The club recently hosted the Rotary Club of Bourne in the first round of this year’s Minor Sports competition. After a closely-fought contest, we managed to tactically lose the event, but a good time was had by all!
Sleaford Kesteven Rotary Club were victorious at the finals of the District 1070 Rotary Golf compeptition, which was held at the Burghley Golf Club. Not only did we win the individual prize via Greville Price, but we also won the team prize!
Another Rotary Year has started and past President Graeme Morrice has handed over the chain of office to new President John Janickyj.
The Rotary Club of Sleaford Kesteven has organised and run a Technology Tournament for Year 6 pupils at the Kirkby-la-Thorpe Church Of England Academy. Devised by Rtn (and ex-teacher) John Webster, the situation was that there had been a train derailment and a sensitive flask had to be retrieved from a stricken truck. The task was therefore to design and build a crane to retrieve the flask using materials provided. An added complication was to negotiate a low bridge that was in the way. All was done in small scale model form.
Equipment provided included an electric motor – which needed some gearing added – and the aim was to produce a wheeled truck, a method of delivery including battery power, a gearbox and a moveable jib for the crane to be able to pass under the low bridge.
Pupils worked in groups of four and produced five good cranes which all worked and completed the task in under one minute – the fastest being 25 seconds! During the day the pupils learned a lot of things including working as a group, methods of construction and how and why gearboxes are constructed and used.
Three members of the Club plus a ‘guest’ from the Inner Wheel participated in the annual charity golf competition organised by the Rotary Club of Grantham Kesteven and held at Belton Park Golf Club. Despite challenging conditions, the team achieved a very creditable fourth place – only one point behind second. However a great day was held by all and Grantham K should be commended for their efforts.