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Supersonic Science Professor's Bubble Show - 6 Aug 2019


Members were educated and entertained about the science of bubbles by Hamid Rabbani, son in law of one our club members.

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Port St Mary Lifeboat Day August 2019


Helping our friends at RNLI in Port St Mary set up for Lifeboat Day. #PeopleofAction #PortStMaryLifeboat #RNLI #iom #SavingLivesAtSea #RespectTheWater #FloatToLive

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Dictionaries 4 Life donated to Local Primary School Pupils - July 2019


Part of an island wide Rotary project the club presented Dictionaries4Life to the Year 6 leavers from local schools. What a fantastic time we had with some very exceptional young people about to start on the next step of their educational journey.

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Visit to Mull Hill - July 2019


Fasinating walking tour at tonights meeting led by local guide Andrew Foxton around Mull Hill near Cregneash. Learnt about the remains of WW2 Radar Station and 5,000 year old stone circle - Meayll Circle (remains of 6 burial chambers)

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Afternoon Tea raises over £1,000 for Sight4Bwindi Project - July 2019


This fundraising event was a delicious treat for everyone. Debbie Young gave a talk about the Sight4Bwindi eye clinic project at Bwindi Community Hospital in South West Uganda and explained the difference this will make to everyday lives.

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Roseanne Shirtliff tells us about her charity work in Uganda - September 2019


With support from the Club Roseanne Shirtliff recently undertook charity work in Uganda with two charities - Waakisa (a pregnancy crisis centre for teenage girls) and Abaana (who work with street children).

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48th World Tin Bath Championship's - 6th July 2019


Doing our own thing. Members manning the gates at this popular local event and having fun raising funds for lots of local good causes. Nice day too. #PeopleofAction

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Past Speakers at Club Meetings


Over the years we have had a wide variety of speakers at the Club meetings. This is just a selection of some of them.

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Visit to Port St Mary Lifeboat Station - April 2019


On 30 April 2019 Ramsey and Rushen & Western Mann Rotary Clubs held a joint meeting touring the lifeboat station.

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Laurel & Hardy Night raises £1,161 for ShelterBox and Rotary Foundation Charities


On 9th April 2019, 70 members, family and friends were entertained by local actors Wayne Kelsall and Dave Shaw with their short play at the Sound Cafe over looking the Calf of Man. #PeopleofAction

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Christmas Eve 2018 Charity Bag Pack raises £1,358


On Christmas Eve 2018, members of the Rotary Club undertook a charity bag pack at the local supermarket - Shoprite in Port Erin. £1358 was raised which will go to Rotary supported charities and good causes. #PeopleofAction

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2018 Christmas Coffee Morning raises £2,000 for Rebecca House


The Inner Wheel Club of Rushen & Western Mann with support from Rotary Club members has raised £2,000 for Rebecca House Children's Hospice at their Christmas Coffee Morning held at the Civic Community Centre in Castletown.

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Kiree Kermode entertains members at the 2018 Christmas Dinner


Local Farmer & Manx Radio Presenter Kiree Kermode entertained members at the Club's Christmas Dinner on 18th December 2018. This included an examination of the Club's very special prize 'Christmas Ram'.

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Christmas Day 2018 walk up South Barrule


On Christmas Day 2018, 3 members - Noel Cringle, Terry Clare & Eric Taggart along with members of Noel's family walked up the highest peak in the south of the Isle of Man - South Barrule. in doing so they raised £106 in sponsorship. #PeopleofAction

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Rotary helps Port Erin Prepare for Christmas 2018


On Saturday 8th December 2017, Club members helped Port Erin Traders Association prepare for Christmas by erecting Christmas trees plus christmas lights in pots and on buildings around the village #PeopleofAction

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Rotary Supports Rushen Primary School adopting Port Erin Beach


RUSHEN Primary School has become the first on the Island to officially adopt a beach, and have agreed to look after Port Erin beach, along with Beach Buddies, Port Erin Commissioners & Rotary Club of Rushen & Western Mann.

