Saturday, 17 November 2012

Aylesbury Rotary Carol Float Schedule 2012

Schedule for December 2012

Mon 3     Southcourt
Tues 4     Buckingham Park
Wed 5     Mandeville Road
Thur 6     Coppice
Fri    7     Hawkslade
Sat   8     Elm Farm North
Sun  9     Weedon Rd
Mon 10   Weedon/Hardwick
Tues 11   Turnfurlong
Wed 12   Watermead (North)
Thu   13   Southcourt
Fri     14  Quarrendon
Sat    15   Wing
Sun   16   Elm Farm North
Mon  17  Haydon Hill
Tues 18  Landon Ave
Wed 19  Watermead (South)
Thur 20  Imgram Ave
Fri  21  Broughton Ave
Sat 22  Elmhurst
Sun  23  Bedgrove

We are a group of volunteers who organise this activity, to raise funds for local/Rotary charities. We try very hard to make the experience the best we can for children and families. There are limitations, so please bear these in mind if planning to see Santa:
  • We cannot guarantee visiting any specific street
  • We cannot guarantee going out exactly as planned
  • We are unlikely to do the exact same route each year as time is limited and we try to share out the fun
  • We take the safety of children, family, other road users, and our volunteers very seriously
The reasons things don't pan out as you may like them to are:
  • Cars parked so the road is too narrow for the driver to tow the float
  • Cars parked or tight cul-de-sac where turning round is difficult
  • Whilst we go out in all weathers, heavy snow, heavy rain and high winds are dangerous for all involved, so we may cut short a route if it is proving unwise to continue
  • Unsupervised children who try to climb on the float mean we sometimes have to stop to ensure they are not harmed
  • We may be limited in the number of volunteers we have, and this means shortening a route (we can do 3 - 5 miles in an evening, every night)

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Two more Aylesbury young leaders awarded places on Rotary Group Study Exchange

Ollie Moore, Appeals Officer, Wheelpower
Maria Villarico, Trainee Solicitor
We are thrilled to announce that Ollie Moore and Maria Villarico have been awarded two of the four places on the Rotary District 1260 Group Study Exchange (GSE) to New Zealand in March 2013.

Ollie is the Appeals Officer for Wheelpower, and Maria is a Trainee Solicitor.

This is the second year in a row that the Rotary Club of Aylesbury has had two participants in GSE. This year there were 22 applicants in the District, of which 12 were interviewed and four chosen as the team to travel to New Zealand.

We are looking - NOW - for the next candidates who will participate in GSE in 2014. Are you interested? If so, please contact us as soon as possible, as it's important you're involved early.  See below for more information about the program.

"The Rotary Foundation’s Group Study Exchange (GSE) program is a unique cultural and vocational exchange opportunity for business people and professionals between the ages of 25 and 40 who are in the early stages of their careers. The program provides travel grants for teams to exchange visits in paired areas of different countries. For four to six weeks, team members experience the host country's culture and institutions, observe how their vocations are practised abroad, develop personal and professional relationships, and exchange ideas.
In a typical four-week tour, applicants participate in five full days of vocational visits, 15 to 20 club presentations, 10 to 15 formal visits and social events, two to three days at the district conference, three to four hours per day of cultural and site tours, and three to four hours per day of free time with host families.
For each team member, the Foundation provides the most economical round-trip airline ticket between the home and host countries. Rotarians in the host area provide for meals, lodging, and group travel within their district."