Guest Speakers – 2016-2017

  • Week 52 – 27th June 2017
    President Martin Hale gave an interesting talk entitled ‘Poldark: the true story’

    The Club welcomed RIBI President Eve Conway and District Governor Peter West as guests.
  • Week 51 – 20th June 2017

    AGM was attended by ADG Les Hoskins

    The annual Flag Day raised over £900 for polio charity.
  • Week 50 – 13th June 2017

    The guest speaker was Mark Zammit from Gibraltar Youth Service
  • Week 49 – 6th June 2017
    No speaker, Barbara held a quiz.
  • Week 48 – 30th May 2017

    Barbara Sellors with her famous “word” is back! VP John stepped in when our speaker cancelled and gave a talk on History of Surveying.

    VP John presenting banner to President Bernard Hawks from RC Windsor.
  • Week 47 – 23rd May 2017

    Pili Rodriguez, Joanne McGrail and Ivan Cruz from Gibraltar CAB were this week’s guests.
  • Week 46 – 16th May 2017

    The guest speaker was Joshua Lhote from the think-tank Understanding Gibraltar.
    Jacky Chadwick was inducted as a member.
  • Week 45 – 9th May 2017

    Jason Masilio of Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Service was this week’s guest speaker.
  • Week 44 – 2nd May 2017

    Jungle Exploration with historian John Murphy
  • Week 43 – 25th April 2017
    Business Meeting

    MJ Feeke, sponsored by Barbara, was inducted as a member.
  • Week 42 –  18th April 2017
    Business Meeting
  • Week 41 – 11th April 2017

    Vivienne Levene gave an interesting talk on the Mexican Gallery at the British Museum.

    William Serfaty received a membership pin for sponsoring a new member
  • Week 40 – 4th April 2017
    The club held its annual Awards Night at The Rock Hotel

    The Extra Mile Award – St Bernard’s Day Care Surgery staff

    Young Person Award – Liam Ballester

    Unsung Hero Award – Dennis Santos
  • Week 39 – 28th March 2017
    Business Meeting. Assistant District Governor Brenda Parsons conducted a Visioning Exercise with members.
  • Week 38 -21st March 2017

    Lewis Stagnetto, Founder of the Nautilus Project, accompanied by his family.
  • Week 37 – 14th March 2017

    The guest speaker was John Ghio, Senior Port Officer.

    Rotary’s contribution to Childline’s #8008Challenge!

    President Martin hands over our cheque to Jo Abergel of Childline Gibraltar, who said, “Thanks to Rotary for their wonderful donation following their #8008challenge the other week. Over £123 raised!”
  • Week 36 – 7th March 2017
    Business Meeting

    Banners were exchanged with Don Black from RC Diss.
  • Week 35 – 28th February 2017

    The guest speaker was His Excellency Lieutenant General Ed Davis, Governor of Gibraltar, accompanied by his wife Lorraine.
  • Week 34 – 21st February 2017

    Andrew Gdaniec gave an account of “The conservation of Caribbean cacti in the BVI”

    Andrew was joined by colleagues from The Alameda Gardens.
  • Week 33 – 14th February 2017

    Valentine’s Quiz and dinner.

    Luis entertained the company with a rendition of Concierto de Aranjuez on keyboard.
  • Week 32 – 7th February 2017

    Manolo Galliano, from the Gibraltar Heritage Trust, gave a talk about the Franciscan Monastery of Gibraltar.

    Banners were received from RC Bradford and RC Isle of Sheppey.
  • Week 31 – 31st January 2017

    The guest speaker was Peter West, Governor of District 1120

    The Governor presented a Certificate acknowledging Gibraltar’s End Polio Now contribution.
  • Week 30 – 24th January 2017
    Business Meeting
  • Week 29 – 17th January 2017

    Tripartite meeting in Tangier
    PE Adrian exchanged banners with Lahlou Tariq of RC Doyen and Mercedes Araujo of RC Ceuta
  • Week 28 – 10th January 2017

    This week’s speaker was Francis Muscat, CEO of the Office of Fair Trading.
  • Week 27 – 3rd January 2017
    No meeting
  • Week 26 – 27th December 2016
    No meeting
  • Week 25 – 20th December 2016
    Mince Pies and Mulled Wine Evening
  • Week 24 – 13th December 2016
    Xmas Party at The Rendezvous

    President Martin presented Sonia Golt with a donation to Bosom Buddies.

