Whether you are volunteering by helping your local community set up a foodbank or responding to local and international disasters, there is a project or activity to suit everyone. By volunteering with Rotary, you know that you will be changing people’s lives for the better.
Being part of Rotary is more than just giving back to the community by volunteering. It is also about you bringing your skills, experience and enthusiasm to help it thrive, whilst making some great friends along the way. Our club is a friendly place which invite speakers from a wide range of backgrounds to share their knowledge, increasing your social and cultural understanding. Members also share a common interest in friendship and if you visit any of our clubs around Great Britain and Ireland you will immediately feel the sense of camaraderie and fun.
|It's always good to know that our investment in worthy causes has such satisfying results as "Warwick in Africa". This organisation run from Warwick University, is about a group of young people wanting to use the skills they have to help another group of young people. It overcomes race, language and distance and both groups end up learning a lot. This was certainly the case with Elisabeth. Sarah introduced her as one of a group of six talented volunteers who went out to Accr...a in Ghana to teach children in a school over a period of four weeks. Elizabeth found her 173 students well motivated and eager to learn, teaching a bit of maths, language, science and even going them in a dance session. She found her time very fulfilling and it increased her desire to do more as a volunteer. The final gift left with the school was a printer/scanner and clocks to help with time keeping as well as a few items to help the school teachers. Elisabeth's gift was a sadness when she left them but a happy caring experience that will stand her in good stead for her future. http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/giving/community/wia/|
|19th September 2016|
|We are so lucky to have yet another brilliant speaker, or rather, quartet of speakers. Four young ladies from Arden Academy, brimming with confidence and talking eloquently about their time in Drakensburg area of Kwazulu, Natal. Philippa, Becky, Caitlin & Daisy (Kathryn & Olivia were unable to join them on the evening) talked about their trip to South Africa. They had a wonderful experience helping young people in the Schitsdrift primary school learn a bit of English and som...e geography as well as having fun with playground games. They left books, pencils, trampolines and so much more with the youngsters. In fact we think they left a lot more. The affection between them and the pupils will be with them for a long time. Well done to all six of the girls. Brilliant talk and video of their time out there. ( and a photo album to pass around).|
|5th September 2016|
One of the charities that our Club has supported this year and a very worthy charity indeed. Peter & Laura gave us a talk with plenty of happy slides about all the activities that ILEAP provides to help people from 4 years to adults who have some mild/moderate learning challenges. Inclusive leisure activities include things like Cookery Clubs, Saturday Clubs, Trampolining, Music and Dance, Arts and Crafts, Meals Out, Day Trips, Pamper Clubs, Scalectrix Parties, Ten Pin Bowl...ing, Multi Sports Sessions, New Age Kurling, Cycle Rides to name but a few. The Charity has started working its magic from the Kenilworth Centre in town
|13th August 2016|
|A talk by Medecins Sans Frontieres at a recent meeting. The commitment and dedication of those volunteers who support this organisation are something to be truly admired. John Buckels, a specialist surgeon, told us about some of the time he has spent helping out in Africa. A generous, gentle man, who held his audience in thrall throughout his presentation. A few of the slides he showed us are below. Thank you John, not only for the talk but for your... generous humanity. http://www.msf.org.uk|
|7th August 2016|
|An important part of English Medieval history tonight when Jan, Chair of Kenilworth History Society talked about the longest Siege in our history. From June to December 1266, the loyal supporters of Simon de Montfort (who first involved town representatives and burgesses in a meeting of Parliament) held out against the army of Henry III. Kenilworth was the centre of royal government for those 6 months. A fascinating tale, well told. Come to Kenilworth to join in the town c...elebrations in memory of the Siege. Jan received a cheque from our President as a contribution to the Harry Sunley Project, which plans to refurbish the famous Abbey Tantara / Gatehouse.|
|26th July 2016|
|An evening meeting with an international flavour. The photo shows our President John (local lad made good) with Jasmine (Egypt) and Fiammetta (Italy), who you have met before along with Marvin, who is currently studying Economics at Warwick University (with support funding from a scholarship, Coventry North & Kenilworth Rotary Clubs). Marvin is from Trinidad. Opthalmist Alan Taylor gave a talk about the work of Vision Aid in Africa, focusing on Uganda. ... 13 million children in the world need glasses and many miss their education because they cannot see well enough to read. The work of his charity is helping to relieve this by training locals to measure sight ability and then produce suitable lenses to improve peoples vision. (Sorry no photos unless Alan can send me some?) The Club made a donation to his charity http://www.visionaidoverseas.org/what-we-do|
