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Presidents Letter March 2015

Fellow Rotarians

It is my privilege to welcome you to our updated website. Over the next few weeks we shall be populating the site with sections for : – Members, The work we do in our Local Community, our Centenary Project, our Meet 4 Business Lunches, a Brief History of our Club and Links to the world of Rotary. As the site grows we would value your comments to help us on our way. Here are some of the events to come in the next few months.

So far we have raise over £70000 of the £150000 plus for our Centenary Project to extend and renew the Visitors Centre at Bradgate Park. We will need a substantial effort to enable us to make the target by the end of this year. A fund raising fun run in Bradgate Park on the morning of 21 June is planned followed by an evening performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. All the proceeds from the fun run and tickets sold for the evening event will go towards the Centenary Project. We encourage you to bring family and friends to join us in these events.

A Curry Night is on April 14th at Sands Restaurant in Glenfield, to raise money for the President\’s Local Charity “Heart Safe” The programme aims to ensure that every young person passing through secondary education in the City and County Schools is provided with training in Emergency Life Support. Both to operate a Defibrillator and apply Manual Resuscitation. We had a great demonstration by Doug Skehan Consultant Cardiologist from the Royal last November !

The annual Super Hero’s 5k & 1k charity fun run and walk in Abbey Park, in conjunction with our daughter clubs Leicester De Montfort and Leicester Novus, is on May 10th.This is our second year and we look forward to all club members supporting us by spreading the word, if not participating. Proceeds go to Charity Link, Twenty Twenty and Loros

A collection at Morrison’s in Leicester on Friday 6th March, to raise money for, the Marie Curie Charity daffodil appeal. Let’s see if we can best last year’s £712.

At the same time Colin Derrick and Derik Sadd have arranged a “Technology Tournament” at The Leicester Grammar School, Great Glen, with some 20 teams from Oakham School, Beauchamp College and the Grammar School. That too takes place on 6th March between 9.00am and 3.00pm

Kids out trip to Wicksteed Park, Kettering for severely disabled Children from Leicester Special Schools 10 June 2015. A great District 1070 Rotary event. Let Mark Simpson know if you wish to join us on the day.

We are sponsoring Kim Francis from Rotarian Tim Lee’s Business, Cornerstone Insurance,  for the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) at Grafham Water, Huntingdon, 25 July to 1 August. This event challenges the mind, the body and some would say the soul, on land and in the water for 7 days. Many past participants consider it life changing when addressing the club on their return.

President Stuart