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GeoCaching

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Aug 272015
 

HuntingForCluesWebThursday saw a few members of the group heading out into the Suffolk countryside in the hunt for hidden treasure.  Guided only by a highly sophisticated network of satellites and a bit of guess work on mapping clues onto latitude and longitude co-ordinates, the team managed to successfully locate two caches.

 
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We also dropped off Cogwyn  a travel-bug who we’re hoping will travel around from cache to cache catching up with other Rotarians around the world.

 Posted by at 9:35 pm

Quiz Night Victory

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May 292015
 

This week saw some of the club members and a couple of guests pop along to a local pub quiz to pit our wits against the quizzing experts of Carling  (apparently they make beer too).   We arrived somewhat mob-handed for quiz teams of 4, so we split into two rival groups and the mental gymnastics commenced.

Despite a lack of footballing or soap-opera knowledge (apparently Billy the Fish doesn’t play for Spurs), we ended up doing pretty well, getting first and second place.  Perhaps now we’re Rotarians rather than Rotaractors our streak of pitiful performances at Rotary quizzes will be at an end!

Congratulations to Wendy, John and Rachel, the winning team and Alan, Robert and Mark who came in second and now know never to trust Mark if he says he knows anything about horse-racing…

 

 Posted by at 12:07 pm

Welcome to the club

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May 182015
 

Satellite_18th_May_2015 On Monday 18th May we were made very welcome as new satellite members of the Deben Rotary Club. Deben Rotary President Dudley Deas inducted the new members at a ceremony at Ufford Park Hotel. Dudley said, “The new satellite club is exactly what it says on the tin”: it will be part of the Deben Rotary club, the new members will be able to take part in the privileges and responsibilities of the wide-ranging activities of the twenty-five year old Rotary Club, but the new Satellite Club will meet at separate times and venues – in a “separate orbit”, so to speak. It will be attractive to young professionals who wish to contribute to their local community and have some fun.”
He continued, “I am sure these new young members will contribute immensely to our successful charitable and fundraising work. Their skills base is different to our present club’s so naturally they will bring an added dimension to our club”.

We’re looking forward to bringing our own vision of the Rotary ideals to Deben and running many successful events in the future, both seperately and in conjunction with Deben Rotary.

 Posted by at 3:46 pm

Fire and BBQ

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Apr 242015
 

Some of our members are of a circusy bent, so we had an evening BBQ with the odd bit of playing with fire. Remember, though, don’t try this at home. Join the club and do it at someone else’s!

There’s some more photos of the event in our gallery

 Posted by at 1:51 pm

Conservation Work at Martin’s Meadows

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Mar 152015
 

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Martin’s Meadows are among the few flower-rich hay meadows still left in Suffolk. As they have never been fertilised, sprayed or drained, the site supports a wide range of wildflowers. They are maintained by the Suffolk Wildlife Trust who are always grateful for any help, so a few of our members went along one Sunday to help with ground clearing and site management.

Wood was moved, stakes were cut, fires were burnt and a good time was had by all.

 Posted by at 1:33 pm

Dodgeball

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Feb 092015
 

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Putting aside memories of bringing in a note to get out of PE, some of our club members attended a charity dodgeball tournament organised by Live Well Suffolk to raise money for Chance for Childhood.

Following an extensive training session of watching the film, Dodgeball, our team did about as well as might be expected, but the event as a whole raised £800 for the charity, so we could gain some benefit from our aches and pains the following day!

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