|4th July 2016|
moving talk last night about a remarkable charity that helps support children with life limiting or terminal illness and their families in the UK. Through the loss of her daughter Molly at the age of 8, Rachel Ollerenshaw set up a charity to help grant wishes to children and gave a very moving account of how the charity goes about fulfilling the wishes of children at this emotional time. With the support of many organisations, 225 wishes were granted last year and over 13...0 so far in 2017. These range from special chairs and an iPad to a day out a a London Show. Rachel showed a short video clip of some of the parents who had had to face such a traumatic loss in their lives. Our President John made a small donation to the charity on the evening. Check out their website for more information. http://www.mollyolly.co.uk
We were also delighted to welcome a visitor all the way from Alabama, now working on secondment at AGCO, based locally. Welcome Allen Davis, an ex RYLA student, to the UK. We hope to see much more of you whilst you are here.
|13th June 2016|
Speaker: John Buckles
Title of the talk: Medicine Scans Frontiers
|7th June 2016|
A fascinating and informative talk "Through the Jeweller's Loupe" by Gary. So much information about precious metals and hallmarking that we barely scratched the surface of gemstones until the end. So now we know that carats comes originally from the weight of a carob seed until the 1570s. And 1 gram of gold can be beaten into a gold sheet 2 millionths of an inch thick covering a square metre. Silver, Platinum, Palladium and all the colours of gold were covered in his pres...entation.Gary makes some beautiful jewellery and even has his own identity stamped on the jewellery he sends to the assay Office to be hallmarked. Thank you Gary for a great talk.
|16th May 2016|
Steve Donnelly introduced our club members to a revolutionary product for scar management. After 16 years in the pharmaceutical industry he set up the distribution company AMRED Health Care.
For more information click here.
|9th May 2016|
Matt Huckin talked about Serve On which is a humanitarian assistance and disaster response charity that supports domestic and international communities in times of need. They train and equip dedicated members of the public, emergency service and former military service personnel alongside young people who benefit from a new purpose in life. By creating multidisciplinary teams of volunteers, they deliver immediate response when and where required.
For more information please go to serveon.org.uk
|President John handed a cheque to the Castel Froma representative to be used for the Helen Ley Site.|
|11th April 2016|
Brian Nicol the past chairman of the Kenilworth Footpath Preservation spoke about the beginnins of the group.
The new chairman Jim Passmore spoke about the recent developments.
To see his presentation please click here
|4th April 2016|
We were privileged to have a neurosurgeon Peter Stanworth as our speaker this week. He talked about his experiences in Helmand at Camp Bastion and showed the high quality of medical services there were in the camp. Peter emphasised the fact that head injuries and haemorrhage were the usual causes of death and the first priority for the medical team was to stop bleeding and resuscitate the injured person before any surgery could be performed. More information and pictures on our facebook.
Peter was given a donation to his chosen charity : ABF Soldiers Charity: http://www.soldierscharity.org/about-us/what-we-do/
|21st March 2016|
An inspirational talk from the double act of Jamie and Andrew.Two young volunteers, who have taken time out from their jobs in the Civil Service, to give their support to a school community project in Mlambe, Malawi. Andrew started off by talking about his magnificent cycle ride from Windhoek in Namibia to the west coast of Africa and then through Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi to end up in Tanzania - a 6,000 km trip. His overwhelming impression was of the friendliness and help he received from the people he met on the journey, although pleased to avoid any lions along the way. "People have nothing but still want to share the little they have with you". He found incredible warmth and a welcome in Malawi, where the Mlambe school building project is taking place. Jamie then took over and talked about the novel approach, using compacted earth in polypropylene bags for building walls. The web link below gives some details. The project was funded by 'The Kitchen Table CharityTrust' established by the BBC 's John Humphries. Our Club met him at last years Conference and made a significant donation to help the Mlambe project. http://www.themlambeproject.org
|14th March 2016|
Paul Trainor from FIREFLY Aerial Innovation gave a very interesting talk about the world of drones. His company is involved in survey, inspection & GIS maps, renewables, filming, fire fighting, extreme weather and disaster areas, logistics, search and rescue and many other areas.
