1986-1987


President

Derek Orchard

 

Senior Vice-President .........Barry Austin

Junior Vice-President..........Maurice Adcock

Secretary..............................John Welch

Treasurer..............................John Flattley

Assistant Secretary..............John Astell

Club Service.........................Graham Stalker

Community Service .............Brian Collyer

Vocational ............................Wilfrid Baxendale Bains

International Service...........Michael Hammond

Membership.........................Chris Bostock

Foundation............................Martin Wilson

Youth Exchange Officer.......Martin Wilson

Bulletin Editor......................Maurice Adcock

Attendance Officer...............Roger Sanderson

At the start of the Rotary year there were 38 Club Members

 

Meeting Venue  

The Blue Ball, Risley.
Charter on Monday April 27th, 1987
Venue The Regency Rooms, Ilkeston
RIBI Conference Scarborough
 

At the time of writing this Report 24 years after taking over as the Club’s second President there are 2 items that immediately spring to mind : our venue and the formation of the Inner Wheel Club.

We had moved to the Blue Ball in June 1986, a couple of weeks before taking over as President. It was not a satisfactory venue for the majority of our members. There was a lack of variety in the meals - cottage pie every 2 weeks – and the walls of the room used by us were very thin. However, many Club members wanted to stay put and so this matter caused quite a bit of argument within the Club.

This matter came to a head on the evening that the management had booked a teenage party in an adjoining room with a disco at the same time. This caused great embarrassment to our lady speaker and to me personally as the President.

Shortly afterwards, in March 1987, Bartlewood Lodge, Ockbrook, became the third venue for the Club in two years.

The second item was much more pleasurable. On 23 June 1987 the Inner Wheel Club of Church Wilne held its Charter Presentation Dinner. I was very pleased indeed to propose the Toast to the new Club and to present the Founder President Josie Graham with the new Chain of Office.

Above:  Inaugural members of Inner Wheel. Janet Richmond, Carole Astell, Sylvia Wood, Edna Flattley, Pam Halford, Monica Welbourne, Josie Graham, Lesley Hall, Paula Hammond, Ruth Barker, Margaret Orchard, Judith Plant, Marion Baxendale-Baines, Jean Jones, Gerry Austin, Susan Woods, Rosemary Watson, Jean Acton, Ann Barker, Pat Adcock.

I remember that some of the other functions in my year were similar to those in the previous year, including our Charter Night and Ladies’ Evening. On the social side we had a Barbecue, Indoor Bowls and Ten Pin Bowling as before and two new events Indoor Cricket and a Square Dance.

At the Christmas Dinner we had “ internal entertainment “ for the first time. All the Club Committees put on a Variety Act with vastly different degrees of expertise.

(above: Wilfred Baxendale-Baines, Peter Wood, Mike Stevenson and Ron Acton)

The District Conference in Scarborough was attended by Margaret and I together with Roger and Josie Graham, Maurice and Pat Adcock and Michael and Paula Hammond.

We held the second Club Christmas Float collection in 1986. Once again it was received very well by the residents of Draycott and Borrowash, Santa Claus being extremely popular with the local children.

Our preliminary discussions with the Hinnerup Rotary Club in Denmark continued and 2 of our members Michael Hammond and Martin Wilson visited Denmark during my year. This was a prelude to the full twinning of the 2 Clubs that commenced in May 1988.

We also continued the discussions in connection with the formation of a Church Wilne Probus Club.

On Monday 6 July 1987 I presented the Chain of Office to the Club’s third President Barry Austin.