Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Henley Rotary Club

A PLAQUE has been unveiled at the Red Lion Hotel in Hart Street, Henley, where the club meets

A PLAQUE has been unveiled at the Red Lion Hotel in Hart Street, Henley, where the club meets every Tuesday.

It reads: “Join Rotary and make a world of difference.”

The unveiling ceremony was attended by club president Lionel Scott, immediate past president John Grout and Mandip Gill, who owns the hotel with his brother Sam.

At last week’s twilight meeting one of the club’s recently recruited associate members returned to talk about the earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand, in February 2011.

Richard Walker, a former teacher who lives in Sonning Common, had previously spoken to members with a representative of the Shared Interest organisation, which aims to finance fair trade businesses throughout the world.



His talk on the earthquake dealt with the possible cause. He showed on maps how plate tectonics worked and how New Zealand was at the edge of the Pacific rim, a ring of fire which encircles the Pacific Ocean.

Mr Walker went into whether it was possible to predict when earthquakes would happen and said that a method called “periodicity” didn’t seem to work.

It was easier to predict when volcanoes would erupt, he said. He was thanked for his talk by Mark Harling. At the previous meeting Maria Bunina, president-elect, gave an interesting talk about joining Rotary.

She said the younger generation appeared to believe the organisation was outdated without coming to find out what it’s really like.

Membership was not time-consuming but fun with great friendship and helping local causes.

In an ever changing world, Rotary was changing too with modern ideas and progressive people, she said.

The vote of thanks was given by Will Busher.



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