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'End Polio Now' Crocuses now in bloom

Christmas collection at Morrisons Goose Street Supermarket raises over £2300 

Many thanks to management, staff and shoppers at Morrisons Goose Street for their support during our Christmas collection which raised £2,353.19. Proceeds will go to The Peter Pan Centre for children with special needs and other charities supported by our club.

Senior Citizens Christmas Party

Rotarians Tony Green and Nap Acquah are seen here dispensing Christmas cheer to guests at our Senior Citizens Christmas party held on the 4th December at the Holy Trinity Community Centre, Newcastle.

Nearly £1300 raised at Morrisons Milehouse Supermarket

Customers at Morrisons Supermarket in Lower Milehouse have generously donated nearly £1300 over the three days 12-14th December. Dagmar Rubin, our fundraising co-ordinator pictured here 'sitting down on the job', would like to thank Morrisons' customers, staff and management for their continued support. Proceeds of the collection will go to 'Action for Children' and to other charities supported by our Rotary club.

Support for the Alice Charity

The Rotary Club of Newcastle Under Lyme supports the good work that the Alice Charity does in Newcastle and surrounding areas. At our weekly lunch meeting on the 18th October, Sam Warrillow from the Charity, gave Newcastle Rotarians an update on the excellent progress the Charity is making, in the Community.

The President of Newcastle Rotary Club presented a cheque for £1200.00 to Sam, on behalf of Newcastle Rotary Club. The event took place at the New Headquarters of Newcastle Rotary, Newcastle Golf Club, Westlands, Newcastle. The money will be used to buy 'White goods' mainly washing machines, for needy families in the area, who cannot afford to buy, such necessities for themselves.

L/R: Rtn Cllr. Marion Reddish, Chair of Community Services, Newcastle Rotary Club. Sam Warrillow, Alice Charity. Press P.R. Officer Rtn Renà© Carlise. Club President Rtn Carol Reddish.

ROTARY supports The MIDLANDS AIR AMBULANCE.


President Carol Reddish of the Newcastle Rotary Club along with representatives from the Rotary Clubs of Bloxwich Phoenix, Brewood, Burntwood and Eccleshall Mercia, visited RAF Cosford, the base for the Midlands Air Ambulances, to present a cheque of £1500.00 to the ambulance crew. The money was raised by members of the above Rotary Clubs, acting as Stewards at the last Iron Man challenge. They were given an exciting insight into the routine of the Air Ambulance crew and inside the helicopter as well.

Whilst they were presenting the Cheque the crew was called out twice to emergencies, thereby cementing the need for the very existence of the Air Ambulance. We hope that our small donation, in the scheme of things, helps to keep the Air Ambulance in the Air.

Rotary Club of Newcastle-Under-Lyme urges Newcastle to go Purple4Polio for a polio-free world



The Rotary Club of Newcastle-Under-Lyme is helping to rid the world of polio by supporting the nationwide initiative, Purple4Polio. The campaign, which was launched by Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland, is being supported by legendary singer-songwriter Donovan and TV Presenter Konnie Huq, to encourage everyone to join together in the final push to eradicate polio worldwide.

Throughout the year the Rotary Club of Newcastle-Under-Lyme will be holding a whole host of events in Newcastle to raise funds and awareness of the deadly disease, which is on the brink of eradication. The club will be selling purple crocus badges to raise funds and awareness of the problem.

There have been promising steps, with just 18 cases of polio recorded this year. To make a polio free world a reality, Rotary, who started the campaign to eradicate polio more than 30 years ago and has spearheaded this major health initiative ever since, is determined to raise awareness and funds to finish off the job.

Carol Reddish, President of The Rotary Club of Newcastle-Under-Lyme, commented: 'As a club we have worked tirelessly to ensure that polio is eradicated for good, and with fewer cases being reported we believe we can end this deadly disease forever'. Some of our club members have seen first hand the devastating effect polio can have to individuals and communities through their visits to India for National Immunisation Days, and that makes this milestone ever the more poignant. This has been the goal for 30 years and we are determined to make this a reality.

As part of the campaign, the Rotary Club of Newcastle-Under-Lyme has teamed up with the Royal Horticultural Society's Britain in Bloom community group, Norton in Hales, to transform public spaces and brighten up the local community by planting purple crocus corms in Norton in Hales. The children of the Norton in Hales Primary School, helped by Secretary of Newcastle Rotary Club and also Sec. of District 1210 Rotary Clubs, Roger Garland, are seen here planting the Purple Crocus Corms. When the crocus are in flower the wonderful show of purple, will be an excellent reminder of the 'End Polio Now' project. 

Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Tuesday 25th July 19.00

Evening Meeting at Newcastle Golf Club


Social dinner for members, partners, family friends.
Speaker: John Sanderson CEng, FIEE. Director Power Engineering consultants.
Subject: 'The Case for Coal'.
Menu at £15 - please pre-book with Roger Billington or John Stops.
Menu: TBC

Wednesday 26th July 09.00 - 18.00 Thursday 27th July

Supermarket Bucket Collection


Collecting each day from 9.00am to 6.00pm at Morrisons Supermarket, Lower Milehouse Lane. Proceeds to 'Home Start'.

Thursday 27th July 17.00 (members only)

Council Meeting


At Newcastle Golf Club

Tuesday 1st August 13.00

Lunch Meeting


Business Meeting
Menu: Prawn Cocktail followed by Meat & Potato Pie with vegetables.

Tuesday 8th August 12.15 - (members only)

Youth Service Committee Meeting


At Newcastle Golf Club.

Tuesday 8th August 13.00

Lunch Meeting


Speaker: Dave Skingsley, Staffordshire Wildlife Trust.
Subject: ‘Easier Insects to Identify’
Menu: Chicken Supreme, veg. & potatoes followed by Cheesecake.

Tuesday 15th August 12.00

District Visioning Event (Replaces Lunch Meeting)


Designed to help club members consider future planning.
Menu: Buffet at £10.

Tuesday 22nd August 13.00

Lunch Meeting


Speaker: The Worshipful the Mayor of Newcastle-under-Lyme Councillor Simon White.
Menu: Garlic Mushrooms followed by Lamb Casserole.

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