In less well-developed countries, where their infrastructure and resources are poor, there is much less opportunity for their children to be educated and become literate. Mike Ware and Rachel Gerrish from the Rotary and Rotaract clubs of Bourne End and Cookham visited our club to give a presentation on the […]
Naomi Riches begins her journey to row down the River Thames for the #165Challenge. She rows 165 miles as she attempts the Guinness World Record of Fastest Time to row the River Thames by single scull.
On Saturday 17th September 2016, Paralympic Gold Medalist Naomi Riches will attempt to set a new Guinness World Record as the fastest woman to row down the River Thames in a single scull. 165 miles from Lechlade to Gravesend Royal Pier.
The Oxfordshire-based mental health charity, Restore, has hosted another wonderful year of its Elder Stubbs Festival at the Elder Stubbs allotment. And once again, members of the Rotary Club of Oxford Spires volunteered their time at the event.
In this week’s club meeting we had two guest speakers; District Governor Joy Arnott and our very own Phil Shipman.
Matt was invited to the club to tell us how he managed to raise over $200,000 online for Polio Eradication and also about his work with Yaws eradication.
We were back to three days of serving onion bhajis and lentil dal and thanks to our amazing volunteers and our wonderful customers, we had sales of over £10,000.
On Tuesday the 12th July we held our first meeting of the Rotary year led by our new president Katy. It was a fun and lively evening with an excellent speaker from Tools With a Mission. Richard Lay, a TWAM volunteer for many years, described the work of collecting and […]
On Sunday 10th July 2016 we attended the Cowley Road Carnival. The theme this year was celebrating 100 years of William Shakespeare. We set up our stall early in the morning and though the sun was shining the weather was mixed but that didn’t stop us getting set up with […]
Our new Rotary year started on the first of July and we are proud to tell you that in 2016/17, four members of the Rotary Club of Oxford Spires have also taken on District responsibilities: Steve Axtell goes into his second year as Assistant Governor, supporting seven clubs in our […]