    PP Barbara and Sylvia delivered 44 Xmas presents for children, together with a cheque for £500 to the Women in Need refuge.

    President Martin presented a cheque to Diana Soussi Avellano of The Grammarians Hockey Club.
  • Week 23 – 6th December 2016
    PP Barbara gave an illuminating account of Norway and the Northern Lights
  • Week 22 – 29th November 2016
    Special General Meeting
  • Week 21 – 22nd November 2016
    dr-steve-crump-giving-presentation Dr Steve Crump, Crump Chiropractic
    Steven Crump, chiropractor, talked about “How to turn your body into a fat burning machine”
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    President Martin shows the banner received from Alex Nelson (RC Chester le Street) who visited in September. Banners were exchanged with Ray Seager from RC Minster on Sea.
  • Week 20 – 15th November 2016
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    Carlos Martins, Chairman of GACO, gave an “Insight into the World of Compliance”
  • Week 19 – 8th November 2016
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    Our guest speaker, Wing Commander Liz Hutchison, gave a talk entitled “75 years of RAF Gibraltar…..well almost!”
  • Week 18 – 1st November 2016
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    Philip Smith, of The Gibraltar Museum, gave a talk entitled “Words From Weapons”
  • Week 17 – 25th October 2016
    Rachelle King of Ibex Insurance was the guest speaker.
  • Week 16 – 18th October 2016
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    The guest speaker, Dr John Cortes, talked about “The Provision of Health”.
  • Week 15 – 11th October 2016
    James Tipping, from Gibraltar Finance Centre, gave a talk “The Transition to Onshore Financial Centre, 1999-2016”
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    A “Scary Being” made an appearance at the Ocean Village market on Sunday!
  • Week 14 – 4th October 2016
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    Stanislav Cech, The Honorary Consul of The Czech Republic addressed the meeting about his role. Banners were exchanged with Andrew Jackson from RC Ramsgate.
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    Welcome visitors were PP Bea Adams and her partner Neil, visiting from Australia.
  • Week 13 – 27th September 2016
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    Stephanie Ball, from MeteoGib, gave a talk, “Head in the Clouds – from Met Office to MeteoGib”.
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    Janet Whiteley was inducted as a member
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    On Saturday 24th September, members took part in the annual “Clean up Gibraltar”.
  • Week 12 – 20th September 2016
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    Mario Hook gave “A Brief History of the Ombudsman in Gibraltar”.
  • Week 11 – 13th September 2016
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    Janet Whitely recounted her experience of “a year in civic office as the ‘worshipful mayor’ of a local authority”.
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    Banners were exchanged with visiting Rotarians – Alex Nelson(Chester-Le-Street) and Wilma Carragher(Kinross)
  • Week 10 – 6th September 2016
    Stephen Bailey gave a talk about Cloud Computing.
  • Week 09 – 30th August 2016
    PP Jane gave a talk entitled “My Barbados Story”.
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    Members then adjourned to the Yacht Club for a meal.
  • Week 08 – 23rd August 2016
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    PP Momy Levy gave a talk “56 years of professional practice in Gibraltar.”
  • Week 07 – 16th August 2016
    Rocio Espada talked about “Cetaceans in the Bay of Gibraltar”
  • Week 6 – 9th August 2016
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    Members and guests were treated to a Historical tour of the Willis’s area of The Rock
  • Week 5 – 2nd August 2016
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    PPs Penelope and Barbara gave talks about how to us the Club’s websites.
  • Week 4 – 26th July 2016
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    Karen Lawson gave a talk entitled “It’ll probably end playing 2nd fiddle to a monkey; a career of unintentional comedy.”
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    Banners were exchanged with Derek Conrad Brown from Birmingham, Alabama. Members and guests then enjoyed a meal at The Waterfront Restaurant.
  • Week 3 – 19th July 2016
    Members’ Meeting
  • Week 2 – 12th July 2016
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    Dr Jennifer Ballantine, Director of The Garrison Library, gave a thought-provoking talk entitled “Bordering on Britishness
  • Week 1 – 5th July 2016
    Members’ Meeting

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