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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. www.georgecoller.co.uk

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. www.georgecoller.co.uk

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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.

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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.

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Diane Cardwell and Warren Newman ; Talking Sense


In a captivating and assuming manner, Warren described how Sense had helped him. Sense is a national charity that supports people who are deafblind, have sensory impairments or complex needs, to enjoy more independent lives. www.sense.org.uk

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Penny Thurston; Call My Bluff!


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

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Presidential Handover


Jackie handed over to Nick, who handed Senior Vice President over to Ken who handed over Junior Vice to Dick! We also have 3 new Paul Harris Fellowships with Sapphire Pins. Welcome to new member Karen Hurmson.

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Sponsored walk in aid of dementia charities


This year's fundraising walk returned to Cannock Chase. It raised £2200.

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Kids Out


This is a national event for disabled school age children, to give them a free day of fun and happiness. The Club sponsored 30 pupils from Wilson Stuart School in Erdington on the outing to Drayton Manor Park.

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Inner Wheel Club of Wylde Green 25th Anniversary Fellowship Meal and Rotary Club of Wylde Green President's Lunch


A lovely lunchtime gathering at Fairlawns Hotel in Aldridge saw the presentation of a Paul Harris Award and a Margareta Golding Award to the Inner Wheel Club’s Founder Member Lillian Hopkins. Thank you to Ann Hawkings and John Watson for the photos.

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Darren Harris; Two time paralympian


During 20 years as a Great Britain international blind football and judo player, Darren competed at 24 major championships and won 10 World and European medals. It was great to hear of his experiences.

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Rotary District 1060, 5 a side Football Competition


Now in its 4th year, the competition is run by the Rotary Club of Wylde Green on behalf of the Rotary District. It attracted 40 U12 players who played an exciting sequence of matches at Sutton Coldfield Town Football Club.

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Visit to Sutton Coldfield Sea Cadets' Training Ship


Working with young people is a key strand to Rotary’s work as we know they will be the leaders of tomorrow. We discussed several ways how we might work together in the future. A brilliant evening!

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Rotary Walk


Great ramble around Middleton Lakes starting at 8.30am, taking in some bird watching, looking at carpets of bluebells then adjourning to the Granary Tea Rooms at Broomey Croft Farm Farm for breakfast. Thanks Nick and Penny for organising.

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World's Greatest Meals


Hosted by the Rotary Club of Yardley and Sheldon. This event, a similar one at lunchtime and funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation raised enough to vaccine 3240 children against polio. www.wgmeals.com

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Youth Speaks


Pupils from Bishop Vesey's Grammar School and HIghclare School were celebrating after the Club hosted this year's local round of the Rotary Youth Speaks competition. It is just one of the ways that Rotary seeks to work with young people.

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Alternative Conference 2017


Another superb country house was the venue for the 2017 event, River Wye Lodge at Lower Lydbrook, GL17 9NU. A great time was had by all. Many thanks to Nick and Penny for organising the weekend.

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Youth Speaks District Final


We sent forward teams from Bishop Vesey and Highclare Schools to today's competition at Bablake School, Coventry. Although neither is going through to the next round, the pupils were all a great credit to their schools.

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Sutton Coldfield Sea Cadets Annual Presentation Evening


We were very pleased to support this special event.The Cadets have had an excellent year receiving the Stephenson Trophy 2016, awarded for attaining the very highest standard of all-round efficiency and for being the best Unit in the South West Area.

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Rotary Club of Birmingham Breakfast Civic Breakfast


We always enjoy meeting up with our colleagues at RCBB at the ICC in Birmingham. Today they hosted as Principal Guest The Lord Mayor of Birmingham Councillor Carl Rice. It was well worth the early start!

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Rotary Walk


It was great to have 22 walkers, wearing a variety of headgear, for a very cold and frosty morning ramble around Chasewater. The walk continued across the M6 Toll bridge and into Brownhills Woods. Thanks to Nick and Penny for organising.

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Boldmere Christmas Extravaganza


We were pleased to support Santa on his sleigh as the Christmas lights are switched on along Boldmere High Street.

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Clive Smith; Let's Get Legs


Thank you to all the Rotary Clubs from across the District and beyond who came to hear Afghanistan veteran, Troop Aid Ambassador and motivational speaker Clive Smith.

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Rotary Walk


It was a lovely day for a ramble of 5 miles around Aldridge and Walsall stopping off for some liquid refreshments in the Manor Arms at the end. Thanks to Janet Russell who lead the walk.

