Stamford Burghley

                              

About the Club:

The Club received its Charter in 1990.

On the outskirts of Stamford stands Burghley House which was built for William Cecil, the first Lord Burghley and Lord Treasurer for Elizabeth I.  The extensive deer park in which the House stands was designed by Capability Brown and accommodates the Burghley Horse Trials every September.

Club Meeting Date: On the third Thursday of each month  

Club Meeting Time: 7pm

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Club Meeting Place: 

The William Cecil Hotel. Stamford

Number of Members: 32

 

Club Officers  2018-19

President: Ronnie Iveson

Secretary: Sheila Mayman

Treasurer: Anne Harwood 

International: Maggie Hill

Correspondent/Webmaster: Zanny Palmer

Pastoral: Judy Aitkens

Health and Safety: Trish Hastings

Grace/Vote of thanks: Gisela Lay

Committee Members: Bridget Everitt

                                   Ria Sutcliffe

                                                             

 Apologies for meetings to Ronnie Iveson.

 

               

  New President Ronnie Iveson with Immediate Past Joint                      President Trish Hastings 

                       

Future Club Meetings and Events - 2018-2019

Thursday 16 August - President Ronnie's Summer Party held at Anne Harwood's house.

Thursday 20 September - Talk by Lydia Gibson on The Lodge Trust.

Thursday 18 October - Joint meeting with husbands, Rotary and wives at The William Cecil.

Thursday 15 November - Talk by Clare Neal on "People Matter" (Developing people to their full potential).

Thursday 6 December (1st Thursday of the month) - Ladies Christmas Party.

Thursday 17 January - Visit of the District Chairman Barbara Rogers.

Thursday 21 February. Talk by Graham Creedy on The Royal Yacht Brittania.

Thursday 21 March. Talk  by Rotarian Martin Webster on Antigua.

Thursday 18 April - TBD

Thursday 16 May. Talk by Rotarian Andrew Harwood on "Stamford-on-Sea".

Thursday 21 June. AGM and Handover Meeting.

 

Fundraising.

Friday 8 February - Bridge Day at Barnack Village Hall.

 

Events with Rotary

Monday 6 August - 

Sunday 9 December - Santa Fun Run

Monday 17 December - SVP Party

  

Bridge Evenings at Member's house. Held at 7pm on the 2nd Monday each month. Next one on Monday 13 August -  venue TBA.

 

Coffee and chat at Stamford Garden Centre1st Monday of the month at 10.30am. Next on Monday 6 August.   

 

 

 

Past Events

AGM and Handover meeting on Thursday 21 June

     

         Farewell to Bridget, Zanny and Trish

         

                                    On a lovely Summer's evening       

        

        With a celebratory glass of Prosecco at The William Cecil

    

 

 

   

                     Welcome to new President Ronnie Iveson

 

Thursday 19 July - "An introduction to Rutland Water Nature Reserve. The speaker Sarah Proud from Rutland Water Nature Reserve gave a very enthusiastic talk about how Rutland Water was built and flooded in the 1970s.  She spoke about the various ponds that have been formed to encourage wild life back to the area. It is purely voluntary funded and visitors are encouraged to come and take part in the various activities that are there.

 

 

2017-2018

Thursday 16 November - Joint Meeting with husbands, Rotary and wives. Speaker John Dawson on "My Life as a Jeweller". 

 

           

    Joint President Trish Hastings with John Dawson.            

John gave us a most interesting talk about how he started working from a shed in his garden to the present day where he owns the prestigious Jewellers Dawson of Stamford. He was obviously very passionate about his work. He was presented with a donation to give to his chosen Charity "Children in Need". An enjoyable meal and a good time was had by all.

Thursday 14 December. We had a Christmas Party at the William Cecil. A most enjoyable evening of shared festive entertainment and even some singing! Prior to the meal our new member Ursula Jones was inducted and welcomed into the Club.

           

                  New member Ursula Jones with Joint President Zanny Palmer

              

              

 

Thursday 18 January - Visit of District Chairman Jean Callaghan and District 1st Vice Chairman Barbara Rogers with speaker Viv Mitchell on "The Stamford Almshouses".

          

     Joint President Zanny Palmer with District Chairman Jean Callaghan

District Chairman Jean addressed the Club before the meeting and stated what a privilege it was to have the opportunity as Chairman to visit Clubs and learn of the good work and friendships that were common place. She was presented with a cheque for her charity DEBRA. 

Viv gave a very interesting talk on the five Almshouse in and around Stamford and ably addressed questions addressed to her by the members. She was presented with a cheque for the Almshouses.

 

Friday 2 February - Fundraising Bridge Day at Barnack Village Hall. 

