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Fantastic Rotary Visit to Great British Sports Cars

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On Saturday 6th May a party from Rotary and a number of guests enjoyed an excellent visit to Great British Sports Cars Ltd in Ollerton, Nottinghamshire.

Thank you Richard of GBS for a most fascinating insight into the engineering and manufacturing of these unique cars, which can be purchased ready assembled or as kit options for the enthusiastic self-assembler.  

The company is extremely forward looking having invested heavily in Computer Aided Design and Computer controlled milling and lathe equipment, which complement more traditional machinery and production facilities.

It was heartening to see how this ambitious company plans to  develop its innovative sports car designs.

Pictured above is a smiling Eddie Russell of Rotary. His dreams of the open road were only tempered by the reality of explaining to Maureen how he had not intended to spend so much money when he visited the factory!

“… and look, Maureen, there’s room for you as well!”


Richard of GBS in the assembly shop with a part-built car.

Taking Holy Communion With Bread and HP Sauce Will Not Be Part of Brexit Negotiations….

At the Castle Donington May Day Market Brother James Carty of Rotary (pictured left) denies that he is to start offering communion with HP sauce instead of wine.

… But seriously, our thanks and a huge “well done” to all those who helped on the Rotary Food and Bric-a-brac stalls.  The club won third prize for its medieval attire and we raised a healthy £472 for our charitable works.  Thanks especially to Rob Theyers for organising so much in the background to make this a success.

This Indian Lunch was in aid of Rotary Foundation, which is Rotary’s only charity.  Next year is Foundation’s Centenary. The lunch has been organised for the previous two years and has proven very popular.

Thanks very much to all those who came and supported the event; thanks to Gandhi Indian Restaurant on Borough Street for hosting it and to Sukh Attwall for organising it. An extremely enjoyable afternoon with excellent food and drink!


Charity Indian Sunday Lunch  Raised Over £500 For Rotary Foundation!


Rotary Grant To Diseworth School Helps With Cost of Buying IT Equipment

David Walton of Rotary in CD presents a cheque to head teacher Mrs Alison Woffindin at school assembly.

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