President Alan Bray and
entertained members and guests to drinks and nibbles at the Redwood Centre
Haywards Heath on Saturday 12 January. Also included in the party were some
former members of the Club.
Back to the
Brave Rotarians donned
daffodil hats and yellow tabards to collect money from passers-by in
on Saturday 2 March. They would like to thank the generous people of
for helping them to raise over £200 for the very worthwhile Marie Curie
Cancer Care charity.
Marie Curie nurses
care for terminally ill people, both in their own homes and in hospices
Club members even think it is fun to
on a cold street, on a Saturday morning, dressed-up as a
Oathall Community College was the
chosen venue for 10 schools
from Sussex and Surrey, when they came together to contest Rotarys
Youth Speaks competition, in which schools have a chance to
showcase their skills in public speaking before a large audience of VIPs,
friends and seasoned adjudicators.
After a tightly
fought round of debates in the senior section (ages 14 to 17), the decision
the adjudicators was eagerly awaited and it went to Mid-Sussex school
College, represented by Juliet Frost, Hazel Chon (Chair) and Jenya Morrice
(Vote of thanks). Read the
Bill Cormie seeks
a little advice from the President
the judges is revealed
The District Governor
Club's coconut shy at the Cuckoo Fair
Dont be shy, roll up and win a
coconut, was the cry at the Cuckoo Fair on the May Bank Holiday. There
was always a queue at the ever-popular coconut shy as throwers, young and
went away with 150 coconuts.
Also at the stand was a free-entry prize
competition for a beautiful hamper supplied by Field & Forrest of
Lindfield. Contestants had to answer eight questions (the answers for which
were on a display) about Rotary International and the local club. The hamper
was won by Sarah Moss of Cuckfield.
Lindfield Primary School
Children Help To Fight Polio
Two boys in the
Silver Birch class (Year 3) at Lindfield Primary School came up with a great
fund-raising idea - a cake sale. They organised their parents to provide
delicious cakes to sell to the Key Stage 2 children at break-time and raised
Year 3 pupils are learning about Africa and the
children found out that Polio is a disease which affects many children in the
world. At a school assembly, led by Haywards Heath Rotary Club, the children
had been made aware of the Focus on the Crocus and Purple
Pinkie campaigns which not only raised money, but also public awareness
of the Polio Eradication programme.
school is in Lindfield the children decided to donate the money via the local
Rotary Club of Cuckfield & Lindfield. The cheque was presented to Club
President Alan Bray by Doug Bain at the school after lunch on 23 May. Mr Bray
told the children that the Club was so impressed with their efforts that it
decided to match the £62, pound-for-pound, making a total of £124
Doug Bain said We would like to
say a big thank you to our Mums and Dads for supplying the cakes which will
provide the oral polio vaccine for 248
Lindfield and Karlstadt-Arnstein Rotarians toured the good ship Cutty Sark
during a trip to London when our German friends came over for another enjoyable
weekend in the summer.
Youth Speaks for the 2014
The opening round of
Rotary's public speaking competition for schools opened locally on 19
at Great Walstead School Lindfield.
took part in each of the Intermediate and Senior sections, from Ardingly
College, Ardingly Prep,
Walstead School and Oathall Community College.
Intermediate team, Ardingly Prep, with
Gordon Marples, Chairman,
Senior team, Ardingly College,
with Councillor Gordon Marples who
excursion oop north
Davey's 75th birthday as an excuse, a Club party of 14 members journeyed up
north early on 1 November to spend the day at the National Railway Museum in
York, drooling over iconic steam engines of our glorious industrial
conducted all the while by Frank Paterson, British Rail North Eastern's last
manager and member of the Rotary Club of York.
included a walking tour of the historic city, lunch at the monthly meeting of
the York Rotary Club and bevvies at the bar of the York Tap, a much-loved and
respected hostelry still part of the mainline railway station. A grand day
by all accounts. Pictured left: the group (on the starting blocks by
look of things, and right, Brian Hay and David Wilson HK fronting the
He's behind you . . .