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Welcome from President Karen
My name is Karen Rigg and I am the first female president of Glossop Rotary Club in its 80 year history. The world is changing and we are changing with it.
I am an ‘incomer’, having lived in Glossop with my husband, Ian, for just 18 years. I joined Glossop Rotary Club five years ago. Since then I have met a lot of great people and made some good friends in my community.
Glossop club’s theme for this year is ‘In Glossop and Reaching Out’.
The Club works to make a positive difference to people living in and around Glossopdale. This ranges from giving small grants to local groups and charities and supporting them in making the links they need to thrive, to the established groups that we support through the Rotary Glossop Jog. Reaching out further we have raised funds to support the victims of the Manchester Arena bombing and this year will support the Winnie Mabaso Foundation, giving love and support to children in South Africa.
Glossop Rotary Club is proud to be part of Rotary International, the organisation that has nearly succeeded in eradicating Polio from the world. Watch out for our ‘Purple for Polio’ crocus displays appearing in Howard Park and other venues in the spring.
Above all we are a friendly and welcoming club, we have fun. If you would like to come and try us out we would love to hear from you.
We have a "˜Donate Button"™ below through which you can still make personal donations to our Trust Fund Account, and which is used to make our the donations to the local, National and Global Charities which we support.
Stroke Association and Rotary International
help to conquer stroke in Glossopdale
At the Stroke Awareness day on the 20th June at Tesco in Glossop 86 people were tested with 13 people recommended to see their GP. This highlights the importance of knowing your blood pressure.
Paul Harris Fellowship Award
At the 2015 Charter Evening, the highest award the Club can bestow, the prestigious Paul Harris Fellowship Award, was presented to fellow Rotarian Bill Mitchell for his exceptional services working to help relieve poverty in Africa through a little known Charity "“ "˜Tools for Self Reliance"™.
For 17 years Bill quietly, unassumingly and selflessly collected unwanted tools donated by local (and not so local) people, for refurbishment and onward transport to African Countries, to help people in those countries, build sustainable livelihoods, bring about effective and sustainable change to trades people and their communities, so helping to reduce poverty.
This was a fantastic achievement by Bill, and the award a great recognition for Bill and of his work
Sadly, Bill recently lost his battle against Cancer "“ a great loss to the Club, to his family and of his Charity work.
However, the work which Bill began in Glossop for "˜Tools for Self Reliance"™ will continue "“ a fine and fitting legacy by which to remember Bill.
Please note the new telephone contact number on the poster below and if you do have any unwanted tools to donate, please contact us.
Car Boot Sales Charges:
Cars/Vans with trailers by negotiation (based on the equivalent cars spaces)
The club meets every Wednesday evening at the Windy Harbour hotel in Glossop which overlooks the reservoirs in the Longdendale valley. The evening normally consists of a meal and then after the formal business is completed there is usually a speaker. Guests are most welcome to join us. All bookings to the Attendance Secretary John Simpson by 17.45 on the Tuesday prior to the meeting, (01457) 864658 or 07787 938517 or email to email@example.com
Updated 30/6/17 by SK
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