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Join our Christmas shop window competition

Posted on Nov 17, 2014 in News

27 shops in Market Harborough have joined the Welland Valley Rotary Christmas Shop Competition for local school children, in the fortnight leading up to Harborough Christmas Fayre on 5th of December. The aim of the competition is to spot the odd thing out in each of the participating shop windows. There will be prizes for the first three correct entries drawn out at the Christmas Fayre plus a prize for the primary school with the most entries. Entry into the competition is free and open to anyone under the age of 12. Children can get their entry forms from their school or on the Welland Valley Rotary website http://bit.ly/WVRshopcompetition Completed entry forms can be...

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Gillian Proctor Speaking on ‘Structure, constraint and sexual provocation – the corset’

Posted on Nov 11, 2014 in Event Reports

Gillian Proctor Speaking  on ‘Structure, constraint and sexual provocation – the corset’

Our regular meeting on the 10th of November was well attended by members from our own club in addition to members from Rotary mother club Market Harborough, and sister club Kibworth and Fleckney thanks to a talk from Gillian Proctor, Programme Leader for Fashion & Contour Design at De Montfort University. Her talk, which referenced Market Harborough business The Symington corset factory, covered the history of underwear for woman and it’s relationship with style, social norms, the female body, art and the influence of both World War’s. A fascinating talk which Gillian kindly cut down by 50% to fit in with our morning meeting was well received by everyone...

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Visit to the Warning Zone Charity in Leicester

Posted on Oct 19, 2014 in Event Reports

Visit to the Warning Zone Charity in Leicester

After amazing reports on the Warning Zone from other Rotary clubs we decided we must see what all the fuss was about. We were not disappointed! It is very hard to explain exactly why The Warning Zone is so impressive without seeing it first hand but the purpose behind it is quite easy to understand. Thankfully they have a few visual aids including these videos on their website to help explain what they do. Essentially the Warning Zone is there to teach children about the dangers in their every day lives that they may not be properly taught about at school or by their parents, including risks to their safety and the consequences of anti-social behaviour. This is usually...

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New Junior Vice President for Welland Valley Rotary

Posted on Jul 8, 2013 in Club Changes

New Junior Vice President for Welland Valley Rotary

Last week we lost one of the founding members of the Welland Valley Rotary Club; Joe Welch. In addition to his role as Junior Vice President, Joe dedicated a great deal of time and effort to organising the clubs social activities. A recent opportunity to work in London meant that we have lost a valued member of the club but of course wish him well in the big smoke. This week welcomes a new Junior Vice President James Baird of Baird Developments to the role. James was born and bred in Market Harborough with a family who are well known members of the community. Until recently James also acted as a voluntary fire fighter in his spare time, demonstrating James’...

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Welland Valley Rotary Charter Evening

Posted on Apr 30, 2013 in Event Reports

Welland Valley Rotary Charter Evening

The Welland Valley Rotary Club had its inaugural Charter Night on Saturday (April 27). 16 founder members of the new club were joined by the Rotary’s district governor and representatives of 11 other clubs to be formally recognized as a new club at the Three Swans. The first president of the Welland Valley Rotary Club is Gabrielle Belford. She said: We meet on a Monday morning, so it was great to see everyone at an evening function. Charter Nights for any Rotary Club are important, but an inaugural Charter is really special. The meeting also saw the presentation of the club’s jewels, the chains worn by president and vice-presidents, and the club bell. The Welland...

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