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President from 1 July 2016 is Jaime Wallden (Clayton)

The Great Ferret Race

for the Friends of Kleinwort Centre

The grand finishOnr of the runners

An evening of fun and ferret racing was enjoyed by about 100 members and friends on 21 April at the Scaynes Hill Millennium Village Centre and raised over £4,800 for the Friends of Kleinwort Centre Haywards Heath and other Rotary charities. More . . .

President Jaime Wallden

Welcome to our web site.

When I was asked to become President of this Rotary Club I was quite honoured but that was three years ago and I hadn't thought that my time would come round so quickly. Being a very busy person in my business, social and family life I have always had to juggle my time, so adding to my workload seems to be second nature.

The post of President is potentially a very busy one but I was flattered to be asked having only been a member of the Club for just two years. Now five years on, we are very much looking forward to having a busy year and helping out in the community, raising some valuable funds for some excellent causes and hopefully increasing the membership of our club and therefore increasing what we can do and how much money we can raise.

Read President Jaime's full report here . . .

President Jaime Wallden is installed

Next major Events for Members

Wed. 7 June

Golf Day

Friday 12 May

Orange Square breakfast

Saturday 20 May

Heads On walk

Tuesday 30 May

i360 Tower & supper

Wed. 14 June

Darts presentation

Friday 23 June

Charter Dinner

Thurs. 29 June

Karlstadt-Arnstein visit

Heads On presentation

The presentation to Heads On

Pictured above, a cheque for £3000 being presented to Rachel Dukes (second left), head of the charity Heads On, and Glen McCready, Service Manager, at the Club meeting on 6 September 2016. Also in the picture: President Jaime Wallden and Judith Pratt, Chairman of the Club's Community Service Committee.

More details . . .


Club Exchange visit to Berlin
with Karlstadt-Arnstein

A group of 28 Rotarians and their partners spent an enjoyable weekend in Berlin in July together with a party from the Rotary Club of Karlstadt-Arnstein, as part of the annual Club exchange programme.

The trip was organised on this side of the Channel by Richard Toomer, Chairman of the International Committee. More ...

A moment to relax

You can't beat a nice cuppa tea

President's party

Tea pouredCups that cheerSome of the President's guests

In a flash rehearsal of the Big Rotary Tea Party on 8 March, Club members at their meeting on St Valentine's evening raised their tea cups in keen anticipation of the major event next month. More events this year . . .


President Jaime Wallden entertained members and their partners to a drinks and nibbles party at the Redwood Centre on Sunday 19 February. More . . . .

Club donates to Oathall Farm improvements

The cheque presentationOathall students on parade

First outside event of the new year was a happy occasion at the Oathall Farm when President Jaime Wallden presented students with a cheque for £2,000 to helo with expenditure on improvements to the farm

Pictured with the President are Rowena Chalk, Chair of the Governors and Club President-elect Karen Looker, student Nathan Newham and Headteacher Edward Rodriguez.

For more information, read the Oathall press release here

Charity golf presentation

Presentation to the golf club

Here President Jaime Wallden presents on 11 October a cheque for £2,350 to the representatives of Haywards Heath Golf Club. Receiving the cheque for a donation to the Sussex Heart Charity are Club captain Martin Hubbard and Ladies' captain Sarah Brook.


Parachute jump rewarded

Carol receives her prize

Carol Taylor is presented by President Jaime Wallden with two cheques for £250 each for her charities, Winston's Wish and the Meningitis Research Foundation, in recognition of her skydive in aid of these charities. More details to follow . . . .


Carol Taylor joins the Club

Carol Taylor gets the presidential welcome

In November Carol Taylor became a member and was inducted by President Jaime Wallden on the 15th.

Presentation to
Chestnut Tree House

Jaime presents the cheque

President-elect Jaime Wallden presents a cheque for £1,200 to Joanne Smith, Community Fund Raiser of Chestnut Tree House, from funds raised at the Silent Film Night More . . .

The President's Walk . . .

The group marshalled for action

Another happy band of President's walkers shown here at Firle Beacon about to set off (or shilly-shally, in the words of leader for the day Karen Looker) to the top
More . . .

