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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.

KAIROS - WOMEN WORKING TOGETHER - LUCIA LEON

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On Tuesday 31st March 2015, Coventry North was pleased to welcome Lucia Leon from a charity, KAIROS WWWT, ‘Women Working Together’ which is based at St. Peter’s Centre, Howard Street, Coventry. It was especially pleasing to welcome eight of our wives, partners and widows of past members. After lunch, we had a very interesting talk from Lucia about Kairos which believes in the value and dignity of all women. Following questions, a cheque was presented to her with the good wishes of all persons present. Photographs were taken by Brian Sharp.

SAND DAMS IN AFRICA

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On Tuesday 24th. March 2015, Coventry North was pleased to welcome six members from Bedworth Rotary Club who were on a “scatter” day. We were also joined by Rotarian Robert Mowle from Tamworth Anker Club, who is the District International Chairman. After lunch, he gave a very interesting illustrated talk on Sand Dams which were being built in Swaziland and other parts of Africa, enabling the population to gain access to clean water more easily.

CYCLE CHALLENGE IN INDIA

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On Tuesday 17th March 2015, Rotarian Leanne Beverley, from Coventry Jubilee Rotary Club, visited our Club and gave an illustrated talk on her forthcoming cycle ride across part of India in aid of “End Polio Now”. Six Days, 260 miles in 30c of heat! She was very well received, with many questions, and given the best wishes of the Club for a successful trip. A cheque was given towards her needs. Photographs were taken of the occasion by Brian Sharp.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS

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On Tuesday 10th March 2015, Rotarian Bert Flannery visited Coventry North and joined us for lunch. This was followed by a talk by Bert outlining religious education in the schools, which gave food for thought amongst the members. John Green gave a very good vote of thanks. President Peter handed over a cheque.

TROOP AID

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On Tuesday 24th February 2015, Albert Sutton, Chairman of Troop Aid, paid a visit to Club and gave an enlightening talk regarding Troop Aid of which he was one the founder members, nine years ago. The charity has the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service with the Prince of Wales as a Patron. A very small amount is taken out for expenses. Injured troops arriving back in this country are provided with mobile phones, fleeces, tracksuit bottoms, hoodies, waterproof jackets trainers and slippers. The personnel are also assisted in many different other ways.

KING'S HILL NURSERY

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On Tuesday 17th February, Chris Goodman from King's Hill Nursery visited the Club and gave a talk regarding the Nursery and how it helps people with learning difficulties cope with modern day problems. They have approximately 15 visitors requiring guidance at a time with an average of three staff to assist them.
After questions and answers, Chris was thanked for an interesting talk with good wishes for the future.

CROW RECYCLING

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On Tuesday 10th February 2015, Barbara Cowling visited Coventry North Rotary Club and gave a talk regarding Coventry Recycling Of Waste (CROW), which is now based in Sparkbrook Street, Coventry. Following an enjoyable lunch, many questions were asked and the meeting finished at 2pm Photographs were taken to mark the day. The Club presented Barbara with a cheque for the charity, with best wishes for every success in the future.

FRIENDS OF BRANDON WOOD

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On Tuesday 20th January, Andrew Ireland of the Friends of Brandon Wood came to Coventry North Rotary Club and gave an illustrated talk regarding Brandon Wood and its maintenance. Several members have visited this beautiful area and asked many questions. Later a cheque was presented to Andrew for the “Friends of Brandon Wood” with good wishes for success in the future.

AIR AMBULANCE

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On Tuesday 13th January 2015, Jo Payne with a colleague visited the Coventry North Rotary Club and gave a talk regarding the Air Ambulance Service, which was well received. Many questions were asked and the meeting finished with Jo receiving a cheque from the Club for the charity.
Photographs were taken by Brian Sharp to mark the occasion.

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE

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On Tuesday 16th December 2014, The Rev. Canon John Eardley came to Coventry North Rotary Club and gave a Christmas Message which was very well received. The Club gave a donation to the Church of England Children's Society. Christmas and New Year Greetings were exchanged.

coventry community responders

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On Tuesday 9th December 2014, Richard Greenway came to the Club and gave a talk about the Coventry Community Responder's work. We had an enjoyable lunch (as can be seen in the photograph). He was given a cheque for his charity by President Peter and wished every success with his future plans to become a doctor.

Projects in Tanzania

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Photographs taken by Brian Sharp at the lunchtime meeting of Coventry North Rotary Club on 12th August 2014 when Laurence Wood told us about life as a obstetrician in Tanzania.

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

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