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):
John Hutton is President in 2017-18
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 (Wednesdays), 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 helping at Tottington Library helping to start a voluntary 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)
2017 Christmas Collections: Many thanks to all drivers and collectors who have assisted us with our outings with Santa and static collections. Thanks once more to a very generous public we have raised a total of £6023! Included in this is £847 from our collections at Tesco's Woodfields Store. Many thanks to their staff for their help. Thanks to Tottington Coop store outside where we also collected. We hope, over the coming year, to distribute this money to good causes such as those listed below for 2017.
At our Wednesday meeting on 24th January we welcomed 3 new members: Jill Brown, Pat Lockett and Sue Pinder.
At the Rotary District Finals of Young Musician on Saturday 3rd February the two going forward to the Rotary Regional Finals of Young Musician were both from Bury, Saffron Doherty (vocalist) and Nicholas Rushworth (instrumentalist). They had both been successful in our Tottington & Bury West Young Musician event.
2018 Meetings and Events
Week beginning 19thFebruary: project week (see above)
Wednesday 28th February, Meal at Greenmount Golf Club: speaker Chris Trees, Broughton House Trust
Thursday March 15th Rochdale Town Hall visit and tea.
Week beginning 19th March: project week
Wednesday March 28th, Bury Rotary Club Charter at Red Hall
Wednesday April 10th Northern Quarter visit
May and June 2018: Young Musician and Junior Masterchef competitions
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 and D-CaFF( Greenmount Village Community)
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 supporting young people
Rotary on the brink of polio history
Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
Greenmount Golf Club
Greenhalgh Fold Farm
Bury, Lancs BL8 4LH 01204 883712