For more information go to http://www.fireflyai.com/
|7th March 2016|
Steve Boden gave a very interesting talk about his profession - which is promoting pantomine. He made us realise that it was a 12 month a year job although most of it happens between November and January. It was fascinating to learn how involved the whole concept is and the detail to which Steve and his team has to commit to produce final events (about a dozen around the country). It was interesting to hear many of the anecdotes from his experiences.
For more pictures of the props click here
|22nd February 2016|
Jonathan and David gave the club the summary of workshop discussions and a brief along the following lines:
Introduction – aim of consultation (arising from Workshop), process, check understanding of questions (Jonathan)
Outcome - feedback mechanism, how the information will be used, next steps, e.g. formal focus groups, new initiatives etc. (David)
|28th January 2016|
|The evening finished with the induction of our third corporate member, Sadikur, from the "Indian Ark", Indian restaurant in our town. http://www.indianark.co.uk|
|4th January 2016|
World Child Cancer- another very moving talk by a most deserving charity. Paul Trendall talked about child cancer in the Cameroons, probably the poorest country in the world with limited natural resources, $2 per day average income, struggling to cope with malaria, HIV and other millennium target diseases, also with the problems of cancer in children ( not a 'millennium' disease ?). Cancer survival rates in the "developed" world are 75-85%--- in Africa and the underdeveloped... world, the figure is 10%!
100,000 children die each year in Africa from a cancer that can be treated! For more info check out their website http://www.worldchildcancer.org/what-we-do
Thank you to Roy Shearing for providing write-ups for this website.
Who we are:
Our members are positive men and women who want to make a difference, they come from a wide range of backgrounds and age groups. Some are full individual members; others are ‘associates’ or ‘corporate members’.
Would you like to be part of Rotary? Get involved in one of our projects or come to one of our events or meetings. We look forward to meeting you.
To find more about us pop in to the Holiday Inn. We meet there some Mondays between 6:30 and 9pm ( 212 Abbey End, Kenilworth, CV8 1ED, Phone 01926 8559570) or at other locationsor write to: email@example.com
Please check our programme. You will be very welcome.
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CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP SCHEME
Today's world of business places a seemingly ever increasing demand on the time of those involved in it, to improve performance and get results. Yet there is still pressure on organisations to accept some measure of social responsibility and broaden the horizons of their team.
Rotary is "a worldwide network of inspired men and women, who translate their passion into relevant social causes, to change lives in communities.... and form a global network of business, professional and community leaders who volunteer their time locally and around the world and form strong lasting friendships in the process."
It is therefore logical that a membership opportunity should be open to corporate bodies to join a Rotary club and facilitate a common objective.
The Rotary Club of Kenilworth offers local organisations an opportunity:
For just £160 pa, your organisation could be a member of this club. Membership permits you to appoint up to 4 designees who can then attend our club meetings and events and enjoy all the benefits. This attendance can for example be by way of rota thus spreading the involvement and opportunity around your team of designees.
Contact us for more information or download the Application form.
