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KINVER'S 'MAN OF FLOWERS' IS NEW ROTARY CLUB PRESIDENT

Kinver Rotary Club's new President, Nick Geoghegan

 Nick Geoghegan, the Kinver resident who won the village Civic Society’s award for services to the community through his dedication to enhancing the High Street with floral decorations, is the new President of the Rotary Club of Kinver.

KINVER ROTARY CLUB WORKING EVEN CLOSER WITH LOCAL SCHOOLS

John Brown (left) and Alan Millichip with some of the St. James's School, Wollasto, pupils who received dictionaries

The Rotary Club of Kinver has been strengthening its links with local schools in Kinver and Wollaston.

During the run up to the end of term the club presented commemorative personalised dictionaries to every pupil leaving Brindley Heath, The Ridge and St James, Wollaston, primary schools – a total of 186. Cheques were also handed over to The Ridge and St James as contributions towards a visit to each school by the Life Education Caravan.

SHELTERBOX PROJECT AT GOLDTHORN PRIMARY SCHOOL

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The Head Teacher of Goldthorn Park Primary School, Wolverhampton, Mrs Julia Roseblade, led her school in various fund raising events over a two year period so that they could purchase a ShelterBox. Julia's husband Clive is a Past President of Kinver Rotary Club - and, according to Clive, the best President we've ever had!

KINVER ROTARY CLUB HIT SQUAD AT IT AGAIN

Rotary service on the way to the church

Last year, with the help of Kinver Rotary Club, Kinver won the 'large village' category in Staffordshire's Best Kept Village competition. This year it is hoped to equal or exceed that achievement and once again Rotarian Matt Pickett has been whipping his hit squad into action with regular working parties of Rotarians helping to ensure that the village looks pristine for the arrival of the judges. Rotary is clearly in action in Kinver.

10K RUN & 2K FUN RUN GUARANTEED TO MAKE A PROFIT

Plans for the annual 10k run and 2k fun run organised by the Rotary Club of Kinver are almost complete, with the event guaranteed to turn in a profit for the chosen charity, Action Heart, when it is held on Sunday September 29.

All overheads have already been met by the main sponsor, Bodykraft, the Pensnett vehicle accident repair specialists; together with the Dudley Motor company and Granlyn Specialist Coatings of West Bromwich.

REARRANGED SENIOR CITIZENS' PARTY A HIT

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The Kinver Rotary Club party for senior citizens was originally scheduled for February, but adverse weather conditions meant that it had to be postponed. It eventually took place in April and was a wonderful evening - some of our guests said it was the best yet!

QUIZ TEAM REACHES DISTRICT SEMI-FINALS

Kinver Rotary Club's quiz team came from behind to edge out Redditch by 25 points to 19 in the recent quarter-final match at Redditch. Three team regulars - Burt Flannery, Clive Corbett and Nigel Williams were joined by Roger Stephenson as Clive Roseblade was away on business.We look forward to the semi-finals - and possibly the final - on 17th April.

SPRING CLEAN FOR CANAL PICNIC AREA

Rotarian Chris Elcock cleans the plinth

St Patrick's Day saw a working party from Kinver Rotary Club tidying up the canalside picnic site that the Club provided in 2005 to mark the centenary of Rotary International. The Club has taken pride in maintaining the site with regular working parties in the spring and autumn. Paths were cleared of grass and tidied upand Rotarian Chris Elcock scrubbed the plinth which marks the Club's creation of the site and bears the Rotary badge. The picnic site is appreciated by canal users who value the amenity.

A NICE WEEKEND IN FRANCE

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A group of 27 Kinver Rotarians, family and friends flew to Nice on Thursday 21st February, for a weekend of fun and fellowship on the French Riviera. The weather wasn't too kind on arrival as the rain was teeming down. However, some of the local 'medication' soon revived our spirits.

BEST KEPT VILLAGE PLAQUE IN PLACE

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Proof that Kinver won the Large Village category in the Staffs County Council Best Kept Village in 2012 is now evident with the positioning of a commemorative plaque on the wall of the clinic in the centre of the village, alongside the awards from previous years.

