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THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLE IN INDIA AND BANGLADESH - OLIVER SCANLAN

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On Tuesday 24th January 2017, President John Green welcomed to Coventry North Rotary Club, Oliver Scanlan. who has been studying in India and Bangladesh, the problems of the people and the region.  He gave an illustrated in depth talk to four guest Coventry Jubilee Rotarians, nine club Ladies and the Club members.  The internal politics of the countries was described as being very complicated and coping with the millions of people who had died since independence was sobering.

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE - REV DAVID MAYHEW

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President John Green was pleased on Tuesday 20th December 2016 to welcome to Coventry North Rotary Club, Rev. David Mayhew.  It was a mild day for the winter solstice when our Rotary Club also welcomed three other Presidents of Coventry Clubs, and our ladies and friends.  With all our visitors it totalled 39 people altogether.  Rev. David gave the Grace then after a four course meal, delivered the Christmas Message which was well received.  Past President Bob Preston gave the vote of thanks on behalf of the Club.

CELEBRITY PORTRAIT SCULPTURES - MICHAEL BLUNDELL

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On Tuesday 13th December 2016, Michael Blundell visited Coventry North Rotary Club.  He was welcomed by President John Green and delivered an illustrated talk on Celebrity Portrait Sculptures. Mike had been for many years a sculptor, designer and teacher, instructing students in the skills of modelling, portraiture and the use of associated materials. A very interesting talk was delivered and questions asked.

THE RIVER SHERBOURNE - COLIN WALKER

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On Tuesday 29th November 2016, Colin Walker was welcomed to Coventry North Rotary Club by President John Green.  Colin gave a wonderfully illustrated talk about the River Sherbourne as it flows through the City of Coventry.  The talk lasted over 45 minutes which was packed full of information that the audience was able to relate to.  The river only covers 8 miles in length and yet is full of interesting facts that many in the audience were not aware of.

A MOMENT OF MAGIC - PETER POCELLI

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President John Green welcomed to Coventry North Rotary Club, our Ladies, four members of Bedworth Rotary Club with guests of President John.  Thirty two people sat down for lunch on Tuesday 21st November 2016, and we were amazed after the meal by Peter Pocelli, a magical entertainer, for 45 minutes. How he made cards, etc. appear and disappear, we will never know. 

Past President Magan Patel gave a vote of thanks which was endorsed by the audience.

DEMENTIA TOPICS - DGN GARY DANCER

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On Tuesday 15th November 2016, Gary Dancer, District Governor Nominee, visited Coventry North Rotary Club and was welcomed by President John Green. He first set us a quiz with ten questions being asked in fairly quick time and not repeating them. Some of us struggled in thinking of the answers in the limited time. Gary then told us the title of the talk was Dementia and this was a way of finding out if we were likely to be suffering from the disease.  He gave a very interesting and topical talk on the subject raising many questions from the members.

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO AND ME! - MARVIN MCKENZIE

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On Tuesday 11th. October 2016 President John Green had the pleasure of welcoming to the Club, Marvin McKenzie from Trinidad and Tobago, who is a student at Warwick University. Kenilworth and our Club are sponsoring him to help him with his studies for an Economics degree. Marvin gave a very interesting talk about Trinidad, Tobago and his life in the Caribbean.

ROTARY GUATEMALA LITERACY PROJECT

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On Tuesday 9th August 2016, President John Green had the pleasure of welcoming President Chris Parker with the Bedworth Rotary Club for their annual visit. Ten members of their Club attended.   Additionally were Rotarians John Stanton from Kenilworth, David Clayfield and John Parkinson from the Arbury Rotary Club, who gave a talk  about the Guatemala Literacy Project, all of whom having  been involved.

TNT - THE NEWS TEAM - NORMAN BARTLAM

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On Tuesday 27th September 2016, President John Green welcomed to the Club, Norman Bartlam from ‘TNT - The News Team’, and the Lady Friends of the Club. Norman gave a talk about the news programmes that had been produced by local groups for the last 20 years and transmitted to cover Birmingham and the ‘Black Country.  After the illustrated talk, questions were asked and Past President Peter Thompson gave the vote of thanks on behalf of the Club.  A cheque was presented to Norman with every good wish for the future.

KIDZ KLUB - SARAH ADAMSON

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On Tuesday 13th September 2016, President John Green was pleased to welcome to Coventry North Rotary Club, Sarah Adamson from the KidsKlub Charity, which has five clubs situated around the City.  This is a Christian organisation which supports young people basically between 6  and 12 years of age with help and guidance.  The children come from problem homes and the leaders have had a great success with them and their families.  Sarah gave a very informative talk which led to many questions being asked.

