Completed meetings and events 2017-2018

Tue 20th February 2018 Cassie Greenholme; Working at Greenacres for Leonard Cheshire Disability

Tue 13th February 2018 Robert Plumridge; The Restoration of a Scammell Tractor

Sat 10th February 2018 - Rotary sponsorship at Sutton Coldfield Town Football Club

Thanks to a Rotary benefactor we were to sponsor today’s match v Warrington; Club members were invited to come and watch. A bucket collection at half time for the President's charity, the George Coller Memorial Fund, raised £60.

Tue 6th February 2018 Business Meeting

Fri 2nd February 2018 - Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council Civic Dinner

A most enjoyable evening. Well done to Steve Gauld for winning ‘Head and Tails’.

Tue 30th January 2018 Penny Thurston: The Eva Perón Foundation

Tue 23rd January 2018 - 100 Square Draw

The lucky winner of this evening's draw was Nick Thurston.

Tue 23rd January 2018 James Baden; Smart Motorways

Tue 16th January 2018 Karen Geldard-Williams; Why I volunteer at the National Memorial Arboretum

Tue 16th January 2018 - Dictionaries for Schools

Thank you to everyone who voted for our project. Great news! The Club has been awarded £1000 by the Aviva Community Fund towards the cost of donating dictionaries to children in four local primary schools.

Tue 9th January 2018 - 100 Square Draw

This evening's draw was won by Eric Dance.

Tue 9th January 2018 Business Meeting

Wed 27th December 2017 - Thank you to all our supporters

Over the busy Christmas period the brilliant sum of £5500 was collected. Thank you very much to everyone who donated, together with managers and staff at Tesco, New Oscott and Asda, Minworth.

Tue 19th December 2017 Christmas Party

Mon 18th December 2017 - Christmas Baskets Campaign 2017

This event was organised by Namdhari Sikh Sangat, Birmingham at the Namdhari Gurdwara, Birmingham. Some of our members spent a most enjoyable evening helping to pack 95 food hampers for vulnerable people in Birmingham.

Mon 18th December 2017 - Supporting the Square Peg Foundation

Children with additional needs require adjustments to the normal Santa experience. The Club has been pleased to give support again this year. The look on the children’s faces was brilliant!

Sun 17th December 2017 Christmas Church Service

This will be held at St Peter's Church, Little Aston followed by a meal at Bistro Pierre in Mere Green, Sutton Coldfield.

Sat 16th December 2017 - Christmas Fayre

The annual Christmas Fayre will be held today at Greenacres, the Leonard Cheshire Residential Home in Sutton Coldfield.

Tue 12th December 2017 Meeting cancelled

We're always pleased to welcome visitors to our meetings but please note that this meeting has been cancelled owing to the adverse weather conditions. We're planning to be at our usual venue again on Tues 19 December. Thank you.

Tue 5th December 2017 Business Meeting

Mon 4th December 2017 - Christmas meal for local senior citizens

This will take place at Westfield Court Hotel, Birmingham Road, Wylde Green.

Sun 3rd December 2017 - Christmas is coming!

Santa is out and about with his helpers.

Sun 3rd December 2017 - Visit to the pantomine

This year's outing will be to see Aladdin at the Lichfield Garrick. Guaranteed to be a fun filled occasion for our members, their families and friends.

Tue 28th November 2017 Beetle Drive fundraiser for Aquabox

After a fish and chips supper Colin Cartwright gave an interesting presentation about Aquabox. The raffle raised enough to buy an Aquabox. Great fun at the beetle drive, too!

Sat 25th November 2017 - Birmingham Tattoo

Club members attending this year's Tattoo will be helping Troop Aid, the charity that supports our injured troops.

Tue 21st November 2017 Chris Angel; I O T

Learn what it's about - the Internet of Things.

Wed 15th November 2017 - Happy birthday Lillian!

Here's wishing a very happy 100th birthday to Lillian Hopkins, a founder member of our Inner Wheel Club. Many congratulations from us all, Lillian!

Tue 14th November 2017 District Quiz

A closely fought contest between our team and RC Birmingham Breakfast eventually won by RC Wylde Green.

Sun 12th November 2017 - Remembrance Sunday

The Club will be represented at the Remembrance Day Service and Parade organised by The Royal British Legion, Sutton Coldfield branch.

Fri 10th November 2017 - Race Night

The Club's Race Night at Sutton Coldfield Town Football Club with a fish and chips supper raised £1012 for Rotary funds. Thank you to everyone who supported.

