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Archives 2000-2001


President

Peter Woods

Senior Vice-President.............Dennis Lane

Junior Vice-President.............Simon Chaplin

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

Treasurer................................David Newbold

Assistant Secretary................Colin Orrick

Club Service............................Simon Chaplin

Community Service ...............Graham Markwell

Vocational Service.................Mike Stevenson

International Service..............Dennis Lane

Membership...........................John Astell

Foundation..............................Brian Sargeant

Environmental Service...........Rodney Beecham

Attendance Officer.................Peter Wood

Public Relations Officer.........Bob Hall

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

 

Meeting Venue  

Charter on

Venue

RIBI Conference

Charity for year

Royal Oak, Ockbrook.

Friday April 6th, 2001

The Regency Rooms, Ilkeston

Scarborough

Pestalozzi village

and 

Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre

Rotary theme Create Awareness. Take Action

Ladies Evening at Whitehouse Hotel, Kegworth  

Christmas meal with wives at Coopers Arms, Weston-on-Trent

 

What do I recall? A personal reflection from Peter Woods.

Monica Welbourne was always in charge at the cricket we used to have on our lawn. Here in full flow at the presidents "get together" in August.

The fact that The Royal Oak was only able to give us the main room for three out of four weeks proved to be a bit of a problem. (A model making club met once a month in the winter) The small room off the bar could be used, the one which is an eating room, but at that time it was a problem in two ways. One it was a bit cramped and two it was a no smoking room and there were people none too happy about it. In order to combat the problem we agreed there would be outside visits as much as possible and I remember we visited Rolls Royce (courtesy of Neil Hall) and The Bell foundry in Loughborough.

Two speakers come to mind during the year. One, an elderly guy** who had written a book on his adventures in Nazi Europe and gave us a very long but captivating talk (I remember interrupting him in order to ask if anyone would like to leave- it was something like 9pm at that time) and secondly Mick Barker arranged on August 9th, 2000 for the armed police to come along. They arrived "fully loaded" in their Volvo T5 as you see below and were quite happy to let us have a good look at all the armour carried.

The Christmas walk was truly a Christmassy one on December 29th with much snow and good fun. Always good to get back to the pub though.

 

left: Ladies Inner Wheel took part in the flower festival at Church Wilne Church. President Claire Chaplin in charge. right: Long Eaton Interact President Victoria Smith who gave us a talk on Interact.

Taken May 27th, 2001 our trip to Hinnerup.

Hope and Homes Charity Ball was supported during the year and I seem to remember a rather drunken occasion. Well I never!

 


** This elderly guy, as I called him was of course Slavomir Rawicz who died in 2004. The book I referred to was "The Long Walk" which in 2010 was made into a film "The Way Back".