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NEW LOOK FOR KINVER 10K RUN

Andy Sheppard (centre left) with Peter Williams from Enville Hall and John Gillett (centre right) with Mike Pugh of BodyKraft

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.

Kinver High School Presentation Evening

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.

New President for the Rotary Club of Kinver

President Roy Sanders and Immediate Past President Roger Stephenson

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.

SATURDAY MUSIC SPECTACULAR

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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.

NIGHT OF MYSTERY ENJOYED BY ROTARIANS AND FRIENDS

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.

UKRAINE ACCORDION DUO TO START U.K. TOUR AT KINVER MUSIC FESTIVAL

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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 25% FAIL BLOOD PRESSURE TEST IN KINVER

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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.

CARL SINCLAIR - A GREAT NIGHT'S ENTERTAINMENT (AND FUNDRAISING!)

The musical event with The Carl Sinclair Trio was a great success both in terms of a great evening's music and fellowship and indeed fundraising. Carl entertained us royally and the dance floor was full during the whole evening. Profits from ticket sales and a raffle raised £472 for the Club's International Committee's commitments.

POUNDS EARNED FOR POUNDS LOST

The sponsored slim organised by Kinver Rotary Club's International Committee came to an end on Valentine's Day when the eleven slimmers took to the scales after their six week fast in aid of the educational project at Rohtak in India. Weight lost ranged from 5 lbs to 22 lbs and sponsorship is on course to reach £2000. Slimmer Tom Bryson added to the event by donating a bottle of champagne for the person whose guess of the total weight lost by the eleven slimmers in six weeks. This raised an additional £150, with Past President Neil Brazier's guess of 138 lbs being spot on!

THREE-DAY FEAST OF MUSIC COMING TO KINVER

Plans have been announced for what is believed to be the biggest musical event ever to be held in Kinver.

The village’s Rotary Club have joined the organisers of last year’s Kinver Music Event to create a three-day festival that will see most of the village’s public houses, community halls, and schools host a massive variety of performers that will cater for everybody’s taste in music.

CARL SINCLAIR'S BOOGIE-WOOGIE TRIO FUNDRAISER

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Kinver Rotary Club is delighted to present the Carl Sinclair Trio at The Fox at Stourton on Friday March 6th. Three Past Presidents saw Carl perform last year and vowed immediately to book him for Kinver. Carl is an amazing pianist and vocalist with a huge repertoire covering different musical genres. 

LEROY SMALL ENTERTAINS

Leroy Small, member of the legendary Soul Survivors, will entertain Kinver Rotarians and friends at their post new year party at The Fox on Saturday February 7th. Leroy has worked alongside a wide range of artists including Alexander O’Neal, The Real Thing, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Javine, George McCrae, Tina Charles, Katrina & The Waves, Odyssey, Imagination, Heatwave, Jimmy James, Marty Wilde, The Foundations, even 70’s glam Icons Slade. For the Last 8 years Leroy has been the vocalist/guitarist with the legendary Midlands based Soul Survivors.

KINVER ROTARY CLUB'S SPONSORED SLIM UNDER 'WEIGH'

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Eleven brave souls stood on the scales as the Kinver Rotary Club sponsored slim started with a weigh-in on January 3rd. Three ladies and eight men, ranging in weight from 10 stones 11 lbs to 16 stones 2lbs and totalling 150 stones 8 lbs between them started their six week slim to raise funds for transport to get poorer children from Rohtak in India into education. The weigh-out will be on February 14th, so the slimmers will be able to enjoy a glass or two of bubbly with their Valentine!

KINVER ROTARY CLUB'S £100,000 SLEIGH

Another record collection of £6.700 has taken the total collected by Kinver Rotary Club’s Christmas sleigh past the £100,000 mark.

Since Rotarians first brought the sleigh to homes in Kinver, Stourton and Enville in 1985 it has been in increasing demand and now visits homes in parts of Wollaston and Wall Heath together with local schools, supermarkets and shopping centres and the Mary Stevens Hospice Santa jog.  Collection totals have increased steadily, with only a couple of years recording lower income than the previous figures.

SANTA'S SLEIGH 2014

Kinver Rotary Club’s Christmas sleigh is totally prepared for its annual nine-night tour of the village, together with Enville, certain parts of Wollaston and Wall Heath and ready to make an appearance with Santa  at other local events and locations.Its first outing will be on Friday, November 28, when it will be one of the attractions at the big tree switch on in Kinver when the main tree and all the trees on properties along the High Street will be officially illuminated.The dates the sleigh will be in the various areas are as follows:

KINVER ROTARY CLUB PAST PRESIDENTS' DINNER 2014

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Kinver Rotary Club Past Presidents held their annual dinner at Stourbridge Old Edwardians' Club, where the steward prepared an excellent meal which was greatly enjoyed by all. Despite increasing numbers the nicely appointed room managed to accommodate everyone comfortably and an excellent evening of fellowship was appreciated by all present. Current President Roger Stephenson generously donated some excellent wine to enjoy with the meal.

A WEE DRAM FOR CHARITY

In recent years Rotarian Bob Hemming has organised a whisky tasting for Kinver Rotary Club, and the latest such occasion was greatly enjoyed by some very happy Rotarians and friends, twenty-six in all. The tasting was held at Stourbridge Old Edwardians' Club and led by the chairman of the Wet We Whistle With Whisky Society, Andy Purslow.

Andy took us through a selection of Scotch whiskies from each of the Scottish distillery areas with a chance to savour and discuss each one. Excellent snacks were put on by the Old Edwardians' Club steward to help the whisky down.

CHILDREN IN NEED QUIZ ANOTHER SUCCESS

Kinver Rotary Club’s annual Children in Need Quiz hosted by “Voice of the Balls” Alan Dedicoat brought  in another full house at the Kinver Community Centre, with 160 quizzers raising more than £1,300 for the charity.

Additional cheque presentations from Goldthorne Park School, Wolverhampton and Pershore High School took the total for the evening to £2.938.

HARVEST AUCTION RAISES £1881

Rotarian & Mrs Keith Wilkinson (left), with auctioneer Roger Sadler (centre) and Rotarian Ian Mcpherson (right)

Our annual Harvest Auction this year was another success, raising £1881 in the evening for charitable funds. Professional auctioneer Roger Sadler was our guest for the evening, and it is thanks to his inimitable, good-humoured and entertaining style that Rotarians and guests generously dipped hands deep into pockets to purchase a wide range of items donated by club members.

CHILDREN IN NEED QUIZ WITH BBC's ALAN DEDICOAT

Alan Dedicoat, the “Voice of the Balls”  and BBC Radio 2 senior radio news reader (as well as provider of the voice over for Strictly Come Dancing) will be in Kinver again to host his annual Children in Need Quiz. 

The event, organised by the Rotary Club of Kinver, will be held at the KSCA’s Edward March Centre in Legion Drive on Friday November 21, starting at 8.00 prompt.

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