On the 2nd of June 2012, the Rotary Club of Kenilworth took the Shelter Box to the Lions Show in Abbey Fields Kenilworth. They collected nearly £300 by selling Two Castles Run Tee Shirts from previous years.  
John Boothroyd and paul Seward selling the tee shirts  
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Shelter Box report For the latest report from our club's Rotary scholar Justin Potts click here
Shelter Box Scholars: Justin Potts and Rubert Luefther
On the 27th of May 2012, the Rotary Club of Kenilworth took the Shelter Box to the Southam Rotary Club's Fun Day at Bourton Hall. The members collected nearly £300 towards another Shelter Box. The new box will be purchased by the Southam Rotary Club.

Our scholars: Justin Potts, from Kenilworth, saying her goodbyes before going to Italy and Rubert Luefther, from Dortmund in Germany, based at the University of Warwick. 

For our reports from Justin from Italy: click here for the December report, click here for the April report, click here for June's report.


Grocery bag winnerWinners of recent Kenilworth Rotary Club's Grocery Bag rafle were family Masacarenhus of Windy Arbour. They won a £300 voucher to spend in Waitrose. The event a charity fund raiser is one of the ways Rotary strives to provide a little fun in its endeavors to maintain the level of support it can give to causes in the local community. There were second and third prizes of £100 and £50 tokens.

Picture shows Mr Masacarenauhus and son collecting prize voucher from Club President Tony Thompson (left) and Raffle organiser Rotarian Phil Highley (right).

 Tony Thopmson
New Rotarians enrolled on the 5th of September 2011

Tony Thompson has taken  over the presidency of The Rotary club of Kenilworth for the next year

Three new members

Picture people are left to right : Richard Martin (now vice President), New Rotarian Risabh Dudheria, President elect John Boothroyd  sponsor, Phillip Southwell sponsor, New Rotarian Peter Robson, New Rotarian  Matt O'sullivan, Preident  Tony Thompson, Roy Shearing sponsor .

Tony said on his appointment:

As a resident of Kenilworth for 40 years I am proud to have been elected President of the Kenilworth Club of Rotary International for a year that offers me both challenges and opportunities for the local, national and international communities.

I retired as a Civil Engineer after forty one years in the Water industry International. During this time I became a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Coventry Freemans Guild.  I now divide my time between working for local charities, my hobbies:- bowling (Sphinx Bowls Club), watercolour painting (Coventry Watercolour Society), photography, (Balsall Common U3A) and walking (Kenilworth Walkers), and time with family and friends both locally and in Australia.

I am Director/Trustee for Warwickshire Association for the Blind (WAB), working to provide support, help and advice  for the blind and partial sighted in our community.  WAB has just celebrated its 100 years and continues to enable the blind person to remain as independent as possible. It also organises Clubs and Drop in Centres throughout the County.

As President of Kenilworth Rotary Club I look forward to continuing and building on the good work already undertaken :-Two Castles Run, Blackpool Holiday, involvement in Kenilworth Festival and many other local and international events. Plus I wish to get more involved with the other Clubs and Organisations within Kenilworth too improve our links and participate in joint events for fund raising but also to be involved in social activities for the enjoyment of our Members and their families.

Tony Thompson-President Kenilworth Rotary Club

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Maya childrenKenilworth Rotary Club through its International Committee has supported the Maya Child Care Trust for a number of years. The trust’s sole focus is on the Centro Infantil Bellota, based in Quetzaltenango, the second largest city in Guatemala.


Maya childrenThe Centro provides vital early year’s (pre-primary) support for children living in extreme poverty. This year, as well as giving additional money from the President’s  discretionary fund, the club funded, together with a grant from Rotary District, a literacy project aimed at improving the early development of the children by revitalising the library, providing resources & activities that familiarise the children with the alphabet, etc.

inserting a plaqueLast Friday, 5th August 2011, the Rotary Club of Quetzaltenango visited the Centro to see the project development & to witness the mounting on the wall of a Rotary wheel & plaque donated by Kenilworth Rotary.


president with A Mayo child The President of Quetzaltenango Rotary, Arq. Luis Lopez C, Secretary, Don Julio

Weissenberg Pieruccini , Arq. Jaime Quevedo Flores, Social Development & John Diehl, International Relations were all in attendance & were greeted Omar Mejias, the Director of the Centro. This is another excellent example of Rotary international cooperation. (Report by Rotarian John Stanton)

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