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Cont’d- RIBI Young Musicians Awards- An Excellent Example of Rotary in Action!

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Connor Smith and Rosie Sutton are winners of 2013 RIBI ‘Young Musician’ Finals in exciting afternoon’s contest

Media contact:          Francis Hodge – P.R.

 Monday 6th. May   2013 

 Rosie Sutton receives her trophy and award from RIBI President – John Minhinick

Rosie Sutton receives her trophy and award from RIBI President – John Minhinick

The two winners from 16 contestants who came from all over the UK were Connor Smith in the vocalist section, and Rosie Sutton in the instrumentalist section.  They were awarded their trophies by RIBI President John Minhinnick, at the Longfield Academy, near Dartford, on Saturday. Also in the presence of District Governor Stewart Grainger and the Mayoress of Dartford.

The audience was treated to a feast of music both piano, saxophone, violin, and singers in several different styles.  Connor was classical, singing a song from Vaughn Williams, and an aria from ‘The Magic Flute’.  Rosie, who is a pianist, played a piece from Debussy – followed by a spirited rendering of a Toccata by Khachaturian.

Both of them are worthy winners from an initial total of 6,500 contestants who began this competition at local level.  Young Musician is an annual event organised by Rotary in Britain and Ireland (RIBI).

RIBI Young Musician is one of many opportunities for young people. With a range of youth competitions, Interact, Rotaract, RYLA and more, there are many activities to explore and enjoy. Visit www.ribi.org

Discover your local Rotary club and find out how you can make new friends and make a difference in your community.  District 1120 has 85 Rotary clubs and many towns have Rotaract and Interact clubs also.For  membership details contact  website –  www.rotary1120.org

Or e-mail zena.belton@btinternet.com who is Membership Chair for the District.

Connor Smith receives his award from RIBI President  - John Minhinick

Connor Smith receives his trophy and award from RIBI President – John Minhinick

Media contact:          Francis Hodge – P.R.

Contact:  francis@ph-ld.net 

Prospect House, Lower Dicker, Hailsham, BN27 4BT – Tel: 07980 424 674

e-mail:  francis@ph-ld.net

Sussex Rotary Clubs welcome President and District Governor at ‘Showcase’

press release – ‘Showcase’ event 3 3 12- Francis Hodge


‘Showcase’ is the name of the Rotary Awareness event held in the Arndale Centre Eastbourne on Saturday 25th February and Wednesday 29th February. On Wednesday, the display and Presidents of all the clubs represented were visited by the U.K. Rotary President Ray Burman, and District 1120 Governor Lynn Mitchell.

The Showcase event was an opportunity for the twelve Rotary clubs in the area to show what achievements they had made in the last year, and to continue the ‘#End Polio Now’ campaign which has raised over 200 million dollars worldwide in the last four years.

The twelve clubs from Hastings to Eastbourne, and including Battle, Heathfield and Hailsham have over 350 members and are involved in both local and overseas fund-raising and charitable projects, which were clearly illustrated.

Also on show was a ‘Shelterbox’ tent and equipment.  This is a British Rotary initiative to supply accommodation for disaster victims, which is strongly supported by clubs in the Sussex area.

During the two days, members of the public talked to Rotarians about their voluntary work, and contributed to the fund raising appeal.

(Presidents in the line-up were:  Lloyd Hammer, Battle; Michael Garner, Beachy Head; Simon Dodds, Eastbourne; Hilary Lewis, Eastbourne a.m.; John Cheeseman, Eastbourne Sovereign;  David Ashdown, Hailsham; Brion Purdey, Hastings; Trevor Goldsmith, Heathfield; Tony Leslie, St. Leonards; Robin Poll, Senlac; Peter Thomas, Sovereign Harbour, Liz Wilton, Area Governor)

FH – 2.3.12