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Archives 1993-1994


President

John Cox

   

Senior Vice-President .........John Astell

Junior Vice-President..........Brian Sargeant

Secretary..............................Peter Wood

Treasurer.............................Roger Graham

Assistant Secretary.............Jock Smith

Club Service........................Gordon Ash

Community Service ............Tim Barker

Vocational...........................Maurice Adcock

International Service..........Mick Barker

Membership........................Barry Austin

Foundation..........................John Bexson

Youth Exchange Officer.... John Bexson

Bulletin Editor.....................Peter Woods

Attendance Officer.............Jock Smith

At the start of the Rotary year there were 40 Club Members

Meeting Venue  

Charter on

Venue

RIBI Conference

Charity for the year

Tudor Court, Draycott.

Friday April 22nd, 1994

The Regency Rooms, Ilkeston

Scarborough

Tree Tops Hospice, Asthma research unit Derby.

John Writes: 

This was the year we started fining people for fun. There seemed to be a preponderance of Golfers in the club who chatted all evening long and boring every non golfer silly, about their week golfing. So it was decided to have a collection, usually in the form of a glass ashtray as a receptacle, to fine people who spoke of Golf. Raised a lot of money!

Our theme for the year was "Fellowship and Fun".

We started with a Summer Barbecue at Mick Barkers farm (I remember our young children having a great time ed pw)

District conference was at Scarborough, our members staying at the Royal, and Ken Watson won the District Golf Competition for 1993. The Golf precedes the conference week end. Picture staged following year.

Above: Alan Welbourne, Dorothy Cox, Bob Martin, Josie Graham, John Cox and Diane Ash at the District Conference.

 

I attended all Southern Group Charters going to them with Presidents Paul Horton-Turner (Long Eaton) Brian Westerman (Beeston) and Tom Cullen (Ilkeston). I also had great support from Church Wilne Members.

Ladies Evening, organised by Gordon Ash, was attended by 180 guests. Liverpool Group "The Foremost" rocked the Regency Rooms and Ilkeston Town Centre. (the odd older guest disappeared).

John has supplied the speech made by his wife Dorothy and I still remember this as a classic.

Here is an extract:

"........I would like to say how much I have looked forward to this evening but was brought up not to tell lies.

I was born at an early age to parents who were not too delighted as they were expecting to have delivered a gas cooker.

I was the youngest daughter and my father would have liked to call me Ophelia or Tanya, but with a surname like Ball he settled for Dorothy.

We were a poor family. I always new when dinner was ready in the house as the smoke alarm went off. I had no choice other than to be a nurse as a Florence Nightingale uniform was the only thing left on the rack at Oxfam. I still get stopped in Ilkeston with "Hello, I bet you didn't recognise me with my clothes on."

I met and married John and after much thought because changing my name from Ball to Cox made it sound like a firm of Plumbers...........)"

Christmas float:

Mick Barker broke his ankle getting off the trailer and the Club rallied round to help him sell his Christmas Trees. We hired a motorised Wheel Chair for him. Fantastic fellowship.

Christmas:

Presidents Open House. Curry or Beef Bourguignon with Bob running the bar. A great start to Christmas

Trip abroad to Amsterdam organised by Peter Wealthdale and Mick Barker

 

We played golf at Chilwell against Long Eaton. Ron Craggs used to change the rules so we lost!

We had our own cricket match at Shipley Hall.

Charter was at the Regency Rooms with speaker Peter Parfitt, Middlesex and England Cricketer.

Supported Tree Tops hospice and many local youth groups. Also Asthma Research Unit, Derby.