Presentation to
Children's Respite Trust

Presentation to Children's Respite

Vice-president Karen Looker presents a cheque for £2,500 to Gavin Fisher
Chief Executive of the Children's Respite Trust who gave members a comprehensive view of the charity's work

Welcome, y'all!

Five new members inducted

The meeting on 15 December 2015 was a significant occasion when
five new members were inducted in one evening.
They may look solemn in this picture but they were all enjoying it immensely. More . . .

Silence please!

Desert Island Discs

A novel twist after supper on 1 December was a special edition of "Desert Island Discs."

Ray Major (left) chose his eight records for the desert island whilst being sympathetically interviewed by Young Kirsty (Kirsty Perryman-Best, right)

More . . .

Ray Major tells Kirsty what he's chosen for his next record
The winning Senior team

Youth Speaks 2015

The Club hosted the first round of the annual Youth Speaks competition at Ardingly College on 16 November. The Intermediate competition was won by Oathall College, Haywards Heath.

Left: the winning Senior team from Oathall College receive their certificate from Christine Field, Deputy Leader of West Sussex CC. More . . . .

Richard Hands

Past President Richard Hands
d. 3 November 2015. More . . .


Cuckfield Mayoral Parade 2015

As usual, Club members gave good support to the parade following the election of the new Mayor of Cuckfield on 17 October. Roger Johnson's Skoda Yeti was suitably and colourfully decorated whilst members collected charity donations en route.

Pictured: Bernard Jarvis, Roger Johnson (Community Service Chairman), Trevor Clapp, Alec Landauer, President George Ruse and Chris Kinnear.

Collectors on parade

Two Star Presentations and a presidential Welcome

Jaime Wallden hands over the chequeGeorge ChandlerStars of the future

At the Club meeting on 21 September (and in the absence of President George Ruse on holiday), Acting President Jaime Wallden presented Mark Gerken, 2015 captain of Haywards Heath Golf Club with a cheque for £1,500 donated to the golf club's charity Friends of the Kleinwort Centre.

At the same meeting, Jaime is shown here with star speaker of the evening, naval war veteran George Chandler who recounted some of his dramatic (and sometimes very entertaining) adventures in motor torpedo boats as part of the Coastal Forces of the Royal Navy during the second world war.

Settling in

Immediate Past President George Ruse and President Jaime Wallden accompanied by the next generation of Club members

Garry Wall tells it straight

Council Leader's visit

Leader of Mid-Sussex District Council Gary Wall (shown left) made another welcome visit to the Club in June. More . . .

Darts Marathon

The winners of the 2015 Marathon (right) at the presentation evening. More . . .

A bunch of winners

Club publishes new
Business Directory

The Business Directory

An innovation this year has been the compilation and issue of a new Business Directory, distributed widely throughout the area. The Year Book 2015 contains local maps to be given to house buyers or tenants new to the area. And it raised wll over £4,500 for Rotary charities. More . . .

If you would like to know more about us, who we are and what we do to help others — and of course to enjoy Rotary, email
Jaime Wallden

Jaime Wallden

or call him on
07866 536277

Men or women, working or retired – all eligible to join

Welcome to the Club

New member Judith

above: Judith Pratt of Lindfield is welcomed by President David Wilson of Cuckfield on her admission to membership in February 2015

Judith is a research professor
at the University of Strathclyde

More events in 2015 . . .

Charter Anniversary Dinner 2015

Geoff Dew receives awardWithout strings

The highlight of the Club's Charter Anniversary Dinner on 15 May at the Hickstead Hotel was the presentation of a Paul Harris Fellowship to Past President and founder member Geoffrey Dew. Entertainment after the dinner was provided by the local singing group No Strings Attached.  More on the Charter Dinner. . .  or go to  Paul Harris Fellowships

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"Thank you for the Dictionaries . .

letter no. 2

. . and for listening to us reading."

Pupils from Blackthorns School write in appreciation. More . . .

Celebrity Marathon Darts with Natasha Kaplinsky

Justin's team

Natasha Kaplinsky played a starring role in the celebrity darts match at the Inn on the Green in Scaynes Hill on 16 April. (above) Natasha's husband Justin Bower's winning team. More ...


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