The Orwell Newsletter
The Rotary Club Of Ipswich Orwell, RIBI 1339 October-December 2009
From The President’s Desk Charter Night
When I wrote my column in September I was preparing to Words by Malcolm Reece
attend the District Conference, a very informative event Photograph by Gordon Kember
upon which I reported fully to the Club. The theme of the This year’s Charter celebration (our 31st year) was
conference was “The young, their future, our held in the elegant surroundings of Seckford Hall at
responsibility” and there were speakers involved in youth Woodbridge, where about 80 Rotarians and guests
activities such as Youth Speaks, Crucial Crew, Young enjoyed an evening of fellowship and fun.
Citizen, Young Chef, the Rotary Technology Tournament
This was possibly one of the most relaxed Charter
and Sailability. There were also very moving talks by
Night celebrations we have held so far, and praise for
Mark Cook of Hope and Homes for Children whose
this must go mainly to our first lady president Carole,
mission is to give hope to the poorest orphaned and
who masterminded the event in her usual laid back
abandoned children of the world by enabling them to
style. Her efforts on our behalf are always successful
grow up within the love and security of a family unit and
and always entertaining.
an inspirational interview of Nicole Drybergh who, despite
being a blind and deaf twenty year old in a wheelchair In the absence of a Junior Vice President, our MC
due to spinal cancer, has raised over £100,000 to help this year was Canon Charles Jenkin, who to his credit
build a specialist teenage cancer unit at the Royal interrupted us as little as possible and merely got to
Marsden Hospital in Surrey. I am sorry that more of you his feet when it was absolutely necessary.
could not have heard the talks and those given by Claire
Tennant, the European Roteract Information Centre
President and past RIBI President John Hockin. Next
year’s conference is at Trinity Park in Ipswich and I hope
that several of us will be able to attend. There is even a
trophy for the Club who sends the highest number of
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INSIDE THIS ISSUE
1 From Presidents Desk / Charter Night
2 Picture Gallery 1
The 32nd Charter Night Dinner at Seckford Hall on 6th
3 David Lowe / Picture Gallery 2
October 2009. Simon Green and President Carol with
4 District Governor / Picture Gallery speaker Michael Weaver and his wife
5 Visit To The Brewery Tap / Calendar of Events This included, for example, our guest speaker for the
evening, Michael Weaver, a former head of history at
6 Inner Wheel Notes Woodbridge School, and one of Carole’s former
7 David King / Quiz Night
It would be unfair to “report’’ what Michael said to us
8 Ann Dieckmann
over a half hour period, because throughout his
9 Thomas Wolsey School
Charter Night, continued on page 2
10 Foundation Scholar / Picture Gallery 4
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From The President’s Desk, continued from page 1 Charter Night, continued from page 1
Charter Night was the main event in October and I speech he hardly uttered a serious word. He just
hope that everyone enjoyed themselves. The night entertained us in brilliant style, which is how it should
was an occasion when we could look back with pride be, and we went home eventually not really much wiser
on what we have achieved and I was relieved that my – but certainly a lot happier and contented in the
former history teacher Mike Weaver did not tell too knowledge that the world in many ways is still a happy
many tales about me. With hindsight, he was a fairly place.
risky choice of speaker on my part but he came up
Vice President Bob Bacon introduced the guests and
trumps! My special thanks go again to Sonja Fox for
toasted Rotary International, while our newest recruit
arranging the flowers and Martin Hough for preparing
followed tradition by proposing a vote of thanks.
the place settings and reminding us all of our menu
choices. Yes, the food was good, the company was excellent and
we all departed in the knowledge of a few hours well
In November, Matthew Brakenbury came to lunch to
spent. Finally, we must not forget a well deserved
accept our cheque for £2,000 and to speak to us
thank-you to Sonja Fox, who produced some high
about the Thomas Wolsey School, its new building
quality flower arrangements for the tables, which several
and plans for the future. Our involvement in Kids Out
raffle-winning ladies eventually took away.
is really appreciated by the pupils and staff. We also
recently arranged the Christmas party for the Ipswich
events. Together, we are planning school
Arthritis Care Club and I have received a letter from
presentations, town collections and shop front displays
Helen Howe conveying the Club’s warmest thanks for
to publicise Rotary and its involvement in the eradication
an excellent evening.
of Polio. Please keep the 23 February free in your
Foundation scholar, Marissa Garcia Vilet and Ann diaries.
