Friday, 29 June 2012

Rotary Rounders Tournament - Next up in June 2013

It's a bumper year for sport in England - this week alone we have Wimbledon, Cricket against the Australians, the end of Euro 2012 football - and we're about to start hosting the Olympics.

So we've decided to be pragmatic and to hold the next Rotary Rounders Tournament in Aylesbury in June 2013.  If you'd like to get your team on the list then let us know so we can contact you nearer the time.

Monday, 18 June 2012

Essay Competition - watch this space!

Many thanks to all the children who have entered the Rotary Essay Competition from the Aylesbury area Schools. 

We have now completed the marking of all the essays and were very impressed with both the wonderful response from schools and the very high standard of the work submitted – well done everyone!

We will be announcing the winners for each school involved, and visiting the schools - we will contact the Head Teachers very soon

Monday, 11 June 2012

Group Study Exchange to New Zealand 2013 - Applications Open

In March 2012 we were fortunate to have TWO applicants from our Rotary Club who were part of the five person team who went to Australia for a month. Emma Eyles and Andrew Kay have done us proud as representatives of Rotary, but perhaps even more importantly, as exemplar young professionals working in Aylesbury.

Applications are now open for the New Zealand Group Study Exchange in 2013.
The closing date to get your application into our Club is 23rd July 2012

Click here for the application form

The Group Study Exchange programme offers young people a once in a lifetime  opportunity to experience the vocational, educational, social and cultural elements  of a foreign and unfamiliar  country, at the same time enabling Rotarians in both exchange districts to really make a difference in terms of Rotary friendship, fellowship and international co-operation.  

Please see the notes below to assess whether you qualify.  If you would like to apply and seek the sponsorship of our club, then please complete the form and then email us. Sarah Fraser will then contact you to arrange a meeting and to organise for you to present to the Club. This is a competitive process...

*  Candidates must be between the ages of 25 and 40 at the time of application.

*   They should have been in their current occupation/ chosen vocation for at least two years.  

*   Applicants need to be in good health, and of good appearance.

*  They need to be of sound, general educational background and cultural awareness.           

*  Able to travel for four weeks with their employers’ support and consent..

*  Reside within the District 1260 area.

*   Be open minded, tolerant and flexible.  

*   UK citizenship is essential.

The exchange will be a single vocational event based around Education with a specific slant towards Adult Literacy and Numeracy. The variety of occupations can be fairly widespread, and might  include the following:

*        Teachers – Maths or Literacy
*        Those engaged in getting across information – leaflets and publications.
*        Story Writers or Story Tellers

*        Further Education – working with those who haven’t been able to pass GCSE’s in
 maths/ numbers.
*        Those teaching English as a second language
*:       Librarians
*        Prison or institution officers employed in teaching literacy and numeracy
*        University/ college lecturers.
*        Specialised IT communications.