Posts By: Derek Ayling

Verwood Rotary hosts Fordingbridge and Ringwood

Last Tuesday evening, 20th April, Verwood Rotary hosted Fordingbridge and Ringwood Rotaries, to a virtual “get-together”, courtesy of Zoom, naturally. It was a presentation by Anita Rigler, on how she and her colleagues set up “VoW”, “Verwoodians on Waste”, their way of cleaning up Verwood and greatly increasing how much Verwood re-cycles. She organised a […]

Jeremy Prescott’s talk on Violette Szabo

Last Tuesday evening, Fordingbridge Rotary was joined by members of Verwood Rotary, via the medium of Zoom, of course. They were treated to a very interesting talk by regular speaker, Jeremy Prescott, who delivered a ┬ápresentation on Violette Szabo and how she was awarded the George Cross posthumously, having been executed by the Germans, at […]

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

Hearing dogs for deaf people

An interesting talk was delivered to Fordingbridge Rotary members, via the medium of Zoom, last Tuesday evening 9th February. The speakers were Malcolm and Eileen Pickett of the “Hearing Dogs for Deaf People” organisation. Eileen is deaf and the beneficiary of a “hearing dog”. Malcolm explained all about the training that these dogs go through, […]

Mercy Ships Talk with Peter Montgomery

Last Tuesday, 12th January 2020, during the height of lockdown, members of Fordingbridge Rotary were treated to a talk by fellow Rotarian, Peter Montgomery from Weighton Wold, via the medium of Zoom. Peter has been involved in the concept of “Mercy Ships” since 2011, along with his wife who is a volunteer nurse on one […]