TIS THE SEASON
TO BE JOLLY,
TRA, LA, LA, LA, LA, LA, LA, LA,
the Rotary Club of Great Missenden £100 was a small donation but
it enabled these children to celebrate christmas in
style with food and presents from Santa which they might
not otherwise have had. This
is what it is all about..
the Child'. This is the name given to the Group so that
people can see the child behind the disability. The
party was seen as an invaluable opportunity for families
to get together and share experiences,
knowledge and to just enjoy themselves.
Rotary Club of Great Missenden enjoy
their Christmas Dinner at Ellesborough Golf Club
at Arms Steve
whilst full of the
let it interfere
Skrimshire with a
of coffee -
enjoy a camera
A table of comedians? The joke seems to be with
|Let it snow, let it
snow, let it snow -
Only joking said Brian Barnett and Martin
Bolton when they did a grand job slipping and sliding around the
float before its first outing.
However their wish came thrue
especially at the Tesco collection on the Saturday of Christmas
here to see Santas, snow,
The Shoebox Scheme
Rotary Shoebox Scheme is completely independent of any other scheme and
is completely administered and run by the Rotary Trustees.
the first week in December with the help and support of Rtn Paul
McDowell, The Rotary Club of Great Missenden prepared
approximately 1,300 shoeboxes to join gifts
sent out throughout the year to many different countries in
Central and Eastern Europe. Toys are especially useful all
year round for Birthday presents in the Orphanages, Homes and
Hospitals. All age groups, including teenagers, have welcomed
addition to Romania, Shoebox gifts have been delivered to
Belarus, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Albania, Croatia and
Kosovo. We are grateful to George and Gill Rivas for all
their help and support in managing our shoebox effort.
Club of Great Missenden shoeboxes being loaded.
the picture is Mark Dillon and the driver is Steve Waterhouse
from International Aid
Children receiving gifts in 2010
History in the
we all know Great Missenden is a busy commuter station on the
former Metropolitan & Great Central Joint Line. The only
service from this station now is supplied by Chiltern Railways.
The underground service terminates at Amersham.
were loosening the old signal box from its 100 year old
foundations and dismantling the frame, making the structure
ready to move. The
bottom half of the box was found to be very rotten and was
dismantled on site, but the levers and frame were saved for
reinstallation at a later date. The box has been purchased by
the Mid Hants Railway for re-use at Medstead & Four Marks as
an interactive educational tool for the railway.
eyed Rtn George Rivas snapped the old Great Missenden signal box
after a crane had lifted it on to a low loader during the early
hours of 24th October ready for its journey to Four
Marks for restoration.
station is used in television or film from
time to time, as its typical South-East English decor and easily
removable name signs mean it can be
adapted without too much difficulty.
advert for the BBC's ‘Great
Briton’s TV programme showed Mo Mowlem standing beneath the
name sign asking "Why is Great Missenden Great?"
Terminal 5 Children in Need Collection
November 2010 the Rotary Club of Great Missenden joined more than
100 volunteers from Misbourne Matins and twelve other Rotary Clubs
to collect at Terminal 5 Heathrow on behalf of the BBC Children in
Need Appeal. From 6am throughout the day both the airside
and landside of the Terminal. were covered. Last year £13,000
was collected and it is hoped to come close to this amount again
Pudsey meets Vice
President Peter Westby
Our Secretary, Mike
his wife Pat and Rotarians from other Clubs
Youth Exchange - The Experience of a Lifetime!
from other Clubs within the 1260 District together with the
Headmaster and teaching representatives of the Misbourne School
were invited to the meeting at which Ken Scott explained and
discussed the Rotary Youth Exchange Programme and its objective
Each year, about 8,000 young people participate in Rotary's
Youth Exchange program and as
unofficial ambassadors for Rotary bring the world closer
together while making lifelong friends.
has both long-term and short-term exchange programs.The first is
for the full academic year, while the short-term program is
approximately two weeks and is a reciprocal, Family-to-Family
exchange. To be eligible for a Rotary exchange, students must
meet the following requirements:
between 16 and 22 years old at the time of departure
be above average academic achievement
be outgoing and adventuresome
be flexible and open to living in a different culture
for either exchange are selected by a sponsoring Rotary Club on
the basis of a written application and personal interview.
Students, parents, and schools should contact their local Rotary
Club for assistance with the application process.
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