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Visit to Aquabox, Cromford near Matlock.


An inspirational visit. For over 20 years Aquabox volunteers have been taking humanitarian aid and potable water around the world, to areas affected by disasters. On the way home we stopped off at the Tramway Museum at Crich.

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Rotary District Special Needs Football Festival


Now in its 20th year and held at Aston Villa Football Club Academy, 180 pupils came from 15 schools. Thanks to our Inner Wheel Club, AVFC ,Tesco in New Oscott and Rotary Clubs in the District for their support.

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Pudding Club


Many thanks to Ian and Louise Hazel for hosting this evening's event that raised £200 for Action Kenya.

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Late Summer Fundraiser


Thank you to everyone who helped us raise £1200 for dementia charities, working in partnership with our Inner Wheel Club.

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Rotary Walk


Today's walk was a very interesting 5 miles ramble in glorious weather around Ticknall and the outer grounds of Calke Abbey in Derbyshire.

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Namdhari Gurdwara Birmingham Annual Sri Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji 7 A-side Football Tournament


Now in it"™s 6th year, this event brings together people from different backgrounds and communities to enjoy a day out and to take part in sport. Wylde Green Rotarians were delighted to be invited once again to participate in the day"™s activities.

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Beetle Drive


Working in partnership with Wylde Green Inner Wheel Club over £300 was raised towards dementia charities. Judging from the level of noise in the room everyone joined in the fun. There were many different interpretations of what a beetle should look like!

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Garden Party in aid of British Heart Foundation


Well done to Rotarian Chris Angel and his wife Val for raising £1100. A lovely afternoon among family and friends. Special thanks to the local businesses that donated items for the grand auction.

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BBQ


What a pleasant, relaxed and friendly evening we had, with a BBQ for family and friends at Pype Hayes Golf Club. Thank you to Anvil Chorus for providing the entertainment.

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Rotary Walk


Today"™s walk was around Fisherwick Lakes, Whittington near Lichfield. The lakes form part of part of what was the Fisherwick Hall estate, the stately home of the former Marquis of Donegal in the 18th Century.

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Presidential Handover


President Penny Thurston has handed over the chain of office to her successor Jackie Ridge. Nick Thurston, Senior Vice President (seated) and Ken Hawkings, Junior Vice President are also pictured.

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President's Night and 25th Anniversary of Charter Celebration


What a great night at Grounds Farm, Wishaw! Super venue and delicious food. 72 guests really enjoyed themselves. Entertainment was provided by Afro Magic who had everyone completely fooled with his tricks.

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Kids Out


A national event for disabled school age children, to give them a free day of fun and happiness. We have been active supporters for many years, working closely with staff and pupils at Wilson Stuart School in Erdington.

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Time for Tea in Dementia Awareness Week


The Rotary and Inner Wheel Clubs of Wylde Green have jointly hosted a Cream Tea, raising £1000 for Dementia and Carers Support. It will help fund Admiral Nurses working closely with families affected by dementia.

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St George's Day afternoon tea


The Band of the Sutton Coldfield Sea Cadets were the special guests at the afternoon tea organised by the Club, in aid of Troop Aid. The event raised £1431. 'Britannia' and 'St George' won the costume competition. Thanks to all who supported the event.

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Rotary Schools' Football Competition


Pupils from Coppice Primary School A team won the competition organised by our Club for local schools on the 3G pitch.Now in its fifth year, the competition for up to Year 6 pupils attracted 100 players from 7 local schools making up 12 teams.

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Rotary Walk


A fine, sunny morning for the walk around Earlswood Lakes in soon to be leafy Warwickshire, albeit a little muddy underfoot in places. Thanks again to Nick and Penny for organising.

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Alternative Conference 2016


Another fun filled weekend away with lots to do, eat and drink. This year the venue was Chelwood House in Somerset.

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Rotary Walk


Today's walk was to Shire Country Park, Sarehole Mill and Moseley Bog. 264 Wake Green Road was where Tolkien lived at the turn of the century. Moseley Bog is said to have been the inspiration for the Old Forest. Thanks to Nick and Penny for organising.

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Youth Speaks


A public speaking competition for pupils aged 11-18 run by Rotary. Highclare School won the Intermediate section. Park Hall Academy had the only team in the Senior section. Both teams go through to the District final on 12 March with our best wishes.

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Out and about with Santa!


