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What we Do – The Bulletin

 

If you want to get a flavour of what it’s like to be a member of the Banbury Rotary Club you could try browsing through some of the recent local monthly bulletins.

You can access them here by just clicking on a month to download a pdf copy.

You’ll find we combine action within the community with fun and camaraderie.

Why not take a look?

Banbury Young Musician – Sat 1st Feb 2020

 

A chance to see local musical talent compete in the Young Musician of the Year Competition.

  • Juniors start at 4:00pm.
  • Intermediate and Seniors at 6:45

Finalists for the Competition

Order of the Programme
Juniors Competitors 4.00pm Start

Beginners Piano – for the Budd Trophy

  • Levi Varghese -Filr Elise by Beethoven
  • Sophie bennett – Les Elephants qui dansent by Janet Vogt

Junior Brass – for the Brooks Trophy

  • Robin Ashe – Lucky to be me from ‘On the Town’ by Leonard Bernstein Junior Singing – for the Fred Timms Trophy Eva Davies -1 Dreamed a Dream by Claude-Michel Schonberg Noel Liju – Kinderwacht by Robert Schumann
  • Ava Lea-James – When I am Older by Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez

Junior Piano – for the Tony Rye Memorial Trophy

  • Megan Carey – The Blue Danube by Johann Strauss
  • Romilly Mason – Arabesque Op 4 No 6 by Genary Karganov
  • Freddie Charles – Arabesque by Burgmiiller

Junior Duets – for the Inner Wheel Trophy

  • Rose and Owen Anderson – Somewhere Only We Know by Oxley, Chaplin and Hughes

Junior Woodwind – for the Pearson-Smith Trophy

  • Evie Brunham – When Paddy Met Bella by Sarah Watts

Junior Strings – for the Cherwell Trophy

  • Laura Scott-Brown – Intro and Polonaise from Arabesken by Carl Bohm Ava Lea-James – Chanson Triste by Peter Tchaikovsky

Intermediate/Seniors/Ensemble Competitors 6.45pm Start

Intermediate Woodwind – for the Worrall Trophy

  • Samuel Ellis – Allegro from Sonata in C major by Francesco Barsanti
  • Jessica Foxwell – Mazurka Op 16 by Franz Doppler

Intermediate Percussion – for the Laport Trophy

  • Poppy Guy – Jump by Van Halen, Anthony and Roth

Intermediate Duets – for the Rotary Trophy

  • Christina Wang and Suzanne Wu – March Militaire by Franz Schubert
  • Emily Russell and Chloe Hurworth – Andante from Concerto for Two Mandolins by
  • Antonio Vivaldi
  • Jessica and Sebastian Foxwell – Inspector Gadget Theme by Saban and Levy

Intermediate Singing – for the Banbury House Hotel Trophy

  • Hana Benlalam – Bring Him Home by Claude-Michel Schonberg
  • Izzy Kenny -1 Feel Pretty from ‘West Side Story’ by Leonard Bernstein
  • Lily Butler – Don’t Rain On My Parade from ‘Funny Girl’ by Bob Merrill and Jule Styne

Intermediate Strings – for the Anthistle Trophy

  • Jasmine Skowronski – Hungarian Dance by Johannes Brahms
  • Lillianna Webb – Allegro from Concerto in A minor by Antonio Vivaldi
  • Samya Salha – Salut d’ Amour by Edward Elgar

Intermediate Brass – for the Featherstone House Trophy

  • Hana Benlaham – Rondo from Horn Concerto by Mozart
  • Sebastian Foxwell – Fantaisie Caprice by Gabriel Pares

Intermediate Guitar – for the Chitzy Trophy

  • Samuel Cavanagh – Promise by Yvonne Bloor

Intermediate Piano – for the Ena Grubb Trophy

  • Jessica Foxwell – Deux Arabesques by Claude Debussy
  • Diego Sunga – Elegie by Rachmaninoff
  • Sebastian Foxwell – The Man I Love by George Gershwin

Ensembles – for the Hoods Trophy

  • Village Violin School – Lord of the Rings Medley by Howard Shaw Kayt Griffin Recorder Ensemble – Little Brown Jug American trad. Arr Mike Prescott Tudor Hall School String Quartet – Kanon und Gigue by Johann Pachelbel Stowe School Woodwind Ensemble – Trio in F major by Georg Telemann Tudor Hall School Trio – Flying Free by Don Besig

Senior Competitors

Senior Brass – for the Jeremy Trophy

  • Jack Phillips – Trumpet Concerto Movement 1 by Haydn

Senior Duets – for the Herrington Salver

  • Shona Wilby and Iris Kirk – Found Tonight by Hamilton and Hansen

Senior Strings – for the Randolph Webb Trophy

  • Grace Sale – Allegro Appassionato by Camille Saint-Saens

Senior Piano – for the Banbury Charities Trophy

  • Fedora Li – Allemande from Suite No 5 by Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Venetia Moir – Poeme Erotique by Edvard Grieg

