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Six young orators from the Invictus academy of schools have been given the green light to go forward in a national public speaking competition that could eventually see them crowned champions of the UK and Ireland.
Brexit certainly has not affected the generosity of the people of Kinver, Enville, Wollaston, Wall Heath and Kingswinford. On the run up to Christmas they gave more than £7,200 to Kinver Rotary Club’s Christmas sleigh, smashing all previous totals.
Not only did the nine nights of house to house collections, donations from schools and support from customers in the village’s pubs and restaurants take the total through the £7,000 barrier, it also reflected a 10% increase on last year’s figure and 7% more than the previous record of 2014.
The routes for the annual tour of the area by Kinver Rotary Club’s Christmas sleigh have been finalised. Once again the club will be supporting the High Street traders on their late night shopping event and their Small Business Support initiative when, for the first time, the sleigh will be sited in a grotto. Also the sleigh will be making a repeat visit to the Santa Jog organised by the Mary Stevens Hospice.The door-to-door collections will start at 6.00 each evening for completion by 9.00 p.m.. All proceeds will will, as usual, be distributed among local charities.
Staffordshire Police have given their approval for Kinver Rotary Club’s Christmas sleigh to be brought to the village to support the local traders on their late night shopping evening on Friday November 25 without the need to close the High Street.However, there will not be a big tree and lights switch on as the illuminations will already be in place. The sleigh will be located in front of the clinic from 7.00 p.m. while choristers will be providing additional festive atmosphere with carol singing in Chenevare Mews.
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.