We"™d like to thank everyone who has donated at Asda in Minworth. Thanks also to the team at Asda with whom we"™ve been working for quite a few years now. Santa has also been out with his sleigh in Wylde Green and is shown with two of his helpers.

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Christmas party for local children


In partnership with Ian Hazel Funerals, the Club has been pleased to sponsor the Christmas party hosted by Our Place Community Hub in Sutton Coldfield, attended by 25 local children.They all appeared to really enjoy the party, as evidenced by the noise!

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Rotary Walk


After a misty start, the sun shone through to give a glorious autumnal day. It was another super walk organised by Nick and Penny, this time around the Kingsbury area. Thanks both!

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Sponsorship of Sutton Coldfield Town Football Club


Thanks to a kind benefactor our Club"™s name is on the new BMET College, Youth 1st & Youth 2nd team shirts at the local football club. We wish all of the teams at Sutton Coldfield Town Football Club every success for the season.

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Sutton Coldfield Expo 2015


An annual event, in it"™s sixth year, that provides 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.

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Late Summer Fund Raising Event at Curdworth Village Hall.


The One Man Rat Pack Chris King set the tone for a super afternoon at Curdworth Village Hall. Thank you to everyone who supported the event and helped us raise £1300 for the Holly Trust "“ fighting bowel cancer in Sutton Coldfield www.hollytrust.org.uk

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The 34th English Disabled Sports Team Championships


The Club has again sponsored the competition that promotes team spirit and achievement with the ideal that taking part is the most important aspect.

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Rotary Walk


Nick and Penny organised an absolutely fantastic walk in bright sunshine around the very pretty Sandwell Valley. Thank you both.

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23rd World Scout Jamboree in Japan


The Scouts who came to speak to us recently tell us they are making friends and learning about other cultures. They are having an amazing time and are camped next to groups from the Czech Republic, The Netherlands, Singapore & South Korea amongst others.

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Rotary Walk


17 walkers enjoyed the Wall Heritage Walk, managing to escape the majority of the day"™s rain. Thanks to Nick and Penny for organising once again.

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Immediate Past President Eric's Informal Supper Evening


A lovely, relaxed evening and a chance to thank our friends and present cheques to local charities.

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Kids Out


A national event for disabled school age children, to give them a free day of fun and happiness. We have been active supporters for many years, working closely with staff and pupils at Wilson Stuart School in Erdington.

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Rotary Walk


Thanks to Nick and Penny for organising another most interesting walk, this time around central Birmingham.

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Rotary Schools' Football Competition


Now in its fourth year, the competition for up to Year 6 pupils attracted 80 players from 7 local schools making up 10 teams. A very exciting competition won by pupils from Hill West Primary after a 1-1 draw that went to a penalty shootout.

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ShelterBox - Appeal for Nepal


Our appeal in the Gracechurch Centre, Sutton Coldfield to support the people affected by the recent earthquake in Nepal raised an incredible £2017.14. Many thanks to everyone who supported.

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Time for a cuppa? Working in partnership with the Inner Wheel Club of Wylde Green.


What a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon! Good company, a scrumptious tea and such fine music from Colin Bell. We are so grateful to everyone who supported us, and are thrilled to have raised over £1200 for Dementia UK supporting Admiral Nurses.

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Alternative Conference 2015


This took place at The Lodge,Canon Pyon,Near Hereford. Everyone had a fantastic weekend. The weather was kind, the house was really nice and there was good food and fellowship.

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Youth Speaks


A public speaking competition for pupils between the ages of 11 and 18 run by Rotary nationwide. The Senior Level was won by Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls. Bishop Vesey School entered at Intermediate Level and can proceed to the next round.

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Rotary Walk


Packwood to Baddesley Clinton with lunch afterwards at the Red Lion pub in Knowle. A sunny winter's day though it was described as a taxing walk as it was 6 miles and very muddy throughout. Thanks again to Nick and Penny for organising.

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Festival of Wheels with Inner Wheel


We were so pleased to be able to support the Inner Wheel Club of Wylde Green when 3 mobility bikes were donated to Wilson Stuart School in Erdington, marking 90 years of Inner Wheel as an Association and 80 years as District 6.

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Santa has arrived!


Santa arrived today on the first of his visits to Asda in Minworth. We are very grateful to the store for allowing us to collect there for many good local causes.

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Rotary Walk


Thanks again to Nick and Penny for organising today's walk through the beautiful Warwickshire countryside followed by lunch at The Black Boy pub in Knowle.

