Scavenger Hunt is a success with record number of teams!

Our Scavenger Hunt took place in sunny Oxford city centre on Saturday 13th May and we had a record number of teams enter – 11 teams with some people coming from as far as Woking to take part!

Everyone got into the spirit of it with inventive team names and determination to complete as many clues as possible. Team ‘Will Power’ were the winners in the end, and even ran to the finish point at G&D’s ice cream cafe on St Aldate’s to secure the prize of luxury hamper.

Winning team of 2017 Scavenger Hunt

Well done to everyone who took part. We are delighted to say we raised £100 from the day which will go to our chosen charity, Helen & Douglas House, to help with all the amazing work they do.

Stay tuned for details of our next event!

Our Oxford Scavenger Hunt Returns…

Following the success of last year’s event, we will be putting on another Scavenger Hunt this May.

Teams of up to 4 people will take part and try and track down all our clues, including opportunities to take pictures and earn bonus points by finding some of the Rotaract members.

The Scavenger Hunt will be on Saturday 13th May, starting from Bonn Square in Oxford city centre (near to Beaverbrooks & Argos). From 12 noon, teams will assemble and be sent off at staggered intervals to find their clues.

The teams will have 2 hours to complete the puzzles and then race back to the Castle Quarter, where those in on time will be in with the chance of winning a luxury hamper!

Entry is £3 per person with proceeds going to Helen & Douglas House. So bring along friends and family for a fun afternoon of exploring. Open to all ages and you don’t have to be a member of Rotaract to enter (although we do let our members enter too!)

Oxford Rotaract celebrates World Rotaract Week

On Wednesday 15th March, we celebrated World Rotaract Week at The Brittania pub in Headington where we took part in some great activities.

These activities included creating a banner where we wrote down answers to the following question: “What Does Rotaract Mean to You?”

We encouraged members and new members to write down a reason about why they were a part of Rotaract as well. Some answers included – being involved in the community, meeting new people, raising money for charity and volunteering.

 

One group in serious video planning mode!

We also got into teams and made videos using the subject ‘Celebrating Rotaract’.

Our teams had 20 minutes to plan and film their video representing what they thought was so great about Rotaract, both at club level in Oxford and more generally as an organisation.

You can view our winning entry below:

Our President, Emma Wilberforce, summed up her reason for being in Rotaract, “I love meeting new people and getting involved in our local community. It’s great to see that there are other like-minded people out there! Rotaract is a great thing to be a part of and I would urge anyone between 18 – 30 years old to join their local club.”

Some of our reasons for being a part of Rotaract.

Oxford Rotaract are always looking for new members to join in and our next meeting is Wednesday 29th March, 8pm at The Brittania Inn. You can also view our upcoming events on our Calendar.

Here’s to Rotaract!

What does Rotaract mean to you? A lot of happy people!

Letters to Myself: a workshop with writer Becci Sharrock

Becci pictured with Oxford Rotaract members

Becci with Oxford Rotaract

On Wednesday 1st March, we invited in writer and theatre maker Becci Sharrock to talk about her new arts project and theatre show Letters to Myself. The show is the result of a six month programme of workshops and drop-in sessions asking as many people as possible to write a letter to their past, present or future self. Letters received so far have been long and short, silly and serious.

Ahead of a UK tour, including a date in the Burton Taylor Studio at Oxford Playhouse on 4th April, people from across the country are now being invited to write their own letter to themselves. A section of the show is being reworked to include ‘local’ letters at each tour venue.

Becci’s talk was about her career as a writer and producer and more about the project. She has some interesting stories to tell and shared some of the letters with us.

Envelope, paper, biscuit and teabag for Letters to Myself project

The letter writing kits!

All of us took home our free letter writing kit, complete with tea bag and biscuit, and have been challenged to write our letter before the Oxford show! An interesting and inspiring talk – thanks Becci!

To find out more about the project go to www.letterstomyself.org.uk or follow Letters to Myself on Twitter.