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Farewell to the Wentzells

Farewell to the Wentzells

Farewell to the Wentzells

Rotarians Paul, Shirley and Tifanie Wentzell have left Bracknell and are living in their new house in Shropshire before leaving to live in Spain in April. They have therefore left our Rotary Club and will be sorely missed.

Bracknell Rotarians are very sad to see the family go as they have been superb members of the club and Paul has …

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Elton John Tribute Night

Elton John Tribute Night

On 30th January, eleven members with partners and guests attended a special International Meal in the evening at the Baranda Restaurant in Wokingham it being a fifth Tuesday.
The Indian/Bangladeshi food was superb and this was followed by a brilliant tribute to  Elton John performed by Paul of Ultimate Elton singing all the well known Elton …

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RCOB Cheque Presentation to Mayor 2018

Presentation of RCOB Cheque to Borough Mayor

RCOB Cheque Presentation to Mayor 2018

On 23rd January, members of the Rotary Club of Bracknell were pleased to welcome the Borough Mayor, Cllr Tina McKenzie-Boyle and her Consort Bruce McKenzie-Boyle, to their lunchtime meeting at the Old Manor Hotel,Bracknell, to Receive a cheque for £500.
This follows the Service of Nine Lessons and Carols held at Wellington College Chapel which took place on 15th …

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2018 Burns Night Fund Raising for Gurkha Welfare Trust

On Saturday 20th January, the Rotary Club of Bracknell held a very successful Burn’s Night Dinner at the Flavell Suite, Sindlesham Court, attended by a 105 people including District Governor, David Pope. The evening was memorable for the wonderful Bagpipe music of Alan Vaughan from the Reading Pipe Band, accompanied by Gregor Hosie, Drummer, a delicious four course Burns’ …

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Radio Berkshire Peach Quest

Radio Berkshire Peach Quest

Radio Berkshire Peach Quest

Peach Quest was excellent fun. We formed a team made up of Rotarians Bruce Irvine and Zoe Lattimer from Easthampstead, Norman Lattimer from Reading Abbey and Dave Donaldson from Bracknell and called ourselves Rotary MAD (Making A Difference). We met Andrew Peach at the Radio Berkshire Studio in Caversham and started the Quest. We were given the first clue and …

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Burns Night Charity Dinner 2018

On the occasion of the anniversary of Scotland’s Immortal Bard:

Burns’ Night Gala Charity Dinner

FUNDRAISING IN SUPPORT OF: Gurkha Welfare Trust
Saturday 20th January 2018
7 for 7.30pm
Flavell Suite
Sindlesham Court Masonic Centre
Mole Road,
Sindlesham, RG41 5EA

Tickets: £40
Advance booking essential:
By post: Burns’ Night, 7 Meadow Road, …

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Three Counties Cycle Ride Presentation of Cheques

On Tuesday 12th December, the Rotary Club of Bracknell held a Presentation of Cheques event at the Old Manor hotel in the town. The club had organised the annual Three Counties Cycle Ride last June and invited representatives from the four main charities to come and receive cheques of £2000 each. The charities were Thames Valley Air Ambulance, The British …

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Chapel at Wellington College

Service of Nine Lessons and Carols

Chapel at Wellington College

The Rotary Club of Bracknell were pleased to welcome a large congregation to the beautiful Chapel at Wellington College last Friday evening for their annual traditional Service of Nine Lessons and Carols. The Round Table Choir were in good voice and our Rotary District Governor, David Pope, sang the first verse of Once in Royal David’s City as a solo. …

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David Gowing Presentation

David Gowing Presentation

David Gowing Presentation

David Gowing has retired from the Rotary Club of Bracknell after thirty years of membership in which he has been involved in many local, national and international projects. He will be remembered as an active member but especially for his excellent work as Club Treasurer and also as Treasurer for the Three Counties Cycle Ride. The Club President, Nigel Boshier, …

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Remembrance for Honorary Member John Nike

Remembrance for Honorary Member John Nike

Remembrance for Honorary Member John Nike

On Saturday 22nd April, President Nigel Boshier and Rotarian Dave Donaldson represented the club at a special Service of Remembrance for Honorary Member John Nike who died on Christmas day. The photographs show a display of John’s OBE, Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire insignia and Freeman of the Borough of Bracknell Forest. Candles were lit by family and friends and …

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