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                  News Archive 11 - from 15 Jan 08 to 19 Mar 2008
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The winners of Rotary 2007 Xmas Story Competition heard their stories read out by Nick Gallant (far right in the picture). Nick engaged the kids and brought their stories to life. Many of the parents, teachers, family and friends were at the presentation ceremony. The Presidents of the three Rotary Clubs - L to R: John Coates of Great Missenden, Phil Roberts of Amersham, Dr Alan Morris of Chesham together with the District Governor Brian Doggrell awarded Certificates and little gifts to the winners.

The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in Great Missenden kindly offered free entry tickets to the winners. Click here for full details of the winners, and the event. [19 Mar 2008]

Hollywood came to Stokenchurch - on 8 Mar 2008. Many thanks to all the Sponsors and guests who supported this joint event between Rotary Club of Great Missenden and Misbourne Matins.

For photos such as those above, taken by Guru (yet to be commissioned by the Hello magazine), click here. It is in three parts.
For a full range of photos taken by a professional for viewing and purchasing, click at:  [8 Mar 2008]


Hollywood Came to Stokenchurch... Sat 8 Mar
Saturday 8 March 2008
Hollywood Themed Black Tie / Fancy Dress Charity Ball in aid of Iain Rennie Hospice at Home.
At the Kings Hotel, Stokenchurch. 
Organised jointly by Great Missenden Rotary & Misbourne Matins Rotary


Click here for details, prizes and sponsors.
Photos: The photos taken by Club members will be published on this website soon. A comprehensive collection of professional photos taken on the night are available for viewing / purchase at

Contacts: John Coates (01494 764249) OR Nigel Blackburn (01494 873839)

Rotary Club Members are grateful to the following sponsors for their support and Prizes....

Perrys of Amersham

Alfa Romeo

KCP Bathrooms

Churchill Hyatt Regency

London Hilton

T.M.Lewin  Shirts, Ties, & Suits from Jermyn Street Shirtmakers


Marco Pierre White

Sue Coates, Podiatrist
01494 764249

Annie Baileys Restaurant and Bar




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A group photo of some of the Club members ... to be sent to Ocaka Denis, who is a victim of child abduction/ child soldiers in N Uganda. The Club is sponsoring him for his education / training. See full story in the news section further below, dated 14 Jan 08. [25 Feb 07]

Simon King (on the right) demonstrated the principles of 'Proprioceptive Medicine' on a volunteer from the Club, Rotarian John Skrimshire. The importance of muscles and their role in well-being of the individual was highlighted. Most of our "voluntary" movements are not under conscious control. Up to 90% of muscle activity is controlled via the complex system of checks and balances called proprioception - the sense that arises from the skin, muscles, ligaments and joints. It is concerned with the ability to stabilise, hold, position and maintain any movement, any time. Further info on the website:   

Simon King can be contacted at: 42, Lower Kings Road, Berkhamsted, Herts HP4 2AA. Tel: 01442 800900. e-mail:   [25 Feb 2008]

Bob Meredith gave an excellent insight into Potatoes - covering a wide range of issues such as their origin, history, production and consumption. Bob has spent many years in the industry. He was the co-creator and proprietor of 'Potato Review' - a bi-monthly journal. In the UK, we consume about 110 Kg/head per year - and two members of our Club probably contribute to this figure significantly. UN has declared 2008 to be the International Year of the potato. [18 Feb 2008]

Virtues of Community Service in the Criminal Justice system were highlighted with an interactive session by a Probation Officer ( Lynda Bowell, left) and a Magistrate (Clare Hewes, right). Several aspects of a case were considered, and hotly debated. Apparently, the cost of keeping a prisoner is 37,000 per year.

[28 Jan 08]