What is Rotary?
Rotary is short for Rotary International. Service
above Self is Rotary’s motto. It is a world-wide association of
local clubs for business and professional men and women who:
• provide humanitarian service to the community at local, national
and international level
• encourage high ethical standards in all
• work for goodwill and peace in the world
And what is Ware Rotary Club?
The Rotary Club of Ware is an organisation of like minded business
and professional people who want to put a little back into the
community both on a local and international scale, at the same time
as enjoying good fellowship and forging lasting friendships.
Our membership is open to all and currently
numbers in the upper 20's, professions represented range from
Butchers and Bakers to Accountants and Solicitors with a variety in
We meet in the heart of Ware, at the Priory, a
14th century ancient monument in seven acre riverside grounds. The
River Lea is renowned on this stretch for its original 18th century
on 'The Wheel' button.
On the 6th December, the Rotary stall will be
located at 96 High Street and we will be selling hand-made Bird
boxes (to RSPB specification) for the bargain price of £10 per box.
As usual all proceeds to charities and good causes supported by
Ware Rotary Town Fete
This year's Fete took place as usual on the first
Saturday of June ( 1st ). A regular part of the Town's calendar the
Fete is gaining strength year on year with more Stalls and more
people attending every year. The dry weather helps and goodness
knows how many people will be there if we get a hot and sunny day!
About 25 local organisations were represented offering everything
from pickles to a bouncy castle, a coconut shy to a barbeque and
great fun was had by all. Please put a note in your diary for next
year or watch this space.
Santa's charity collections.
Look out for this years dates when Santa
with the help of his pony Duke will be touring the villages of
Stapleford, and Watton at Stone to meet the children and make sure
they are being good in anticipation of his visit on
Christmas Eve. At the same time, Rotarians and friends will collect
much needed funds for charities supported by Rotary. Don't forget to
look out for Santa.
The Ware Annual Firework Display.
Saturday 2nd November, High Oak Road, Ware, was date and venue for this year's annual display. This event
proved to be traditional fun for all the family and also raised
charities and good causes supported by Rotary. This is a terrific
annual event and we thank all our sponsors and the crowds that turn up to be entertained by fabulous
displays. For more information contact-
Youth Speaks Competition
2013 Youth Speaks competition for East Hertfordshire was held on 26th
November at the Priory in Ware. Six teams entered this public
speaking competition, speaking on subjects ranging from ‘What is
art?’ to ‘Is SpongeBob SquarePants melting our brains?’
This competition gives young people the opportunity
to test their speaking skills to an audience of peers, parents and
Rotarians. The winners of the intermediate sections were the Sele
School in Hertford who spoke on ‘Technology in the modern age’. The
winners of the Senior section were from the John Warner School who
spoke on ‘The future of the human race’. These teams will go forward
to Regional heats in February. The competition was sponsored by the
Rotary Clubs of Hertford and Ware; and assisted by the Inner Wheel
Club of Ware, who provided refreshments.
Intermediate winners from Sele School: Dominic Harvey, Zoe
Martin and Victoria Lear being awarded the shield by the chief
judge, Jane Beck
Senior winners from John Warner School: Lucy Hurwood, Oliver
Kadouchkine and Andrew Jenkins, with chief judge Jane Beck, Ware
President Sue Meishke and Hertford President Bryan Skinner
Herts. Air Ambulance
Ware Rotary Club are pleased to support the Air
Ambulance, click here for details
Local projects include:
* Ware Annual Firework Display in cooperation with
other Ware Rotary Clubs.
* Mock interviews.
* Essay competition for Junior schools.
for full rules for 'Young Photographer'.
here for rules for 'Young Writer' and
here for 'Youth
* Books/Tools/Spectacles/Mobile phone collections.
* Stroke awareness day.
* Polio Plus - Rotary is rightly proud of its
contribution in ridding the world of Polio.
* The Rotary Foundation is the largest private
charity in the world.
* Water Aid, shelter boxes, aqua boxes.
* Humanitarian projects.
and many many more.
Please contact our secretary for further details.
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