Event Reports

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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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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