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President Trevor Clapp 2002/03

The Rotary Club of
Cuckfield & Lindfield

Year 2003

President David Wilson 2003/04

On this page: Darts Marathon | Laval Ambroise Paré visit | International Convention | Novi Sad visit | District Bridge | President's Walk | GSE team .. and Charity golf
Installation of David Wilson | MP's Club visit | Court Meadow Project | Exchange visit | District Conference | Collecting at Christmas | Christmas party

Ambassadorial Scholar’s Visit

Racing at Plumpton

Ambassadorial scholar & President Norman England presents a prize

Japanese Ambassadorial Scholar Saori Ogawa (24) stands shoulder to shoulder with President Trevor Clapp at the Club meeting at the Bent Arms on 28 January 2003. Saori is studying Liberal Arts on a BA course at Sussex University

The Club has been sponsoring racing at Plumpton since Easter 1993 when Norman England was President. Here Norman England, accompanied by Maureen, presents one of the prizes at the Easter 2003 meeting.

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The 2003 Darts Marathon Competition

The Darts competition for pubs and clubs is now a regular fixture in the Club's annual calendar of fun and fund-raising events. This year's competition was another great success, with a record amount being raised for local good causes.

The final prize-giving event was held on 23 June at the Royal British Legion Club in Ardingly.(pictured right) One of the teams firing on all cylinders

 The race is on
Derek Hopkins & teamTrevor Clapp presents a prizeCourt Meadow presentation

Derek Hopkins presents the Ladies' Championship certificate, for the Ladies' team scoring the most points in an hour, to the Royal British Legion team at Ardingly

President Trevor Clapp presents the Charity Championship certificate, for the most money raised by a team, to St Wilfrid's Church Men's Group team

President Trevor Clapp presents a cheque to Jo Hedges, the Head of Court Meadow School Cuckfield

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Exchange visit to Laval Ambroise Paré

The group on tourThorn between two roses

Some of the tourists stop
for a photo opportunity

Sue Sumpter and Ann Buckle
taking care of Jean Angot

Will he be able to convince her?Keith Buckle nicely placed

Presidents Trevor Clapp and Aude
le Marie take things seriously

The wine hasn't quite run out yet, but
Keith Buckle is watching it carefully

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International Convention

Malcolm Wykes, along with Barbara, attended his eighth Rotary International Convention
at Brisbane, Australia, in June 2003

A plenary sessionConvention Centre entrance

Part of the audience at one of the plenary sessions

Welcome sign at the Brisbane Convention Centre

Drinks in the Jimboomba TavernRI President in action

The District Governor of Liechtenstein
and other distinguished guests of the
Rotary Club of Jimboomba
at the Jimboomba Tavern, Queensland

RI President Bhichai Rattakul presents
the Sir Thomas Brisbane seat,
a gift to the people of Queensland,
in the Roma Street Parkland, Brisbane

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Club's first exchange visit to Novi Sad

Arising from Alan Dearden's contacts with Rotarians from the Novi Sad club in the past year or so, members of the Cuckfield & Lindfield club and wives made the first exchange visit to Novi Sad in June 2003.

Novi Sad is a major city in Serbia, standing on the Danube. The Rotary club was formed in 1995 and has about 40 members. The picture on the right shows President-elect David Wilson responding to the warm welcome given to the Cuckfield & Lindfield party by the Novi Sad president at the club's ladies' evening.

 David Wilson addresses Novi Sad

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Bridge champions 2003

Champions consider the next move 

(left) John Gratwick and Cameron Sharp, winners of the District 1250 Bridge Competition at Guildford.

Three Cuckfield & Lindfield teams entered the competion this year and the winners had to get through seven rounds to take the trophy. As captain of the winning team, Cameron will be organising next year's tournament.

The District competion has been won once before by Cuckfield & Lindfield members Alan Hancock and Tom Upfill-Brown.

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The President's Walk

Stepping out 29 June 2003 Mission accomplished: at The Green Man

This is the tenth year the President's Walk has taken place on the last Sunday of every month. These pictures show (left) a few of the leading walkers and (right) the full group – of Rotarians, wives and as usual several large black dogs – during the lunch break at The Green Man in Horsted Keynes for the June 2003 walk led by Alan Hancock

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GSE team .... and Charity golf

DG & GSE students vist the Bent Arms 

(left) Two members of the GSE team to South Australia return to the Club to tell of their adventures in April down under. Also in the picture: District Governor Jack Bennett, President Trevor Clapp and GSE team leader John Davey.