How did we spend the money last year
Community & Vocational gave money to:
|£ 2,500.00||Kenilworth Centre C&V|
|£ 1,500.00||Kenilworth Wardens Defibribulator|
|£ 624.00||RC Cov Nth Marvin McKenzie joint sponsorship|
|£ 500.00||4th Kenilworth Scout Troop|
|£ 500.00||Kenilworth School C&V|
|£ 420.00||Kenilworth Cubs 100|
|£ 300.00||Rotary Disabled Sports|
|£ 250.00||Side by Side|
|£ 250.00||Medequip4Kids C&V|
|£ 250.00||ServeOn 50:50 Intl and C&V|
|£ 200.00||World Transplant Games|
|£ 200.00||Ronald McDonald|
|£ 200.00||Stuart Moir|
|£ 180.00||Mabblethorpe Holidays|
|£ 150.00||Tom Mascarenhas - Oddiysian Summer Camp|
|£ 140.00||District 1060 Football Festival|
|£ 120.75||British Legion Poppy Appeal|
|£ 100.00||Spinal Muscular Atrophy Support UK|
|£ 100.00||British Legion Kenilworth Branch|
|£ 100.00||Caitlin Macdonald C&V|
International gave money to:
|£ 1,983.63||Guatemala Literacy Project|
|£ 1,311.00||RC of Warwick Bo Project|
|£ 1,110.03||GLP Scholarships|
|£ 1,000.00||Tahahun Nepal|
|£ 1,000.00||Uorissa Scanner|
|£ 800.00||Sri Lanka GG|
|£ 590.00||Shelter Box|
|£ 450.00||University of Warwick re Warwick in Africa|
|£ 250.00||Hope and homes charity|
|£ 250.00||Village Water|
|£ 250.00||ServeOn 50:50 Intl and C&V|
|£ 1,000.00||Medicines Sans Frontiers|
|£ 1,000.00||SIA President's Charity|
|£ 1,000.00||District 1060 Rotary Foundation|
October 31st - Diwali Celebrations at Indian Ark Kenilworth
November 11th-13th - Art Show at the Holiday Inn Kenilworth
November 17th - Quiz Night at the Holiday Inn Kenilworth (in aid of ILeap)
November 25th - Christmas Lights Switch on, Warwick Rd, Kenilworth (in aid of Children in Need)
The death toll from Hurricane Mathew is rising rapidly whilst hundreds of thousands are homeless – almost a repeat of the 2010 earthquake so far.
We, like many Rotary Clubs, are responding via the Shelter Box organisation & will watch developments.
If you copy and paste the link below, you can gather more detailed information.
|26st November 2016|
Switching in the Christmas Lights in Warwick Road, Kenilworth. Rotary Club of Kenilworth turned out in force to shake buckets for Children in Need. Free soup given away thanks to EGO restaurant in Kenilworth. Sweets and energy bars to keep the young and young in heart happy. The street organ supplied by Ernie played Christmas music to keep everyone entertained. Although it was a bit chilly, we had a fun time and collected £196 from the generous Kenilworth public.
|21st November 2016|
Rotary Club of Kenilworth at the Holiday Inn tonight. After a tasty buffet and getting to meet each other, we welcomed Kenilworth School to the Club as a Corporate member. After that, the new Interact Club at the school was inaugurated by our District Governor Peter. During the evening, a cheque was donated to the school to fund T-shirts for their attempt to play basketball for 24 hours raising money for charity. Alice from the '6th Form Student Council' cited Rotary 'Youth Speaks' for her ability to give an excellent vote of thanks for the evening. Paul at the end paid tribute to the commitment and achievement of the young students in raising large funds for various charities. May they go from strength to strength now they are part of the Rotary movement.