SNOW FEARS DID NOT DETER QUIZZERS FROM RAISING OVER £1000 FOR 'CHILDREN IN NEED'

Despite forecasts of the prospect of significant amounts of snow falling in and around the West Midlands, 30 of the 41 teams booked into the Kinver Rotary Club  Children in Need Quiz made their way to the Edward Marsh Centre for the annual event.As most of those unable to attend donated their entry fees to the charity, the evening once again raised more than £1,000.

TOPOSCOPE GUARDS ENJOY THE WEATHER

Arthur and Martha on guard, toposcope in the background

In 1990 Kinver Rotary Club funded the toposcope on Kinver Edge and recently paid for repairs at a cost of £1200. As discussions are currently under way about replacing some damaged parts of the toposcope Past President Mike Deathridge was delighted to find recently that the  toposcope was being guarded by two large characters going by the names of Arthur and Martha, we believe. Since the weekend they appear to have gone into hiding, but it is understood that they haven't gone far and will be back again when the next cold snap arrives.

KINVER ROTARY CLUB'S 10K RUN RAISES £4275 FOR ACTION HEART

Following the receipt of all sponsorships and the acquisition of relevant gift aid donations, the 10K run and associated 2k family run organised in September by the Rotary Club of Kinver has raised £4,275, bringing the total raised by the event over the past six years to more than £20,000.

KINVER ROTARY CLUB SLEIGH RAISES OVER £5000 FOR CHARITIES

The Christmas sleigh collection by the Rotary Club of Kinver raised a total of £5,050 for local charities – only the second time the collection has passed the £5,000 mark.
 

MATCHING GRANT PROGRAMME WITH ROTARY CLUB OF WATTALA, SRI LANKA

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The Rotary Club of Kinver is delighted to be involved with other clubs in District 1060 in a matching grant programme in Sri Lanka. The latest update on progress shows that the roadway concrete work and building up the ground level at the road edges has been completed. The attached photos show that the new road surface had remained above the water level after a recent period of heavy rainfall and flooding. As can be seen, adjacent roads and access footpaths were submerged.

Kinver Rotary's New Generation Work With Local Schools As Part Of Its Community Interaction

We are presently involved with projects at Edgecliff High School, Brindley Heath Primary School and Foley Infants School Kinver, St James Primary School and The Ridge Primary School at Wollaston, Stourbridge.


In addition to supporting the schools, we also encourage representation in school, regional and national Rotary competitions held throughout the year. A number of pupils from Edgecliff school entered and gained success in the Photographer of the Year 2012.

ALAN DEDICOAT TO HOST HIS TWELFTH KINVER ROTARY CLUB 'CHILDREN IN NEED QUIZ'

BBC Radio 2 senior news reader and Lottery’s Voice of the Balls Alan Dedicoat is to host his 12th Children in Need quiz for Kinver Rotary Club at the Edward Marsh Centre on Friday January 25th.
The format will remain the same as it has since 2001 – tables of four people who pay £25 to include a sandwich supper and no extras such as a raffle, with all proceeds going to Children in Need.
The annual events have already raised more than £10,000 for the charity.

KINVER ROTARY CLUB SLEIGH READY FOR ACTION

Kinver Rotary Club's Christmas sleigh has been brought out of storage ready and prepared for its tour of the village, Enville and the Wollaston area of Stourbridge, as well as supporting the local traders with their festivities. It will be seen first on Friday November 30th when, with Santa on board, it will form an integral part of the Big Switch On of the lights on the Christmas tree outside the library and the lights along the High Street.

KINVER ROTARIANS 'ALE' BREWERY VISIT A SUCCESS

Kinver Rotarians enjoy their visit to Enville Brewery

Exploding the myth that Rotarians are port-drinking, sedentary and somewhat pompous elderly gentlemen, a party of members of the Rotary Club of Kinver visited Enville Brewery where they sampled the cask beers and ales in copious quantities as they toured the facility before moving on to The Cat Inn at Enville for supper – and more Enville Ale. If you would like more information on this lively, go-ahead club whose members know how to enjoy themselves while serving the community locally, nationally and internationally, contact the President, John Brown, on 07714 263383. Mike Deathridge

ARCHITECT STEPHEN JOINS KINVER ROTARY CLUB

Kinver Rotary Club is delighted to welcome Stephen Bullock, who was inducted on November 5th.

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The Fox Inn, Bridgnorth Road, Stourton,near Stourbridge, West Midlands DY7 5BL at 20:00 on Monday.

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