(right) Dorothy Purdie, Ladies' Captain, and Mike Jacquest, Men's Captain – of the Haywards Heath Golf Club – together with Chris Kinnear, Peter Stevenson and John Sumpter, at the Charity Golf Day on 5 June in aid of St Peter & St James Home & Hospice

 The presentation group

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New President installed

David Wilson wins the jackpot IPP Trevor Clapp and partner

(left) Immediate Past President Trevor Clapp congratulates David Wilson on his installation as President at the Bent Arms Lindfield on 1 July 2003

(right) The Immediate Past President takes to the dance floor with Hirocco in the Horsted Keynes Village Hall following the Ladies' Evening barbecue later in July. Hirocco was on a cultural visit from Tokyo, and was a guest of Peter Stevenson and Valerie

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Mid-Sussex MP visits two clubs

The MP for Mid-Sussex, the Hon Nicholas Soames, was guest of the Club at its joint meeting with the Rotary Club of Haywards Heath at the Haywards Heath Golf Club on 22 July.

The MP and other top table guests

(from left) Past President Ken Walker, President Alan Jenkins (Haywards Heath), Hon Nicholas Soames MP, and Acting President Ivan Grundon.

Mr Soames address both houses

Mr Soames in full flow

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Court Meadow Project

Digging out Do I go backwards or forwards here?

During the spring and summer, members led by Brian Davey and Alan Hancock worked for several weeks extending the terraced play area at the Court Meadow School for Handicapped Children at Cuckfield. Pictured here is some of the work in progress. The Club also donated a substantial sum from its fund-raising activities for this and other projects at the school.

The plaque is displayed The commemmorative plaque The children get involved

The official handover and the unveiling of the explanatory plaque by Jo Hedges, Head of the School, together with (left) colleague Mark Rawlings, and (right) President David Wilson, two of the children and chief project architect Brian Davey

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Exchange visit from Germany & District Conference

Auf Wiedersehen 

Karlstadt-Arnstein visit in September sunshine

(left) Pictured is most of the Karlstadt-Arnstein group visiting Cuckfield & Lindfield during the last sunny weekend in September, assembled here in the car park of the Bent Arms before setting off on the return journey home — more pictures soon

’Allo ’Allo! Can this really be at the District Conference?

(right) President David Wilson and assorted members of the cast of ’Allo ’Allo (who should all know better) in typical Cuckfield & Lindfield mode at the 2003 District 1250 Conference in Torquay. A riot by any other name?
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 'Allo 'Allo!
Give us your money!

’Tis the season of good cheer
... again

(left) Roger Sawyers and Richard Hands flanked by the incorrigible Daveys, Brian and John, cheer up an otherwise dull morning and open the Christmas collecting season for Rotary charities in Lindfield High Street

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Brian Davey in charge

Barry Read searches for the right words

Alan Hancock in full flow

Christmas Party at the Bent

The next Vice-President works out the marks out of tenThe President-elect is warming to the show

The President grits his teeth, or is he smiling?The IPP spots the arrival of the lap dancers

Horsted Keynes Rotarians stole the show at the Christmas meeting of the Club at the Bent Arms in Lindfield on 16 December when lights normally hidden under bushels blossomed as never seen before

Heavenly choir

It's called squeezing the last drop, vice-presidential style

Colin Griffiths working something out

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President's Drinks 2003

The presentation ceremony is about to begin

President David Wilson entertained members and their wives to Christmas drinks at the splendid premises of Age Concern at Clair Hall, Haywards Heath, on 21 December

(left) Guests assemble for the presentation by the President of a cheque (right) to Charles Boughton-Leigh of Age Concern, providing funds for a new conservatory and patio area at the Age Concern premises

The President hands over the cheque
Carol Davey takes in every wordThe annual tie auction gets under way

The annual Christmas tie auction, conducted by John Davey,
who seems to have a never-ending supply of the things

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’Allo ’Allo! Can this really be at the District Conference?

The C&L cast of 'Allo 'Allo, would you believe it

President David Wilson and assorted members of the cast of ’Allo ’Allo
(who should all know better) in typical Cuckfield & Lindfield mode
at the 2003 District 1250 Conference in Torquay.
A riot by any other name?

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