|17th November 2016|
|Well, what a fun Quiz Night. Organised by Rotary Club of Kenilworth Corporate members, "Band Hutton Button' and held in Corporate Member "Holiday Inn" of Kenilworth", 120 people tested their general knowledge and some were found wanting!!! Our team performed spectacularly badly and highlights our need to have more quizzes to improve our skills! At least we sat on the same table as the exultant winning team, 'Just Making up the Numbers' with team made up by staff of Nat West... & Lombard Bank. That's the last time I make a disparaging comment about bankers. They were brilliant, with a top score of 97! With a tasty chicken curry buffet (with veggie option) the evening was friendly and very successful. The final amount raised for Ileap charity was approx £1600. The scores are below for those who want to know. Plan for improvement next time (or easier questions?) http://www.bandhattonbutton.com Well, what a fun Quiz Night. Organised by Rotary Club of Kenilworth Corporate members, "Band Hutton Button' and held in Corporate Member "Holiday Inn" of Kenilworth, 120 people tested their general knowledge and some were found wanting!!! http://www.bandhattonbutton.com https://www.holidayinn.com/hotels/gb/en/kenilworth http://www.ileap.co.uk|
|11th-12th November 2016|
|The Rotary Club of Kenilworth Art Show held at the Holiday Inn . There were some great art on show and most available to buy. There was a Tombola which helped raise funds for Molly Olly's Wishes . We sold 37 paintings|
|The District 1060 Conference at Carden Park. Our President with his wife out for a ride.|
|30th October 2016|
|President John and Colin, promoting the Shelter Tent on the lawn at the Holiday Inn Kenilworth. The local Explorer Scouts had a very comfortable overnight sleep in the tent. Check out the charity https://www.shelterbox.org/|
|4th October 2016|
Just to let you know that we had a very productive lunchtime session yesterday when the Interact Club from Kenilworth School came along to the Holiday Inn and planted one box of crocus corns for Polio. 11 girls came with three members of staff and they managed to plant all 5000 around the borders of the Holiday Inn! As you will see from the attached photos, they seemed to have a lot of fun and have agreed to come back for a photoshoot when the crocuses come out in the spring.
We would like to thank the Holiday Inn team for their support: David, Mike (the gardener who kept everyone in order) and Louise (who took the photos, arranged the HI Facebook post and contacted the Kenilworth News) and Gillian Clark and Jonathan who came along to help and supervise. A donation of £90 will be made to Foundation, Polio campaign, by Holiday Inn, John Boothroyd and Jonathan to cover the cost of the crocuses.
Our special thanks go to Jim and his colleagues and the Interactors. They were thrilled that their efforts today would be helping other children, particularly when they heard that each £1 buys 5 polio vaccines! Their behaviour was impeccable and they were a real credit to Kenilworth School. John and I are seeing the Headmaster next week and will relay this, in the meantime do please feel free to let others know how impressed we were with them all.
Rotary handover night. Good attendance with fish & chips meal. John B takes over from John K, our new District Governor, Peter Roberts, says a few words and not forgetting the two star ladies as Mary hands over to Alison. This was a great evening with wonderful Rotary Fellowship evident all evening. For more pictures please click here.
|29th June 2016|
|District 1060 Handover at Nailcote Hall Hotel. Peter Roberts succseeded Paul Jaspal as our District governor. For more pictures from the evening please click here. Above is a picture of Pater Roberts with his District Team.|
|20th June 2016|
|The President John organised an outing to the Red Lion in Claverdon.The restaurant is run so well by Ayman who used to provide our Monday night meals at the Quality Inn. The meal was extremely good and we were glad to hear that Ayman has resolved his dispute with his landlords in his favour, which means we will be able to go again! A truly great evening. The service was excellent. For more pictures from the evening please click here.|
|16th of June 2016|
|Induction of the new members. Welcome to Michelle Gavin, Page Cotterill, Louise Sheepy, Samuel Wilson, Marta Fisher, Sarah Avern and Helen Bowns. For more pictures please click here.|
|12th June 2016 Two Castles Run|
|Another enjoyable event and the main fund raiser for the Kenilworth Rotary Club. For more pictures click here.|
|27th - 29th of May|
