Pictures from Events taken throughout 2012

Rotary carried out a number of Christmas activities throughout December.
New Venue
We have changed our meeting venue for the new year, we now meet at The Holiday Inn, Winnersh.
Christmas Party
Last meeting of 2012 - our Christmas Party at the Moat House. Also said 'GoodBye' to Tim & Abby who were going home to New Zealand
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 Reading Art Exhibition has been run by the Rotary club for 5 years! It is the largest exhibition of local art in Thames Valley. This album is full of a variety of paintings, ceramics and sculptures.
Young Achievers Interact Club
Press release on Young Achievers Interact Club being presented with a Certificate from Rotary International for that Club’s fundraising effort of £300 to the polio eradication fund
Car park Duty
Three of our more shy and retiring members did car parking duty for the NCT at the Abbey School. They did their best with 'Olympics voluntary greeter' smiles and good natured banter.
Fun Olympics
Rotary & Inner Wheel Clubs of Reading Maiden Erlegh combined to put on a Fun Olympics event
Festival of Languages
The Festival was held at the Holt School and the 170 pupils from Keep Hatch, Hawthorns and The Coombes Primary Schools were introduced to Swahili and Russian as well as European languages.
President Hugh's Council
The Rotary year runs from July to June and here we see President Hugh's Council for 2012/13.
President Handover Meeting
At the President's handover meeting the Club presented Rotarian Eric Bowes with a Paul Harris for exemplary Rotary service.
Our members were called to the bench to paint these garden seats a delicate shade of blue. Nobody glossed over the task or gave it a brush off resulting in a really smooth finish appreciated by all the boys and girls of Whitely Park School.
The finished product!
Jubilee Lunch
We all enjoyed a jubilee lunch party together.
Rotary Club Members, helped paint the benches for the school.
Paddling On The Thames
Paddling on the Thames isn't the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of Rotary but these members of our Club had other ideas.
Guest Evening
At a guest evening in Sonning, President David Cotton presented Mabel Boyd of the Churches in Reading Drop in Centre with a laptop computer. He also presented Mary Jacobs from Reading Crossroads with a cheque for £2000.
The Hexagon
Maiden Erlegh Rotary Members spreading information at The Hexagon.
Services Meeting
The ‘Big Society’ was the theme chosen by Home Secretary Theresa May and she made special mention of Rotary’s global Polio eradication programme, describing it as the ‘Big Society’ on an international scale.
New Years Walk
Of course after a good Christmas dinner the next thing to do is burn off a few calories courtesy of our annual New Years walk.
A local amateur theatre company donates one of their pantomime performances to support our fund raising. The Genie did offer to make our President disappear but as we asked for a magic discount he was only away for a short spell.
Salvation Army
The Club enjoys all kinds of music and attends a variety of Concerts during the year including this performance by the Salvation Army.
Ignite Interact Club
Interact is a community service club that is sponsored by Rotary International for High School Students.