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  • Rotary Scholar’s unique ability in bringing clubs together
    In a municipal hospital in Cubatão, Brazil, a new mammography machine funded by a Rotary global grant provides breast cancer screening to women who previously had to wait for weeks before they could get in for a checkup with a doctor. A Rotary global grant also funded training for medical staff and cancer awareness education for people in the community. Isis
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Welcome to The Rotary Club of Cannock Web Site

Founded in 1935, over the years the Club has raised substantial funds to aid local and international projects some of which can be found on this website. If you think you might be able to help Rotary, or consider becoming a member please get in touch.

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IMG_2265 (2) IMG_2247 (2) IMG_2246 (2)Emergency services took to the water to rescue Rotary Club members in a staged exercise to thank them for a special donation.

Staffordshire’s Search and Rescue Team who are newly trained to rescue people in water as well as land, were on hand to show the club how they work – and also thank them for donating money for three new dry suits.

At Chasewater Sailing Club during the week, president of The Rotary Club of Cannock, David Marklew, along with junior vice president Allan Rotchell threw themselves into the role – and wearing the new suits, waited for the SSART to come to their rescue.

Resuer Steve Harris said they were grateful to be able to show off their new skills, and alos the £1245 donated to them by the club.

“We are self funded and all our volunteers in the SSART are recent, out of the 60 volunteer search technicians, 40 of us were given in total 800 hours of training on water searches and rescues. It has only been in the last six months where everything has come together and we have got all the equipment, he said. The SSART have in the past year attended 18 call outs by the emergency services, and since December 4, carried out four water searches.

Rotarian’s enjoyed a Car Treasure hunt last Sunday followed by a wonderful BBQ at the Presidents Home. The weather was perfect and the food enjoyed under parasols in the 2012/13 presidents garden.

Cannock Rotary Club Members enjoyed an evening of Magic to celebrate all the clubs Past Presidents. Close up table Magic was performed by Adam Paul Cooper of APC Magic.

Dog handler, Bob and his dog Jake came to the club yesterday evening. This was a perfect event for all. Jake, the Working Cocker Spaniel and Metropolitan Police Dog helped to keep people free from further harm after the 7/7 London bombings. He risked his life to search the bus wreckage at Tavistock Square and the mile-long route from Russell Square to the bomb-damaged train at Kings Cross, ensuring that the area was safe for paramedics and explosives officers. All the guests enjoyed meeting Jake after the talk.

A huge thank you to everybody who entered the 2011 Cannock Rotary 10km, with on the day entries taking us up to a final entry total of 262, an increase of 19% over 2010.

The 10k run over the Chase in November raised a total of £2504.72 after costs. This donation will benefit Funds and Charity’s.

Due to a mix up, some race entry’s missed their goody bags ~ PLEASE get in touch if you did not get a medal.

Congratulations to the 2011 Cannock Rotary 10km Champion MARK ROGERS of Wigan Phoenix AC who completed the hilly course in 36.46. Our Ladies Champion for 2011 is JILL McGEE of B.R.A.T who came home in 43.23.

An entertaining and informative talk was given on 12th January by Sarah from Staffordshire County Council Trading Standards. Sarah’s team are responsible for enforcing a wide range of legislation relating to the supply and distribution of goods and services. Sarah showed club members a huge amount of confiscated counterfeited household, drink and grocery items. Club member’s received valuable advice  from this popular event.

The Cannock Rotary Club made it once again to the Finals “Cannock v Shrewsbury Darwin Rotary Club”. The match is postponed until the summer now. In the meantime the club moves into the  Winter Sports season, if anyone is interested in making up the club numbers for Snooker, 10 pin bowling or Table tennis, then get in touch with Alan T.

10k run over the chaseThis is the time to get training for Cannock Chase’s big run event. This years run will be starting from The Visitor Centre,  Marquis Drive, WS12 4PW over scenic Cannock Chase. The date is now set as 11 am, Sunday November 20th. Entry will be £10. Details of how to enter available from this link. The time to beat from 2010 is 33 minutes, 44 seconds. The Rotary Club of Cannock will host a barbecue on the morning of the event offering food, snacks and drinks to competitors and their families. Car parking is available free of charge, and there are toilets available some 600 metres away at the Cannock Chase Visitor Centre. Public Liability Insurance is provided under the Rotary Club’s policy, and there will be paramedics in attendance on the day.

More local teams are needed for the quiz night on the 10th November? Please get in touch via this link to submit a team.

In the Physiotherapy Gym (Level One), Cannock Chase Hospital.

Wednesday 16th November 5:30pm – 8pm

Tickets £5 (on the door) for the lesson. Spectators welcome (donation only required for entry)

Join in for a fun-filled fundraiser evening, including a lesson from a professional salsa instructor followed by lots of salsa dancing!

Even if you can’t (or won’t) dance, it would be great for you to come and show your support.

There will also be a raffle with a range of prizes donated by local businesses.

All proceeds will be split between The Stroke Association and Therapies Unite. Therapies Unite work towards supporting children and adults with physical impairments and disablilities living in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

For more information, contact Laura Brown on 07737 103 900 or 6938 (Physiotherapy Department) laura.brown@midstaffs.nhs.uk

Just to let you know that the forthcoming Rotary Clubs Firework party in Trentham Gardens is a sell-out, no more tickets left!!

The Stroke Association are hosting a fantastic Fire Walk event on Friday 4th November 2011 @ Hednesford Town FC, Keys Park Stadium, Hednesford. Challenge yourself and your colleagues to walk over hot coals with the temperature reaching a heat up of to 1300 degrees Fahrenheit, whilst raising funds to support people affected by stroke. Your support will help the Stroke Association to work towards a vision of a world with fewer strokes and where those affected by stroke get the help and support they need. Hot foot it to Hednesford Town and get involved in the event and help us raise vital funds. You can enter as an individual or as part of a team. Open to everyone aged 16 years and above (anyone under 18 years old will require parental consent).  For more details or to register please contact me further, email Jodie.smith@stroke.org.uk.

Get training for the big run event starting from The Visitor Centre,  Marquis Drive, WS12 4PW over Cannock Chase. The date is now set as 11 am, Sunday November 2oth. Entry will be £10. Details of how to enter available from this link. The time to beat from 2010 is 33 minutes, 44 seconds.

V festival tentsMembers of Cannock Rotary Club will be exercising skills in taking down the left over tents at the forthcoming V festival. This annual event is coordinated by all Rotary local clubs. The recovered tents are passed to ‘International Aid‘ and provide emergency shelter for people.

On Friday 4 November 2011 ten Rotary Clubs of North Staffordshire are
organising a bonfire and firework display at Trentham Gardens.

Briefly, the programme will be as follows:

- 5.30pm Arrival (“fire performers” will entertain the
crowds)

- 6.30pm Bonfire will lit .

- 7.30pm Firework display, to music, above the lake. Hopefully switched
b a local child accompanied by a “celebrity”

The rain of July was forgotten when the fantastic West Hill Primary School Steel Band played at the Presidents Garden Party!!!

Just a quick reminder for the Cannock Town Carnival, nice Hot Dogs and Burgers available at St Luke’s Church. All funds raised go to Charity.

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