This week, David Chapman, from the Rotary Club of West Worthing, gives an update on the latest and future goings-on.
There is no need to be bored this summer as West Worthing Rotary Club invites you to share in their huge choice of activities this summer.
Over recent weeks we have had some impressive, thought-provoking and entertaining speakers at our regular Tuesday evening meetings, at the Tudor Close Pub in Ferring.
Rotarians learnt about the difficulties faced by the poorer people in the area through presentations by the West Sussex Credit Union and the Worthing Food Bank.
Club members had an opportunity to hear more about the Rotary Youth Leadership Award.
The club has nominated Amy Johnstone, a student at Northbrook College, to participate in the RYLA outdoor event and she told club members more about the activities and what she has gained from participating in the scheme.
With the accent on the young, our vice president, Sue Virgo, made a presentation of 30 of the educational ‘Dictionary4Life’ volumes to year 6 children at St Andrews CE School, Ferring.
Club members and members of Durrington High School Rotaract Club joined in the planting out of the seafront flower beds.
Although the club golf and putting event in June was marred by poor weather, it was enjoyed by those who took part.
On Sunday, July 5, club members came together to enjoy a Champagne and strawberry tea to help raise money for club charities.
The club also mustered a team for the Lewes Rotary Skittles Tournament.
Although they were pitted against superior skills, they acquitted themselves well and had a very enjoyable day.
Looking forward, the club has its fundraising Car Boot Sale on Broadwater Green on Saturday, August 1, from 6am to noon.
For those interested in taking a stall, cars are £10, with MPV’s and vans £15.
To book a place, or for more details, contact Jayne Knight on 01903 501961.
Worthing Rotary Carnival, held on August Bank Holiday, August 29 to 31, is shaping up to be the best yet with three days of activities.
On the Saturday there is the Beach House Festival of live music and storytelling with junk modelling.
It will be a fun day for families.
In the evening there is the open air music concert ‘Atomic Big Top Popup’ presenting ‘Cash’, a leading Johnny Cash tribute act with support DJs.
On Sunday, August 30, you can hang out around the Steyne and be entertained with the vintage car show, live music, great food, a feature hair and make up salon and live jazz.
On Bank Holiday Monday there will be the traditional Carnival Procession and a free family party centred on the Steyne.
With live local music, a dog show, beach bar, a choice of fabulous food and seafront market, it will be an event for all the family and not to be missed.
For more information on the carnival heck out the website www.worthingcarnival.com.
West Worthing Club members also look forward to other forthcoming events.
On Friday, October 23, from 7.30pm there is an evening of jazz presented by the six piece local band, Taylor Maid, who will play a variety of songs and tunes from the 1920’s to the present day: swing, gypsy jazz, Latin, country blues and some fast and furious fiddle jigs and reels.
It promises to be a lot of fun and will be held at St Mary’s Church Hall, Ilex Way.
Tickets, £15 including supper, and more information are available from Sue Worthington on 07793 581221.
With all this exciting activity we look forward to our new Rotary Year which starts in July, as we welcome our new president, Sue Virgo, and wish her well for the year, and thank David Langley, our retiring president, for his success in the often challenging job of steering the club through the past year.
Details of Worthing’s three Rotary clubs are:
• Worthing Rotary Club meets Monday, 12.55pm, at the Chatsworth Hotel, in The Steyne, Worthing, 01903 262222.
• West Worthing Rotary Club meets Tuesday evening at Tudor Close, Ferring, 01903 535900.
• Worthing Steyne Rotary Club meets Monday evening at The Ardington Hotel, in Steyne Gardens, Worthing, 01903 234957.
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