Jane Stedman has just become our latest member and she is pictured left receiving
a Rotary pin from President Mike Poulter.
Jane, who lives in Godalming and has worked with Penningtons Solicitors locally for
many years, is also involved with local charities. She is a stalwart promoter and
successful fundraiser for GOLO, the Godalming Lottery, and is also a fundraiser for
the GUTS cancer charity based in Guildford.
Woolsack is very pleased that she has decided to join the club and hopes she enjoys
being a Rotarian as much as the other 37 members do.
Woolsack helps successful bonfire night
Woolsack members were out in force for Godalming’s annual bonfire night at the start
of November. Another example of how Godalming Rotarians work together with other
local service organisations for the benefit of the community. This time Woolsack,
under the guidance of Rtn Malcolm Keene, worked together with Godalming Lions club
members and officers of the local police force to ensure a bonfire night safe for
Led by some smartly dressed members of the Surrey Army Cadet Corps of Drums,
the torchlight procession following seemed significantly longer than in recent years,
perhaps because of the fine warm weather. There were large numbers of children in
the procession holding either the flaming torches or flashing coloured lights, and
plenty of buggies also.
The fireworks were deemed the best ever and seemed to last for a long time. Well
done to the Lions for arranging such an enjoyable and safe display.
One of the joys of being a Rotarian is being able to help local charities develop
and provide their services to a larger public. Last year’s President Michael O’Sullivan
(in both images above) chose The Prostate Project and The Clockhouse as charities
for the club to support. At our meeting this week, Mike had the pleasure of presenting
cheques, on the left to Paul Mills, Deputy and Colin Stokes, Chairman of The Prostate
Project, and on the right to Rtn. Cath Lovell, a trustee of The Clockhouse.
The donations were part of the £15,000 of funds generated by club members during
the year and donated to a total of 20 local and international good causes.
This year Santa will be visiting Sainsburys in Godalming