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Look out for Father Christmas in your Putney street this December 

07 Dec 2007 0:00 
Once again Father Christmas will visit many Putney streets on his illuminated musical sleigh – supported by members of Putney Rotary and Rotaract Clubs. Santa’s whiskers are washed and combed, his illuminated sleigh has been overhauled and Putney Rotary Club’s Christmas Collection is ready to roll. Some 40 Rotary and Rotaract members will take turns to support Father Christmas as he to... [Read more]

Rotary International and Gates Foundation together commit $200 million to eradicate polio  

01 Dec 2007 0:00 
Rotary International today announced a partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that will inject a much-needed US$200 million into the global campaign to eradicate polio, a crippling and sometimes fatal disease that still paralyzes children in parts of Africa, Asia, and the Middle East and threatens children everywhere. The Rot... [Read more]

Star Studded Fashion Show To Benefit The Rotary Flood Disaster Appeal 

10 Sep 2007 0:00 
Naomi Campbell presents Fashion For Relief, the grand finale catwalk show for London Fashion Week 2007 bringing together runway excitement, glamour, and to raise money for the Rotary Flood Disaster Appeal. Fashion For Relief will be held in the British Fashion Council tent at the Natural History Museum on the evening of September 20th. This, the second Fashion For Relief event will bring t... [Read more]

Putney Rotary joins with World Response Medicine Box project 

20 Aug 2007 0:00 
Following a warm welcome at a weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Putney in August, Art Scheffer - founder of World Response - and Mo Hayward - Manager of the Medicine Box Program - are delighted to be working together with the club on a project to provide badly needed medicines to facilities in Cameroon. Established in 1998, World Response is a non profit, humanitarian development agency r... [Read more]

Putney Rotary Club inaugurates new team 

04 Jul 2007 0:00 
Segun Sokoya (right), elected President of the Rotary Club of Putney for the new Rotary year (2007/08), welcomes his new team at his inauguration on 2 July. They are, left to right: Di King, (newly elected Club Secretary), Jonathan Nish and Chris Wyatt (respectively Vice-President and President-Elect of the club). Chris will succeed Segun in 2008, followed by South African-born Jonathan, who is ... [Read more]

Social club celebrates official status 

26 Mar 2007 0:00 

An article from this week's Wandsworth Borough News

Putney Rotaract Club will celebrate its official status next month with a black tie dinner and disco.

Sponsored by Rotary, Rotaract is a club for 18 to 30-year-olds which offers the opportunity to participate in community projects and meet new people.

Putney Rotaract has been running since September, but has now b... [Read more]

Wandsworth teenagers speak out! 

27 Feb 2007 0:00 
Gang culture, relationship and euthanasia are high on the list of issues which preoccupy Wandsworth teenagers. This is evident from the topics chosen by the five teams of Year 10 and 11 students from John Paul II School and Southfields Community College taking part in the Rotary Youth Speaks competition on Saturday 10th February. Each team had a Chairperson, a Speaker and a member giving a Vote of... [Read more]


14 Feb 2007 0:00 
The challenge facing the world through global warming has recently been summarized in a UN report. This report was discussed by Rotary International leaders in Great Britain and Ireland this week and it was agreed that Rotarians should take a lead on this important issue. President Peter Offer said “ We can no longer afford to view global warming as a political issue - rather, it is the b... [Read more]

Juliet Colman speaks on her visit to Malawi 

22 Jan 2007 0:00 
Juliet Colman gave a fascinating account, with plenty of PowerPoint slide of her own pictures, about her visit to Malawi last summer (2006). She described the beauty of the countryside and the constant impressions she received of the cheerfulness of the people there, despite the evident poverty. Juliet is the UK President of UniFem, the United Nations agency working particularly with and for... [Read more]

Helen Drewery talks on Circles of Support and Accountability 

15 Jan 2007 0:00 
Helen Drewery gave a lucid and concise account of the organisation she runs - Circles of Support and Accountability - which gives positive but firmly support to persistent sex offenders. The approach to such people is based on the three principles of restorative justice for victims, offenders and communites: repair (for those injured through crime), stakeholder participation (involving everyon... [Read more]

New Member's My Job Talk 

08 Jan 2007 0:00 
Before Christmas, at the last meeting - Brice Beumo-Jaze gave the traditional New Member's My Job talk. He works in a bank in the City which specialises in arranging for financial support to various projects in Africa.... [Read more]

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