News and Recent Activities

Thursday 20th December

We had our Christmas party at Ramsdale Park Golf Centre. Great food, and a fun raffle.Tash Bird sang for our entertainment. A great night.

Tash Bird.PNG

Charity Fun Quiz Evening Saturday 9th February.


25 Rotary Shoe Boxes filled to help Children and Families in Eastern Europe.


41 old Phones and Tablets collected for Oxfam.…/other-ways-to-do…/recycle-with-us


Thursday 8th November

18 of us went to The Royal Oak East Bridgford for a Skittles evening including some drinks and food. David Styles was our STAR BOWLER!

Wednesday 31st October

10 pin bowling – our team of David Styles, Malcolm Gee, John Branson, Colin Gell, Mike Hall played RC Kirkby this week.  A good game, but we were just beaten by Kirkby in Ashfield Rotary Club.

IMG_1733 (002)Member visits Australia

Our member Mike Hall recently visited The Rotary Club of Carlton Melbourne Australia and brought greetings and a banner from the Vice-President of the RC Carlton in Melbourne. Mike also presented RC Carlton Melbourne with a banner from RC Carlton Nottingham!



Thursday 20th September:

We were very pleased to induct a new member to our Rotary Club, Tony Sherwood. Tony we welcome you to our club and look forward to working together. Pictured left to right John Branson proposer, Tony Sherwood and President Martyn

Tony Sherwood Induction

On Monday 27th August Bank Holiday we were at Lowdham Summer Show
Lowdham Show

The Kerala Crisis in India

We have sent 2 Aquaboxes and a Shelterbox to help the people effected by the Kerala Crisis in India.

Aquabox Relief For Southern India Floods Gets Underway

Responding to the devastating floods in southern India, an initial consignment of 240 Family Filters and 10 Community Filters leaves on 23rd August bound for Bangalore to help meet the urgent need for clean drinking water.

The floods in Kerala state and surroundings are some of the worst in India’s history. Airports, rail and road routes have been seriously affected making aid distribution extremely challenging.

Here at Aquabox we pride ourselves on finding secure, rapid logistics solutions and overcoming local difficulties in order to deliver much needed aid. Through our work with Rotary clubs in the affected areas of Kerala we are now in the position to airfreight out 240 family filters and 10 community filters to Bangalore. From Bangalore the Aquafilters will be transported by road to Mangalore and will then be distributed to the relief camps and other localilities in the devastated zones. We are grateful to our Rotary colleagues in Southern India for their valuable assistance with this.

Helpfully, the Indian Government Ministry of Finance has issued a notification, that subject to very tight conditions, humanitarian aid for the flood affected areas will not be subject to import tax. This will remain in place until December 2018 and is an assurance against abuse of the aid being donated.

Aquabox is continuing to work with local Keralan Rotary groups and examining the possibility of sending Aquabox Gold boxes, containing a wide variety of humanitarian aid items.

Our work in providing this emergency aid places enormous demand on our funds. We rely totally on donations to allow our work to continue. Please help us to help those in need.

India Aquabox

Saturday 18th August

Enjoying our walk before meeting other members at The Chequers Inn Woolsthorpe

Thursday 16th August

We were very pleased to be able to present Hilary Brown from WE R Here with a cheque for £250 to help them with their work in the community.

We R Here

Thursday 2nd August

Carlton members have been collecting toothpaste, soap, antiseptic cream and have donated £100 to Aquabox. See

Mike Hall our International Chairman delivered our collection and presented the cheque to Roger Cassidy, Chairman of Aquabox Trustees. Friday 3rd August

Saturday 21st July

Some of our members on a social walk around Papplewick, Linby and Newstead before a meal at the Horse and Groom.

Linby Walk

Wednesday 11th July

We all had a great day with Carlton le Willows Academy. Mock Interviews with some interesting students. Really good standards and an excellent group. They are all very committed and have a desire to be the best. We wish them all the best in the future.

Carlton le Willows Academy