Last time in High Suffolk…
Pictures from RIC 2012…
RIC 2018 PROGRAM
RIC Conference May 18th to 20th 2018
There’s been a fantastic response – there may be over 100 attendees!
AS a result, we’ve had to make a number of changes to the programme.
Read on for the latest…
Ufford Park Golf & Spa Hotel in Melton near Woodbridge, Suffolk
All meals and first drinks
Suffolk history and tradition
Fun & frolics
and much more !
- Check-in for RIC2018 will be available from 2:30pm – 5pm
- Welcome drinks reception followed by a short trip on a vintage London Routemaster bus to a typical village ‘pub’, the White Lion in Ufford.
Food for the evening will be provided by chef Stephen who has represented the UK at the ‘World Culinary Olympics’.
We will have the choice of a ‘Hog Roast’ (local pork- from only 2 fields away!) or Sea Bass (from Aldeburgh, 15 miles away) with bread from the Pump Street Bakery (Orford, only 11 miles away) – followed by homemade desserts
Live Music will follow. You can join in – singing is compulsory! We may need our RIC song sheets at some point!
- We complete the Friday evening back at the hotel, with local cheese, and port wine supplied by Adnams of Southwold.
- Saturday morning starts with a full English breakfast (or something lighter).
- This will be followed by the RIC Conference between 10.00 and 12.00 which will be held in the hotel.
For those not attending the Conference we have arranged a trip to the world famous Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Visitor Centre and shops, which is some 20 minutes away.
Or you can visit Sutton Hoo, which is the site of two 6th- and early 7th-century cemeteries. One contained an undisturbed ship burial, including a wealth of Anglo-Saxon artefacts of outstanding art-historical and archaeological significance.
- Or if you wish, you can simply play golf on the hotel’s superb course or use the Spa facilities to relax.
- Following the Conference we will all be taken to nearby Crows Hall (about 30 mins away) for lunch, and an afternoon in which we will re-create a typical English “Village Fete” !
Crow’s Hall is a Grade II* listed 16th Century Moated Manor House. It is situated on a summit of ground rising from the River Deben at Debenham, and is approached by a straight avenue flanked by a double row of oaks. Recent extensive repairs, including re-roofing and the removal of some late 20th century additions, have received awards for Craftsmanship by the Suffolk Association of Architects. The owner has also landscaped the inner moat, the design of which has been influenced by traditional gardens and includes a kitchen, formal garden with dipping pool, and a courtyard following early foundations of the former Hall and South wing.
- At Crows Hall you will be able to stroll around the gardens, have lunch, and the opportunity to try our delicious locally brewed Earl Soham beers.
- There will also be typical English village Fete games to try your hand at, as well as the opportunity to play croquet.
- Entertainment will be by the East Suffolk Morris Men – be ready for some singing and dancing!!!
- All followed by a traditional English Cream Tea.
- Leaving Crows Hall in the late afternoon we will arrive back at the hotel in plenty of time for you to prepare for the evening’s dinner dance.
- Because there’s a Royal Wedding “clash” with RIC2018, we have decided to change the event on Saturday Night…
The theme for Saturday Night will be
“A Royal Affair”
So get out your Crown or Tiara, and dress like your favourite monarch from whatever country or era you like!
- There will be a drinks reception from 19.00 with dinner being served from 19.45.
- Wine and local beers will again be served during the evening.
- Once again, we will again be entertained with live music!
- Following dinner there will be a DJ until midnight… at which time, you only have a few yards to walk to your bed.
After breakfast on Sunday we will be holding a tournament on the Congo Rapids Lost World 18 hole Crazy Golf course next to the hotel. A chance to blow away the cobwebs from the night before!
Please make sure you “sign up” for golf on the RIC booking form.
- Afterwards, we will have coffee in the hotel and say our goodbyes at about 12:00
- – until the next time….
Costs & Booking
The cost for this weekend of fun and friendship will be £330.00 per person.
Single room supplement: £90.00 for the weekend.
Other Hotel Facilities
The Ufford Park Hotel has many treats in store, such as Spa treatments, Golf (real golf!), Swimming, etc. Please contact the hotel directly for details and to book hotel facilities.
Free: Extra nights with High Suffolk !
- High Suffolk would like to invite you the opportunity to stay, at no extra cost, with one of their members or friends for one or two days before or after the weekend.
- This may help you with travel arrangements and allow you to see a little more of our beautiful part of the world.
- This is on a “first come first served” basis, so please book early!
RIC2018 – High Suffolk, UK
Proposed Social Project
Vocational Training Team – Piatra Neamţ, Romania
Joint Project with Rotary Club of Woodbridge Deben
Summary: The Rotary Club of High Suffolk propose to partner with the Rotary Club of Woodbridge Deben, together with help from a Rotary Foundation Grant, in a project to provide modern equipment to the paediatric departments of the three hospitals in the Piatra Neamţ area of Romania; including sending a small team of technicians to Romania to help commission the equipment and train the Romanian staff in its use and maintenance.
In 2015, the Rotary Club of Woodbridge Deben was able to undertake a Vocational Training Team project which involved bringing three Romanian paediatricians to Rotary District 1080 to see how children’s medicine was delivered in the UK, thanks to support from a number of other clubs in RI District 1080, and a Foundation District Grant.
A number of points came out of that visit.
- The Romanian doctors were very well qualified and committed
- During their visit, they learned a lot about the west European approach to children’s medicine. Speaking at the 2015 District 1080 Conference, Dr Suzanna Constantinescu said that the visit had “changed her life”
- Since their return to Romania, the doctors have put what they earned into practice:
– Introducing play into therapy, which helps to make hospitalisation less scary for the children,
and makes them more receptive to treatment;
– Engaging parents in the care and treatment of children. Again, putting the children more at ease
helps the healing process;
– Involving volunteers (the concept of volunteering was almost unknown in the Romanian medical
system) to allow health professionals to concentrate on tasks only they can do.
- However, the doctors are handicapped by a lack of modern equipment and the funds to put that right. That means, among other things, that the professionals’ time is not being as effectively utilized as it might be.
The Rotary Club of Woodridge Deben would like to promote a second phase of the Romanian Vocational Training Team project, this time with a Rotary Foundation Global Grant.
This will involve providing much-needed modern equipment to the paediatric departments of the three hospitals in the Piatra Neamţ area, and sending a small team of technicians to Romania to help commission the equipment and train the Romanian staff in its use and maintenance. This approach will ensure that the equipment is relevant to the needs of children’s care in Piatra Neamţ, is properly commissioned and that the local staff know what is required to ensure that the equipment is kept in good working order.
We have been fortunate in being able to recruit two volunteers with relevant skills and experience from the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital who are willing to give up their holiday time to do this. One of them was looking for just such an opportunity, and the other is a Romanian who’d like to put something back into her home country.
This is a good, viable project. We have established links with the Rotary Club of Piatra Neamt, one of whose members accompanied the team in 2015. We have met the doctors who head up the paediatric units in these hospitals. They will grasp the opportunity this project offers with both hands and use it to make a real difference to the health of children in their communities.
With the support of the Rotary Club of High Suffolk and its international partners, the Rotary Club of Woodbridge Deben is now very close to having sufficient funds pledged to meet the minimum level of funding required for a Global Grant.
As at the date of writing, responses are awaited from two other clubs which are also expected to support the project. If their support is forthcoming, all the funding will be in place.
PDG Tom Griffin
Rotary Club of Woodbridge Deben
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