Rotary Club of Great Missenden

                  News Archive 5 - from 5 Mar 06 to 8 May 06
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Tony Marshall outlined the work of Prestwood Nature in conservation of area around Prestwood. He also gave detailed plans for the area around Boug's Meadow in Great Missenden - adjacent to the Car Park by the river Misbourne. They aim to re-establish a hay's meadow with hay from Hughendon Manor and attract wild life back to it. It will become an attractive place for leisure - walks and picnics. They will involve local schools and scouts in the three-year plan.[8 May 2006]

Sheelagh Marling was formally inducted as an Honorary Rotarian at the club meeting on 8 May 2006 by President Steve Gill. She is well known to the founder members of the Club. Her husband Alf Marling was very active during the club's early years. He was the master-mind behind a major fund-raising event called 'Run around the Underground'. Several thousand pounds were raised to buy Life-pack machines for the local ambulance service. Alf was a colleague of Rotarian Peter Booth. [8 May 2006]

Dr Qu Yu explained the benefits of Chinese Medicine at a club meeting. She has a practice in Chesham, called 'the Healing Point'. She is seen here with president Steve Gill and her partner Alan Davies. More information at their website  [8 May 2006]

'Stroke Awareness' was the main theme of the Rotary Club of Great Missenden's stall at the 'Spirit of Prestwood' show held on May Bank Holiday. Volunteers to check blood pressure were led by Dr Alan Morris (Rotary Club of Chesham) - assisted by nurses Jenny Plews and Julia Bampton. About 60 people were checked, and where appropriate, they were referred to their doctors. [1 May 2006]


At the Spirit of Prestwood Show, the club members were pleasantly surprised by a lady with a Hearing Dog for the Deaf.  She had come to thank the Club members who had raised the money - along with Amersham and Chesham Rotary Club members - to pay for the dog which is helping her enormously.

See the story below for a previous news story.

[1 May 06]
Photo by Paul McDowell


The three Rotary Clubs - Amersham, Chesham & Great Missenden jointly raised enough money to pay for a 'Hearing Dog for the Deaf'. It is an RIBI chosen charity for this year. The presidents of the three clubs, along with some members, were invited to the Charity's Headquarters on 28 Mar 06 to meet up with the staff and a precious dog. In the front row holding the pictures are the three presidents - Peter Oakden (Amersham), Steve Gill (Great Missenden) and Tony Eggington (Chesham).  More info on the charity at  [28 Mar 06]

President Steve Gill organised a fun-trip to Dublin. Click here for a pictorial story, in two parts. [Week-end 24-26 March 2006]

Stan Pretty was the chief guest at the Xmas Story prize-giving function. He is seen here with some of the pupils who took part. The annual event was organised jointly by the three Rotary Clubs in the area - Amersham, Chesham and Great Missenden. It was held at the Damien Hall in Great Missenden. [16 Mar 2006]  

The GSE Team (Group Study Exchange) from our District made an excellent presentation on what they learnt and what they were able to share with their Canadian professional counterparts in District 7070 (around Toronto). The meeting was attended by several Rotarians form Chesham and Amersham as well. From L to R: Mathew C Mathew (Mechanical Engineer / Chesham), Steve Gill (President of Great Missenden), Rachel Boughton (Young Carers Support Worker / Luton Chiltern), Tracy Maryan (Senior Staff Nurse / Mimram Valley), Gareth Bradbury (Fire Safety Officer / Hatfield). [20 Mar 2006]

Click here for pictures of guests at the meeting on that day.

Michelle Duma of McMillan Cancer Relief gratefully accepts a cheque for 2,000 from President Steve Gill. The money is from the funds raised in front of Tesco's in Amersham during Xmas 2005. [20 Mar 2006]

President Steve Gill presents Rotarian Guru Guruswamy with a Paul Harris Fellowship (Saphire) in recognition of his work for Rotary and Save Chesham Hospital committee. [20 Mar 2006]

As a part of Rotary Vocational initiative, seven singers took part in a Masterclass conducted by Vanessa Scott at Little Missenden Church. The bi-annual club event was organised by John and Ann Faircloth. In the picture, Vanessa Scott (seated) is surrounded by the singers - from L to R: Vanessa Bowers, Hayley Moy, Linda Scott Tomlin, Jenny Coleman, Harriet Johnston, Verity Anderson and Louisse Tossell. [16 Mar 2006]

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[Click here for the original announcement of the event]