MERCY SHIPS - MARY FEARON

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On Tuesday 23rd August, we were joined by our Lady Friends of Coventry North, to hear a wonderfully illustrated explanation of the charity Mercy Ships.  Mary Fearon, herself a nurse and volunteer on the Africa Mercy, was welcomed by President John and he was pleased to give her a cheque to aid the future good work of the charity, which has been in existence now for 35 years..

WRITING THRILLERS AND CRIME NOVELS - RTN. TOM BRYSON

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On Tuesday 16th August 2016, President John Green had the pleasure of welcoming to Coventry North Rotary Club, Rotarian Tom Bryson of the Kinver Rotary Club.  He gave a very interesting talk about being a Crime and Thriller writer, having written many short stories and four novels which he has had published. aThey are ’Too Smart to Die’, 'In it for the Money’, ‘Sarcophagus’ and ‘The Zeppelin of Kinver Edge’.  A lot of interest was shown in the subject and many questions asked.  Rotarian Andrew Pargetter gave a vote of thanks.

DISTRICT GOVERNOR'S VISIT - DG PETER ROBERTS

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On Tuesday 26th July 2016, President John Green had the pleasure of welcoming District Governor Peter Roberts to Coventry North Rotary Club, and also President John Boothroyd and Alison from the Kenilworth Rotary Club. Peter outlined his plans for the future year with his aims and guidance for suggested events. Questions were asked and photographs taken.

DRIVERLESS CARS - PROFESSOR ANDREW PARKES

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On Tuesday 19th July 2016, Professor Andrew Parkes from Coventry University, was welcomed by President John Green to The Rotary Club of Coventry North, to give a talk on Driverless Cars!. We learnt that in the near future, this will be a possibility and should prevent many road accidents, (so we are told).  Members found the subject very interesting and many questions were asked. President Elect Steve Gage gave the vote of thanks.and President John gave Andrew a cheque for his charity and wished him well for the future.

PRESIDENTIAL HANDOVER 2016

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On Tuesday 5th July 2016, the annual changeover of officers at Coventry North Rotary Club took place. President Bob Preston handed over the chain of office to incoming President John Green. Forty four guests were present to see regalia of the Club exchanged. Steve Gage was installed as the President Elect. Best wishes were given to both parties and congratulations to Bob as the outgoing President for a successful year.  Photographs were taken by Brian Sharp.

PRESIDENTIAL VALEDICTORY ADDRESS - BOB PRESTON

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On Tuesday 28th June 2016, President Bob Preston gave his valedictory address to the Rotary Club of Coventry North which was attended by fellow Rotarians and the Friends of Rotary Ladies.  Bob gave an excellent talk outlining the past year of Rotary and the many things that had occurred.  Past President Ashwin Kanabar stated that he would not be joining us in the next Rotary year due to business pressures.

A VISIT TO CHINA - PAST PRESIDENT ROGER WOODWARD

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On Tuesday 21st June 2016, Past President Roger Woodward gave an illustrated talk about his visit with Sylvia to China.  An excellent tour of the country with a visit to the Terracotta Army, which was truly amazing. A vote of thanks was given by Past President Michael White and a cheque handed over to Roger in aid of Food Bank, by President Bob Preston.

graham short and his engravings

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On Tuesday 24th May 2016, Graham Short, a micro-engraving artist, visited Coventry North for lunch and was welcomed by President Elect John Green. Graham gave an illustrated talk to members and our Lady Friends of Rotary regarding his miniature engraving of the Lord’s Prayer on the head of a pin, and  how he engraved an effigy of the head of the Queen on the inside of the eye of a needle. Following a fascinating forty minute talk, Past President Peter Thompson gave a vote of thanks.

CHARITY GOLF DAY PHOTOGRAPHS - 17th MAY 2016

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Photographs taken by Rotarian Brian Sharp.

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NURSING MEMORIES FROM THE PAST - DIANE CASTLEDINE

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On Tuesday 10th May 2016,  Miss Diane Castledine, Retired Director of Nursing at the University Hospital, Coventry, visited the Coventry North Rotary Club. She fondly spoke about memories of past of incidents and experiences in years gone by.  Diane was welcomed by President Bob Preston and hosted by Past President Philip Jackson.  Her talk was very humorous and rekindled many memories. Diane was very well received and presented with a cheque towards the Royal National Lifeboats Institution, and wished well with her talks and fund raising in the future.

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Coventry and North Warwickshire Cricket Club, Binley Road, Coventry CV3 1HB at 12:30 on Tuesday.

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