To see our new video just click BLACKPOOL SOUTH ROTARY IN ACTION DURING 2017 Get a snapshot of what we did in 2017.
To accompany the visuals you can listen to Peter Jebson playing 'I do like to be beside the Seaside' on the Mighty Tower Ballroom Wurlitzer .
Honorary Member and Rotary Town Crier Barry McQueen sings 'Doing it the Blackpool Way', followed by his rendition of ‘My Little Ukulele’ from George Formby’s1935 film ‘Off the Dole’.
We are proud to be a Rotary Club in Blackpool, arguably Britain’s Premier Seaside Resort.
Picture by Thomas Meadows
Blackpool Tower is a welcome sight to those coming to Blackpool and promises a warm welcome to all.
You will also find a warm welcome at Blackpool South Rotary Club.
If you wish to make an enquiry about joining Rotary you can click on 'Contact us' on the top of this Home Page and complete the e-mail form. We will then get in touch with you.
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As Christmas approached, Highfield Leadership Academy pupils were encouraged to make this festive period a time of giving. As part of their kindness campaign the students offered the gift of companionship this Christmas.
On the 20th December, at the suggestion of the students the Academy hosted a Tea Party for some of the elderly members of our community, offering them an afternoon of cakes, conversation and carols. The young people led the event serving refreshments, leading carols and a sing-along and making Christmas cards and decorations for each of the 40 plus guests. Executive Principal Mrs Helen Mackenzie OBE and her team were present throughout.
Blackpool South Rotary Club was pleased to support this great initiative by arranging for eleven elderly members to attend the party and providing transport for some.
Students helped to serve and prepare the delicious food and two students sat on each table to chat to their guest. With instrumentalists and a choir, they really provided a festive atmosphere.
This wonderful tea party was only one of a number of projects in recent times the students have undertaken to help those in need.
Many Congratulations to the students. Their activities are entirely consistent with Rotary International’s guiding principle of ‘SERVICE ABOVE SELF’.
Above: The table is set for the Christmas Tea Party. Each guest had a free raffle with some nice prizes
Above: Guests enjoying the Christmas Tea Party.
Above: The choir entertain.
Photos courtesy of Highfield Leadership Academy.
Click on menu at top left hand side of Home Page, then Photo galleries. You will see a picture of delicious goodies. Click on that and seven pictures appear. Click on the first one and you can then view the pictures as a short slide show.
We have been fund-raising on the run up to Christmas at Tesco Extra on Clifton Road and Morrisons at South Shore Retail Park.
As you know Santa is magical and he can appear at both superstores.
With the help of our generous public, we are again supporting the North West Air Ambulance, our Local Lifeboat Crews, North West Blood Bikes and Local Worthy Causes.
We are very grateful to the management of both stores for giving us the opportunity to help these worthy causes. President Eric and all members of Blackpool South Rotary Club wish everyone a Happy Christmas and a Healthy New Year. Thank you for all your support.
Above: Cheeky Elf Peter, Tesco Community Champion Lyn Sumner and Santa.
Above: Santa removed his hat because he wanted to show off his wonderful white flowing hair. He is seen with Big Smily Elf Ron.
Below: With the help of our generous public, we are proud to support these three lifesaving charities.
Click on menu at top left hand side of Home Page, then Photo galleries. You will see a picture of Cheeky Elf Peter. Click on that picture and several pictures appear. Click on the first one and you can then view the pictures as a short slide show.
Blackpool South Rotary member John Singleton JP and his wife Geraldine Singleton MBE are very busy people. John is currently Mayor of Fylde Borough and Geraldine is his Mayoress. They have a very heavy civic schedule.
John and Geraldine work hard to raise funds for John’s Mayoral Charities which are St Luke's Church Stained Glass Window Appeal in Staining, the RNLI Lytham St Annes Shannon appeal and the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment.
They hold many events. A most enjoyable fundraising event, ‘Swing into Christmas’ took place at St Annes Town Hall on Wednesday 13th December. Wine and nibbles were provided and those attending were encouraged to buy tickets for the Mayor’s Grand Christmas Raffle.
Entertainment was provided by the excellent Blackpool and Fylde College ‘Ties and Dolls Swing Choir’. These young people were great performers and certainly added to the Christmas spirit. It is good to see young people supporting worthy causes.
Above: Members of Blackpool & Fylde College 'Ties and Dolls Swing Choir'.
Above: Mayor John and Mayoress Geraldine with the excellent entertainers.
Above: And of course, it would not be Christmas without this chap swinging in!
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Meetings and events happening soon
Monday 22nd January 18.00
We meet at 6pm for 6.30pm at Blackpool Stanley Park Golf Club, North Park Drive, Blackpool FY3 8LS. Tonight is our Burns Supper. All are welcome. Contact Past President Barbara Charlton on 01253 766359.
Monday 29th January 18.00
We meet at 6pm for 6.30pm at Blackpool Stanley Park Golf Club, North Park Drive, Blackpool FY3 8LS. Tonight format is to be confirmed later.
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Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
(We do not meet on Public Holidays. Please check 'Meetings & Events' on the Home Page for any variations to time or venue.)
Blackpool Park Golf Club
North Park Drive
Blackpool FY3 8LS 01253 393960