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


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 


Planting a Peace Rose in the Sensory Garden in Stamford

President Ronnie with Zena Coles from the IW Club of Stamford and Trish Hastings.

Stamford Club joined together with Stamford Burghley to plant a Peace Rose related to 100 years since the end of World War 1.


Future Club Meetings and Events - 2018-2019

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.



Friday 8 February - Bridge Day at Barnack Village Hall.

Another very successful Bridge Day was held at Barnack Village Hall. The director was Tony Ross and the excellent buffet lunch was as usual provided by the members of the ClubA team effort with a lot of hard work, but plenty of fellowship and fun.

All proceeds will be going to The Lodge Trust, based at Market Overton, which provides Christian support for adults, aged 18 and upwards, with learning difficulties.


      The winners Elizabeth Boos and her daughter Amanda Wheeler                                  with director Tony Ross and President Ronnie Iveson.



 Presentation of money to helpers and residents of the Lodge Trust- our donation  will pay for a new and rather special sewing machine for the  Craft Centre.



Monday 13 May - 2pm to 4.30pm.

"Tea and Cake"International Fundraising event at Tinwell Village Hall, near Stamford (PE9 3UF). To raise money for the class we support in rural Zambia and other overseas projects.

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Events with Rotary

Monday 15 April - St George's Night

Friday 10 May - Rotary Bridge Tea

Monday 20 May - Antiques evening with Colin Young

Monday 10 June - Walk

Friday 28 June - President's Night


Bridge Evenings at Member's house. Held at 7pm on the 2nd Monday each month. Next one on Monday 11 March at Maggie Kinch's.


Coffee and chat at Stamford Garden Centre1st Monday of the month at 10.30am. Next on Monday 4 March.   




Past Events 

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

An fascinating insight into life on the Royal Yacht by Graham who had been a young naval officer on board for a few years in the 1970s.

Thursday 17 January 2019 


     A very relaxed evening in the presence of our District                        Chairman Barbara Rogers.

The evening started with a most interesting talk by President Ronnie's daughter Sarah Iveson on her work as an Independent Visitor (IV) to a boy in care and as an unbiased Advocate to young people  in care. She clearly is extremely committed to her work in supporting and helping them know and achieve their rights.

This was followed by the meal and a few words from District Chairman Barbara, who is clearly enjoying going round visiting all the Clubs.


Thursday 6 December  - Christmas Party.


       Festive fun.................


               Mastering new skills .....................or not!



Thursday 15 November - Talk by Clare Neal on "People Matter" 


                   Clare Neal with President Ronnie

Clare told us about her life and how she got to setting up her own Consultancy business 20 years ago. She personally coaches people to help them develop in their role and reach their full potential. She has worked all over the world in many big companies and also in many varied places such as Colleges, prisons and yachts. Her talk was enjoyed by all.

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


President Ronnie with Trish and Geoff Hastings and Jenny Tily


      A fun evening with Rotarians, husbands and friends            






Thursday 20 September - Talk by Sarah Marriott on The Lodge Trust which provides Christian support for adults, aged 18 and upwards, with learning difficulties. Clearly Sarah and all the staff there are very dedicated and committed to giving their residents a loving home with many varied activities during structured days. The proceeds of our February Bridge Day will be donated to this very worthwhile cause.

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


Hosted by Anne with amazing food cooked by Ronnie!


         A warm sunny evening shared with good friends




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.


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 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.


 The class (Grade 8A) at Luansobe Upper Basic school - 2018-2019.

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. 



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.