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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.

We have now set up a company page on Linkedin to help promote ourselves within the business community, anyone who is on Linkedin, would you kindly follow us and help promote the club wherever possible?

200 people had a great time at the Ultimate Quiz Party at Magna on Friday 19th May. The event was sponsored by G E Foers Funeral Directors and Rotherham Sitwell Rotary Club.
Together we raised over £7,000 pounds for local charity Start A Heart 24/7, despite not knowing the answers to some of the questions. We enjoyed stand up bingo, true/ false, lots of silly dancing,

A trip to Llangollen was enjoyed by members of Rotherham Sitwell earlier this month. Just a short break of three days but there was plenty to enjoy, walking, canal boat trips over the aquaduct and a Victorian Weekend at the Llangollen Railway. Unfortunately the golfers were rained off on the Friday but the weather soon brightened up for the remainder of the weekend.

President Ann bowls them over!

Last week some members and guests went ten pin bowling at Rotherham Superbowl. (I have still got the aches and pains). There were some good scores and some not so good so to save any embarrassment I am not going to publish the scores. We all had an enjoyable evening and I took a few photos to compare bowling techniques, none of which seem to come from any recognised coaching manual.

The Rotary Club of Rotherham Sitwell is one of just 42 Yorkshire based community groups, and one of just 9 Rotherham groups, who in it's latest round of awards have been recognised by the prestigious royal reward scheme The Duke of York's Community Initiative.

At our Club meeting on 30th March, we said goodbye to Sam who was retiring the next day from Rotherham DGH. He and Geetha are returning to live in India mid April having sold their home in Wickersley.

President Ann presents a cheque to Wilma Abbott

At last night's meeting President Ann presented a cheque to Wilma Abbott of Breathe Easy, one of our supported charities.

Attached please find 3 information sheets concerning Music in the Gardens, 2017 - the largest event run by Rotarians in the UK.

I regret to inform all Rotarians that Roger Fearn sadly passed away at the Hospice around 10.30am to-day.
May God bless his soul.
We all offer our sincere condolences to Sasha, Spencer and their families.

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