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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.

President Andrew Bates presenting Music in the Gardens to the District Confrence

This last weekend was our District’s annual conference, held in Llandudno. Lots of good speakers, and an opportunity to meet friends from other clubs.

After four weeks of hard physical labour by 15 Rotary volunteers, 42 Fortem volunteers and several experts from Eurovia, the adventure path at Newman School was completed on 1 September. The path was officially opened on 12 September by the Mayor, Councillor Eve Rose Keenan and her consort.

Joe Walker and Danny Thomson receiving £500 from Sutton-in-Ashfield Rotary Club

In late 2016, I contacted the Sutton-in-Ashfield Rotary Club to let them know that one of their local citizens, Danny Thompson, was a co-founder of the charity People-in-Need Worldwide. I also let them know that one of our own citizens, Joe Walker, was the other founder and that Rotherham Sitwell Rotary Club had supported the charity for a number of years.

A brilliant partnership between Rotherham Sitwell Rotary Club, Fortem and Eurovia means pupils at Newman school can appreciate the world outside.

Mine's bigger than yours!

The first Club “away evening” of the Rotary year was held at Wickersley Bowling Club on Thursday 27th July 2017 when over 20 of us gathered to find out how to play the game of bowls. We were given a very warm welcome by the Bowling Club members followed by expert coaching about the basics.

At last week's meeting, Anne Ogley ended her year as the club's first lady President; Andy Bates became our new President; Melanie Hughes became President Elect, and won the Terry English Award for services to the community; Trevor Johnson was given his certificate for 25 years membership of Rotary; and Andy Bates was awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship - the highest award in Rotary, in recognitio

What a superb evening to open the three days of Music In The Gardens. A very large group of Sitwell Rotarians attended with their friends and families, and we had a great time. The opening act was The Bootleggers – a local band based in Sheffield; they were good enough to be a headline act, and lots of our group were up at the front dancing (some slightly better than others…..).

Congratulations to Vice-President Mel Hughes and President-Elect Andrew Bates who, rather belatedly, were presented with their Chains of Office by President Ann.