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Charter Night 2018


On 20th October 2018, the Club celebrated the 45th anniversary of being founded with a Charter Night Dinner Members and guests were entertained by guest speaker Dick Welsh

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Rotary Visit to Arragon Mooar - 27 September 2018


The Club held a very successful Black Tie evening reception at the home of businessman and inventor - Dr John Taylor with funds raised for the Teapot Trust Charity and Rotary Foundation Bradda Path Project

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Outside Visit to Microgaming Offices - October 2018


34 members and their guests enjoyed an entertaining visit to the HQ of Microgaming in Douglas.

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Port St Mary Lifeboat day - August 2018


Club members helped with the setting up of the event.

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Port Erin Beach Festival 2018


Members supported the Port Erin Beach Festival on 22 July 2017 by helping to steward the event

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Members join Inner Wheel on Steam Railway Dining Train - July 2018


On Sunday 29th July, Ladies of the Inner Wheel Club of Rushen & Western Mann enjoyed a Sunday lunch on the dining train on the Isle of Man Steam Railway with family and Rotary guests

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Art In the Garden Raises fund for John Nicholson Foundation - June 2018


A GARDEN OPEN DAY raised funds for The John Nicholson Foundation. This is an ‘arts-related’ charity (of the Rotary Club of Rushen and Western Mann). The Garden Open Day was held at the home of Rotarian Mike Ingram in Surby.

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Outside Visit to Hood Ram Brewery - July 2018


34 members and their guests enjoyed an entertaining visit to the Hood Ram Brewery in Douglas. Founder Rob Storey described the brewing process and the growth of the brewery since it was founded in 2013.

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Club Handover 2018


On 3rd July 2018, Hugh Logan became the new President for 2018/19 of the Rotary Club of Rushen & Western Mann taking over from Paul Winnell

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47th World Tin Bath Championships - Rotary helps out


Members helped the Castletown Ale Drinkers Society by manning the entrance gates at 47th World Tin Bath Championships on 1st September 2018. A large crowd helped to raise over £5380 for good causes and charity.

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Murder Mystery Evening - April 2018


The club held a successful murder mystery evening at Port St Mary Town Hall on 21st April 2018. The event raised £1200 for Rotary supported Charities.

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Christmas Eve 2017 Charity Bag Pack raises £1223


On Christmas Eve 2017, members of the Rotary Club of Rushen & Western Mann undertook a charity bag pack at the local supermarket - Shoprite in Port Erin. £1,223 was raised for Rotary supported charities.

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Rotary Christmas Dinner 2017


60 members & their guests were entertained by Horse Racing Trainers Peter Scudamore (former National Hunt Champion Jockey) and Lucinda Russell talking about the Grand National Horse Race on 19th December 2017

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Members Enjoy Film Night - November 2017


With Friends, relatives and guests from Probus Club & the Inner Wheel Club, members enjoyed a successful film night at Erin Arts Centre watching the film ”Mindhorn" which was set in the Isle of Man.This was proceeded by Fish & Chips

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Rotary District 1285 Summer Camp Students


On Friday 21st July, 14 students from a variety of countries including Poland, Portugal, Spain, Macau, Croatia, Germany, Netherlands and Romania visited the Isle of Man for the weekend as part of Rotary District 1285 Summer Camp 2017.

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Outside Visit to Douglas Fire Station & Hyerbaric Chamber followed by a meal at The Ticket Hall Douglas - 1st August 2017


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'Pimms and Party Food' Summer Garden Party - 13th August 2017


In glorious sunshine the Rotary Club of Rushen & Western Mann along with members from Inner Wheel held a fund raising social event in the gardens of the home of Miles & Mary Walker's home in Colby.

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Dictionaries 4 Life - July 2017


Children in their final year at primary school are being given dictionaries.The Isle of Man Rotary Clubs, working with the Isle of Man Government, is offering dictionaries to all Year 6 pupils at island primary schools for the next three years.

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World Tin Bath Championships 2017


Members supported the World Tin Bath Championships on 15th July 2017, by helping to man the entrance gates. Whilst District Governor Elect Patrick Tyrell took part.

