Monday, 20 June 2011

Essay competition won by a pupil from William Harding Combined School

Each year, the club runs an essay competition where pupils are invited to submit a short essay on the topic of "What I would like to be when I grow up".  The prize is to have a go at doing just that.

Max Tucker wrote a compelling essay about wanting to be a Police Office or a Police Dog Handler.  Rotarian Keith Highfield organised with the local Chief Inspector who has now provided Max with a half day experience into the mysteries of the police, including dog handling.

This is the inaugural year for the new trophy for this competition and the club would like to thank Rotarian Les Sheldon for donating the cup and Rotarian Keith Highfield, who has organised this competition for a number of years.

This competition would not be possible without the support of teachers and their schools and we would like to offer them our thanks and we look forward to their continuing support.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Rotary Rounders Competition - Aylesbury Rugby Club 30th July 2011 pm start

The competition is on! Will your team will the first trophy for what we hope will be an annual event - or will you delight in putting the wooden spoon in your cabinet? The profits form the day will go to a good cause - The Healthy Living Centre in Walton Court.

If you'd like to enter a team, please email us for an application pack

Monday, 13 June 2011

Opportunity to travel to Australia on a funded professional learning experience: GSE

Group Study Exchange (GSE) is one of Rotary's International programs. Four professionals from District 1260 which includes the Aylesbury Area, will be selected to travel, with a Rotary Team Leader, to Sydney, Australia from 3 - 31 March 2012.  During this time the GSE team will visit local businesses, make presentation, stay with local families and be part of the Rotary experience.  Travel and accommodation is covered.

The Aylesbury Rotary Club would love to put forward for the team one or more of our own local professionals. You need to be in full time employment and between the ages of 26 and 40. You also need to be available for the whole time period of 3 - 31 March.  The theme for the exchange will be media and communications but if you are not directly associated with those industries (well, who doesn't include communication in their role?) then still please contact us. This isn't a holiday - it's a unique opportunity to share and learn with like-minded professionals.

If you're interested, please email us for further details.  You need to let us know by the end of June 2011.

Monday, 6 June 2011

Twinning Weekend with our German and French Clubs

We've had a glorious long weekend with the Eckernforde Club and Bourges Club with whom we are twinned. They visit us every four years. This year we hosted an arrival supper at the Red Lion in Wendover ad then on Friday a trip to Warwick Castle and then a meal in Rotarian homes. On Saturday, Rotarian Les Sheldon gave the guests a tour of Old Aylesbury, followed by lunch at Horwood and James offices in town. The gala evening was held at the Quainton Railway Centre.

This is always a reminder of the importance of developing relationmships with those who live in other countries and brings home the International perspective of Rotary.

(The costs for this event is born by the clubs involved and we raise funds in the intervening years from our own pockets, to support his activity. No charitable funds are used.)

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Club Assembly and Handover: 27th June 2011

The Rotary "year" runs from 1st July to end June. This is when the handover from one team to another happens. Prior to this we hold a Club Assembly where the incoming President goes through the program for the year and the planned activities and projects.

We are holding our Assembly and Hanover on Monday 27th June at the Holiday Inn, Tring Road at 6:45 for 7pm. Partners are invited. This is a good time to find out what we're doing and plan to do so if you'd like to join us then please email us.

(Rotarians:  please advise the Luncheon Office of your attendance)