‘It has been a truly inspirational December. The wonderful Christmas concert; helping Cowes Primary with their Christmas hampers for families; supporting Queensgate PTFA’s Christmas Fair by providing 100 Gingerbread Men and icing, making up little cellophane bags of snuggly bed socks, lip balm and chocolate for Residents at Old Charlton House and no fewer than 60 treat bags for residents at Kelsey House (East Cowes), Bucklers Way (Cowes), Rope Walk (Cowes) and elderly clients of Community Spirited (East Cowes)’. President Michele We have received many thank you notes through the website which is great to receive. All the best for a healthy Christmas
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Marston Hillier joined the Interact Club in 2010 and was President in 2012 – 2013 and again in 2013 – 2014. He presided over the Club’s 5th Charter Anniversary in March 2014 and was present for the Club’s 10th Anniversary in 2019. In 2014, Marston went to study medicine at Imperial College, London. This summer, 2020, he qualified as a doctor after six years’ study and is currently working at Dorset County Hospital in Dorchester. He has kept close ties with the Interact Club of Cowes and still shows a keen interest in the work of Interact and indeed the Rotary Club.
8 local schools battled it out in a Dragons Den-style event just before the coronavirus crisis took hold, vying for additional investment as part of the Young Enterprise programme on the Isle of Wight. The cash investment was kindly provided by The Rotary Club of Cowes and Island Business Network. The Dragons panel was made up of well-known local business people and led by Jamie Busby from Hose Rhodes Dickson.
Cowes Rotary were please to co-provide the prize fund with the Island Business Network to support the Young Enterprise ‘Dragons Den’ event held at the Quay Arts. 8 Schools competing this year, all hoping for a place in the national finals Jamie Busby, Director of Hose Rhodes Dickson and President of Cowes Rotary Club, was one of the dragons in this years event, and can been seen here with fellow dragons Matt Jeffery from Brightbulb Design, Steve Winter from WightFire and Jacquie Tarry Utility Warehouse.
Best Wishes for 2020 Happy New Year to Cowes Rotarians and Interactors, our business partners and friends of Rotary: best wishes to you all for a peaceful, healthy and prosperous 2020. Download as PDF here – Cowes Rotary Club Newsletter, January 2020
Cowes Rotary President Jamie Busby was very pleased to present a cheque to Mrs Caroline Sice Head Teacher of Lanesend Primary School. The cheque is to aid their fund raising for a Sensory Garden at the school. Lanes End School is a great asset to the Island. Please visit the Lanesend Primary School website to learn more about them. http://www.lanesendprimary.co.uk/
Members of the Cowes Rotary Club were busy this week packing and wrapping boxes for the Rotary Shoebox Scheme, which has been operating over 25 years and has delivered over one million boxes. Distributing toys for Boys & Girls, as well as gifts and items for Babies, Teenagers and household items, these will be distributed to Ukraine, Moldova and Romania.
The Rotary Sail over event held at the Royal Yacht Squadron raised funds for the Ellen MacArthur Trust, where the Rotary Club handed over a cheque for £800.