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Club Supports Port Erin Beach Festival - 22 July 2017


Rotary Club of Rushen & Western Mann members supported the Port Erin Beach Festival on 22 July 2017 by helping to steward the event

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Outside Visit to Isle of Man Hospice - July 2017


On 11th July 2017, members had a very informative tour of the the Isle of Man Hospice and Rebecca House Children's Hospice.

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Outside Visit to Langness - 30 May 2017


A guided walk led by Andrew Johnston from Manx National Heritage

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Charity Fundraising event - Cheese & Wine Evening at Castle Rushen - 6 May 2017


The Rotary Club of Rushen & Western Mann and the Inner Wheel of Rushen held a very successful black tie charity event at the historic Castle Rushen in Castletown.

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Members Enjoy Film Night - January 2017


Along with Friends, relatives and guests from Rushen Probus Club & the Inner Wheel Club of Rushen & Western Mann, members enjoyed a very successful film night at Erin Arts Centre watching "Salmon Fishing in Yemen" with fish & chips beforehand.

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Christmas Dinner 2016


60 members & their guests were entertained by Dot Tilbury talking about her days as Philatelic Manager at the Isle of Man Post Office and the launch of the special themed stamps about Manx born Pop Stars the Bee Gee's

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Christmas Eve 2016 Charity Bag Pack raises £1059


On Christmas Eve 2016, members of the Rotary Club of Rushen & Western Mann undertook a charity bag pack at the local supermarket - Shoprite in Port Erin. £1,059 was raised for Rotary supported charities.

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Rotary Club of Rushen & Western Mann helps Port Erin Prepare for Christmas


On Saturday 3rd December 2016, Rushen & Western Mann Rotary Club members helped Port Erin Traders Association prepare for Christmas by erecting 30 Christmas trees plus christmas lights on buildings around the village.

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St Patrick's Day 2017


The Rotary Club of Rushen & Western Mann celebrated St Patrick's Day along with members of Inner Wheel at Rushen United FC Clubhouse being entertained by Des Kelly and his band.

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Members Enjoy Antiques Quiz - 21 February 2017


Local auctioneer Murray Keefe from Chrystals Auctions in Douglas Isle of Man set an interesting hand on quiz featuring a variety of small antiques.

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Looking Back to 1973 and Founding of Rotary Club of Rushen & Western Mann


Some archive photos of the inaugural meeting of the club in 1973. Do you recognize any of the faces?

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Outside Visit to Manx Aviation & Military Museum - August 2016


Ivor Ramsden gave a very interesting conducted tour around the Manx Aviation & Military Museumon 30th August 2016

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Pimms & Party Food Garden Party - August 2016


On 7th August 2016, the Rotary Club of Rushen & western mann with support from inner Wheel held a successful fund raising garden party for charity at the home of Sir Miles & Lady Mary Walker in Colby

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Outside Visit to Billown Quarry - May 2016


On 31st May 2016, members enjoyed a guided tour around Billown Quarry

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Inner Wheel hold Garden Party to celebrate the Queen's 90th Birthday


On Sunday 5th June 2016, the Inner Wheel Club of Rushen & Western Mann held a garden party to celebrate the Queen's 90th Birthday. They were joined by a number of members of the Rotary Club of Rushen & Western Mann

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Rotary District Summer Camp 2016 students visit Isle of Man


14 students from a variety of countries including Poland, Portugal, Australia, Macau, France, Czech Republic, Bulgaria and Romania recently visited the Isle of Man for the weekend as part of this year's District 1285 Summer Camp.

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Club Supports Port Erin Beach Festival - 16 July 2016


Rotary Club of Rushen & Western Mann members supported the Port Erin Beach Festival on 16 July 2016 by helping to steward the event

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Rotary Club Helps Out at World Tin Bath Championships 2016


On 9th July 2016, whilst District Governor Stan Bowes was taking part, members of Rotary Club of Rushen & Western Mann were helping out on the gate duty at the World Tin Bath Championships 2016

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District Governor Takes Part in World Tin Bath Championships 2016


The Rotary Club of Rushen & Western Mann was pleased to host District Governor Stan Bowes who took part in the World Tin Bath Championships held in Castletown Isle of Man on 9th July 2016

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Rushen Players Put on Play for Club Meeting in February 2016


On Tuesday 16th February the Rotary Club of Rushen & Western Mann were entertained by the Rushen Players, with a play set at the end of the First World War entitled "Lions & Donkey's.

