From America to Amersham
THE AMERSHAM Rotary Club held a special lunchtime meeting earlier this month as Ambassadorial scholar Julia Ayeni gave a presentation.
Julia, from Sacramento, California, is being hosted by Amersham Rotary as she completes her Masters degree in Urban Regeneration at University College London.
She is sponsored by her local Rotary Club and District in America, and Amersham Rotarian Dieter Shaw is her primary point of contact in the Club and had arranged for her to talk to members about her background, her work in London and her aspirations for the future.
Organisers said her presentation was inspiring and informative and showed the qualities which Rotary seeks in helping to foster the development of young people who have the capacity and drive to make a real impact in community matters across the world.
Club president Chris Palmer also presented a cheque for £500 to representatives of the Chilterns MS Centre.
Trustee Linda Oatley, and head of fundraising Hannah Asquith, expressed their thanks and confirmed how important such donations are to the work of the centre.
On February 27, 2016, Rotary will host ‘An evening with John Humphreys’ in Dr Challoners School.
This will be a charity fundraising event and the renowned broadcaster and writer – Today, Mastermind – will share with his audience some of his experiences in fifty years of being on the air.
He will talk for 45 minutes which will be followed by a 45 minute question and answer session.
More than half the tickets for this event have already been sold before it has officially gone public.
Members of the public who are interested should visit www.billetto.co.uk and search for ‘An evening with John Humphreys’.
Tickets cost £20 – plus a £1.40 transaction fee.