Rotary in the News

Here is the latest edition of Rotary in the News featuring Sailability and our Kids Out Programm

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Latest Chichele Chat

The latest edition of Chichele Chat has been published – to view please click here

Thanks as always to David Wilson who spends his time putting this together.

A great read!

Great talk by Mary Coulson, Animal Photographer

Animal Photographer

Mary Coulson, Animal Photographer presented to our Rotary Club on Monday night. Mary from South Africa gave a fascinating talk on her life as an animal photographer and showed us some of her fantastic photography.

A Fantastic Golf Day……….

Rushden Chichele Rotary Club’s 27th annual Golf Day at Rushden Golf Club was held on 30th June.

The fine, warm weather made it a grand day out for 14 teams – a full field – and with the generosity of sponsors and a very successful raffle £2000 was raised.

Two local charities WERE THE BENEFICIARIES.

 ZACHARY’S SHACK is based in Rushden and supports very sick children and their families by providing respite for them in a mobile home on the east coast.

CRAZY HATS is a local charity that supports cancer patients and thier families in the Rushden area.

Each charity will receive around £800 as a result of the golfers day out.

A New President………….

handover 2017

Allison Du Toit became President of Rushden Chichele Rotary Club on Monday
26th June 2017 at our handover evening. In handing over the chain of office David Kendrick, who had
served the club as President for the previous two years, said that it was a
pleasure and a time for celebration that the Club had inducted four lady
members in the past year and that Allison had agreed to serve as our first
Lady Rotarian President.

Allison, who comes from South Africa, has seen real poverty at first hand,
and is looking forward to developing Rushden Chichele’s charitable work both
locally and overseas. In particular she intends to support local foodbanks,
Rushden MIND, the local Mental Health charity, the Exzema Society and RedrUK
an organisation that trains aid workers for the world’s most hostile

Teamwork helps hot tub mission

Read the latest edition of Rotary Club News in which we highlight the plight of a youngster in Raunds with Duchennes Muscular Dystrophy. Bull Randles, Club Member costed the project and the club was willing to donate £2000.00. However Bill took the bull by the horns and got a Shed and then the Hot tub donated by Panache Pools  and A&J Sectional Buildings and Bosworth Garden Centre which was an amazing effort! Well Done Bill!

Read the article here:


Funfest raise’s £13000

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The recent Funfest has raised £13,000 – It was a great day with no rain and we had the best team numbers take place with 28 teams taking part. There was also a lot of support from the local community. Read more here

Well Done to Rotarian Judy Webb and the Funfest committee!


There is so much bad news in our world but let us not forget there is good news too.

Rotary is supporting those in need in Manchester.  RIBI President has written:

In times like these, the strengths and compassion of Rotary are needed to help rebuild lives, restore faith in humanity and show the world that no matter what the challenge, Rotary is there to help. We will rally round our friends in this great city. We will do our best to ease the hurt and give support.

Rotary is very closely linked to Manchester through our Rotary clubs and, of course, we held our Annual Conference in the city this year.

I invite you to help in any way you can, offering your time and your kindness. It is entirely possible that there may be a victim in your own district. A phone call can, so quickly, bring light to dark times. A visit can strengthen the resolve to overcome this tragedy.

District Governor Stan Bowes, whose district (D1285) includes Manchester, and I have been in contact today. He has told me that Rotary has been very active through Community First Responders. There may be a need for funds to help in the aftermath. DG Stan will keep us informed and this will be shared with you all.

Local Rotary Clubs in the News!

Rotary in the News!

One of our Rotarians, David Wilson is fantastic at keeping track of what stories feature Rotary in the News and the good that Rotary is doing in the local community so we will be posting a round up and you will be able to view the article in full at the end.


We were delighted when one of our own Rotarians Alan Armson was nominated for an award for his work he carried out for Sailability at Grafham Water. Along with two Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Kettering they were nominated and awarded by The Royal Yachting Association for their outstanding contribution to the sport of sailing for people with disabilities.

Read more here about the great work carried out by Alan, Bruce and Geoff.

Rotary in the News

Congratulations for all your hard work and dedication!

Also featured was the fortcoming Funfest run and organised by our very own Judy – click here for more information

Look at our Crocus’s – they are flowering!

Back in October last year the club with the help of St Mary’s Church in Higham Ferrers planted 5000 crocus bulbs for the End Polio Now campaign.

As you can see they are peeping through and creating such a display.