Dieckmann our own scholar from 1983-84 have
It now only remains for me to wish you all a very Happy
recently visited us to speak. The calibre of rotary
Christmas and a peaceful New Year with your families
scholars is extremely high and the experience that
and friends. There is no lunchtime meeting on 30
they gain clearly provides an excellent foundation
December and I hope that you will all return on 6
upon which to build in the future. Mike Trower has
January revitalized and ready for a busy new year.
contacted Brighton Rotary Club to suggest that they
make contact with Ann who now lives in that area. My Yours in Rotary,
thanks go to Russell Leeburn for arranging the visits.
I am pleased to report that our fellow Rotarians in
Hanau have approved Mike Trower’s proposal to
support the Iceni Project this year and Martin Hough Picture Gallery 1
is currently applying to District for a Grant. Pictures by Gordon Kember
We are fast approaching our Christmas lunch and
Burns Night celebrations and I hope that a good
number will be able to attend the event at the Ipswich
& Suffolk Club on 22 January, especially as we have
had to cancel our Christmas dinner. On 9 January we
will be supporting a New Year Concert of Jazz, Folk
and Barbershop at Offton Church organized by
Maartje Rondeboom of Magical Musical Moments in
aid of Age Concern. Despite the distance and
unpredictable weather in January, I hope that the Club
will be well represented. Tickets are £12.50 each and
can be purchased from Tony Hill.
One of the exciting developments this year has been
Hugh Davies, District Foundation Chairman, publicizing the
the joint discussions that the Ipswich Club has been
Bill Gates Challenge for Polio Plus (“£600 per club”) at
holding concerning the forthcoming “Thanks for Life”
luncheon on 26 November 2009
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children, six boys and three girls.
Taking over the Ipswich Gaumont in the 50s, David
Words by Malcolm Reece recalls how his new job coincided with the exciting
Photograph by Gordon Kember days of the Six-Five Special programmes and the
Ipswich Orwell Rotary Club’s founder member, David clamour for new music. These heady days also
Lowe, was invited out of retirement in October to play a included classical music with regular Civic Concerts.
major role in the 80th anniversary celebrations of the There were also stage musicals and later, of course,
town’s Regent Cinema. the live performances of some of the world’s biggest
David, now in his 80s, came to Ipswich in 1958 to stars. David met them all and has a host of
manage what was the area’s biggest and most photographic records to prove it.
prestigious cinema, the Gaumont (now the Regent). David retired in 1989 after 31 years at the Gaumont,
From this point and throughout the exciting 60s, 70s his retirement coinciding with the theatre’s 60th
and 80s, David and the Gaumont hosted some of the anniversary. Modestly, David said, “People remember
top names of the entertainment world. me because of what I represent; the fun they had at the
movies or live shows. I was lucky that my arrival in
Ipswich coincided with the launch of pop package
tours. I have to say the idea of these pop shows was
so new that we were completely unprepared for the
frenzied reactions of the audiences. Mind you, we
learned very quickly.’’
David Lowe’s business and professional experience
over the years was put to good use during his active
days with Ipswich Orwell Rotary Club, and he will
always have a special place in the club’s history as the
driving force behind the link the club enjoys with the
town’s Arthritis Club. Through his efforts the Rotary
Club has for many years provided transport and other
facilities for arthritic club members, including an annual
Picture Gallery 2
David Lowe receiving his Paul Harris Award in May 2007
Photograph by Gordon Kember
from the then president of Ipswich Orwell, Rotarian Philip
The big names were on the bill posters outside the
Gaumont nearly every month, including The Beatles,
the Rolling Stones, Cliff Richard, Roy Orbison, Buddy
Holly and many more world stars.
Brought up in North Walsham, Norfolk, David left home
at 16 and headed for Blitz-torn London to work at the
Astoria in Finsbury Park for Paramount Pictures as an
apprentice projectionist. After the war he went into
cinema management and first place he worked was the
Odeon, Ipswich, where he did his training.
After stints at various theatres in the region he was
offered his first management post at the Colchester At the Arthritis Care Christmas party Rotarians Brian Beason,
Hippodrome, where he stayed for about three years, Trevor Harris and Peter Smith all tried their best to find the
re-introducing live shows to the theatre. By this time, right notes in the Carols.