                  

                                An opportunity to play good Bridge

              

                                     Enjoy a wonderful Cold Buffet Lunch 
                                

           Perhaps a drink served by all the Presidents' Men
              

 A team effort with a lot of hard  work, but plenty of fellowship and fun      

             

                       With prizes for the winners
                          Director Tony Ross with the winners Pam Mumford and Jean Fortescue

A very enjoyable day raising a lot of money for The Evergreen Care Trust.

 

Thursday 15 February - Talk by Lama Nusair-Palmer on "What is Islam?". A most informative and extremely interesting talk, setting us straight on a lot of issues and misconceptions that are generally held in the UK. She reminded us that Christians, Jews and Muslims all believe in the same God and are very similar. Much of the differences in interpretation of Islam are Cultural and dependent on location in the world. Lama was presented with a cheque for Questscope - a charity that supports Syrian refugees in Jordan.  

Thursday 15 March. Dogs' and Cats' Dinners - what fun!". Talk by Colin Ashpole. A very lighthearted look at ex Rotarian Colin's time with Mars, working on Pedigree Petfoods. He was give a donation for his chosen charity. 

                  

                          Joint President Bridget with Colin Ashpole

 

Thursday 19 April - Dame Mary Tanner's talk "The best Job ever"! 

           

Dame Mary Tanner with Joint President Bridget Everitt

Dame Mary gave a most interesting and inspirational talk about her life work in the Church and how it started as "she was in the right place at the right time"! She has travelled widely and mixed with Royalty, The Pope and Presidents of Countries. She related some amusing anecdotes and brought along some of her medals and awards from round the world, including her DBE. She was given a cheque for Christian Aid, to be used for the Syrian refugees - a cause close to her heart.

 

Thursday 10 MayInternational Fundraising Event - "Tea and Cake" and nice things to buy. In aid of The Kaloko Trust for our ongoing funding of a class in Luansobe Upper Basic School in Ndola, Zambia. 

        

                                   Great cakes!

        

        International Chairman Maggie Hill with visitors from                           the Inner Wheel Cub of Rutland.

         

                        Nice things to buy......

                 

                   Hard work but fun in the kitchen

 

Thursday 17 May - Speaker from the Kaloko Trust.

Our speaker tonight was Jane Cockerell from the Kaloko Trust. She gave us detailed insight into all the work they do in Zambia, which was especially relevant as we have been supporting them for many years. She was presented with a cheque for our ongoing funding of a Class in Luansobe Upper Basic School.

               

  International Chairman Maggie Hill presents the cheque            to Jane Cockerell from the Kaloko Trust.

Also after our Club meeting we were joined by Rosie Maclennan from The Evergreen Care Trust. She was presented with a cheque of money raised at our Bridge Day in February.  

                

Joint President Trish Hastings presents a cheque to Rosie Maclennan from the Evergreen Care Trust.This money was raised at our Bridge Day in February.

              

Friday 18 May - Market Stall in Stamford in aid of MIND.

 

 

 The Kaloko Trust and our ongoing funding of a class in        rural Zambia.

                

We have supported a school in Zambia since 2001. We receive letters twice a year from a different pupil and the Class teacher, also an annual photograph of the whole class, so that we can see them growing up. We are currently sponsoring a class in Luansobe Upper Basic School. We have sponsored the same group of children since they started school in Luansobe Primary School many years back and we continue to follow their progress from year to year.

This is done through The Kaloko Trust - a registered Charity. It is a very worthwhile cause and over the years our money has gone towards teaching materials, books, writing materials, computer equipment, sports' items, classroom furniture and more recently towards the building of new toilets for the pupils, with piped supply of water.

"The David School" in Sierra Leonne

Through local Rotarian David Wallwork we have a connection to The David School in Sierra Leonne.

We filled 40 bags with small items to bring joy to the women there. They were safely delivered and given to mothers of achieving pupils in the school.

               

Many bras were also sent

Also school uniforms with red tops required.

Contact Jan Mayling. 

 

2015-2016

June 2015 - 25 years of Stamford Burghley!

We were joined by some old friends, some who were founder members to celebrate our 25th Anniversary of the Club.

After the official meeting we all celebrated our 25 years of fellowship as members of Stamford Burghley. Thanks to modern technology, via Face Time, our Founder President Mary Anderton spoke to us from Spain!  

      

                   We had a wonderful cake and balloons!

 

                    Founder Members 

Kathy's archives going back the whole time were amazing!

During the course of the evening several members entertained us. Trish Pook read a very amusing poem and Mima MacKellar reminisced on her time as President. Helen Barker read amazing verse that she had written incorporating every member of the Club! 

                    Some Founder members

                    Some of the past Presidents!

                                      

                  

 

 

 

 

2012 Inner Wheel Distict 7 Stamford Burghley.