Wednesday, 31 July 2013

6 reasons to join the Rotary Club of Aylesbury

1. Give back to your community; if you work / live in the Aylesbury area, this is your chance to show your community you care by getting involve din a a variety of activities. The motto of Rotary is "Service above Self".
2. Fellowship; get to know people like you. We hold a number of events and activities where partners and guests are invited.
3. Business networking; we don't do the traditional business networking. Instead you get the chance to develop relationships with business people within the Aylesbury community.
4. Get involved; there's good chance you've heard of the Carol Float, the Essay Competition, Young Photographer, Rotary Young Leader, Group Study Exchanges, Stroke Awareness Day and other activities we're involved in. You can be part of these as well.
5. Meetings: we are informal and meet at The Charter in Aylesbury. It's a pub and there's the chance to chat and enjoy a meal of your own choice (though eating is always optional).
6. Flexibility: we have a range of membership options so you can choose the way you'd most like to be involved.

Monday, 29 July 2013

Social / Fellowship 29th July 2013

Fellowship is one of the reasons for being a Rotarian. Through making new friends and deepening ongoing relationships we're able to work together in "Service above Self" - the Rotary Motto.

On Monday 29th January, we're heading to The Three Locks pub at Stoke Hammond for an evening of good food and fellowship.

Bletchley Park visit and demonstration 20th October 2013

We've made a provisional booking for our trip to Bletchley Park on Sunday 20th October. During this trip Rotarian Neil Freeman will conduct the Tour as our Guide and Rotarian Frank Falcon will run the demonstration of the Turing Bombe code-breaking machine.

The booking currently is for around 30 people (to ensure that we get the large room in the Mansion for lunch to ourselves as opposed to the canteen where we would be with all the other visitors on the day).

The itinerary currently is :-

Arrival Time: 10:30                                     
Tea/Coffee and biscuits at:  11:00               
Tour Time:   11:45         
Hot Lunch Time:  13:30

The cost is £23 per person for this hot lunch option. Entry fees will also be applicaable.
Numbers are limited to 30 so please email Frank (francisfalcon at if you'd like to attend.

Monday, 22 July 2013

Young photographer from Bedgrove Junior School wins Rotary national competition

Evie (L), Stella and Madhu (R)

Stella from Bedgrove Junior School has taken home the national title of Young Photographer 2013, for her age group. This is a tremendous achievement. She started by gaining 2nd in the Aylesbury competition, then 1st in the District stage. Also from Bedgrove Junior School, Evie won 1st in the Aylesbury round and 2nd in the District competition. Madhu won 3rd in both the local and the District competition and is also from Bedgrove Junior School.
Bedgrove swooped the stage when it came to prizes, helped by the enthusiasm and support of the teacher, Jessica Beech.

Rotary runs a national competition for Young Photographers. To get to the national event you need to win the Club stage, then the District stage, then the Regional finals. It’s a tough call, so the win by Aylesbury’s own Stella  is truly one to celebrate. We are proud of all three of our winners and of Bedgrove Junior School.

If you’d like to participate in the 2014 competition, then please contact us now or watch this web  site for information for when entries are required.