THE ROTARY CLUB OF MALDON NEWS
|Published: 22nd September 2011 09:56|
THE ROTARY CLUB OF MALDON NEWS 2011
On Tuesday 20th September, the Rotary Club of Maldon were proud to have Angela Lodge from BBC Essex as a guest speaker. Ms Lodge gave a very interesting talk to the club members on the background of The Helen Rollason Appeal, after which the Rotarians presented a cheque for £500.00 to Helen Rollason Appeal.
The new Rotary Year having commenced on 1st. July 2011, the Rotary Club of Maldon are pleased to announce that Rotarian Tony Newton has accepted the post of President for this year having replaced Rotarian Roy Nunn who served our club with great enthusiasm and not a little humour, he was also responsible for the twinning arrangement with The Rotary Club of Almere Weerwater in Holland, two members came to watch the Mud Race at Easter they, in turn, reported back to their Club and there could possibly be some entrants from that Country next year.
On the19th. July the restaurant at The Queens Head was in complete silence as we were enthralled by a talk entitled "Secret Essex" given in the most interesting manner by the author Robert Leader.He has written a few books on Historical places in Norfolk, Suffolk and now Essex.
Meets every Tuesday 7.30pm. (except 5th Tuesday).
Venue - The Queen's Head, Hythe Quay, Maldon
President, Rtn. Brian Farrington. Secretary, Rtn John Binder
The Maldon Club that is part of Rotary International, the global network of service volunteers. It is the world's largest service organisation for business and professional men and women with some 1,210,905 members in 168 countries world-wide.
There are 58,000 Rotarians in Great Britain and Ireland in 1,845 Clubs, helping those in need and working towards world understanding and peace - and enjoying friendship and fun along the way!
Rotary International is the largest service organisation of it's kind in the World, having recently celebrated the 100th. Anniversary of it's Founding.
To be a member of a Rotary Club is a matter of great pride ito it's members many of whom work tirelessly for those less fortunate than themselves as they follow Rotary's object "Service above Self".
The Rotary Club of Maldon has many Charity fund raising and Community Service events through the year. On May 17th. we had our Annual Plant Sale outside All Saints' Church in Maldon when we raised in the region of £500.00. We also run Santa's Sleigh in November/December. we have our Annual Fireworks Display with light shows etc. in November, we also organise a Youth Speaks, Music, & Cookery competitions for students from our local schools.Many social events such as B.B.Q's are arranged and often beneficiaries are local such as assist various Hospices in the region with their fund raising activities. however the highlight of all these The Maldon Mud Race.which is organised in conjunction with The Lions Club of Maldon to coincide with a weekend and a low tide. This is a hilarious event which attracts competitors and interest from all over the world.
The Maldon Mud Race is sponsored by many local businesses and the monies raised increase yearly allowing us to support charities such as The Essex Air Ambulance, Little Havens Children's Hospice, McMillan Nurses, Helan Rollason Appeal and numerous others.
The fund raising events though rely very much on the generosity and support of the people of Maldon and the surrounding areas for which we thank them most sincerely, for without their unstinting support our efforts would amount to nothing.
Fund raising in 2007. Rotarians presenting a cheque to Mr. Rangan Thilagarajah, Consultant Urological Surgeon, Broomfield Hospital for their laser appeal.
Rotarians helping with registration for the Farleigh Hospice Walk for Life. 1100 walkers took part and raised £136,000 for the Hospice. This Year's walk was on Sunday 18th May 2008.