David was married to Barbara. The couple have nine
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District Governor what you want.’’
Words by Malcolm Reece District Governor John also reminded us of the need to
While we have Rotarians like John Samuel in our recruit younger members. “This does not mean we
midst, then the future looks pretty good to me, as we have to prohibit older members, but unless we recruit
discovered on 16th September when John, our younger, more active people our membership will
District Governor, joined us for lunch. continue to decline,’’ he said.
Ideally, Rotary needed to recruit both men and women
right across the board of business and particularly in
the age group 30 to 55 who were interested in
voluntary work in the community. He believed there
was currently a low awareness of Rotary and this
needed to be addressed. Amore powerful image was
needed and a much wider understanding of what
Rotary was about.
Picture Gallery 3
Photographs by Gordon Kember
District Governor John Samuel at luncheon meeting on 16
With the aid of a few appropriate slides, John took us
David Stainer from the Tourist Information Centre held
on a short journey down the Rotary road to
Rotarians John Field and Peter Smith partly responsible for
demonstrate that our movement is moving in the right
his successful career
direction. All we need to do, he said, was take heed of
what’s happening rotary-wise at the moment and to
make sure we take appropriate action – particularly in
recruiting new members.
But he warned us: “We will only have a future if we
look forward to every Rotary meeting, because our
future is in your hands.’’
He pointed out that, in line with a policy of a tighter
budget, district 1080 had changed to a one-day
Conference and set up new committee structures.
District meetings, he said, had been scrapped in
favour of regular committees. This way, he thought,
we could save time and money. This new format
included a meeting every July to discuss a yearly
plan. Another new member, Roy Jackson of Suffolk Lettings, was
welcomed to the club by President Carol on 28th October
The key to all this change, he said, was knowing what
members were thinking and he urged us to “tell district
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Visit To The Brewery Tap CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Words By Malcolm Reece (www.ispwichorwellrotary.fsnet.co.uk/diary)
Photograph by Gordon Kember
Beer has been brewed in Ipswich since 1723, so there
WEDNESDAY, 23 DECEMBER
was nothing new in a group of people paying a visit to
12:55 Lunch, Bistro On The Quay Lunch + Fellowship
the site recently. However, as you all know, brewing in
the town stopped some time ago when the site was
closed. WEDNESDAY, 30 DECEMBER
WEDNESDAY, 6 JANUARY
12:55 LUNCH, BISTRO ON THE QUAY LUNCH + Speaker:
Richard Pither, District International Service
WEDNESDAY, 13 JANUARY
12:55 Lunch, Bistro On The Quay Lunch + Speaker: David
TUESDAY, 19 JANUARY
18:30 Council Meeting at Kingpin Bowling Centre,
WEDNESDAY, 20 JANUARY
12:55 Lunch, Bistro On The Quay Lunch + Business
Club members discuss the finer points of micro-brewing with Meeting
the owner of the "Brewery Tap" on 30th September 2009
FRIDAY 22 JANUARY
Delighted to report, however, that the familiar smell of Burns Night
hops and yeast is back in our midst, albeit on a small
WEDNESDAY, 27 JANUARY
scale but nevertheless a healthy sign for the future.
12:55 Lunch, Bistro On The Quay Lunch + Speaker: Brian
Thanks to the enterprise of the Victoria Brewery at Earl Main, Feeding the Children
Soham, brewing is now re-established on the old site at
Cliff Quay, and a small band of us accompanied by our
SOUTHAMPTON ROTARIAN SETS
ladies had a brief insight into what’s happening.
SAIL FOR WORLD RECORD
Currently, brewing at Ipswich is a very small enterprise
compared with the huge beer output that was a regular From RIBI News
scene for years at Cliff Quay. It’s a voyage like no other.
