The Club’s 2016 AGM was held at Hamworthy Club and was very well attended – with 46 members and friends. David started by welcoming Annette and Mike Brooke to the meeting. He then announced that he was standing down with immediate effect and the Chairman’s role was to be taken over by Steve Evans. There were farewell presentations to 4 Trustees, who had recently resigned – Liz, Keith, Rhiannon and Rhymer and the remaining Trustees were voted in by the members. He discussed the Club’s achievements in the year and how the Club is moving forward. (There are more details on this meeting in committee meeting summaries in Club Documents in About Us). It was announced that the free swims would continue, with light users getting free swims and swimmers on the 6 month anytime pass being asked to contribute £15 a year to subsidise this cost. The Cups were presented to Don (Male Endeavour), Pat (Female Endeavour) and Sharon (Olive Cup).
The meeting was followed by a tasty supper and a bountiful raffle (with the bonus of a free light up Wagtails pen to anyone spending £3) and £95 was raised from this! The busy evening continued with skittles for those wanting to play and ended around 10.00.
The Club’s 2016 AGM
Sherborne Gala With No Less Than 22 Medals
Our Best In Competition
Our trip to Sherborne for the Apollo Gala on Sunday Oct 11th resulted in Wagtails winning the most medals in their competition history. In total we won 22 medals and came 2nd in the club championship only 11 points behind Apollo.
Special mention should go to Sam who won 2 Golds and a Silver plus Gold in the men’s relay, Jack won a Gold and 2 Silvers, and another Gold in the relay and Rhiannon who won 2 Golds and a Silver in the Ladies Relay. Don won a Gold, a Silver and the men’s Endeavour Award.
Congratulations to the whole team. Everyone came home with a medal. Liz
Wimborne Wagtails Swimming Club for the Disabled is a local club offering swimming, water therapy and social activities to anyone with a physical or mental disability. We are open to members of all ages and also welcome their family and friends. We currently have 53 members – 43 swimmers and 10 family and friends.
Our members have varying disabilities including spina bifida, cerebral palsy, heart conditions, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, post-operative conditions, autism, Down’s syndrome, learning difficulties and epilepsy.
We provide a supervised, safe and friendly environment for disabled people to swim, socialise, attend Galas and improve their health.
We swim every Saturday between 11.30 and 12.30 at QE Leisure Centre, Wimborne, Dorset using the disabled session offered by the pool.
We are very lucky to have newly appointed Dame Annette Brooke (former Liberal Democrat MP for Mid Dorset and North Poole 2001 –2015) as our honorary President, who supports us in many ways!!!....Please come and join us.
OUR CLUB NEEDS YOU
As a growing and thriving Club we are actively seeking enthusiastic volunteers of all ages to assist our disabled members
Roles include assisting in the swimming pool and changing rooms, helping with “meet and greet” on a Saturday morning, helping at Galas and helping at social events etc. Training will be provided and the Club will arrange a DBS.
You will be entitled to some free swims, travel expenses and the opportunity to attend some social events for free.
Don’t forget volunteering can seriously improve your CV.
We Support and are a partner of the Wimborne History Festival........ Click on the links below to find out more.
The Visit to Katie, Alvin and William's home
Visit to Katie, Alvin and William's home
The sun shone as we made the journey to Marnhull.The Guys made us so welcome with lovely hot drinks, we sat in the sun shaded from the wind, it was so warm.
Lots of chat whiles eating sandwiches, Rob had made yummy egg sandwiches with eggs from his hens.
Lucas was happy bouncing on the trampoline, William and Lucas interacted and smiled at each other.
Then wonderful delicious cakes arrive all baked by Katie, The group tucked in, Rob was so tempted and like Oliver Twist wanted more.
Katie fetched the lambs which were now large and almost ready for mint sauce. The springer spaniels were let out and gave much pleasure, the chicks now have their feathers.Katie's husband Alvin fetched Katie's horse from the field and Helen enjoyed petting him.
At last the Gala team have a new club uniform- these were kindly sponsored by the Wimborne Rotary Club and used for the first time at the Keynsham Gala. Thanks to Liz for choosing such an amazing colour and working so hard to get the shirts looking so good.
Logo On Shirt
Back Of Sweat Shirt
The Wimborne 2015 Great Santa Fun Run
This fun event raised £650 for the club. Over 100 Santas entered the Santa Fun Run at Badbury Rings on 13th December organised by the Rotary Club of Wimborne and completed the Point to Point Course. 4 Wagtails joined the fun – Hayley and David walking once and Laura and Sharon running twice. All their sponsorship will go directly to our Club so all our thanks for their efforts. Many thanks also to Sally and Sandi who ran for the Club.
Our annual Christmas lunch at Bentley’s was a great success – many thanks to Keith and Beryl for organising this. The food was excellent as usual and the raffle prizes impressive with Joan and Ros winning the top prizes of a meal out at Bentleys and The Cross Keys. David’s speech went down well after the Christmas pudding and he even managed a “minute” joke.