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Christingle Jingle Pringle Mingle

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Dec 012017

Every year we hold a Christingle Jingle Pringle Mingle: a pre-Christmas meet up, with festive games, challenges, food and a look at some seasonal traditions.  This year we traumatised some marshmallows in our melting-snowman biscuit contest. Here are a few of the unlucky specimens:

As well as more traditional edibles, a good few rounds of Monikers (think charades, but more fun…) and of course, the titular christingles, with songs and explanations by Sarah.

What will next year’s Christingle challenge be? Stay tuned… for a year… to find out!

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Midnight Walk 2017

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May 252017

The 20th May was this year’s Midnight Walk with the St Elizabeth Hospice.  We donned our finest hi-vis attire and joined a legion of other volunteers to help marshal the event.  As always, it was great fun cheering on runners and walkers alike!

You can find out more about the walk, and sign up for next year’s here:


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Visit to Southwold

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Sep 202015

The club took a day out in Southwold. No greater purpose than to just enjoy a nice day out.

With fun at the Under the Pier show, a lovely beach to walk along, and plenty of unusual shops… Southwold is just a really nice place to spend a relaxing afternoon.

A few snaps of the day


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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.





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.

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Mad Hatters Tea Party

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Jul 302015

Partly just some fun for our club, and partly dry-running an idea for a future charity/community event…
With dressing up, croquet, fiendish puzzles, a fun ‘story hunt’, pin the smile on the cat, lots of cakes, loads of tea-pots, and even some tea… it was a mad, hattery, fun!

Fancy that dress Tea!

You can download our printable puzzle sheets from the party for your own use here:

Wonderland Expert Crossword

Wonderland Wordsearch

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…


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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.

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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

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