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Junior Speaking Competition


A local Competition to promote confidence in primary school pupils.

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About us

Rotarys celebration of the

worldwide "Eradication of Polio" project 

Purple Crucus's in bloom

Bolton Spring 2017

 

This year (2017) is the centenary of the Rotary Foundation. The Foundation is Rotarys’ Charity, that has amongst other things, has spent $1.2billion dollars on a programme of worldwide polio eradication in 1985. Polio is almost gone from the world. The Rotary symbol for the campaign is a crocus.

 

The Rotary Clubs of Bolton sought opportunities to celebrate the centenary and raise awareness of the ongoing “We are this close” campaign, but also to improve the local community environment, by planting crocuses on small plots of available public land, to be in flower for the centenary, and for each subsequent year thereafter, for the benefit of all.

 

The pictures show the outcome of our October crocus bulb planting 

 

 

There was no cost to the public purse.

 

ROTARY AND POLIO FACT SHEET 

 

Poliomyelitis (polio) is a paralyzing and potentially fatal disease that still threatens children in some parts of the world. The poliovirus invades the nervous system and can cause total paralysis in a matter of hours. It can strike at any age but mainly affects children under five. Polio is incurable, but completely   vaccine-preventable. 

 

PolioPlus 

In 1985, Rotary launched its Polio Plus program, the first initiative to tackle global polio eradication through the mass vaccination of children. Rotary has contributed more than $1.5 billion and countless volunteer hours to immunize more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries. In addition, Rotary’s advocacy efforts have played a role in decisions by donor governments to contribute more than $9 billion to the effort. 

 

 

Polio Today 

 

Today, there are only two countries that have never stopped transmission of the wild poliovirus: Afghanistan and Pakistan. Just 4 polio cases were confirmed worldwide this year to March 22nd 2017, (polioeradication.org) which is a reduction of more than 99.9 percent since the 1980s, when the world saw about 1,000 cases per day

 

Rotary in Action 

 

More than one million Rotary members and volunteers have donated their time and personal resources to end polio. Every year, hundreds of Rotary members work side-by-side with health workers to vaccinate children in polio-affected countries. Rotarians work with UNICEF and other partners to prepare and distribute  mass communication tools to reach people in areas isolated by conflict, geography, or poverty. Rotary members also recruit fellow volunteers, assist with transporting the vaccine, and provide other logistical support. 

 

Rotary's 'We Are This Close' Campaign Seeks to Eradicate Polio from the Globe entirely.

 

 

 

 

 

Easter singing at Millview and Beechville

care homes April 10th & 12th

 

Club Members in action singing (strangling?) some tunes on the 12th at Beechville. Good to see Honarary Member Wilf Griffiths at the edge of the picture. Master of Ceremonies for the evenings was Mervyn Porter and poetry readings from our own "Poet in residennce" Michael Taylor (1st and 2nd from left). A couple of lovely evenings.

 

Young Footballers at St Georges Park

MOSS Bank's hopes of repeating their success of two years ago were dashed when they narrowly missed out on a semi-final spot in the inter-district Rotary five-a-side football competition.
The national event, held at St George's Park, the FA's elite training ground, saw Moss Bank Under-12s team represent the local area against 12 teams from all over the country.
The youngsters, sponsored by Bolton-le-Moors Rotary Club, played five games in their group winning three and losing two. They missed out on a semi-final spot by just one point and failed to emulate their success of two years ago when they won the competition without losing a game.

 

 

 

New Interact Charter at Sharples School

Delighted to be able to present the Interact Club of Sharples School Charter, Monday June 19th. 

Over the last 12months whilst awaiting their Charter, the school has been supporting a Dementia project in Bolton and collecting monies for Sand Dams in India. 

Brilliant kids.

 

Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Wednesday 26th July 19.30

CLUB MEETINGS


26 July - Alan Pierce - Woodbine Wille
2 August - Meal Meeting - Cheque for £12
9 August -Rotarian Tom Dickerson - Bridge2Aid
16 August - Phil Mason - Chaplain to BWFC

Wednesday 2nd August 19.30

CLUB MEETINGS


26 July - Alan Pierce - Woodbine Wille
2 August - Meal Meeting - Cheque for £12
9 August -Rotarian Tom Dickerson - Bridge2Aid
16 August - Phil Mason - Chaplain to BWFC

Wednesday 9th August 19.30

CLUB MEETINGS


26 July - Alan Pierce - Woodbine Wille
2 August - Meal Meeting - Cheque for £12
9 August -Rotarian Tom Dickerson - Bridge2Aid
16 August - Phil Mason - Chaplain to BWFC

Wednesday 16th August 19.30

CLUB MEETINGS


26 July - Alan Pierce - Woodbine Wille
2 August - Meal Meeting - Cheque for £12
9 August -Rotarian Tom Dickerson - Bridge2Aid
16 August - Phil Mason - Chaplain to BWFC

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Rotary News

Be part of a global network of volunteers, trying to make the world a better place. Please also see the 'links & news' page for information from the local district and live feeds from Rotary International and Rotary International in GB&I.

Rotary Young Citizen Awards


Watch coverage of the 2017 'Rotary Young Citizen Awards', highlighting outstanding young people.


Details on RotaryGBI.org

How Rotary is Funding Polio Immunization in 2017


Find out more about Rotary fighting disease


Details on Rotary.org

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Wednesdays at 19:300
(1st Wednesday of the month 19:30 for Dinner. We do not have a meal on the remaining Wednesday's)
Bolton Golf Club, Chorley New Road, Lostock, Bolton BL6 4AJ  01204 843 067

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