Tue 7th November 2017 Business Meeting and Special General Meeting

Tue 7th November 2017 - 100 Square Draw

Congratulations to Dick Elston who won tonight's draw.

Mon 6th November 2017 - Leverton Day Lunch

A lunch hosted by the Rotary Club of Birmingham supported by Clubs that have originated from that Club. This year it will be held at Edgbaston Golf Club.

Tue 31st October 2017 Louise Tipper; Believe and Achieve

Tue 24th October 2017 Andrew Hopkins; Wine tasting

Tue 24th October 2017 - World Polio Day

We’ve been planting crocus bulbs at our meeting venue, Pype Hayes Golf Club in Sutton Coldfield, to support the worldwide eradication of polio.

Tue 24th October 2017 - Donation to Dementia UK

Supporting people living with dementia was the thrust of our President’s fundraising work last Rotary year and the Club has recently made a donation of £3000 to Dementia UK.

Sun 22nd October 2017 - Cinder Path Run

The Cinder Path run is 10KM through Sutton Park. The Club will be providing marshals. All the funds raised will be donated to The Norman Laud Association.

Fri 20th October 2017 - Sun 22nd October 2017 Rotary District 1060 Conference 2017

This year’s conference will be held at Venue Cymru and the Imperial Hotel, Llandudno. The theme will be ‘The Best of British/Asian Culture’.

Tue 17th October 2017 Ken Hawkings; Quiz

Sat 14th October 2017 - Rotary sponsorship at Sutton Coldfield Town Football Club

Thanks to a Rotary benefactor we were able to sponsor today’s match v Whitby. There was a bucket collection at half time for the President's charity, the George Coller Memorial Fund that raised £126. The Georgasaurus dinosaur made a guest appearance.

Tue 10th October 2017 - 100 Square Draw

Congratulations to Chris Angel who won tonight's draw.

Tue 10th October 2017 Cllr David Pears, Mayor of Royal Sutton Coldfield

We are delighted to welcome Cllr David Pears, Mayor of Royal Sutton Coldfield as our guest speaker.

Mon 9th October 2017 - Rotary Special Needs Football Festival, Day 2

Now in its 21st year, the Club hosted on behalf of District 1060. 220 pupils took part from 16 schools in 30 teams. Thanks to Nigel Macrow at Aston Villa, Jo James, Community Champion, Tesco, New Oscott and our Inner Wheel colleagues.

Mon 9th October 2017 - Working with Sutton Coldfield Sea Cadets

The Club recently funded new beds for the Sea Cadets at their training facility in Sutton Park. We were delighted to receive this ‘thank you’ photo from them.

Sat 7th October 2017 - 2017 Troop Aid Ball

This year's Ball will be held at the National Conference Centre, home of the National Motorcycle Museum, Coventry Road, Bickenhill, Solihull, B92 0EJ. The Royal Artillery Band will be making a special appearance.

Tue 3rd October 2017 Business Meeting

Mon 2nd October 2017 - Rotary Special Needs Football Festival, Day 1

Now in its 21st year and held at Aston Villa Football Club Academy, attracting schools from an area that is centred on Birmingham and the West Midlands.

Sat 30th September 2017 - Sutton Coldfield Expo

An annual event, running for 7 years, providing local organisations with the chance to put themselves in the spotlight and engage with local people and for residents to find out more about the variety of things to do and support in their home town.

Fri 29th September 2017 - Birmingham Experience

Starting at ‘The Liquor Store, Speak Easy Bar’, moving on to ‘Purecraft Bar and Kitchen’. A unique experience.

Fri 29th September 2017 ShelterBox collection in the wake of the recent Caribbean hurricanes

Thank you to all our Inner Wheel colleagues, helpers, the management of the Gracechurch Centre in Sutton Coldfield and everyone who donated and helped us raise over £730 to support those affected by the recent disaster.

Tue 26th September 2017 Carolyn McLaughlin; DVD catch up!

Sat 23rd September 2017 - Rotary sponsorship at Sutton Coldfield Town Football Club

Thanks to a Rotary benefactor we are able to sponsor today’s match v Buxton and Club members are invited to come and watch. There will be a bucket collection at half time for the President's charity, the George Coller Memorial Fund.

Fri 22nd September 2017 ShelterBox collection in the wake of the recent Caribbean hurricanes

Following the devastation from Hurricane Irma the Club has arranged a special collection to raise funds for ShelterBox, the charity that is providing emergency shelter and tools for families affected by the disaster.

