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THE FUN OF ORIENTEERING - BOB BRANDON

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The Rotary Club of Coventry North welcomed the Club Ladies on 26th September 2017 to their Club lunch at the Coventry and North Warwickshire Sports Club.  Bob Brandon, a good friend of Past President John Green, was the speaker of the day talking about ‘The Fun of Orienteering’.

THE ZURI PROJECT - ROSS YOUNG

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On Tuesday 19th September 2017, President Steve Gage had the pleasure of welcoming members of the Bedworth Rotary Club and the speaker, Ross Young.   He gave a very good illustrated talk on the Zuri Project which he started with a friend three years ago.

SIXTIES NOSTALGIA - LARRY WATSON

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On Tuesday 22nd August 2017, President Steve Gage was pleased to welcome to Coventry North, Larry Watson to speak about Sixties Nostalgia.  He was able to take our memories back fifty years to the time of the Beatles, Carnaby Street, the Cold War and many other periods in time.  The audience of Ladies and guest had so many recollections from the period.  Ro

FRIENDS OF THE WAR MEMORIAL PARK - GILLY MILLS

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On Tuesday 25th July 2017, President Steve Gage welcomed to the Club, Gilly Mills from the Friends of the War Memorial Park, Coventry, who came along to speak about the Friends Group.

COVENTRY FOOD BANKS AND DEBT COUNSELLING SERVICE - GRAHAM CARPMAIL

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On Tuesday 18th July 2017, our President, Steve  Gage was pleased to welcome to Coventry North Rotary Club,  Graham Carpmail who spoke about the Coventry Food Banks and Debt Counselling Service.

PRESIDENTIAL HANDOVER 2017

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A selection of photographs taken by Rotarian Brian Sharp.  Click on first photograph to view them all.

MY JOURNEY FROM TAKING TO GIVING POLIO DROPS - FATIMA SHEHZAD

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On Tuesday 13th June 2017, Fatima Shehzad visited The Rotary Club of Coventry North and was greeted by President John Green.  She was introduced to the Club members and gave a very interesting talk on Polio and how every effort was being made, worldwide, by Rotary, to eradicate the problem.  Fatima, who is student at the University of Warwick, is member of Rotaract. 

BOMBER COMMAND - STUART GREEN

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On Tuesday 25th April 2017, President John Green welcomed to the Club, Stuart Green, who had come to give a talk about his father, William Green.  William had survived 22 missions over Europe as a navigator in the Second World War before his plane crashed.  He then had been taken prisoner of war.

THE BRITISH RED CROSS - RACHEL WEAVER

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On Tuesday 11th April 2017, President John Green welcomed to Coventry North Rotary Club, Rachel Weaver who promotes the values of the British Red Cross and gave a very interesting talk about the charity. It was first begun by a Swiss businessman, Henry Dunant in 1863 and has developed in to the incredible world wide organisation of today. Rachel gave an illustrated talk which was well received and created many questions from the Rotarians.  Past President Roger Woodward gave the vote of thanks.

THE FAMILY FUND TRUST - HOLLY NAM

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On Tuesday 28th March 2017, Holly Nam, a vivacious young lady came to Coventry North Rotary Club to tell us about The Family Fund which helps disabled children with ages from birth to 17 years. Our Ladies were also invited join us for lunch and the talk. The charity is designed to help families raising disabled or seriously ill children across the UK.

THE WORLD'S GREATEST MEAL TO HELP END POLIO - RTN SUSANNE REA

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On Tuesday 21st March 2017, Coventry North welcomed Rotarian Susanne Rea from Australia, District Governor Peter Roberts, District Governor Nominee Gary Dancer and many Rotarians from other neighbouring clubs were also present.

NEPAL WELFARE TRUST - DGN GARY DANCER

On Tuesday 14th March 2017, Rotarian Gary Dancer, District Governor Nominee visited Coventry North Rotary Club and gave an illustrated talk to members regarding Nepal. We had made a donation to the disaster fund on a previous occasion and Gary wished to tell us how the money had been spent on a new school. This was called the Shree Janapemi school in a remote part of Nepal.

FOLESHILL - ALAN GRIFFITHS

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On Tuesday 7th March 2017, we had a full attendance of 13 members at the Coventry North Rotary Club for the second week running.

PAT DOGS - ANNE PARGETTER

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On Tuesday 28th February 2017, Coventry North Rotary Club was very pleased to welcome Ann Pargetter, wife of Rotarian Andrew, with ‘’Archie’, a beautiful, well mannered springer spaniel. Archie is known as a PAT Dog (Pets As Therapy), and has  been chosen by Crufts as the representative in that class for the past three years. What an honour!

CAFOD - KRIS PEARS

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On Tuesday 21st February 2017,  our President had the pleasure of welcoming to Coventry North Rotary Club, Kris Pears from CAFOD.  This was described as the Catholic version of OXFAM.  The charity started over forty years ago and has expanded to cover three continents during the years, giving aid and assistance to millio

COMMUNITY BROADCASTING SERVICE - NIGEL HEWIN

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On Tuesday 14th February 2017, Nigel Hewin from the Community Broadcasting Service was welcomed to Coventry North Rotary Club by President John Green.  After lunch, Nigel gave a very interesting talk about the local Talking Newspaper and Features, how it originated and the community which it serves.  Many questions were asked by members and the vote of thanks on behalf of the club was given by Rotarian Brian Sharp. President John gave a cheque to Nigel and wished him and the charity every success in the future.

CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP - RTN. DIANE MILLER

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On Tuesday 31st January 2017,  Rotarian Diane Miller from the Kenilworth Club was introduced to the Coventry North Rotary Club by our President John Green.  Diane, after the meal, gave a talk to the Club about Corporate Membership which caused quite a bit of interest.  She explained  that they had been trying the scheme for six months with a degree of success, by holding a meeting on the third Thursday of the month. There was no meal and no apologies so therefore is less informal. Many questions were asked by members.

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.

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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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