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Film Night - February 2016


Members enjoyed a fish & chip supper at Port Erin Methodist Church Hall before enjoying the classic film "The Quiet Man" at Erin Arts Centre

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Charity Bag Pack in Port Erin raises £870 on Christmas Eve 2015


On Christmas Eve 2015, members of the Rotary Club of Rushen & Western Mann undertook a charity bag pack at the local supermarket - Shoprite in Port Erin. £870 was raised for Rotary supported charities.

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Rotary Club of Rushen & Western Mann Erects New Christmas Lights in Port Erin


In another initiative to support the local community, in December 2015, the Rotary Club of Rushen & Western Mann have sponsored and erected some new Christmas lights outside the Cherry Orchard Hotel in Port Erin

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Erecting Port Erin Christmas Tree in 2015


On Saturday 28th November 2015, Rushen & Western Mann Rotary Club members helped Port Erin Traders Association prepare for Christmas.

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Return of Giant Minions to Isle of Man Field raises £3,260 for Charity


In Autumn 2015, a field full of giant Minions has helped to raise more than £2,360 to help Isle of Man newborns at the Special Care Baby Unit at the Island's Noble's Hospital, and £900 for the Children's Ward at Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool.

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'Pimms, Pints and Party Food' event - August 2015


A fundraising event organised by the Clubs International Committee at the home of Sir Miles and Lady Walker in Colby.

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Christmas Dinner 2015


The annual black tie Christmas Dinner was held on 15th December 2015 with club member being the guest speaker

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International Evening - Visit to Ramsey Rotary Club - 24 Nov 2015


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Outside Visit to Isle of Man Airport Control Tower and Met Office - Sept 2015


Followed by a meal at Castletown Golf Club

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'Antiques Roadshow' May 2015 supported by Rotary raises over £5,700


On 16th and 17th May 2015, the Isle of Man Hospice ran a series of events featuring Antiques expert Eric Knowles - famous for his BBC Antiques Roadshow appearances. The event was supported by the Rotary Club of Rushen & Western Mann.

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Family Fun day June 2015 - Raises £587 for WaterAid


A family Fun Day and BBQ at Cringle Reservoir was held on Sunday 28th June 2015. Jointly organised by the Rushen & Western Mann Rotary and the Inner Wheel Club's raised £587 for the Charity WaterAid.

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Bradda Fell Race July 2015 - Club supports stewarding of event


Rotary Club of Rushen & Western Mann members provided stewards at the start of the Bradda Fell Race on 11th July 2015. This race formed a round of the prestigious English National Fell Race championship with over 200 runners competing.

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Outside Visit to the Jet Centre at the Airport - August 2015


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Outside Visit to Isle of Man Motor Museum - July 2015


On 8th July 2015 members visited the newly opened Isle of Man Motor Museum at Jurby. Hosted by owners Denis and Darren Cunningham we were able to look at the eclectic collection of vehicles and learn about the stories behind them.

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Outside Visit to Douglas Water Treatment Works - March 2015


Visit to Douglas Water Treatment Works at 6.30pm Followed by a meal at Views Restaurant in Onchan Park

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'Kids Got Talent' show raises £600 for ShelterBox appeal for Nepal Earthquake


On Saturday 16th May 2015, the Rotary Club of Rushen & Western Mann organised a successful showcase of local talent at Port St Mary Town Hall in the Isle of Man.

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2015 Nepal Earthquake - £1,220 raised in Port Erin street collections


On 9th May 2015, a street collection was held in Port Erin and at Port Erin Railway Station to raise funds to send ShelterBoxes to Nepal after the recent earthquake. Over £1,220 was raised thanks to the generosity of local residents and visitors.

