Guest Speakers – 2015-2016

  • Week 52 – 28th June 2016
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    Tour of Alameda Gardens with Jon Hammerton
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    On Saturday 25th June, President Penelope and PE Martin attended the Change of Collar evening at RC Marbella-Guadalmina. President Anders Hagner passed the Chain of Office onto President Marie Berggren.
  • Week 51 – 21st June 2016
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    The regular meeting was replaced by a special screening of Dirty Cash, followed by a “Meet The Film Maker” party at Boyds.
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    On Monday 20th, President Penelope met and exchanged banners with Delphine West-King from RC Ilfracombe.
  • Week 50 – 14th June 2016
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    Geraldine Finlayson, from Gibraltar Museum, gave a delightful talk entitled “5 Fathoms and Under”.
  • Week 49 – 7th June 2016
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    This week’s speaker was Monica Coumbe, the wedding planner.
  • Week 48 – 31st May 2016
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    This year’s Club Assembly was attended by ADG Brenda Parsons.
  • Week 47 – 24th May 2016
    The scheduled speaker had to withdraw at the last minute, so Barbara stepped boldly into the breach and talked about the forthcoming Dirty Cash premiere.
  • Week 46 – 17th May 2016
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    Steven Crump, chiropractor, gave an illuminating talk about Posture and Health.
  • Week 45 – 10th May 2016
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    Alex Capurro gave an inspiring presentation of his ultimate one-stop payment system, the Easy Payment Gateway.
  • Week 44 – 3rd May 2016
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    Annual General Meeting
  • Week 43 – 26th April 2016
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    Isobel Ellul-Hammond talked about her role as a Cancer Services Co-ordinator.
  • Week 42 – 19th April 2016
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    Rebecca Faller, writer and playwright gave a talk entitled “Children of The Raj”.
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    President Penelope was happily surprised by a bouquet!
  • Week 41 – 12th April 2016
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    Mike Smith gave a talk on 3D Mapping and Heritage.
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    Banners were exchanged with Bill Christensen and colleagues from RC Dinas Powis
  • Week 40 – 5th April 2016
    Business Meeting
  • Week 39 – 29th March 2016
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    Coty Benrimoj gave a motivational talk.
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    Kishin Alwani presented the Club with a banner and the compliments of RC Las Palmas. Banners were presented to Stephan Kuhni and Stephane Nayor, visiting Rotarians from Switzerland.
  • Week 38 – 22nd March 2016
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    Steve Mason, Alan Priddy and Alistair Thompson from Clean Fuel Ltd, together with Xavier Calloc’h of Yacht Investor, gave a talk about innovations in fuel technology and their bid to circumnavigate the globe.
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    PE Martin exchanged banners with Steve Mason, a PP of RC Whitely
  • Week 37 – 15th March 2016
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    Delilah Yeo Smith gave an interesting talk about John Mackintosh, the Gibraltarian philanthropist.
  • Week 36 – 8th March 2016
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    Annual Awards Evening.
  • Week 35 – 1st March 2016
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    A Fun evening to celebrate St David’s Day. Jennifer talked about the Welsh flag and provided Bara Brith and Welsh Cakes. Rob entertained with “An Ode to Barry Island”!
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    The prizes for the Head and Tails game were His and Her shirts, plus some Welsh booze!
  • Week 34 – 23rd February 2016
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    PP Barbara gave an entertaining talk about Cuba following her recent visit to the island.
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    Banners were exchanged with Raouf Oderuth from RC Bexhill, leading a 16-strong raid on The Rock.
  • Week 33 – 16th February 2016
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    The speaker this week was Polly Lavarello, founder and editor of the online parenting magazine, Mum on the Rock.
  • Week 32 – 9th February 2016
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    Professor Robin Gill gave an interesting talk about Gibraltar history. Kingsley Thorogood was inducted as a member.
  • Week 31 – 2nd February 2016
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    This week’s speaker was Denise DeVincenzi from Atlas Tours. Banners were exchanged with James O’Fee from RC Bangor. James also sang a song for us – “Come back Paddy Reilly to Ballyjamesduff”.
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  • Week 30 – 26th January 2016
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    Carmen Gomez gave an interesting talk about her life and career as an actress.
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  • Week 29 – 19th January 2016
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    Julian Camble and Mari Bell-Jones from The Rifcom Charity gave a talk about their work in the Rif mountain area of Northern Morocco. Banners were exchanged with Thomas Obwegeser from RC Zurich.
  • Week 28 – 12th January 2016
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    Tracy Lee, The Wine Angel from Gibraltar Wine Vaults, gave an interesting presentation to members.
  • Week 27 – 5th January 2016
    No Meeting
  • Week 26 – 29th December 2015
    No Meeting
  • Week 25 – 22nd December 2015
    Mince Pies and Mulled Wine Evening
  • Week 24 – 15th December 2015
    The planned talk by PP Barbara had to be postponed due to technical difficulties!
  • Week 23 – 8th December 2015
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    Alex Martin from The Cellar led a wine tasting evening. Banners were exchanged with Glynnis from RC Walasall.
  • Week 22 – 1st December 2015
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    Justin Bautista, founder and CEO of Mama Lotties gave a talk outlining how his yearning for home-cooked food during his student days led to the formation of his business.
  • Week 21 – 24th November 2015
    Special General Meeting
  • Week 20 – 17th November 2015
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    Sgt. Louis Baglietto, together with Sgt Eddie Pizarello and PC Nicole Buckley from the RGP Canine Unit, gave an interesting talk about the various functions of the unit. Coco and Bella performed for the crowd!
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    Members of Plater Youth Club of The Gibraltar Youth Service attended the meeting as guests.
  • Week 19 – 10th November 2015
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    Commander Chris Nelson, OC RN Gibraltar, gave an entertaining talk – “Then and now”
    Remembrance
    On Sunday 8th November, PE Martin laid a wreath at the Remembrance ceremony on behalf of the Club.
  • Week 18 – 3rd November 2015
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    Delilah Smith gave a talk about Gibraltar Heritage Trust. Vivienne Levene was inducted as a member.
  • Week 17 – 27th October 2015
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    President Penelope presented a cheque to Conchita Ramirez from Nazareth House, the proceeds of the Culinary Quiz Night. Banners were exchanged with Ray Johnston from RC Thanet.
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    Rotary Community Service certificates awarded to the Girl Guides in thanks for their participation and hard work on the Family Fun Night to raise funds for the Liam Ignacio Project.
  • Week 16 – 20th October 2015
    Paul Church gave a talk about his trip to the Rif Mountains in northern Morocco
  • Week 15 – 13th October 2015
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    Culinary Quiz Night at Pizza Express
  • Week 14 – 6th October 2015
    Business Meeting
  • Week 13 – 29th September 2015
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    Professor Daniella Tilbury, Vice Chancellor of The University of Gibraltar, was our guest speaker.
  • Week 12 – 22nd September 2015
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    The speaker, Marisa Desoisa from Cancer Relief Gibraltar, was presented with a cheque by President Penelope. The money was raised by the very successful “Another Night at the Opera” and special thanks were given by the President to Jane Howard from The Cannon Bar for facilitating the event.
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    Phillip Borge and Claire Hawkins who performed so splendidly at the event gave a brief reprise.