But, hopefully, it will be acorns to oak trees in the future Hamble Valley Rotarian and experienced sailor, Geoff Holt,
as a small band of people once again put their trust in is setting sail across the Atlantic Ocean on 10th December
locally grown barley for making good beer. in an epic 2,700 mile journey. What makes his month long
The Brewery Tap at Cliff Quay has been retained adventure more incredible is that Geoff is not only sailing
throughout the years of non brewing, and a sample of solo but he is quadriplegic and paralysed from the chest
the latest beer offering speaks well of a prosperous down following an accident 25 years ago.
future. We all enjoyed a pleasant few hours at Cliff
His 60 ft catamaran, Impossible Dream, has been kitted out
Quay, including an excellent supper at the Brewery
with the required marine technology and wheelchair
Tap, which included free ale from the management.
accessible facilities. The boat is on loan from a friend
Make an effort next time and join us. Who knows, you
whose only stipulation is “not to prang it”.
might enjoy it…
RIBI President David Fowler is wishing Geoff every
success on his epic voyage: “This is an incredible
challenge, but one which promises to be an exciting
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to donate to this worthy cause.
Inner Wheel Notes
Words By Ann Orvis, Club Correspondent
Photograph By Pam Hill
The speaker for our October meeting was Nigel Slinn,
a director of Sackers Recycling, a company which has
always been very well known in this area since it was
founded in 1929 by Sidney Sacker. It is now owned
by the Dodd’s family who bought the company in the
late 1970’s. Sackers has expanded over the years
and is now a large company with two sites, one in
Ipswich and one in Needham Market. Over the years
it has evolved form dealing with scrap metal into
recycling cardboard, plastic, wood, paper, glass,
cables, car batteries and lead. They divert over 80% Pam, Janet, Ann and Jackie with the ceramic cow which the
of all waste away from landfill sites. club hopes to fill with coins to provide a real cow for a Third
In November our meeting was an interesting and
fascinating journey back in time. Our speaker was
Brian Dyes, who is honorary archives manager for the
Ipswich Transport Museum, where about one hundred
major exhibits remind us how people used to travel and
work in Ipswich.
Nigel Slim, from Sackers Recycling, with President Jane
Sackers operate waste sorting facilities for the above
and Government grants are available for recycling
equipment. They deal with industrial and commercial
waste. A major part of their work is scrapping cars.
There is a huge demand throughout the world for
scrap metal and most of this goes to smelting plants
mainly in China and India for metal recycling.
The fire service are constantly in need of old cars
which are essential for practising their rescue work.
Sackers donate old cars to the Fire service for this
Towards the end of Nigel’s talk he held a question Speaker Brian Dyes, of Ipswich Transport Museum, with IW
and answer session and also shared some fascinating President Jane
anecdotes with us on life within the scrap metal
business. We all thoroughly enjoyed his very Our meeting was opened by President Jane, who
interesting and informative presentation. introduced Brian and welcomed husbands and partners
who we had invited to the meeting. With visual aids,
Our overseas project this year is to raise money in
Brian showed us the various forms of transport through
order to purchase a cow for Africa. At each meeting a
ceramic cow will be on display to encourage members
Inner Wheel Notes, continued on page 7
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Inner Wheel Notes, continued from page 6
To begin with we were dependent on horses with David King
horse-drawn cabs, trams and buses and also carts for Words and photograph by Malcolm Reece
delivery services. In Victorian times horse-power was Our newest member is David King, who is a partner in
replaced by electric trams which was a huge Larking Gowen Accountants, Ipswich, and takes on the
investment and undertaking. classification of accountancy.
In 1895 cars came to Ipswich but there were not a
great number of them due to the expense of running
and maintaining them.
Battery lorries, patented by Ransomes Sims and
Jefferies, were brought into production during the First
World War as many horses were ‘called up’ and
required to serve. Even after the Second World War
battery vehicles for green grocery carts and milk floats
were still in use.
Electric trams were introduced and used from 1903
until 1926 and these were replaced by the trolley bus.
Motor buses were introduced in 1950 and trolley buses
were gradually phased out. The last trolley bus ran in
We all thoroughly enjoyed Brian’s talk and would
certainly recommend a visit to the Ipswich Transport
Museum which is housed in a former trolley bus depot David King, a former member of the Rotary Club of
in Cobham Road in Ipswich. For further information Fakenham, now with Larking Gowen Accountants, joined us
you can visit www.ipswichtranportmuseum.co.uk. on 23rd September 2009
Next month will be our Christmas dinner on 16th
David is married to Denise, and has a daughter
December. We will be meeting at 7.30 for 8.00pm. If
Catherine and son Alex. The family live in Boxhall.
you are unable to attend, please contact Linda Smith
by the Thursday prior to the meeting. David, who was inducted into the club by President
Carole, has previous Rotary experience having been a
member of Fakenham Rotary Club for several years.