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Christmas Tree Erection in Port Erin


Each year we help out the local traders in Port Erin with the erection of Christmas Tree's around the village centre.

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Rotary Supports Port Erin's Magical Christmas 2014 event


Ride the Steam Train from Douglas at 3:30pm to arrive at Port Erin's Magical Christmas. With Santa's Grotto, Alternative Tree Festival, Christmas Market, Grand Lantern Parade, Childrens Fair, and Street Entertainment to enjoy

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2014 Christmas Dinner


Christmas Dinner with Guest Speaker - Graham Keal His talk is entitled 'Oprah Winfrey Touched My Elbow' and features anecdotes from his 30+ years as a show biz journalist interviewing the likes of Eric Morecambe, Keith Floyd, Liz Hurley and many more.

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Outside Visit to Pulrose Power Station, Douglas - December 2014


Outside Visit to Pulrose Power Station, Douglas Dinning at Salts Resturant

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Rotary Supports Castle Rushen High School Rocket Team in UK Final in 2014


The Rotary Club of Rushen & Western Mann was please to support the Castle Rushen High School Team in the 2014 UK Rocketery finals.

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Concert to support Royal British Legion Port Erin Branch - November 2014


Community Concert in support of Royal British Legion Port Erin Branch 7.30pm Memorial Hall, Droghadfayle, Road Port Erin

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Outside visit to Ballavarton Equestrian Centre, Santon - September 2014


Outside visit to Ballavarton Equestrian Centre, Santon. A guided tour of the equestrian centre, stables, veterinary centre, solarium etc for horses

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Rotary Shoe Box Appeal


Club Members are active each year in working with family, friends and colleagues in filling shoeboxes with gifts of toys, toiletries, educational items or household goods which are sent to the people of Eastern Europe

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Family Fun Day - June 2014 - £2,000 raised for local charity - Rebecca House


Inner Wheel and Rotary Clubs of Rushen & Western Mann Family Fun Day at Colby Football Ground was held on 22nd June 2014. £2,000 was raised for local charity - Rebecca House

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Christmas Meal 2013 - Guest Speaker - Dot Tilbury - 7.30 for 8.00pm Dinner - Black Tie


Guest Speaker - Dot Tilbury - 7.30 for 8.00pm Dinner - Black Tie

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Rotary Supports Castletown Bridge Renaming in Honour of VC Hero


A bridge in Castletown, Isle of Man has been renamed in honour of the Isle of Man's only Victoria Cross winner The Rotary Club of Rushen & Western Mann are proud to support the initiative of honouring of Major Cain by paying for the cast nameplate

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Rotary Moves Venue at the Cherry Orchard in Port Erin from 1st July 2014


As from 1st July 2014 the venue for meetings changed to the Cherry Orchard in Port Erin. Members moved the club regalia on Saturday 28th June from the old venue of the Falcons Nest Hotel in Port Erin.

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World Tin Bath Championships 2014


We will be helping Castletown Ale Drinkers (CADS) to run the World Tin Bath Championships in Castletown

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Visit to President's Home & Motorcycle Collection - June 2014


Visit to President John Quaye's Home & Motorcycle Collection

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End Polio Now Campaign


Rotary, along with our partners, has reduced polio cases by 99% worldwide since our first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979.

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Stroke Awareness


For a number of years the Club has been actively supporting work to raise Stroke Awareness. It has help to organise and run drop in sessions where members of the public can have their blood pressure tested and receive free advice.

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Rotary Donates New Kit to Colby FC Juniors Girls Team in March 2014


The Rotary Club of Rushen & Western Mann have made a donation to Colby FC to provide a new kit for the Junior Girls Team in March 2014.

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Outside Visit 30th July 2013 to Graham Bolton's in St Johns


Outside Visit to Graham Bolton's home on 30 July 2013

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Charter Night 2013


The Club was granted its charter on the 9th November 1973 Unlike many Clubs, we only hold our Charter Night every 5 years. The last Charter night dinner was held on Friday 8th November 2013 at the Empress Hotel in Douglas, when we celebrated the clubs

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