the Wheelchair Wasps, a powerchair football club who train at Thrybergh School. The team and the development squad consist of people of varied ages and disabilities, both physical and cognitive.

Graham presents our cheque to Michele and Jayne

In February Past-President Graham Hudson presented a cheque to Safe@Last, one of our supported Charities.

What follows is news for those who weren’t members of Rotherham Sitwell Rotary Club in 2012 and an update for those of who were. In 2012 we contributed to a project headed up by Mike Sumption of Rotherham Rotary Club to support the development of a “farm school” in Malealea, Lesotho.

Alison presents a VAR membership certificate to President Ann

At the last club meeting Alison Thorp of Voluntary Action Rotherham (VAR) gave a very interesting talk on the work of the Charity. VAR provides advice and support services to voluntary and community sector groups and organizations across Rotherham. The Club is now a member of this organization and this should enhance our interaction and charity work within the local community.

Once again the festival is to be held at Magna, and Rotherham Sitwell Rotary Club will have responsibility for the cafe bar, which will be selling Chantry beers, a selection of wine and cider, and will be one of the music venues with a variety of acts - there is a full lineup on the festival webpage

Members of the club enjoyed a free training session from British Red Cross on applying first aid skills to the general public. The members looked at Hyperthermia, seizures, heavy bleeding, knocks to the head and burning along with the all essential CPR if they were to find someone in the street and was not breathing.

Well, we’ve now made it into 2017 – half way through the Rotary Year already. True to form, December was yet another busy month, starting with our joint Christmas Party held at Sitwell Park Golf Club in conjunction with Rotherham Cancer Care Centre, one of our adopted charities for the year.

Rotherham Advertiser

Great to see the Church in full colour, a one page spread in Rotherham Advertiser published 16th December 2016. Well done everyone involved in making it happen and promoting such a lovely family event for Rotherham.

Robbie Cockburn, one of our Founding Members, sadly passed away peacefully at 8pm last night at Rotherham District General Hospital.

Jane from RMBC Events Team sent us a thank you for attending the Victorian Christmas Market.
'Thank you so much for coming on Saturday, I hope you had a good day. Would you thank everyone else who came with you too.
Wishing you a really lovely Christmas and a Happy & Healthy New Year!
Kindest regards,

President Ann presents Lora with the Club Pennant

Lora, one of our favourite waitresses at the Carlton Park Hotel left recently to take up a new job in Sheffield. We wish her every success in her new career and thank her for all her hard work looking after us.

The Mayor still believes in Father Christmas

Several Club Members accompanied Father Christmas on his sleigh to the switching on of the Rotherham Christmas Illuminations in All Saints Square. Despite the freezing cold weather there was a good crowd and a great festive atmosphere.There was musical entertainment including cast members from the forthcoming pantomime at the Civic Theatre.

Chrismas Concert

Rotherham’s Talbot Lane Church is about to be seen in a totally different light – for one day only. Perhaps one of Rotherham’s best kept secrets is the sumptuously detailed stained glass altar window. Due to a huge tree allowed to grow outside the window, blocking out the morning sun, the 110 year old window has not seen the true light of day for many years.

November dawns and the run up to Christmas is starting already. Plans are well in place for the Christmas Concert and the floats are progressing nicely. The Concert is promising to be the best so far with the Unite Union Brass Band, so please rally all friends and family and sell as many of the excellent value tickets as you can and raise lots of money for our Charities in the process.

28 sparkling years

The Club celebrated its Charter night and 28th birthday party at Whiston Parish Church Cricket Club on Friday 21st October. A change from our traditional black tie event, it was a fantastic evening and thoroughly enjoyed by everyone present.

Burrows support the Christmas Concert at Talbot Lane Methodist Church

Rotherham Sitwell Rotary would like to thank Burrows for their support in financing the Christmas Concert at Talbot Lane Methodist Church this year.

A Christmas Concert 8th December 2016 at Talbot Lane Methodist Church Rotherham

Open to the public, this special Christmas event with bring warmth to your hearts ready for a Christmas together with family and friends.

Join Rotherham Sitwell Rotary on 8th December 2016 at Talbot Lane Methodist Church; the Brass Band Unite will be entertaining you with songs to sing along to.

There will be light refreshments available at the interval.

John, Shaun and Mike prepare to tee off

On 4th October ten Rotherham Sitwell members competed for the prestigious Woodpecker Trophy at College Pines Golf Club in Worksop. In scenes reminiscent of the recent Ryder Cup, Kamal Zaman emerged as the winner by a very narrow margin from Roger Green (who was playing golf for the first time in two years).

Emma presents a cheque to the members of the National Autistic Society - Rotherham Branch

The Club recently made further donations to local charities. The photos attached show cheques being presented to Safe@Last and to the Rotherham Branch of the National Autistic Society