Club of Great Missenden
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Mar 07 to 20 May 2007
Rodwells, the wine suppliers based in Pitstone Green Business Park, kindly hosted a wine tasting evening for the members of Great Missenden Rotary Club. Guests included Dr Alan Morris (president of Chesham Rotary Club), his wife Sylvia Morris and David Unwin - also of Chesham Club. The blind wine tasting was fun. Many thanks to Peter Rodwell and Sue who organised the evening. Click here for more photos. Click here for link to Rodwells.[6 Aug 2007]
Tony and Sheila Shaw once again let the Rotary Club of Great Missenden have a garden party at Cherrywood, their home. Even the weather was kind - stayed dry but a bit chilly. Everyone had an enjoyable evening in a beautiful garden with live Caribbean music. Many thanks to Tony & Sheila Shaw. Click here for the photos. [30 July 2007].
Members of Great Missenden Rotary support the Misbourne School's Black-tie Ball. It was held in a Marquee built for the Light House Project. Funds raised go towards the school funds. [July 2007] [High resolution pictures are available from Steve Gill]
Cherie Blair inaugurates the Play in Prestwood on 15 July 2007: Claire Moore (in white T-shirt, with the microphone) outlined the efforts and the determination of her 'Play in Prestwood' Group to build the play area and bring it to fruition. She also thanked everyone including Rotary Club of Great Missenden for their contribution. The Parish Council thanked the members of Play in Prestwood, and Mike Rainford of the Rotary Club of Great Missenden.
Cherie Blair praised the efforts and power of 'determined women' ... and explained how she got involved in the project about a year ago while at the Misbourne School's 50th anniversary fete ... and how she encouraged the Rotary Club of Great Missenden to help the neighbouring stall at that fete - Play in Prestwood. She further facilitated a a successful fund raising event. Click here for the full story . [Click here for an earlier pictorial story at the fete on 18 June 2006] [15 July 2007]
The Larder Trophy: Ed Whymark organised a Golfing Day at Weston Turville Golf Course. 16 players took part in it, and several other club members and their partners joined them for dinner afterwards. Click here for photos and prize-winners. [12 July 2007]
Some of the Club members enjoyed a day out at Henley Royal Regatta, on 4 July 07. Rotarian Peter Booth, as usual, got the tickets for the Stewards Enclosure. [High resolution pictures are available from Guru Guruswamy]. [8 July 07]
Message from President John
Mike Rainford (left) hands over the Club President's role to John Coates at Missenden Abbey on 2 July 07. Mike thanked all the Club members for their support during the year while John Coates thanked Mike for his splendid achievements and memorable events he organised throughout the year.
Our Club member Paul McDowell together with five of his female colleagues from McD Marketing did a Skydive on 23 June 07 to raise money for the MS Centre in Halton. Between the six of them, they hope to raise over £3,000 and the other 21 divers for MS Centre should raise a further £7,000. Paul said of the jump, "40 seconds of freefall to descend approx. 5,000 ft, then four and a half minutes of hanging around!!!!!!". [June 2007]
Some additional pictures of the RI Convention 2007 held in Salt Lake City - as taken by Club Rotarian Steve Gill including some Mormon Buildings. This supplements the earlier story from Alan Maizels. [June 07]
A new member to our Club: President Mike Rainford (left) welcomes Terry Cann, resident of Hyde Heath. Terry was introduced to the Club by Richard Waterfield, and his classification is Marketing. [26 June 2007]
Club member Alan Maizels and his wife Sandra were at the RI Convention in Salt Lake City, USA. Alan gave a brief account of his impressions. Click here for the impressive pictorial story. Steve Gill also attended some of the sessions. [June 2007]
The two GSE teams - from England and Argentina - met at the Farewell Party to the Argentinean Team in Stevenage on 4 June 2007. They are seen here together with Gary Eastman (in the middle, with an yellow tie) and Gavin Plews (far right) - our Club member who led the English team. Click here for more stories and pictures.