Cowes Rotary Club Presidents charity – Challenge and Adventure This organisation works with disadvantaged and challenging your people on the Isle of Wight through adventurous and challenging outdoor activities, along side tailored support to help rebuild their confidence, self esteem and aspirations. Cheque for £500 was presented to Karen Eeles on their behalf by Cowes Rotary on 7th February.
Despite the fire in Medina Village earlier this year, destroying all our equipment, with the help of our junior Interact club we raised nearly £1000 for worthy causes and provided much enjoyment during the week.
Our French twinned club Visited in May for a long weekend of fellowship and fun
On behalf of Island Rotary clubs Cowes Rotary hosted the Island Youth Speaks on 10 February 2016. Winners go forward to the District Competition in Southampton. This year four schools entered twelve teams of excellent speakers.
Our annual Christmas Concert took place on 17 December 2015 at St Mary’s Church led by the Island Concert Band. Over £500 was raised.
Following our Sailover Lunch at the Royal Yacht Squadron in September, President Bob presents a cheque for £1000
Outgoing President Max hands over to Bob Crisp our new president for 2015/2016
Group Study Exchanges are an example of Rotary’s scholarship awards programme. GSE Team Leader Tarcisio Borba and President Lora Peacey-Wilcox echanging Club pennants.
A perfect day with cloudless skies set the scene for another successful SAIL-OVER held at the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes. This year’s charity was the Jubilee Sailing Trust.
The Rotary Club of Cowes Balloon Rocket launcher was as popular as ever at this years Cowes Week with balloons kindly sponsored by the Southern Co-Op Store, Cowes and the balloon gas part sponsored by the Best Western New Holmwood Hotel, Cowes.