We were delighted to be visited by 13 members of our partner Club of Luneburg in Germany. They arrived on Friday 27th May and left us on Sunday 29th May. Five of our Club members hosted them in their homes and showed them around our town. Many of our Club joined them at Marco Pierre Whites at the Holday Inn on Saturday to enjoy an excellent three course meal, afterwards crowding into President to be, John B's, home for coffee etc. On Sunday, current President John K and hi...s wife Mary hosted them all with many of our Club at his home to enjoy the sunshine, John's garden and a ploughman's lunch, before they left later for the airport and home. This reinforces our friendship between the two Clubs and a return visit is planned for May 2018. if your German is up to scratch, check out http://www.lueneburg.roweb1800.de
Our best wishes to: Friedrick & Ann, Gerd & Jutta,Clemens & Marion, Dieter & Christa, Alwin & Elke, Axel & Marie Louise, and Peter. We look forward to meeting with you again. For more pictures click here
|16th May 2016|
|Our new member Gillian Clark. She came to us from the Coventry Breakfast club when she was for 23 years although she lived in the Kenilworth for almost 50 years.|
|25th April 2016|
|Our President John presents a 'special' badge to one of our Rotarians David B for bringing in new members. He was responsible for the Special recruitment when we helped with the Stratford Marathon.|
|24th April 2016|
|On Sunday, the day after the anniversary of Shakespeare's death,16 of us turned up in Stratford, to help out with the famous Stratford Marathon as marshals. A bright sunny day with the occasional light shower but it was a bit cold for the oldies! The runners seemed to enjoy it and made a point of thanking the marshals as they ran round the course.|
|23th April 2016|
|The District Assembly at Warwick University was attended by a good group of our members helping as stewards for car parking and registration as well as ensuring the bacon and sausage rolls were eaten up. A well organised morning, which included presentations by Steve Cartwright about the need for Club Visioning and our own Phil H talking about the planned District Conference at Carden Park Hotel in Cheshire. The Peter Pan theme should go down well. The great and the good assemble on stage so we can all recognise them in future. District Governor Paul nearest with incoming DG Peter in the middle.|
|22nd April 2016|
Thanks to Rotary Club of Birmingham for a great night out at the Birmingham Symphony Hall with the CBSO. A party of thirty from Kenilworth enjoyed a feast of music with the CBSO conducted by Anthony Inglis and the Morriston Orpheus Male Choir conducted by Joy Amman Davies. Some haunting music with a tribute to the Battle of Britain Spitfire and a bit of flag waving, as for the "Last Night of the Proms" ending with a resounding sound of cannon (with a strong smell of gunpowder) with the 1812 Overture. Thank you Peter for organising this for us. Birmingham Rotary hope to raise £50,000 for their charities.
|4th April 2016|
|Our newest member - Alan Clark - holding the Welcome Pack, ready to take part in Club service to the community.|
|29th March 2016|
Rotary Family – Palace of Varieties – Meet at Helen Ley – Buffet by Indian Ark
For more pictures from the evening click here
|21st March 2016|
|SUPPORT FOR MEDICAL FACILITIES IN UYOGO Peter Fisher, Chair of the Kenilworth Uyogo Friendship Link (KUFL), attended a recent meeting of The Rotary Club of Kenilworth to receive a donation of £3000 towards the provision of a maternity unit in Uyogo, a village in Tanzania with which Kenilworth has had a friendship link since 1979. Joyce Ongati, who was the village nurse, was sponsored by KUFL to train for 5 years to become a doctor. Joyce has now returned to Uyogo as a qualified doctor, and KUFL is funding a Health Centre for the village, starting with a maternity unit. The picture shows Peter Fisher receiving the Rotary donation from Club President John Kelley, whilst Alexander and James Butler, year 10 students at Kenilworth School and keen supporters of the Uyogo link, hold a picture which shows the maternity unit under construction, with Dr. Joyce Ongati and a small group of pregnant ladies who will be the first to benefit from the facility. Peter expressed his appreciation to the Rotarians, who, along with other organisations and individuals in Kenilworth, have now been supporting the work in this Tanzanian village for 37 years.|
|20th March 2016|
|Five club members enjoyed RIBI Young Musician Region 6 Final Competition at North Leamington School. Paul Jaspal, District Governor presented certificates to the winners: Callum Howells (Voice) sponsored by the Rotary Club of Aberdare; and Heledd Gwynant (Percussion) sponsored by the Rotary Club of Pontllanfraith.|
|22nd February 2016|
John Stanton Came back from visiting the Guatemala children project. Click on the picture above to see the booklet.
For more pictures click here
For more information go to web: www.guatemalaliteracy.org
|22nd February 2016|
|This evening Robin Kenward was inducted as an assosiate member to our club. Robin is a retired pharmasist, chairman of REMAP (an organisation which voluntarily makes specialist equipment for disabled people) and a member of the Coventry Model Engineering Club.|
|For previous Past Events click here|