Friday 11th December 2009

Carol Concert


Thursday 24th September 2009

Foundation Evening Meeting

It has been agreed to try a new venue for this event - The Abbots Restaurant at Hemingford Abbots Golf and Conference Centre. This venue is situated off the A14 / Hemingford Abbots flyover, behind the Shell garage.

The evening will focus on the incoming GSE visitors from the Phillipines. (Presentation of any Paul Harris Fellowships will be considered later in the Rotary year)

Menu details - including a vegetarian option - are in the club blue folder, together with a list of members for indicating numbers attending/not attending.

This email message provides you with the same information - see attachment - to give you the opportunity to consider attending this important event, then please enter your details in the folder as soon as possible.

Final numbers will be taken from the folder at the end of our lunchtime meeting on Thursday 10 September, for passing to the restaurant.

Kind regards
Peter Beckett

A warm welcome awaits the GSE team from The Philippines D3860, we have a varied program of vocational and cultural events planned for them.
They are with us from 23rd to 27th September.

Their professions are: (from left to right)

PP Allan Limas - Furniture Exports - Team Leader
Gail Bitancor - Doctor of Dental Medicine
Honey Grace Samson - Municipal Legislator
Nancy Berame - Director of Special Education School

Their facebook entry can be found here: GSE Team

Friday 18th September 2009

Sunday 6th September 2009

Wednesday 12 August 2009

Historical Town Centre Walk in Huntingdon

Menu choice in advance please to: Rotarian Sandra Sturgeon 01480 458 484

Saturday 20th June 2009

Sausage - Mash Supper with Horse Racing

Wednesday 25th March 2009



Friday 20th March 2009



Thursday 12th March 2009


The induction of new member Lesley Pollock, introduced by Past President John Upham, took place this at lunchtime meeting.
Lesley will join the Youth Opportunities Committee for the rest of the Rotary year.


Thursday 3rd March 2009


Over a ton of books being loaded for transit


Thursday 19th February 2009

Charles Darwin's Life

Rotarian Peter Downes gave a humorous but very lucid and informative account of Charles Darwin's life on the occasion of the bicentenary of his birth (1809-82).

Peter said that he and Charles Darwin both went to the Christ College in Cambridge in different times. So there is some similarity between them!

He also said that Darwin would have accepted the priciples of Rotary today.

It was a full house.


Thursday 29th January 2009


A very successful evening was held at the George Hotel, Huntingdon on 29 January 2009 to celebrate the work of The Rotary Foundation and its efforts to promote world understanding and peace through local, national and international humanitarian, educational and cultural programmes, the best known of which is the eradication of poliomyelitis world wide.

On the left of our photograph, John Upham is presented with a Paul Harris Award by Club President Maggie Galan. A Past President of the Club, John was honoured for his work in the community on behalf of the Buckden Millennium Centre, Hinchingbrooke Hospital, and Abbeyfield Homes, in addition to a his tremendous contribution to the activities of the Club, including increasing liaison with neighbouring Rotary Clubs.

Rotarian Tarak Ghosh, on the right of the photograph, was awarded a second Sapphire Paul Harris Award for his tireless work on international projects such as Indian Eye Camps, Lifeline Express, Impact Foundation UK and Visual Aid Overseas. When a Rotarian in Bahrain Tarak was awarded his first Paul Harris Awards for preventive work in ophthalmology.

Paul Harris was the founder of Rotary in 1905 and his award is given to Non Rotarians and Rotarians alike, who have made outstanding contributions to Community and International Service.

The evening continued with illustrated talks from two Foundation Scholarship Awardees, in this country for a year. They are shown with President Maggie in the second photograph. Shagaw Ahmed from Ethiopia (on the right) is studying for an MSc in Leather Technology at Northampton University and Geuntae Park from Korea, at Leicester University, is working on architecture and museum studies. The final speakers, also seen with President Maggie, are Julian Catto and Rebecca Wilson (photograph who were members of the recent Group Study Exchange Team to Central Germany. Rebecca is a trainee solicitor in Leicester and Julian an engineer in Peterborough and they described their four week cultural, educational and vocational tour.

All these programmes are funded by The Rotary Foundation

(Report by Public Relations Officer, Past District Governer Dan Connan)


Sunday 18th January 2009


The lunch took place in the library of Hinchingbrooke House.