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Peter Waudby's blog

Our sleigh and Santa were also present when Firbeck switched on their Christmas lights.

On 25 November President Steve Burns attended the opening of the Social Supermarket in their new premises on Corporation Street. Also present from the club were Rotarians Martin Davis, Trish Lister and Roger Green.

On Saturday 20th November we took the mobile float to Wickersley and joined in the celebration of the Wickersley lights switch- on. It was a very enjoyable evening both for us and the children who queued to see Santa and have their photos taken with him. In addition santa was also so giving out presents which was a new venture for us.

The 2021 Charter Night took place on 30th October at Sitwell Park Golf Club. It was a real pleasure to return to a formal evening event and enjoy the good food and good company, joined by members of our Mother Club Rotherham, Rotherham Round Table and Rotherham Continuity (41) Club.

Immediate Past-President Trish Lister recently attended a grand occasion at Hope Church (the home of Rotherham Food Bank) in the company of the Deputy Mayor and the Leader of Rotherham Council amongst others. There she

At the recent Club Business meeting, Immediate Past President Trish Lister and Past President Gurnam Basran presented the Terry English Trophy for exceptional services to the Club to Roger Green

Two prospective nurses from Rotherham have received a boost for their studies following support from Rotherham Sitwell Rotary. In early September, Caitlin Cooper of Thomas Rotherham College received a bursary for nursing and now a second student, this time from Rotherham College, has received financial support to kick start her studies.

Members visited the Chantry Brewery on 23rd September for a beer tasting and barbecue. The beer tasting was compered by President Steve and we sampled a number of beers from light ales through to stouts. We then enjoyed a barbecue. A big thank you to President Steve and his CAMRA colleagues for organising the event.

Our very own Phil Crutchley, who is slightly deaf in one ear through sitting next to Peter Short at the New York stadium, recently brought back greetings from Geoff Moore at his new club, the Rotary Club of East Mallorca. Geoff is a past-member of our club. The first photo shows Phil on the far right standing next to Geoff.

Great publicity for our supported charity Start-A-Heart. A full page in the Rotherham Advertiser. Wow. Congratulations and well done to Immediate Past President Trish, Carrie, Roger and everyone involved in the charity.

The first gardening session in conjunction with our mother club, Rotherham, took place on Tuesday 24 August. Some good progress was made. Thanks go to John Turner for the offer of the use of a rotavator but in the end it was not needed. Gardening will continue at the Hospice every Tuesday at 4.00pm until the end of October.

Derek Cheetham, one of our long standing members, sadly passed away at 6am on Sunday morning, 5th September, with his wife June and their two daughters Rachel and Sarah by his side. Rest in Peace Derek.

At our meeting on the 29th July at Sitwell Golf Club, this year's President Steve Burns was presented with a Paul Harris Fellowship by Immediate Past President Trish Lister. The award is presented for exceptional "Service Above Self" and Steve was a worthy recipient for his tireless work in collecting for Rotherham food banks during the pandemic and his support of other local charities.

Following the successful bid to the South Yorkshire Community Fund it was decided to hold an afternoon tea at the George Wright Boutique Hotel to celebrate the work of the six organisations who shared the £5000 Grant.

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