The annual Rotary District 1090 Conference was held this year in Portsmouth from Friday 8th to Sunday 10th March. Above are a few photos of some of the conference sessions, and the club's delegates relaxing at Portsmouth Guildhall after the opening session.
Caitlin Dermody, one of the Rotary Scholars who spoke so eloquently at the club's January evening meeting, was also attending the conference along with the other Rotary Scholars.
The annual club Wine Quiz was held at Maidenhead Rugby Club on Friday 22nd February. It was a very convivial evening, with 8 wines to taste from around the world, while trying to guess the answers to the quiz. Not surprisingly, the questions seemed to get more and more difficult as the wine tasting progressed...
A 'Heads and Tails' competition was held and the lucky winner was Neerja Maudgil.
Many thanks to the Fund Raising Committee for organising such an enjoyable and sociable event, which raised over £750 for the club's charity funds. Thanks also go to Rosario and Gordon from the Italian Continental Stores who provided the wines and delicious platters of anti pasta, and organised the quiz.
Below: Some of the guests, a quiz conundrum (what wine is it?), and the 'Heads and Tails' competition
25 February Club Evening Meeting - Graham Barker, High Sheriff of Berkshire
Message from Anne Matkin (Club President):
I went to Sir Nicholas Winton's garden today and took some photos of the crocus planted for the Rotary Purple for Polio campaign. They are doing well in this lovely spring-like weather.
The club held its Christmas Evening Meeting on Monday 17th December at Maidenhead Golf Club. A very large number of members attended, with family and friends, to enjoy a 3 course meal and a tricky table quiz. After dinner everyone joined in to sing carols with a small group of musicians from the Salvation Army, who very kindly came to entertain us and spread the message of Christmas.
The club held its annual Christmas Party for the senior citizens of Maidenhead on Monday 10th December at the Holiday Inn, Maidenhead. The Mayor and Lady Mayoress, Paul and Laura Lion attended, and had lunch with the guests. The Larchfield school choir also attended and sang a medley of carols and Christmas favourites, well performed and much enjoyed by everyone. Father Christmas also put in an appearance and handed out gifts to all the guests.
A very successful Charity Race Night was held at St. Piran's on Saturday 20th October. Over 90 tickets were sold for the event, organised by Rotarian Lindsey Allen and the Fund Raising Committee of the club. No serious betting was involved but a lot of fun was had by everyone, betting on the outcomes of various horse races. A magnificent sum of around £2,000 was raised for the club's charity fund.