Pictures from Events taken throughout 2011

December
Wokingham Waterside Centre

We constructed a Meeting Point at the Wokingham Waterside Centre. We landscaped a natural hollow in the woods to make a small amphitheatre where groups can get together and talk about their plans.

Santas Grotto

Every Christmas we help Santa Claus to meet the local children, typically in a grotto at a garden centre.In return Santa Claus helps us to raise money in support of the many charities.

Christmas Dinner

After a busy year we like to enjoy good food and fellowship at our annual Christmas dinner. You can probably gauge from the broad smiles on this table that everyone is thoroughly enjoying themselves.

Christmas Raffle

We had great pleasure in presenting the prize to the winners of our Christmas Raffle. Rotarian David - left - is pictured here with the two lucky prize winners.

November
Young Achievers Interact Club

The Young Achievers Interact Club of Maiden Erlegh School held a 21 mile Swimathon at Leighton Park to support the Royal Berks ‘Robbie the Robot' appeal. They raised £500.

Rotary Youth Leadership Award

Rotary sponsors the Youth Leadership Award. Club President David took great pleasure in awarding Laurence Parbery with his certificate confirming he successfully completed the programme.

Abroad Experience

We also support youngsters who want to expand their life experience abroad. Here we see Andrew Webb, a local Explorer Scout, being congratulated by President David after Andrew's excellent presentation on his work experience in Africa.

Poppy

Reading Maiden Erlegh Rotary members helped the distribution of poppy's.

Comedy Sketch

Rotary is well known for its fundraising activities but we also have a strong social side. During one of our social evenings a group of Rotarians showed that they are great 'fans' of collecting in aid of the many charities and good causes that we support.

October
Rotary Youth Leadership Award

Rotary sponsors a number of Youth programmes including the Rotary Youth Leadership Award. Club President David took great pleasure in awarding the Student we sponsored with her certificate confirming she successfully completed the Award programme.

Youth Speaks

The Rotary Youth Speaks competition continues to go from strength to strength each year, producing some superb quality speakers in our young people aged from 11 to 18.

Reading Art Exhibition

The fourth Reading Art Exhibition held recently at St Joseph’s College in Reading has raised over £3500 for local charities. The local charities included CIRDIC, Crossroads and the Wokingham Waterside Centre.

September
Rotarian Golf Winner

Sport plays a part in the social side of Rotary and here one our Golfing Rotarians is receiving his winner's medal.

Food-Time

Enjoying food and fellowship is a major part of the Club's social calendar. This smile on the face of one of our Rotarians says it all !

Porsche Tour

Porsche Cars Great Britain entertained our Rotarians & their guests to a tour of the Porsche Calcot facility which raised £1336 for Crossroads. A charity that provides respite services for Carers - for more information visit their web site at www.crossroads.org.uk.

Waterside

We built a firepit at waterside, for water centre clients to use during the summer-time.

Caribbean Lunch

We all enjoyed a lovely Caribbean lunch!

August
Council Lunch

Our President 2011/12 David Cotton generously invited his Council for lunch.

Competition

We organised a storytelling competition and presented prizes.

July
Holt School Language Fair

The Club helped with the Holt School Language Fair and Challenge of Management.

Kids Day Out

Our Rotarians having a 'wave' of enthusiasm whilst keeping an eye on the children.

Abseiling

One of our Rotarians going over a cliff edge assisted by a Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) student. She was frightened of heights and had never abseiled herself before that day!

Bowling Day

Fellowship is always high on the agenda and this bowling day proved to be a popular event.

Sixties Evening

The image of Rotary is often that of a serious group of business men, but as you can from this Sixties Evening photograph we are anything but.

June
Rotary Golf Competition

Being a sporty bunch some of our members participated in the Rotary Golf competition at St Andrews

Kids Day Out Recognition

RME presented a wall mounted clock to Sandbanks Beach Office,Poole Dorset to recognise their support when RME visited on Kids’ Out days.

Results of Ridgeway Challenge

RME Inner Wheel presented a cheque for £5,790 to Shelterbox, the result of the Ridgeway Challenge.

EcoGreenhouse Final Checks

Rotarian Brian making the final checks on the EcoGreenhouse at the Hawthorns School.

The finished EcoGreenhouse

The finished EcoGreenhouse made from plastic bottles ready for the grand opening...or the big POP !!!

May
RotaKids Greenhouse

RotaKids Greenhouse at Whitley Park & Hawthorns.

Innerwheel Ridge Challenge

In aid of Shelterbox - the event was supported by Rotary

April
Dragon Boat Race

Event organised for a local Interact club.

Trolley Dash

Event at Waitrose, Woodley-Rotarians and Prize Winners.

March
Young Achievers

Young Achiever Interact Car Boot Sale.

District Conference

Some of our Club members having fun at the annual District 1090 Conference.

RotaKids Greenhouse

RotaKids Greenhouse at the Hawthorns.

Interact Club

The cheque presentation

Charter Presentation

Maiden Erlegh School Interact Club held a Charter Presentation.

February
Volunteering in Ukerewe

International project in Ukerewe, Tanzania in conjunction with other rotary clubs. Ukerewe in a very poor island in lake Victoria. This continuing project is aimed at improving basic facilities on the island.