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Kinver Rotary Club would like to thank everyone who supported the recent raffle so generously by selling and buying tickets. We also thank especially Chapmans Electrical for donating the television and Geoff Hill for the microwave oven. Kinver Rotary Club paid all other costs, including the cash prize. Ticket sales raised £1877 for the hospices and the Club has donated a further £123 to take the total to £2000, which will mean a donation of £1000 each to Mary Stevens and to Acorn Childrens’ Hospice. We hope to present the cheques at our meeting on August 22nd.
The 2016 Sheepwalks Shocker 10k and Sheepwalks Shuffle 2k Family Run – Sunday 2nd October;
The Rotary Club of Kinver is to hold an open event to let interested parties know exactly what the club – and the Rotary movement as a whole – is all about. During the club’s 30-year history it has become an established part of village life, especially its Santa sleigh which tours the entire village together with Enville and parts of Wollaston and Wall Heath, but members are keen to inform more people of the other many and varied activities that take place throughout the year. Membership secretary Tom Bryson says: “Residents of Kinver
Kinver Rotary Club is delighted to present the Carl Sinclair Trio at The Fox at Stourton on Saturday February 27th.Carl is an amazing pianist and vocalist with a huge repertoire covering different musical genres.
The village of Kititi in south-east Uganda now has clean water for the first time, thanks to funding provided to Planting for Hope Uganda by Kinver and Bewdley Rotary Clubs, supported by a matching grant from Rotary District 1060. Until now the villagers have had a long walk to fetch and carry filthy unhygienic water back to the village.
Each year the Kinver Country Fayre Trustees look to distribute funds raised from the annual fayre. They invite local groups and organisations to apply for these funds.
A total of 160 generous – and in many cases knowledgeable – quizzers descended on Kinver on Friday to take part in Kinver Rotary Club’s annual Children in Need quiz hosted by Alan Dedicoat, the “Voice of the Balls”.
He left the event carrying £2,906 which comprised entrance fees paid by the teams, the proceeds of a bucket collection by Alan and cheque presentations.
Generous Rotarians, dedicated athletes and fun runners, enthusiastic quizzers and the people of Kinver, Enville, and parts of Wollaston and Wall Heath have between them raised more than £16,000 for charity during the last three months of 2015.
Kinver Rotary Club’s Christmas sleigh makes its first appearance of the season when it carries Santa to the big switch on of the Christmas lights in Kinver on Friday November 27. It will then be tucked up for a few days until it takes Santa to watch the “jogging Santas” at the Mary Stevens Hospice Santa Jog at Mary Stevens Park on Sunday December 6th.
A number of Youth Committee members supported the President at Kinver High School Certificate EveningAt the invitation of Headteacher Chris Rogers, our President Roy Sanders talked to pupils and parents about the part that Rotary played within the community and the support to the school.He encouraged pupils to get involved and explai
Twenty-six Kinver Rotarians, friends and members of Wet Wee Whistle Whisky Society enjoyed an evening at Old Edwardians Club, Stourbridge raising funds for their Youth Charoities account. Under the skilful tutelage of Andy Purslow, Ambassador for Wemyss independent bottlers and distillers of Edinburgh, who supported the event, six whiskies of varying ages and prices were tasted and discussed at length.
Pupils at three local schools are to be given the opportunity to test their writing skills against youngsters from across the Midlands.
The Rotary Club of Kinver is in talks with staff at St. James School, Wollaston; The Ridge, Wollaston; and Brindley Heath Junior School in Kinver to enrol youngsters in an annual writing competition organised by Rotary district 1060 which stretches from Rugby in the east to Stourport in the west and from Tamworth in Staffs to Southam in the south of Warwickshire.
Torrential rain failed to put a damper on one of Kinver Rotary Club’s most successful charity events for some considerable time – a party in the magnificent gardens of friends of the club who live just outside the village.
The annual 10k run (and its associated 2k fun run) organised by the Rotary Club of Kinver is to have a new look – it is to start and finish in the magnificent grounds of Enville Hall, and it is to include an off-road section through the grounds of the Enville Estate.The course will therefore remain challenging, including the usual Kinver district hills which have featured in the previous on-road only events, that have raised well over £30,000 for the Action Heart charity since the first run in 2007.
As part of the Kinver High School Presentation Evening President Roy Sanders handed out prizes to the pupils who had been successful in the RIBI Young Photographer and Young Writer compeittions.
The theme for both competitions was "Light up your Community" and all the Kinver contestants where in the Intermediate (11 to 13) age group. The winner of the Club level Young Photograper competition went on to win second place in District 1060 .
President Roy Also presented the cheque for the second year of the Sixth form Bursary awarded by the Club.
At the meeting on 29th June following his valadictiry address Immediate Past President Roger Stephenson handed over to Roy Sanders.
Roy becomes the 30th President of Kinver Rotary Club.
Six musical acts based in the Midlands and an acclaimed accordion duo from the Ukraine will make up the Saturday Spectacular element of the three-day Kinver Music Festival to be staged from Friday July 10 to Sunday July 12 in aid of the Mary Stevens Hospice and Acorn Children’s Hospice, except Saturday afternoon’s performance with proceeds to Kinver Chernobyl Children’s Charity.
Alveley Entertainers brought their latest murder mystery to St James's Church of England Primary School for Kinver Rotarians and friends, who attempted to unravel who was responsible for the demise of Lord Parker Smythe, and how it was done and why. The evening included a meal of fish and chips (and pudding) and an opportunity to question the suspects. Top sleuths were 'The Moores', with Sherlock Ann Williams close behind. Inspector Clouseau, alias Bob Hemming, was so confused he thought everyone was responsible and was awarded the sympathy prize of a box of chocolates.
The Kinver Musical Festival to be staged in July is to feature the opening performance in a U.K. tour by an acclaimed accordion duo from the Ukraine.
The curtain-raiser for the 18-date British tour by Oleksiy Kolomoiets and Igor Sayenko, who make up the Kyiv Classic Duo, is to be part of the Saturday Spectacular within the three-day festival from Friday July10 to Sunday July 12.
More than a quarter of men and women who accepted an invitation for a spontaneous blood pressure test in Kinver were referred to their GP for further investigation.
Members of the village’s Rotary Club set up a test centre in the White Harte public house in the High Street in association with the Stroke Association’s national blood pressure awareness day and invited shoppers and visitors inside for an on-the-spot test.