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rotary international in great britain

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Rotary Club of

Godalming Woolsack

rotary international in great britain

and ireland

President: Mike Poulter

RIBI Club 1770 - District 1250

Registered Charity Number 1079545

Revised 7 Oct 2014

Regular Meetings:

Most Mondays 7:30pm for 8pm at West Surrey Golf Club

See Club Diary

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Rotary Welcomes David Mitchell

David Mitchell became the newest member of the Woolsack club this week and he is pictured left being congratulated by President Mike Poulter.

David has just retired as a facilities manager where most recently he was responsible for all the buildings and other assets at the busy airfield of Northolt.

David is a lifetime Godalming man, keen on sport and on helping others and is looking forward to involvement in all our club activities.

Godalming Rotarians in Bembridge

This year our District conference was held at the Bembridge Coast Hotel on the Isle of White. Attended by several hundred Rotarians and their partners, it was brilliantly organised and managed by our member Simon Crowther with District Governor Doug Price and a team from RC of Chichester Priory.

13 Rotarians and partners from Godalming attended and enjoyed the many stimulating talks from some amazing people.

The evening entertainments were also very good, with much dancing, cabaret, live music and fireworks. Rotarian Richard Digence told us many amusing stories and took us back to the 60s and 70s with his song - do you remember?

The photo shows the Godalming group together with the RI president’s representative, Nick Phillips and his partner, getting together before dinner as guests of the two club Presidents, husband and wife Mike and Joy Poulter.

Renewable World

Club members enjoyed a most informative talk recently about the charity Renewable World. The speaker was Marie Hounslow, Fundraising Manager and she told us about the charity formed some 7 years ago with the aim of tackling poverty through the use of a variety of renewable energy media.  It currently operates in East Africa, Central America and South Asia.  It has only a very small paid staff - it otherwise relies substantially on volunteers.

Its work impacts both on health in the areas concerned, and the livelihoods of people living there.  Marie cited the example of a woman who had previously spent 8 hours a day collecting water for her family, now reduced to 16 minutes on account of facilities provided by Renewable Energy, which in turn meant that she could use that saved time to more productive effect.

Renewable Energy achieves what it does by forming partnerships with a wide range of organisations, both as supporters and donors, and laying great emphasis on consultation with local communities to ensure sustainability of what is provided - in economic, social, technical and environmental terms. To date, 26,000 people have been helped, and they are aiming to increase this to 200,000 by 2020.