THE INTERACT CLUB OF LONG EATON 2016-2017
|Zuzana Svarna||Membership Co-Ordinator||Claire Smith|
| Presentation to the
Long Eaton Eco-Interactors of the Rotary District 1220 Ray Gill Interact Trophy
for its work in the field of Interact in the year 2016-17. This was taken on Tuesday 11 July 2017.
Rotarians joined Interactors at The Long Eaton school for their Annual Environment Day. Rotarians were able to let children, from seven primary feeder schools, know all about the forthcoming Family Free Fun Day which is due to be held on Wednesday 16th August. The Rotarians were also able to tell people about the Rotary Eradicate Polio project, a number of schools were interested in getting involved with this wonderful project.
The Rotary Club of Long Eaton - Interactors, Rotarians and friends and families took part in a sponsored swim in aid of 'Eradicate Polio'. Rotarian Barbara James wished swimmers well and told them that for every £1 they raised through their swim the Bill and Melinda Gates would triple as part of the massive effort to eradicate polio worldwide.
Rotary President John Bowley thanked everyone for taking part in the swim.
Rotary Club of Long Eaton Interact Club held their annual Charter Evening at the Novotel
on 5th May 2017
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Rotarian Cas Francis, newly appointed District Youth Exchange Officer in District 1220, then thanked everyone for joining us and said how important it was that we nurture the young people and encouraged them to work with Rotary. Cas went on to say that Lilly will be singing for us at the Rotary Garden Party on Saturday 19th August at Trent College. He thanked everyone for an excellent evening and wished them well for another successful year ahead.
Crocus Bulbs for Polio Eradication
The Rotary Club of Long Eaton were delighted to enroll the help of Eco-Interactors from The Long Eaton School to plant 1,500 crocus bulbs as part of the Rotary Eradicate Polio Project. this represented a bulb for every student, member of staff and governor at the school. The Rotary Club of Long Eaton and Eco - Interactors have made presentations to the students in school to inform them about the dreadful polio disease. Students and staff from the school were then able to buy a crocus bulb for 20p which is the cost of a polio vaccine.
Club of Long Eaton and Eco Interactors from The Long Eaton School joined forces with
Richard Windsor and groundsmen from Erewash Borough Council to plant 15,000 purple crocus
bulbs on The Green in Long Eaton as part of the Rotary Worldwide Polio Eradication
project. Money raised from this project will go to buy vaccines for babies and small
children. We look forward to a sea of purple crocus in the spring and a reminder of all
the little ones we have helped.
|LONG EATON INTERACT CLUB FREE
FAMILY FUN DAY
The Rotary Interact Club of Long Eaton held a FREE Family Fun Day on West Park field on 24th August.
We asked for sunshine and ended up with hottest day of the year! The weather brought out lots of families to enjoy a wonderful FREE day, with many attractions including Stuart Brown who delighted the children by blowing up an inordinate amount of brightly coloured balloons to make an array of characters.
The event was opened by Deputy Mayor, Councillor Mrs Mary Hopkinson and her consort, along with Interact President Zofia Svarna.
Children were delighted to see the arrival of a Fire Engine which they were allowed to go a have a look around and learn more about the fire service. The RSPB had a very interesting stand where people could learn all about local birds. The Derbyshire Bat Conservation Group enchanted youngsters with their colourful backdrop of bat designed stall and artefact. Keeping up the environmental aspect for everyone, Marion Bryce from the Long Eaton Natural History Society brought along a display of plant life to help illustrate the local Flora and Fauna. Erewash Borough Council helped with the flower planting stall where youngsters were able to plant their own flower seeds in plant pots and then take them home to watch them grow. The Neighbourhood Dog Warden stall provided lots of information and advice about how to look after your dogs.
With the hot weather the TESCO stand, with a wonderful array of fresh fruit which had been kindly donated by TESCO to enable people to make their own smoothies, proved to be a very welcome interval.
The rides on the ferris wheel and sessions on the bouncy castle and bouncy slide were all provided free of charge along with the other activities and smoothies.
If you thought your blood pressure was getting a little high, Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Long Eaton were on hand to take blood pressure and give advice. If you were thinking about booking your next holiday, Eurocamp had provided just the thing! A FREE one weeks Eurocamp holiday in Europe include Ferry this was a free raffle which was won by a delighted Mrs Sood of Long Eaton.
Near the end of the day we were all delighted to have a very relaxing hand massage from Weledas advisor Annett, while Erewash Sound provided a selection of popular music.
Rotary Interactors were kept very busy all day, helping with the smoothies, Face Painting, managing the bouncy castle and organising the games from PARC (Play and Recycle Centre). Soldiers from 162 Regiment, Army Reserve Centre, Nottingham provided a mini assault course, for those with more energy! Trent Lock Golf Centre provided childrens prizes. The donation of portions of delicious hot chips for our volunteer workers, from George's Tradition Fish and chip takeaway, were really appreciated!
This was a free event, except for the ice creams, organised by Long Eaton Interact Club and Long Eaton Rotary Club. It was started last year by Past President Katie Breakwell as one of her chosen projects for her year. The event proved so popular that it was decided to make this an annual event. The Rotary Club of Long Eaton provided support both with the organisation and on the day.
|Interact Club of Long Eaton
Sponsored Swim to help 'Eradicate Polio'
On Saturday 30th July, Rotarians, Interactors from the Long Eaton School and members of The Long Eaton Swimming Club along with friends and family took to the water as part of their Eradicate Polio sponsored swim fundraising event. Rotary President Dr John Bowley started the swim and told swimmers and helpers that he was delighted to be Starter and praised the volunteers for their hard work and dedication to such a worthwhile project.
The event was held at West Park Leisure Centre. The Long Eaton Interactor President and Interactors had previously made presentations to local schools to highlight the need to eradicate polio. They had been selling purple crocus bulbs, which have been planted on the Long Eaton Green traffic Island, as part of the fundraising initiative. Last year Councillor Donna Briggs and Leader of Erewash Borough Council Chris Corbett purchased the bulbs and Erewash Borough's Pride in Erewash Coordinator Richard Windsor organised the planting of the 3,000 purple crocus bulbs.
All the sponsorship money will go directly to the Rotary Eradicate Polio Appeal. Rotarians in Pakistan have been working tirelessly to immunise children and bring the case count of polio down, now reduced to two countries worldwide.
Evening at Novotel, 8th July 2016
It was an awesome and inspiring evening at the Novotel. Commencing with an excellent dancing display by teams from local dance group Vibes, a presentation of the huge projects successfully completed by Katie Breakwell and the club last year and the passing on of the Presidency to Zofia Svarna who outlined more imaginative and positive plans for the year ahead.
Also present were six of the seven Smith-Young Awardees, given money from a fund managed by the Rotary Club of Long Eaton to further their ambitions in a variety of fields. They each gave a presentation of their plans,hopes and dreams. Later music was beautifully supplied by Shannice & Justine.
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