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Sunday 30th September
at the Robin Hood Half Marathon
|Five Rotarians and one wife assisted
members of Nottingham West Lions Club in marshalling at the Robin Hood Half Marathon. Our
stretch was Wollaton Road, from Crown Island to The Wheelhouse, manning junctions and
The morning was cold but dry. 8,000 runners passed through at our 5½ mile point over a period of 1¼ hours. I wonder how many made it to the finish. Our DG Cheryle was running but we didn't spot her. An interesting event to be part of.
Monday 17th September
at Long Eaton Community Garden
|Twenty Members and three Spouses of
Long Rotary visited a local Community project in Long Eaton with whom we are affiliated.
Geoff Birkin provided a picnic lunch for us all and refreshments were provided. Since our
visit last year major progress has been made; a Polly tunnel, Covered area with cob
oven, raised beds and a pond has been dug, now waiting for the rain to fall.
A wonderful presentation was given by Alan, a Member of the Steering Committee. Coffee and cakes were served. A great lunchtime was enjoyed by all. Thanks.
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Monday 10th September
Simon Davey and Andrew Mitchell
Brunel models for outdoor model railways
|Andrew Mitchell (former president of
Long Eaton Rotary Club) and Simon Davey from Long Eaton Dawnbreakers R C provided a
presentation about their new business venture called Brunel Models at today's lunch
Andrew began. He talked about his passion for railways and especially garden railways. He explained how he got involved with a local club which led him to build his own garden railway at his home in Long Eaton. During the building process it soon became apparent that some creative input was needed to enhance the layout.
Simon continued. He is an experienced graphic designer, sign maker, artist and offered to help Andrew. They created some interesting focal points in the garden including a large viaduct spanning over 10ft in length and 4ft in height, complete with detailed stonework and illuminated workshops in the arches below. This was the initial spark, which lead them onto the formation of Brunel Models which now supplies over 30 easy build kits for enthusiasts of this growing hobby. In addition to this Brunel offer a bespoke design and build service to customers wanting specific buildings and structures to exact scales. All models are manufactured from weather-proof plastics and finished with hard wearing paint so they can be left outside all year round.
The presentation received acclamation from those present, sparking off memories of
their youth when watching steam trains passing through the town. For more information or a
presentation at your club or organisation please visit www.brunelmodels.co.uk
|Tuesday 21st August
Long Eaton Dawnbreakers
|The annual Bowls match with Long Eaton
Dawnbreakers was held at the West Park bowling green. Up for grabs was the Langham-Browne
Cup, a club sporting trophy that has been competed for many times over the years.
This year in an exciting game, Dawnbreakers took the final end to win 9 - 8 and the Cup too - till next year.....
Thanks and well played to all who took part and those who turned up to watch the event.
Saturday 18th August
'Battles Over' Garden Party
To celebrate the Centenary of the end of WW1 on November 11th 1918, Long Eaton Rotary Club held a garden party entitled "Battles Over" to mark the historic occasion coming up this year.
Over 230 guests enjoyed a fabulous teaparty on Saturday 18th August, A special guest of the club was 99 year old Reg Messenger, Reg saw action in WW2 and his father fought in WW1 and survived. Reg then gave the audience a few anecdotes of his long life.
The event was held in the Obolensky Suite at Trent College, musical entertainment was provided through the afternoon with songs and nostalgia from Lily Taylor Ward, Grand Central Chorus and some good old "Rock n Roll" from Paul Hopkins who also directed the show.
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Wednesday 15th August
Long Eaton Interact Club's Free Family Fun Day
West Park Field, Long Eaton
|The Rotary and Interact Free Family Fun
Day was a huge success. Held on a dry and breezy day at West Park Field there were many
attractions including bouncy castle, climbing wall, Mr Magic, Tesco smoothie bicycles and
a Eurocamp free holiday draw.
For full report and more photos, please visit the Interact Club page HERE
Saturday 4th August
Official Opening of the Long Eaton Community Garden
|The Grand opening of the Long Eaton
Community Gardens took place on Saturday 4th August 2018.
His worship the Mayor & Consort of Erewash Borough Council, Councillor Chris Corbett and Mrs Linda Corbett officiated. Kate Shaw was the original instigator and Alan Goulden gave a speech on the history of the project and its aims and objectives.
Among the invited guest was a large group of people from the local Community, who either are a Volunteer at the Gardens or knew someone who is benefiting from the facility.
The Community Garden is well run by a group of Volunteers and a small Steering group, who gives up some of their time to provide this much needed facility for everyone in the area. It is a place to learn about gardening and HAVE FUN.
Our Club has been connected with the project for some years but we were again pleasantly surprised to see the vast improvements since we were last there in July last year.
Monday 30th July 2018
Induction of Kewal Singh Athwal to the Club
|Long Eaton Rotary Club welcomes new
member Kewal Singh Athwal to the Club. Kewal is a well known figure in the town and a
Derbyshire County Councillor for Sawley. President Cas Francis and the members welcomed
him to the Club.
Monday 16th July 2018
Events Manager, Trent College
|Today we were delighted to welcome as a
special guest, Samantha Wallace, the events manager at Trent College. Samantha and Trent
college have been an asset to our club over the years, hosting many events, including our
annual ACF Christmas band concert, an event not to be missed and the Summer Rotary garden
party which is a fabulous event at Trent Oblensky Suite, for which there are still a few
tickets are available. Trent college is a world class venue with exclusive events run by
the Rotary Club of Long Eaton.
Monday 9th July 2018
Careers Mistress at Long Eaton School
|Karen Gould, Assistant Head at Long
Eaton School, was our visitor today. Karen's primary concern is to provide contact between
students and potential employers in order to improve their career prospects.
Research shows that students who participate in the scheme have a greater understanding of the life skills required for their future employment in a rapidly changing world.
Karen hopes to recruit club members to provide mock interviews and give business advice to students.
Rotarian Barbara James thanked Karen for her talk and hoped that the Club could provide some valuable advice to help her students to a career.
Monday 2nd July 2018
|It was a lovely sunny afternoon for
the Club Photo and Changeover at The Risley Park. Steve Ingers took the club photo and
also those of the changeover.