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In November, pupils and staff from Trinity Croft Church of England Primary School joined with members of Rotherham Sitwell Rotary Club to plant trees in the school grounds. The saplings, silver birch, rowan and flowering cherry were provided by the Woodland Trust.

Sunday 3rd December 2017 17.00 Firbeck:

Thursday 7th December 2017 19.15 Christmas Concert with Unite the Union Brass Band at Talbot Lane Methodist Church (doors open 18.30).

Saturday 9th December 2017 10.30 am Victorian Market, Rotherham Town Centre.

Sunday 10th–Thursday 14th December 2017 18.00 Mobile Float

Over 200 people had a great evening at Magna last weekend, taking part in the Ultimate Quiz, an event hosted by Start A Heart 24/7, and assisted by Sitwell Rotary Club. Trish Lister, the driving force behind Start A Heart 24/7, said “I am grateful to Ann & Norman Lawrence for providing the quiz, to Roger Green for being MC, and to everyone else who helped make it a fun event.

Our congratulations and best wishes go to Tony Jackson and Trish Lister who have agreed to take on the role of Club President following on from Andrew Bates in this Rotary year and Mel Hughes in the next.

A Christmas Concert supported by Burrows and featuring Unite the Union Brass Band.
Thursday 7 December, 7.15pm at Talbot Lane Methodist Church.

Tom Knight was invited to the Fortem Trainee of the Year Awards which was held at London Zoo on 17 November. Team North had presented the Newman School path as their entry in to the Team Challenge competition and they WON the award. Tom was very proud and honoured to be asked to join them on stage on behalf of the Club to collect the award.

We had an excellent dinner at Rotary last Thursday, celebrating the successful completion of the woodland path at Newman School. Our guests were Ray Matthews, Paul Sylvester (Head Teacher), Cath Bridge (Teacher), Dave Bridge (Governor), John Ryan (Caretaker), Steve Laird (Fortem Senior Project Manager) and Casey Turner (Fortem Project Manager).

Lots of very nice people are using the new woodland path at Newman School, and later this week we are being joined by Ray Mathews and members of the school, Eurovia and Fortem to celebrate the project.

Ann Ogley presenting a cheque to the Mayor of Rotherham, Eve Rose Keenan, on behalf of Maples Cancer Care (formerly the Rotherham Cancer Care Centre). Also present were the Mayor’s consort, Pat Keenan, and Karen Borthwick, Chairman of Maples trustees. Rotherham Sitwell Rotary Club has been supporting the provision of treatments and counselling for cancer patients and their families since 2012.

Tracy Haycox is pictured here receiving a cheque from Graham Hudson on behalf of Safe@Last, the Dinnington based charity which provides support to young runaways and their families in the area, alongside a schools education programme.

On Thursday 19 October a group of Club Members and guests visited the Toyota Manufacturing Plant in Derby. As the photo shows we travelled there in style in a Mercedes coach with very modest illuminations!

Emma Varnom went to the bowling alley before attending the club meeting yesterday evening. She was there to hand over a cheque from Sitwell Rotary Club to the Rotherham Branch of the National Autistic Society.

Joe Walker of People In Need Worldwide, here receiving a cheque from Graham Hudson on behalf of Sitwell Rotary Club.
Joe, and his charity partner Danny Thompson, have been visiting Romania for over twenty years, helping to provide opportunity
for disadvantaged and disabled young people. They have provided several sensory units, rebuilt a number of community buildings,

President Elect Mel took charge of her first club meeting last week. Good fun, hardly any formality at all, and two surprise items.
The first, seeing Peter Keary drinking water! He claimed to be on antibiotics, having been bitten?? How dare an insect attack him!

An inspirational true story of polio, paralysis and love without limits is hitting the big screens this month.

Breathe follows adventurous and charismatic Robin Cavendish (Andrew Garfield), who has his whole life ahead of him when he is paralysed by polio whilst in Africa.

It’s always a pleasure – and of course a source of pride – when visitors make significant efforts to join us for any meeting but particularly our Charter Night. This was very much the case on our 2017 Charter Night on 31st August 2017. We received an excellent and highly amusing vote of thanks from Geoffrey Harbord, formerly of Rotherham Sitwell but now Abbeydale Rotary Club.