  • Week 11 – 15th September 2015
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    Member Rob Cumbes gave a talk entitled “Ships That Go Bump in the Night!” Margaret Clarke of RC Bolton was welcomed to the meeting.
  • Week 10 – 8th September 2015
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    Sarah Vince, From RC Tenterden, gave an entertaining talk about her Rotary life.
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    Banners were exchanged with Helen Salisbury from RC Chesham
  • Week 9 – 1st September 2015
    Business Meeting
  • Week 8 – 25th August 2015
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    Olivier Six, of The Sunborn, gave a talk about the floating hotel, involving pirates!
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    John McKillop Smith, sponsored by PP Jennifer, was inducted as a member.
  • Week 7 – 18th August 2015
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    Dick and Ann Barton, from GADS, gave a talk about their life and work on behalf of dementia sufferers.
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    Luis Sampere, sponsored by Sylvia, was inducted as a member.
  • Week 6 – 11th August 2015
    Business meeting. PP Barbara gave a talk about Alaska
  • Week 5 – 4th August 2015
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    Rob Cumbes gave a talk entitled “Port State Control Officer – Angel or Ogre?”, Emily Adamberry-Olivero was inducted as a Member.
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    Momy Levy MBE ED JP FRICS was very touched to be made an Honorary Member of the Club.
  • Week 4 – 28th July 2015
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    John Murphy, from the History Society, led members on an “Historical Stroll”.
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  • Week 3 – 21st July 2015
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    Stephen Whately, Gibraltar’s chess prodigy, gave an entertaining presentation on his career and future aspirations.
  • Week 2 – 14th July 2015
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    Paul Costa, a Trustee of Action4Schools, gave an account of his group’s work in Sierra Leone.
  • Week 1 – 7th July 2015
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    Janet Howitt, from the Environmental Safety Group, gave a talk about pollution and how it affects us.

Guest Speakers – 2014-2015