Word by Malcolm Reece
Our Foundation Committee-inspired quiz evening at
Purdis Golf Club on 10th November was a resounding
success and thoroughly enjoyed by Rotarians and
friends, who made up nine teams.
We attempted to answer some well formulated
questions devised by Brenda and Ken Holroyd, with
Martin as question master enjoying baffling most of us.
This was a very successful evening, which included a
tasty supper of Lasagne and chips, and our raffle,
brilliantly conducted by Anne Smith, resulted in just
over £130 being raised for Rotary charities.
Our MC David Berridge, kept our quiz scores up-to-
date, and, needless to say, Russell and his team were
Immediate Past President Linda with the new-style IW
the eventual winners. And, as Russell told me later,
President's plate commemorating her year of office
even when he loses he knows he is still the best!
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Ann Dieckmann how these engagements led to her becoming very
interested in American politics on a national and local
Words By Malcolm Reece level. Ann had a sponsoring Rotary family, who
Photograph by Gordon Kember introduced her to many aspects of life in Boston, and
Ipswich Orwell Rotary Club has achieved many things she recalled how she particularly enjoyed sharing
during its history, one of these being the sponsorship in Christmas and Thanksgiving with them.
1983-84 of a Foundation Scholar, Ann Dieckmann,
Ann returned home in 1984 to a country suffering
who took full advantage of a year at Boston University
massive unemployment, and as a stop gap took
to eventually carve out a successful career in
temporary work as a dock runner at Felixstowe. After
journalism and international communications.
deciding her future was not on shipping, Ann went to
London, where over a period she gained media
experience with a number of international companies,
including Glaxo, BA and BT. Later she moved to
international communications for the Pharma industry.
In 2002 with two other people, Ann started her own
company, Facilitate, which is Brighton based and
undertakes medical education programmes for a range
of clients. “We work with groups of physicians on new
projects and raise sponsorship from the
pharmaceutical industry,’’ she explained, adding, “we
now run the Global Virology Foundation, the
Rheumatology Education Group, and the Foundation
for Dermatology Education.’’
25 years ago Ann Dieckmann, here with President Carol and Ann finally posed the question: So what did the
Foundation Chairman Russell Leeburn, became Ipswich scholarship contribute to my professional and personal
Orwell's Ambassadorial Scholar and spent a year in Boston development?
studying TV journalism. She spoke to the club on 9th She said: “I’m working in an industry that didn’t exist
December and outlined her successful career which she said when I left university, so I couldn’t have had specific
was started by her Rotary scholarship training for my work today. However, the Rotary
So it was a welcome blast from the past at a club lunch Scholarship was a fantastic transition from the world of
meeting in December to welcome Ann back and to academia to the world of work and I was able to short-
hear how she has progressed in her career in the past cut years of the traditional newspaper/local radio
25 years. apprenticeship to work in professional communications.
The experience of living in the US and participating in
Her return visit after so many years was particularly
the education system gave me a tremendous insight
gratifying for founder member, Russell Leeburn, who in
into American culture. Since 2002 I’ve travelled to the
1983 was mainly instrumental in arranging Ann’s
US at least once a month and I’m delighted to have
many international friendships as a result. I truly
In a short address to the club, Ann, recalled some of believe that scholarships of this type encourage the
the highlights of her year in Boston following her international fund of generosity of spirit and time
graduation from Oxford. With Russell’s help, she was without which the world would be a poorer place.’’
accepted at Boston to study for a Master’s degree in
Broadcast Journalism. Ann told the club that, looking
back through her records, she found she had taken full
advantage of the opportunities offered to her, including
acceptance of every speaking opportunity
“Those speaking opportunities were fantastic for
someone aged 21,’’ she said, and went on to relate
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The move to new premises at Defoe Road was the
Thomas Wolsey School result of four years planning after reaching the stage
Words By Malcolm Reece
completely out-growing the old premises.
