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   The Rotary Club of Ware  

President   Sue Meischke                                                      2013 - 2014                             Club 6169                             District 1260


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"Ware to Ware"

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Alan Thomas

01920 469211




The Priory, High Street, Ware.

Wednesdays 12.45pm for 1.00pm.

5th Wednesday 7.30pm for 8.00pm.









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 vocations
• 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 between.

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 gazebos.


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Dickensian Evening

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 Rotary.

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 as always proved to be traditional fun for all the family and also raised funds for 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- secretary

Youth Speaks Competition

The 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.

* Click here for full rules for 'Young Photographer'.

* Click here for rules for 'Young Writer' and here for 'Youth Speaks'

* 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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