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The Rotary Club of Grays Thurrock

Grays Thurrock

Largest Rotary Club in Thurrock (est 1930)

Thursday Lunchtimes 12.45
Orsett Hall Hotel
Prince Charles Avenue
Orsett, Essex  RM16 3HS
United Kingdom
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Early signs show Tripartite 2019 in Holland was a big success - well attended and well organised - those involved had  a great time- we will publish more as the weary travellers return
 
 
Number 11 and what a trip - well done Alan Peaford and his helpers
 
 
CAN YOU GUESS WHERE WE WENT?
 
Last Wednesday 50 students from Thurrock schools met at the Thurrock Cruise terminal to take part in this year’s Technology Tournament.  The event was organised by the Rotary Club of Grays Thurrock, the South Essex College and supported by the Tilbury Cruise Terminal.
 
 
Yet another success story from the Rotary Club of Grays Thurrock.
The talented winners of the Young Photographer competition run across the Borough of Thurrock have gone on to win the Rotary District 1240 event in all three age groups. Their photos have now been entered into the Rotary National Finals. President Mark Dvorkin is seen presenting awards and wishing them all the best for the next stage of the national competition.
l-r:  Luke Merrigan (Harris Academy);  Freya McCarthy (Orsett Primary); Emer Cullen (Gable Hall)
 
 
THE WINNING ENTRIES (CLICK THROUGH)
 
 
 
The Rotary Club of Grays Thurrock was pleased to make a donation of £500 to Thurrock Contact the Elderly, a charity that hosts tea parties for elderly residents who live alone. Lorraine Coleman, the Area Co-ordinator, said she was “taken aback at the amazingly generous donation”, and it would go towards the summer outing in May for all 8 of the tea party groups. The cheque was presented to Lorraine by Elaine Stevens from the Rotary Club. She said “they do such a wonderful job, we are so pleased to be able to help”.
 
                                                                                                                            
 
Member Adrian Alsop stopped off in Singapore recently on a cruise and joined up with the Rotary Club of Raffles City, Singapore at the famous Raffles Club - he kept the Grays end up and wished them well.
Here he is with wife Sandra and President Brian Tan receiving a club banner
 
At a well attended and busy meeting thursday last the Club gave away its takings from a very busy 2018 Christmas period - over £11,500 was collected and £2000 was given to each of the four main charities - Little Havens Hospice, Treetops School, Barnardos and Great Ormond Street Hospital while thank you cheques were given to our helper groups from Thurrock Air Cadets, Thurrock Sea Cadets and Thurrock Cubs while praise and certificates were heaped on our Supermarket friends from Tesco, Sainsburys and Asda without whom we could not achieve the figures we do. President Mark paid tribute to all those who had given up so much time to come together and make the superlative effort that was required to raise £11,500 and there is a bit left over in the pot to help others in need of our help throughout the rest of this year.
 
Pictured below receiving his £2000 cheque from President Mark Dvorkin on behalf of Treetops School is headmaster Mr Paul Smith 
 
 
and from GOSH Area Charity Coordinator - Judy Kuhl
 
 
and Little Havens' Area Coordinator Bob Jamieson
 
 
 and from Barnardos - Paul Beard and Ann French
 
 
 
 
and receiving their certificates of achievement - Bob James from Thurrock Sea Cadets, Mark Jones from Thurrock Air Cadets and Graham Tidman from Thurrock Cub Scouts
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
STOP PRESS - Sasha won the District Finals too and now goes forward to the Nationals so Well Done Sasha for cooking up a storm!
 
 
Last Monday saw ‘Young Chefs’ that live in Thurrock go head to head with each other. The Rotary Club of Grays Thurrock together with the South Essex College (SEC) ran the Rotary ‘Young Chef’ competition and the competition was fierce.
 
The event is a four stage national competition designed to encourage the development of cookery skills and was open to all students in full time education aged 11 to 17. This was the first round with the winner moving to the all Essex competition. The aims of the competition were to learn how to cook a healthy meal, consider food hygiene issues, develop food presentation skills, develop organisational and planning skills and develop an ability to cope in a demanding situation. The goal was to prepare in two hours, a three-course healthy meal comprising starter, main course and dessert for two people costing less than £20.00.
 
The students used the cooking facilities at the South Essex College and the judges were Head Chef Steve Deal assisted by Chef Lecturer Phil Watson from the SEC who had the task of judging the food produced.  The winner was Sasha Martin from the Gateway Academy who will now represent the schools in Thurrock at the Rotary County event. 
 
Above picture shows Head Chef Steve Deal, Sasha Martin and Phil Watson.                    
 
 
Group picture of all the chefs and members of the Rotary Club of Grays Thurrock.
 
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