Tottington & Bury West Rotary Club
Guests would be most welcome at any of the meetings/projects on 2nd, 3rd and 4th Wednesdays (meetings on 4th Wednesdays with speaker usually at Greenmount Golf Club, £15 for the meal):
Trevor Eastland is our President in 2018-19
Our meetings now vary from week to week with a Business meeting for Rotarians on the First Wednesday with other meetings/events on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th weeks of the month open to all.
On 3rd weeks in the month we undertake various community projects, at present including helping out at Pets in Need (Mondays), St John's Garden/cemetery clearance and improvement (most Wednesday mornings), WW1 Project at Bury Fusilier Museum and guiding visitors at Turton Tower. Litter picks 3rd Wednesdays meeting lower end Kirklees Trail 2.30 pm at Brandlesholme Rd. traffic lights. Not if very wet!
Some of us are also helping at Tottington Centre with the voluntary library service to replace that relinquished by the local council in December 2017.
Engagement Ring Found whilst gardening at St John's Churchyard!! If you think it is yours, please contact me (details below)
Father Christmas and Christmas Rotary Charity collections: We know it's early but if you can help with collecting or towing in December, please let us know! Starts Monday 3rd December, then on Mondays Tuesdays and Thursdays for 3 weeks to Christmas (6.30 to 9 pm). Also at Tesco Bury on 20th and 21st December (during day)
2018 Meetings and Events
We did our litter pick in Gallipoli Gardens, Bury, recently and met the Britain in Bloom RHS Judges. We discussed our planting along roadsides of many thousands of daffodils over the last 30 years. Although not everybody agrees with the planting of non-native species along roads, they agreed that daffodils provided some much needed colour in early Spring!
Wednesday 12th September: Meal Wellington, Bolton Road 5.30 pm + Tour Greater Manchester Fire Services Training Ground, Hinds Lane, off Wellington Street BL8 2GN 7.00 pm
Week beginning 17th September: project week. Kirklees Trail litter pick Wednesday 19th at 2.30 pm
Wednesday 26th September: Meal at Greenmount Golf Club- Speaker Hugo Knowles, "Tanzania, Living Like a Native"
Saturday 6th October: Lancashire Fusiliers Band with Scots Pipes and Drums Concert in aid of Parkinson's UK. Drill Hall, Bury, 7.00 for 7.30 pm. Raffle. £5
Monday 15th October (instead of Weds 10th): tour of Midland Hotel, Manchester; 1.15 pm, followed by afternoon tea.
Also project week!
Wednesday 24th October: Meal at Greenmount Golf Club- Speaker Russell Taylor, "Annual Holcombe Gamecock Show"
29.10.18 to 10.11.18: Poppy Collections in Bury
Wednesday 31st October: 5th Wednesday meeting:Meal at Greenmount Golf Club. Speaker Lydia, about visit to Kerala.
Sunday 11th November: Remembrance Sunday. We will lay wreaths at Walshaw (meet10.30 am) and Tottington (2.30 pm meet behind Dungeon Inn)
Wednesday 14th November: visit to Manchester Police Museum, Newton Street M1 1ET. At 11 am. Lunch afterwardsTBC.
Saturday 17th November: President's Evening at Greenmount Golf club, formal, 6.30 for 7 pm. £30
Week beginning 19th November: project week
Wednesday 28th November: Meal at Greenmount Golf Club. Speaker Rtn Jill Brown, "The Full Untold Story"
Monday 3rd December: Start of Father Christmas Float. Tours around Tottington & Bury West on the evenings of Mondays Tuesdays and Thursdays until 20th, plus collections at Tesco Woodfields Bury on 20th and 21st December
In addition to the projects mentioned above, over the last year or so we have donated to or hosted/assisted at the following:
Christmas dinner/party for Carers, Kids Out for young carers,Joshua Wilson Trust, Bury Hospice, Dementia Awareness Week,Junior Masterchef and Young Musician (for local secondary schools), It's Time4Change, Early Break, Lancashire Fusiliers Band,Disaster Aid, Mercy Ships, Jaipur Limb, Rotary Youth Leadership Award, Bury Society for Blind and Partially Sighted, Rotary Foundation (including Polio Plus), provided transport to Rotary Disabled Sports, Veterans in Communities, Churches Together Ramsbottom, Francis House and Derian House Children's Hospices, the new Bury Children's Hospice (Grace's Place), D-CaFF( Greenmount Village Community) and Alder Hey Children's Hospital.
If you wish to attend a Rotary meeting, can offer your help with projects, or would like further information about joining Rotary please contact me
07885 492 901
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Rotary members unite to tackle world hunger
Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
(1st week of month Business and Council Meeting. 2nd week of month Alternative event away from Greenmount Golf Club. 3rd week of month No Meeting. 4th week of month Club Meal at Greenmount Golf Club. Possible 5th week of month Alternative meeting.)
Greenmount Golf Club
Greenhalgh Fold Farm
Bury, Lancs BL8 4LH 01204 883712