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 every 3rd Wednesday meeting lower end Kirklees Trail 2.30 pm at Brandlesholme Rd. traffic lights.
2017-18 Meetings and Events:
On the last two weekends in November we planted more daffodil bulbs in Brandlesholme Road as well as clearing some of the excess greenery overhanging the public footpath on this busy road which greatly hindered pedestrians. Many thanks to Summerseat Garden Centre for their kind donation of 5 sacks of bulbs again this year.
On Wednesday, 22nd November, Peter Williamson, who had been a star motocross rider, gave us an entertaining view of the motorbike world
Christmas Collections: see below
Week beginning 18th December: project week (see above)
Wednesday 20th December, Christmas meal at Greenmount
Wednesday 27th December, no meeting
Wednesday 10th January, Gin-Meister Evening at St Francis House Brandlesholme
Week beginning 15th January: project week
Wednesday 17th January, Meal and Speaker at Greenmount: Sarah Green, Parkinsons UK.
Wednesday 14th February, visit to China Town Manchester and chinese meal
Week beginning 19thFebruary: project week
Wednesday 28th February, Meal and Speaker at Greenmount: Chris Trees, Broughton House Trust
Thursday March 15th Rochdale Town Hall visit
Week beginning 19th March: project week
Wednesday April 10th Northern Quarter visit
May and June 2018: Young Musician and Junior Masterchef competitions
Christmas Collections started 4th December; volunteer helpers and towers always welcomed! Father Christmas on his float evenings, 6.30 to 9 pm, plus some street and store collections.
Santa will be visiting the following areas on his float:
Monday 11th, Woodhill , Bankhouse Rd estates, meet Woodhill Rd. at junction with Brandlesholme Rd.
Tuesday 12th, Chiltern Drive area, meet at junction with Walshaw Rd.
Thursday 14th, Woodbank estate, Brandlesholme, meet top Hunstanton Drive near Woodbank Surgery.
Monday 18th, Purbeck Drive, Rudgewick Drive areas, meet Burrs Close/Brandlesholme Rd.
Tuesday 19th Tottington, Moor Way area, meet Hilda Avenue
Thursday 21st Lowercroft area, meet near Walshaw Church
Note that we unfortunately cannot stop on main roads due to traffic conditions
We will also be collecting outside Bury United Reformed Church on Saturday 9th Dec, outside Coop in Market St Tottington on Saturday 16th Dec and at Tesco Bury Woodfields on Tuesday 19th, Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st Dec.
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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Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
Greenmount Golf Club
Greenhalgh Fold Farm
Bury, Lancs BL8 4LH 01204 883712