Photograph by Gordon Kember Thomas Wolsey currently caters for 100 children with
Our members gave a particularly warm welcome at the special needs, with a catchment area covering the
4th November lunch meeting to Matthew Brakenbury, whole of Suffolk and parts of Essex. He said many of
deputy-head of the Thomas Wolsey Special School, the youngsters were with them for 16 years which
which recently moved to new premises attached to meant they not only got to know the children well, but
Thurlstone School, Whitton. also their families.
Matthew explained that the £5 million project to create
a new school had been money well spent. He touched
briefly on the serious physical disabilities of some
children and pointed out that since September they had
lost three terminally-ill children – highlighting their
The special playground equipment had cost £160,000
and they were proud of now having “something for
everyone’’. For children deaf or blind, they were
creating a “Sensual Garden’’ costing a further
£120,000. This was the next project.
Matthew added: “Our future looks bright and we are
very proud of what we have achieved. You are very
welcome to come and have a look at us’’.
On 4 November 2009 Matthew Brakenbury, deputy
headteacher of Thomas Wolsey School, was presented with
a cheque for £2,000 for the purchase of equipment by IPP THOMAS WOLSEY SCHOOL
Brian Beason Our Club’s cheque for £2,000, raised during Immediate Past
President Brian’s year of office, which was presented
Matthew joined us for lunch for two reasons; to update
recently to help fund new equipment for the Thomas Wolsey
us on the school, and to receive a cheque from the
School, has now been officially acknowledged. In a special
club for £2,000, which will be used to help pay for new
note of thanks, read out to club members at our meeting on
18th November, the following was recorded.
The cheque was presented by Immediate Past
President Brian Beason, who chose the school as his
main charity during his year of office. Dear Brian and all Rotary Club members,
Matthew told us that he had been at the school for
Many thanks for the wonderful donation of £2,000
seven years and during this time Ipswich Orwell had towards our playground/sensory garden development.
been involved through the annual Kids Out trips to Your support for our school and the pupils is
Banham Zoo. So far, 180 children had enjoyed the tremendous. The children will benefit greatly. Please
trips. “Kids Out is now the biggest item on our do come and visit us if you have time. We like to say a
calendar. It is something very special to us, so a personal thank-you whenever possible.
massive thank-you from me and the children,’’ he said.
Best wishes to you all,
He described the past two years as “manic’’ because of
the move to a new school. He said they had outgrown Nancy McArdle
the old school which originally opened in 1930 as an Head teacher, and all staff & students at Thomas
“open air’’ school for patients with TB. Wolsey.
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eventually returned to the sea.
Marisa said her mother had been the driving force in
Words By Gordon Kember and Malcolm Reece persuading her to apply for a Rotary Foundation place
Photograph By Gordon Kember and she was now “enjoying every minute’’ of her studies
Charm, good looks and a smile to melt the hardest at Ruskin. Marisa will be returning to Mexico in January,
heart. This was Rotary Foundation Scholar, Marisa where she eventually aims to launch her own business.
Garcia Vilet, who joined us for lunch on Remembrance
Day, 11th November, to tell us about her Mexican
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Photograph by Gordon Kember
Visiting Ambassadorial Scholar Marisa Garcia Vilet from
Tampico, Mexico, taking International Busing Master Degree
at Ruskin College, Cambridge
Marisa, who is studying for a Masters in International
Business Studies at John Ruskin College, Cambridge, Pianist Roma Whynes provided encouraging musical
lives in Tampico, and with the help of slides, she gave accompaniment for the Arthritis Care Christmas Party on
Friday 4th December 2009.
us a taste of life in an area of the world where hot
sunshine and sea breezes are conducive to many
types of animals, including crocodiles.
She admitted that people live quite happily with crocs
in their midst, the creatures seeming to respect their
habitat and generally leaving the population in peace.
Marisa gave us glimpses of many aspects of daily life,
including stone imported for many of the buildings and
the considerable influence of American companies on
local industries. She also highlighted a flourishing
pleasure boat industry in an area ideal for this type of
Her main interests seem to be centred on business and
she touched briefly on her work as a financial manager.
Arthritis Care members enjoyed the musical evening fortified
Marisa also mentioned her work for Earthwatch, which
with seasonal food and drink at their Christmas party on
currently has 150 projects running worldwide, including
Friday 4th December
health and animal preservation such as penguins. In
Tampico, she said, she was fully involved in the
preservation and breeding of turtles, which were
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