Senior Singing – for the Woodruff Trophy

  • Alexa Thanni – Mama Who Bore Me by Duncan Sheik
  • Jasmine Davis – Anywhere But Here by Jason Robert Brown
  • Arthur Kemp – If I Loved You from ‘Carousel’ by Rogers and Hammerstein

Senior Percussion – for the Anker Trophy

  • Fedora Li – Black and White Rag by George Botsford
  • Teddy Sealey – War Pigs by Iommi, Osbourne, Butler and Ward

 

Banbury Rotary Young Chef – Jan 2020

As a result of totally unpredictable circumstances the Banbury Rotary Young Chef competition got off to a somewhat faltering start this year but entrants were unphased and when we eventually proceeded they demonstrated their skill and resilience by producing some superb dishes.

After an extremely hard adjudication by the judges Holly Brigden was crowned the 2020 winner with Isabella Ellis as runner-up. Both are students at Bloxham School.

 

Darts Evening – Jan 2020

Banbury Rotary put a lot of effort into raising money for, and helping out in, the community – but they also have a lot of fun!

January saw the Darts Event at Banbury Cricket Club.
Breathtaking action from President Surinder seeking to hit the board saw everyone run for cover!
In the final, Rotarian Helen Morris beat Harry Matthews winning the darts trophy for the second year in a row!

Thanks to Rotarian Nigel Yeadon for doing a brilliant job organising the event including a fish and chip supper for everyone!

 

Organ donations of another kind!

 

Thanks to all the kind people who donated funds that will go towards Katharine House Hospice and other Rotary Charities at the annual organ fundraising at Banbury supermarkets.

Thanks also to the supermarkets themselves for agreeing to the collections and to Rotarians – maybe especially Andrew Fairbairn and John Webb for their parts in making it all happen. (John Webb also brings along his own street organ in December to complement the Club’s.)

Funds raised this year amounted to the following:

 

Friday Tesco £1096.81
 Saturday  Sainsburys  £1536.12
 Sunday Morrisons  780.75
 Monday  Morrisons  £1046.03
 Tuesday  Sainsburys  1145.83
 TOTAL  £5605.54

This money will be distributed 75% to Katharine House Hospice, 15% to Banbury Air Cadets and 10% to other charities.

Rotary assists in Tour de Trigs – 7th Dec 2019

 

Members of Banbury Rotary Club actively supported the 50th Tour de Trigs night navigation walk on Saturday 7th December by manning Checkpoint 4 which was located at Farnborough Village Hall.

Members page – Have you checked it?

If you are a Banbury Rotarian you can log-in to the members section of the site where you will find a wealth of useful information.

This includes copies of Club documents including rotas , leaflets, council minutes.

We are also trying out adding the “clipboard notices” to this section.

Give it a try.

 

 

Charities benefit from “Six of the Best” concert – Dec 2019

On Friday 22nd November cheques for the profits from the ‘Six of the Best’ choirs at St Mary’s Church, Banbury (28th Sept)  have been presented to the benefitting charities:

  • Helen and Douglas House Hospice who support children and their families who have cancer
  • The Rotary Foundation (End polio now) that strives to and has almost succeeded in finally eradicating polio from the planet.

Many thanks to all those who organised, took part in or supported the concert.

Banbury Club Bulletin – Nov 2019

 

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Talk on avoiding scams! – 29th Nov 2019

On Friday 29th Banbury Rotary Club hosted a fifth Friday dinner at Banbury House Hotel. Guest speaker was Christine McElhill, Community Banker for Berkshire and Oxfordshire, who gave an interesting talk about being aware of telephone, postal, online and doorstep scams and what to do.   A summary of this might be:

Telephone Scams

If you ever get a call from someone who says they’re from your bank or the police and asks you to transfer funds to another bank, to a safe account or withdraw cash, they’re scammers.

Postal Scams

Criminals use all kinds of fake letters. They may claim to be about lotteries or prize draws, investments or inheritance windfalls health cures or clairvoyance. Whatever it is, don’t send them money.

Online Scams

Fake emails can be disguised to look as though they’re from your bank, but however convincing they may look, never give away your personal details and don’t click links with the emails. Go direct to the bank’s website instead.

Doorstep Scams

Never let someone you do not know into your home or sell you a service on your doorstep. If you need work doing around your property, ask a friend or family member for advice about traders you can trust.

Reporting Scams

Report scams to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 and your bank. You can also ask for help from Citizens Advice Helpline on 03454 040506.