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PEDAL FOR POLIO - RTN LEANNE BEVERLEY

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On Tuesday 26th January 2016, President Bob Preston welcomed Rotarian Leanne Beverley to Coventry North Rotary Club, to give a talk on her adventures whilst touring for a week on a bicycle in Rajahstan, India, based in Jaipur.  Our Ladies' Rotary Friends Group also attended for the lunch and the talk. Leanne treated us to a taste of the real India with her well illustrated powerpoint presentation.

MINIATURE ENGRAVING - GRAHAM SHORT

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On Tuesday 19th January we welcomed to the club Graham Short, Managing Director of Fine Arts Limited.  Graham specialises in miniature engraving and has engraved invitation cards, etc. for royalty.  One of his highlights is the Lord's Praver on top of a pin head.  He gave an illustrated talk with unbelievable photographs of mottoes on the edge of a razor blade and on specks of gold in the eye of a needle, amongst many other small items.

CAMPAIGN TO PROTECT RURAL ENGLAND - JOHN WHARAM

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On Tuesday 12th January 2016, President Elect John Green welcomed to Coventry North Rotary Club, John Wharam, Branch Development Manager  for the Warwickshire Campaign to Protect  the Rural Countryside. He was hosted by Past President Dick Dixon.  John gave a very interesting talk relating to conserving our ‘green lands’ and the proposed HS2 which has been planned to run though the county.  Many questions were asked by the members. and photographs were taken to mark the occasion.  John was presented with a cheque for his charity.

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE - REV. RACHEL BURGESS

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On Tuesday 22nd December 2015, Coventry North Rotary Club hosted Reverend Rachel Burgess and our Lady Friends of Rotary at its annual Christmas Lunch, and Christmas Message. We had a beautiful turkey meal with all the trimmings. President Bob Preston introduced the speaker Rev. Rachel Burgess, and Rotarian Brian Sharp gave the vote of thanks.

MY CHILDHOOD IN OCCUPIED HOLLAND IN WW2 - ANDY LOOMANS

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Andy Loomans came to Coventry North Rotary Club on Tuesday 10th November and gave a talk regarding his memories of living in Holland in World War II during the German occupation. Club members are at the age that they can relate to the terrible problems he endured, and shortages of food, etc. The members found the lunchtime very interesting with the photographs of the past showing the destruction, and then how Middleberg has been rebuilt. 

TALES FROM AN EX TRAFFIC COP - ALAN ROGERS

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On Tuesday 27th October 2015, we welcomed to Coventry North Rotary Club, our Ladies and Alan Rogers MBE, a retired police officer from Warwickshire Constabulary.

GUIDE DOGS - MARY GARLAND AND FRANK LYNN

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On Tuesday 20th October, our Rotary Club entertained  Frank Lynn and Mary Garland from the Guide Dogs (Coventry Volunteer Group). They gave a very interesting talk about the work of the guide dogs and their training. Many questions were asked and the speakers were thanked by Past President Philip Jackson. Photographs were taken by Brian Sharp to mark the occasion. Members wished the speakers and the charity every success for the future and presented Mary with a cheque for their funds.

HOPE AND HOMES FOR CHILDREN - CLAIRE WRIGHT. AND MARVIN MCKENZIE FROM TRINIDAD.

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On Tuesday 29th September 2015, Coventry North Rotary Club hosted Claire Wright from Hope and Homes for Children, a charity which arranges for young people in orphanages, to be placed with families in homes. This has been successful in various parts of the World. We also hosted a young student from Trinidad, Marvin McKenzie, who was being supported by the Rotary Clubs of Piarco Trinidad, Kenilworth and Coventry North. PDG David Robinson hosted him at our meeting.

FARMERS OVERSEAS ACTION GROUP - Rtn MIKE McCONVILLE

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On Tuesday 22nd September 2015 at Coventry North Rotary Club, we hosted the Ladies and we had a very interesting illustrated talk by Rotarian Mike McConville from Stourbridge. He spoke about the Farmers Overseas Action Group operating in Uganda and the help it brought to the locals.

RIVERBANK ACADEMY - DAWN O'SULLIVAN

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On Tuesday 15th September 2015, Dawn O’Sullivan visited Coventry North Rotary Club and gave a very interesting talk about Riverbank Academy (previously Alice Stevens School). This was followed by questions. President Bob thanked Dawn and wished the school well for the future.

