Thursday 18th July
We were very pleased to hand over the ECO Greenhouse at Burton Joyce Primary School today. We have really enjoyed working with the ECO – Warriors who helped prepare the bottles and worked with us to complete the project. We will continue to work with the School next term. It has been a pleasure working with the staff and pupils at this ECO friendly School.
Thursday 27th June Handover
President Martyn passed on the reins to this year’s joint president Ken Hollingsworth who will be working jointly with Ian Scott. David Hurst gave the Appreciation Speech, Past President Martyn gave his Valedictory Speech. President Ken handed the President Elect chain to Colin Gell. We were very pleased to have Honorary Member Bob Sansom and his wife Erica with us. They very kindly started our new year off with a donation of £1000 for our charity account from Frank Key a local family run company. https://www.frank-key.co.uk/
Thursday 6th June
Canoe Club Presentation: Chris Belton and Ivan Harling joined us to present a large cheque for £6,741. Ivan gave an outline of why they are pleased to donate this money to charitable causes via RC Carlton. The association continues as they invite a RC Carlton member to their committee meetings. Ian Scott gives valuable help in transporting the canoes for them.
Two of our members Tony Sherwood and John Branson at Emmanuel House handing over our Clothes Collection to Alistair Paylor – The Centre Manager http://www.emmanuelhouse.org.uk/
Thursday 23rd May
Blood bikes presentation:
The sun shone for us as President Martyn presented a cheque for £4,300 to Blood Bikes. Pat Shawcroft brought a Blood Bike for our photos. During our meeting, John thanked us most sincerely and told us how the Nottinghamshire Blood Bikes are being used more and more by the NHS. They have completed 5000 jobs within the last 3 years. They estimate to have saved the NHS £79,500 to date. Their charity relies on donations such as ours which will be used for ongoing costs of petrol, insurance and maintenance.
Carlton Town Lions Football Club Under 16 Team
Carlton Town Lions contacted us in September last year to see if we could help them with some money to assist them in going to Barcelona to play in a number of Football Tournaments in April this year. We came to an agreement by way of their parents and players helping us with our Christmas Santa Collection. Carlton Town Lions and Parents filled 47 of the much needed collection slots. We all had fun got cold and wet and raised money for the local community! We gave them the agreed sum of money to help them go to Barcelona. We received this email below from them yesterday.
Hi Rotary Club of Carlton
I just wanted to give you a quick update from our Barcelona tour.
We got back today from a fantastic trip and I am delighted to say that we went and won the whole thing!!
30 teams from Spain, Italy, England, Netherlands, Germany and more were in our age group.
We are all over the moon with the result and I have to say it is a truly wonderful achievement by all the players and parents.
Thank you so much for being such an important part in getting us there, we’ve made so many unforgettable memories and we are all so grateful for that.
Thanks and take care,
Rtn Mike Hall recently visited his family in Australia
Saturday 30th March
We had our Social / Fundraiser at Mapperley Golf Club with Gentry.
We raised £460 for Nottinghamshire Blood Bikes.
Thursday 7th March
We had a visit from Grace yesterday evening the Gymnast we are supporting. We wish you all the best for the 2019 Gymnastics British Championships
Thursday 24th January
Carlton Lions Football Club: At the end of the evening we were joined by several players, their manager and parents so we could say a big “thank you” for their work on our Christmas Float. We presented a cheque for £1,500 and wished them well in their tournament in Spain in April.
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.
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.
Thursday 8th November
18 of us went to The Royal Oak East Bridgford http://theroyaloakeb.co.uk/ 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.
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
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.
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.
Thursday 2nd August
Carlton members have been collecting toothpaste, soap, antiseptic cream and have donated £100 to Aquabox. See http://www.aquabox.org
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.
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.