All Island Rotary Quiz
Thursday 7th May 2015
The annual event, organised by Douglas Rotary Club, saw a team of stalwarts enter the quiz with phones at the ready (just in case). In the end they proved unnecessary due to the poor reception in the toilets.
Importantly, food and drink was on hand to make it all better. In the end, we did the Club reasonably proud, although we didn't come close to the runaway winners.
Hooded Ram (part 3)
Friday 6th February 2015
Our third and possibly last (for the time being anyway) trip to the Micro Brewery in Douglas saw the opening game of the 6-Nations between England and Wales be the backdrop to an excellent evening.
In fact it was all just a little too much excitement for the President.
Great Grammar Bakeoff
Saturday 29th November 2014
The first of it's kind on the Island. The Great Grammar Bakeoff brought together all the years of Ramsey Grammar into a baking contest.
With catagories for Yule Log, Xmas Muffins, Biscuits, Victoria Sponge and Mince Pies, the judges had their work cut out.
The overall eventual winner produced and excellent Sponge.
With great support from Ramsey Bakery, Isle of Man Creameries and Tower Insurance, the day was an excellent event for the school and Rotary Club.
Hooded Ram (Part 2)
Friday 7th November 2014
The members of the Club plus guests attended a Monthly Pub Opening for the Hooded Ram with catering supplied by Bessies Pie Van.
With quite a few non-members attending, it was a great evening.
Tuesday 30th September 2014
An outside visit and tour of the Ramsey Royal National Lifeboat Station was arranged for the 30th September followed by a light supper at the Harbour Bistro. Our host for the evening was Ramsey Lifeboat Mechanic Ali Clague, who on the day of our visit had been awarded the RNLI Bronze Badge for service by Charles Hunter-Pease, National Chair of the RNLI (pictured left).
The Ramsey Station has a long and proud history and the Club took a tour of the station and the current Mersey Class lifeboat the Ann and James Ritchie which has been in service since 1991.
The Ann and James Richie is scheduled to be replaced by the new Shannon Class lifeboat around 2016 a change which will entail considerable investment.
Asked about the future of the RNLI on the Island Ali described the Islands position as being pivotal in marine safety in the Irish Sea Area, the islands lifeboats all have capacity and range to assist in rescue in the wider area and the RNLI has long recognised that this capacity is invaluable for marine safety.
Tuesday 19th August 2014
Ushi Shah, a local dentist working with PP Grant Hill, visited the Club to bid farewell to us.
Ushi is leaving the Island for new challenges and wanted to say thank you to the Club for its assistance in the past for her causes in Africa.
President Paul Taylor is pictures here with Ushi Shah, wishing her good luck.
In conjunction with our International Committee, we have provided funding towards ongoing costs for a school which Ushi and her family have given long term support towards.