BEDWORTH ALMSHOUSES - JOHN BURTON AND RTN. KEN ELLIOTT

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On Tuesday 9th. September 2015, Coventry North Rotary Club entertained Ken Elliott and John Burton who spoke about Nicholas Chamberlaine Almshouses in Bedworth. John gave a very interesting talk which was followed by many questions about the period and people at the time. Brian Sharp thanked the Speaker on behalf of the Club and photos were taken by him. John and Ken (a Trustee for the Charity) were wished well for the future.

ACORNS WITH GABRIELLE

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Assistant Governor Gabrielle Back visited us on Tuesday 25th August to tell us about her Acorns Collage Project. Proceeds will be given to Acorns Children's Hospice. Local schools will be encouraged to enter a collage depicting acorns. A donation was given to Gabrielle. We were delighted to have six lady visitors at this meeting. Photographs by Brian Sharp. CLICK ON THE FIRST PHOTOGRAPH TO VIEW THE ENTIRE ALBUM.

MYTON HOSPICE - CLAIRE AND ALEX COLLECT A CHEQUE

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On Tuesday 18th August, we were delighted to present a cheque for £1500 to Claire and Alex after their very interesting talk on the workings of the Charity. Photographs by Brian Sharp.

SCENES OF CRIME OFFICER PAUL TABERNER

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Photographs taken today by Brian Sharp during the very interesting and humorous talk by Paul Taberner, a retired Scenes of Crime Officer.

LEANNE BEVERLEY PHF & WILD FUTURES SPEAKER SAWSON BASTAWY

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At Coventry North Rotary Club's meeting on Tuesday 14th July 2015, President Bob Preston welcomed Leanne Beverley from Coventry Jubilee Rotary Club and Sawsan Bastawy representing Wild Futures. Past President Ashwin Kanabar spoke regarding Leanne’s work, the community, the fund raising she has carried out, and the trips abroad to raise funds for Rotary and other charities. President Bob was pleased to present Leanne with a Paul Harris Fellowship award in recognition of all her work. She received the applause from members and guests. Photographs by Brian Sharp.

AFRICA AND THE EBOLA SITUATION - ANDY RANSBERRY

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Andy Ransberry joined us at Coventry North Rotary Club for lunch today, June 16th 2015.  We enjoyed his illustrated talk about the situation in Africa, and how local people were able to deal with the outbreak of Ebola.  He first spoke to us a year ago when Past President Ashwin Kanabar donated funds to pay for 'T' shirts promoting the charity LACES, and produced a photograph of a young African lady wearing one of the garments. Sadly, Ashwin could not be present today, but Andy's grateful thanks will be passed on to him.

HEREWARD COLLEGE

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On Tuesday 19th May 2015, President Peter welcomed to Coventry North, representatives of Hereward College, Tile Hill Lane, Coventry, which was opened in 1972. The College accepts many students with various kinds of special needs, including physical, communication and learning difficulties. Two students, Jess and Louise gave a commentary to the illustrated projected slide show which had been put together by them.  The guests were hosted by Rotarian Brian Sharp who proposed a vote of thanks and best wishes for the future.

CHARITY GOLF DAY 2015

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A selection of photographs taken by Brian Sharp at the Club Charity Golf Day at Stoneleigh Deer Park golf course on 12th May 2015. Weather was quite good but vey windy. We all enjoyed the day but many “Yellow balls” were lost. Many thanks to Dick and all of his “little helpers” for making it such a successful day. TO VIEW THE COMPLETE ALBUM, DOUBLE CLICK ON THE FIRST PHOTOGRAPH.

FRIARGATE DEVELOPMENT

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On 28th April 2015, President Peter Thompson introduced Colin Knight from the Coventry City Council Planning Office, who came to Coventry North Rotary Club and gave an excellent talk on the Friargate Development around Coventry Railway Station. Colin’s talk was well illustrated and question time was brilliant, with points of view from an audience of mostly retired business people. The meeting ended at 2.20pm. Past President Michael White gave the vote of thanks on behalf of those present.

TOLL BAR ISLAND DEVELOPMENT

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On Tuesday 21st April 2015, President Peter Thompson welcomed to the Coventry North Rotary Club, Alan Jones, employed by GallifordTry, whose firm is building the A45/A46 improvement junction over the next three years. The project is now half way through. The talk was very well illustrated and many questions were asked about what changes we would see with the future flow of traffic. Alan was thanked for his talk and the firm was wished every success for the completion of the work. A cheque was handed to Alan which he donated the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance Service.

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Meetings

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

Note: 4th with partners and guests..

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