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    • July 2020 - Reading Mayor, Councilor David Stephens, provided a personal view of the role and fielded some tough quesotins from our members
    • June 2020:
      he Village of Hope in India have received our
      food bank donations which were gratefully acknowledged. There are some photos here>
    • Stephanie Parker, CLIC Sargent Fundraising Engagement Manager, together with Carole and Janet, CLIC Sargent volunteers, delivered a very powerful and moving presentation about the work of this very worthwhile charity supporting
      Young lives Vs cancer. You can read more about the charity here>
    • May 2020: The Fostering Team from Brighter Futures for Children delivered an inspiring talk and presentation at our online meeting on 26th May. If you would like to find out more, then please visit their website here>
    • Food donations: During these unprecedented times members of Reading Rotary Club are donating to Reading Food Bank, Orum, Amani and now the Village of Hope in India.
    • Reading Rotary goes online: The club held its first meeting via Zoom on Tuesday 12th May at which Arlene Kersley, CE of Reading YMCA explained the work of organisation and how they offer education and support to youngsters ranging in age from pre-schoolers to their mid-twenties. More details can be seen in the slides here. The club were proud to present YMCA a virtual cheque for £4,800 to provide techincal equipment for their IT training room.
    • Amani's Dream - Details and presentation by Leslie Green.  FOAT leaflet (Word document), Powerpoint slide show and more details about the charity here>
    • New Greenhouse for Redland community garden, Erleigh Road. Read more here>
    • Read Eric's account of
      A Rotarian Sleeps out for CIRDIC
    • On Saturday 29th February, one of our club members will be sleeping under the stars
      or clouds outside Greyfriars Church as part of CIRDIC's  second Sleepout in favour of the Charity's funds. CIRDIC in Berkeley Avenue is the first port of call for homeless people in the town and we work hard to keep them alive with food, clothing, baths and visits from medical and other professionals. They help them to move on, often to Launchpad. Please sponsor Eric either directly of via here>
    • Jamie Read, Joint Chief Executive, Read Dance & Theatre College presented how the college s
      upports young people from under represented backgrounds with training in the Performing Arts. Read more here>
    • Three new members were inducted into the club at the 28th January lunch meeting. One from Iceland, one from The Netherlands, and one from England!
    • Thank you received from Julia Philipson, Community Fundraiser, Alexander Devine Children's Hospice. Members may read it here>
    • Short video from the Village of Hope  - where we helped with donations for the much needed special bicycles. Read more>
    • This year's Santa Run saw over 1,000 participants and has raised over £12,000. The Alzheimer's Society and Sport in Mind charities will be the main beneficiaries together with reading Rotary Club. Sincerest thanks to everyone who participated or helped in any way. Do look at the photos here>
    • CIRDC would like to thank the members of Reading Rotary Club for their kind donation of socks and underwear this winter. This gift will mean so much to the people without a home who will live on the streets of Reading this Christmas.

    • At our meeting on the 5th November Toni Sale demonstrates how to make pasta with a
      master class in Pasta making
    • Our gift was pants!
      In response to an urgent request we donated 120 pairs of pants and 70 pairs of socks to CIRDIC drop-in centre. They sent a thankyou note.
    • A powerful energy advance. Share sale opening 30th December! Register on the Reading Hydro website. Read more>
    • RYLA candidates, Lucy and Sylvester receive their diplomas.
    • Reading Rotary Community Project (
      RRCP) (part of the Reading Rotary Club) latest grants
      Read more>
    • International Evening. Read more>
    • Village of hope update, read it here>
    • Annual Golf Day - 10th September 2019.
          • This year saw another successful golf day and, in spite of fewer teams playing, over £4,000 was raised. Well done to the organisers!
          • Why not make a note in your diary for next year when it will be held on the 15th September.
    • At our meeting on the 3rd September 2019 our own Rotarians remember WW2
          • My memories of WW2  - Chris Nicholls Download>
          • My memories of WW2  - Stewart Scotchbrook Download>
          • My memories of WW2  - Eric Moyse Download>
    • Orum school opening ceremony, see it here>
    • RYLA candidate receives his certificate
    • Sylvester gave a good insight to the RYLA course speaking mainly of the 30 hour expedition at the end of the week in Rhos-y-Gwaliau but referring back to the training undertaken earlier in the week.
    • Our entry for the Pride of Reading 2019 Awards is now on line. see it here>
    • Thank you letter from CIRWC Read more>
    • Thank you letter received from Living Paintings Read more>
    • Link to article about the Rotary funded New Beginnings Community Fridge Read more>
    • Berkshire Muscular Therapy Centre Read more>
    • Santa Run update (for members only) Read more>
    • Orum Primary School - Uganda Read more>

    • Caen Abbayes Club visit.  Read more>
    • Cheque Presentation to Footsteps.  Read more>
    • Graham Broadhurst's report on visit to Living Paintings.  Read more> plus Thank you letter from Living paintings
    • The Mayors Visit.  Read more>
    • Action on hearing loss.  Read more>
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