Tue 19th September 2017 - Working with Friends of Malawi

The Club has donated 20 LuminAID lights for use in the schools supported by the Friends of Malawi. Carol Evans from the charity came along to our meeting and we tested out just how bright the light is!

Tue 19th September 2017 Andrew Carlisle; The future of aviation

Sun 17th September 2017 - Late Summer Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone who came along to our event when £1300 was raised. It was great to have the Black Country duo Dandy join us again. Special thanks go to our Inner Wheel colleagues for all their help and support.

Fri 15th September 2017 - Visit to RAF Cosford Open Cockpits Evening

A wide range of aircraft will be available for close viewing including transport aircraft, jet fighters and unique research airframes.

Tue 12th September 2017 Dr Charan Bunger MBE; District Governor

Sat 9th September 2017 Static bike ride in aid of George Coller Memorial Fund, supporting children with asthma.

Thanks to our members, Wylde Green Inner Wheel, family, friends and David Lloyd Health Club, Lichfield for helping to raise £151 towards our President's chosen charity.

Sat 9th September 2017 - Leonard Cheshire Disability 100 years

A special Anniversary Ball celebrating 100 years, at Moor Hall Hotel with guest speaker Afghan veteran Clive Smith. A lovely evening.

Tue 5th September 2017 - 100 Square Draw

This evening's draw was won by Steve Gauld.

Tue 5th September 2017 Business Meeting

Mon 4th September 2017 - Sutton Coldfield Town Football Club

Thanks to the generosity of a kind benefactor, the Rotary Club of Wylde Green is acting as sponsor to Sutton Coldfield Town Football Club. Our President and the Football Club’s Chairman, Nick Thurston, is pictured with the players at their ground.

Tue 22nd August 2017 Paul Evans and Steve Davies; The 5/60th Rifles Living History Group

Paul Evans was accompanied by Steve Davies, an expert on period tailoring who covered the uniform production aspect of the hobby. They brought with them the usual exhibits including some inert guns.

Tue 15th August 2017 - Bear Hunt

What a fun evening 25 of us had ambling around the centre of Sutton Coldfield finding a few Big Sleuth bears and other items of local interest along the way. It was great to be joined by our Inner Wheel colleagues and family members.

Mon 14th August 2017 - Mon 21st August 2017 Mablethorpe Children's Holidays

This scheme provides holidays for young people who would otherwise never enjoy a holiday break to help them re-charge their energies and enjoy a change of scenery. The Club is working with Homestart in Erdington.

Tue 8th August 2017 Debate: One year on, was the country right to vote Brexit?

Tue 1st August 2017 - 100 Square Draw

Peter Cox was the lucky winner of this evening's draw.

Tue 1st August 2017 Business Meeting

Sat 29th July 2017 - George Coller collection, ASDA Minworth

A fine start for our President's charity, George Coller Memorial Fund, for children with asthma. £175 was raised, which will buy for a couple of inhaler analyzers to measure how effectively young children are using their inhalers.

Tue 25th July 2017 Summer BBQ

A great evening BBQ with families and friends followed by frog racing. The evening raised enough to buy 20 solar lights for Friends of Malawi's work.

Sat 22nd July 2017 - Leonard Cheshire Disability, Greenacres, Sutton Coldfield, Summer Fayre

Greenacres was very busy for this afternoon's summer fayre. Our Inner Wheel colleagues served delicious cakes, tea and coffee. It was good to catch up again with Graham Hendley, a very talented local mouth artist.

Sat 22nd July 2017 - Carl Chinn's Broad Street tour

Hear about the canals, halls and icons.

Thu 20th July 2017 - Dictionaries for Life

The Club has donated 312 dictionaries to local school children, sponsored in partnership with the Aviva Community Fund. Pupils at Yenton Primary are shown here.

Tue 18th July 2017 Justine Longmoor; Sponsored bike ride in aid of Alzheimer's

Please note that this meeting will take place at Sutton Coldfield Town Football Club.

Sun 16th July 2017 - Rotary Walk

This walk will be around Fisherwick.

Tue 11th July 2017 Penny Thurston; Call My Bluff!

What a fun evening this was! Many thanks to everyone who participated and kept us entertained.

Mon 10th July 2017 - Sweeney Todd

An opportunity to support pupils at Fairfax School in Sutton Coldfield. The Club has given practical assistance towards the production.

Tue 4th July 2017 Business Meeting

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