Month: June 2016

We only went and swam the English Channel!!!

We started off from Dover at 3.57am in the dark with glow sticks and flashing lights attached to the first swimmer. Who was also the first victim of the jelly fish – no wetsuits allowed for protection as we were swimming under the official Channel Swimming Association rules.   We each had to swim an…
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David Bowie insights by Denis Flannery

Our speaker this week, Denis Flannery senior lecturer at Leeds Uni, has an expertise in the life of David Bowie and will share with us over breakfast, come join us to hear this very interesting speaker. Park Plaza, Leeds, for breakfast at 7:15am Denis Flannery was educated at University College, Dublin and the University of…
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Rock on Windermere support

Rock on Windermere   This weekend (18th to 20th June), our fellow Rotarians Kim and Simon Rebecchi have volunteered to be stewards at Rock on Windermere. The event has been organised by the Rotary Club of Windermere.   This 3 day not for profit event is in support of those who lost business and homes…
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Scatter Week – 29th June 2016

A scatter week is when a Rotary club encourages its members to visit other Clubs in the area or in an area we are travelling to.    We are having a Scatter week on the 29th June, and there will be no meeting at Park Plaza.  Please make all your potential guests aware please. The best way…
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Good Luck Dave! Swim for it!

“Just got the call last night that we  start at 2.30am this Saturday morning which has thrown me in to a total panic as was expecting to swim on Wednesday. Apparently though when it comes to swimming the channel if there is a good weather forecast you just drop everything, panic and go for it.…
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Our speaker for next week, Wednesday  15th June is confirmed as Richard Davill from www.The-Challenge.org The title of the talk will be, The Challenge – Building Integrated Societies They are a national charity & the Largest provider of the NCS program. NCS is a once-in-a-lifetime part residential experience ope to all 15-17 year old’s across…
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Sink or Swim! Will Dave survive to be the next President?

Post 19: Off to Dover on Saturday to wait for the phone call that the weather is good and our slot has come up to attempt to swim the English Channel. Apparently I have to try and squeeze in a night swim in the sea beforehand so I am comfortable swimming in the pitch black,…
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Defending the title: Dragon boat race recruiting for warriors now

Please contact David to confirm you participation: £31.25 per person entry The legendary Leeds Dock Dragon Boat Race is back for another year as part of the Leeds Waterfront Festival – and we’re looking for teams to take part and row for Heart Research UK. When: Saturday, 25 June 2016 from 09:00 to 16:00 Where: Leeds Dock…
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