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The 33rd English Disabled Sports Team Championships


This year there were 7 teams taking part, coming from as far afield as Essex and Wakefield. The Club has again sponsored the Pitstop Competition that was won by the team from Essex. A good time was had by all!

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Fellowship visit to Rotary Club of Anaheim Hills in California, USA


President of the Rotary Club of Anaheim Hills Tracey Clarke (centre) welcomes our Club members Yannick Le Gall and Peter Cook to her Club’s Business Meeting. Rotary International has 1.2 million members with 33,000 clubs in 200 countries and areas.

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Rotary Special Needs Football Festival


Now in its 18th year, the Festival took place at Aston Villa Football Club Academy on 6/13 October 2014. Schools sent teams from an area centered on Birmingham and the West Midlands including parts of Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Staffordshire.

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Rotary Special Needs Football Festival


Now in its 18th year, the Festival took place at Aston Villa Football Club Academy on 6/13 October 2014. Schools sent teams from an area centered on Birmingham and the West Midlands including parts of Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Staffordshire.

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Rotary Walk


What a glorious autumnal day for a walk through Sutton Park. We have such lovely scenery right on our doorstep! Thanks to Nick and Penny for organising the event.

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Sponsored Walk in aid of Dementia UK


Thanks to our walkers - Rotarians, families and friends, we believe we have raised in excess of £3000 from the walk across Cannock Chase. Thanks, too, to Ian and Louise Hazel for the scrumptious barbeque afterwards. Rotary - we're for communities.

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Sponsorship of Sutton Coldfield Town Football Club


For the fifth year running a kind benefactor has paid for the Club's name to be on the new kits at the local football club. Investing in young people is a high profile commitment for Rotary, as they will be tomorrow's leaders.

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Action Kenya


The new kitchen has an industrial cooker using bio fuel and can cook meals for 200 children, new concrete workstations, metal worktops, sinks and security doors all installed. The Club has sponsored the fridge/freezer. www.actionkenya.co.uk

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Rotary Walk


Thanks to Nick and Penny for organising today's walk around the Canwell area followed by breakfast at the Bassetts Pole pub.

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Charity Fun Day


Thanks to everyone who supported our Fun Day at Wheat's Garden Centre, in such horrendous weather conditions. As a result of the event we will be able to donate in excess of £900 to the Norman Laud Association. www.normanlaud.org.uk

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Supporting Home-Start


Home-Start Stockland Green and Erdington 25th anniversary. We were delighted to help out at today's celebrations. The Rotary sponsored bouncy castles were a great attraction for the young visitors. www.home-start.org.uk

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Presidential handover


After a highly successful year Tony Ridge has handed over the Presidential chain of office to his successor, Eric Dance. It sounds like we're in for another action packed year!

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Kids Out


A national event for disabled school age children, to give them a free day of fun and happiness. We have been active supporters for many years, working closely with staff and pupils at Wilson Stuart School in Erdington and this year took 23 young people.

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Rotary Walk


What a delightful start it was to such a beautiful sunny morning, meeting at Fradley Junction for 8am and with breakfast to follow. Thanks again to Nick and Penny for organising the event.

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President's Luncheon


Our President's Luncheon was held at Wishaw Country Sports, Grounds Farm, Wishaw with entertainment provided by the Black Country duo Dandy. The raffle raised £500 for Troop Aid, the charity that supports our injured troops.

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Keith McDavid, ShelterBox


Patricia Garcia from Lloyds Banking Group heard about ShelterBox at one of our meetings and persuaded her colleagues to donate a box to help victims of natural disasters. We were able to see one of the tents at our meeting.

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Easter bunnies collection


This year our Easter bunnies were at Asda in Great Barr and they collected £412.87. Thanks to everyone who supported us - shoppers and the supermarket, from which a number of local charities will benefit. Rotary - we're for communities.

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Rotary Schools Football Competition: Up to and including Year 8


This is the second year the Club has run this competition. 80 pupils in 10 teams from 6 schools saw Arthur Terry beat North Birmingham Academy 3-0 in a very exciting game. Thanks to the BMET Football Foundation scholars for their help on the night.

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Inner Wheel Club of Wylde Green - Wheels Festival


We were delighted to support our Inner Wheel colleagues at Wilson Stuart School in Erdington marking 90 years of the Inner Wheel movement nationally and 80 years within our District, raising funds for a trike for the school.

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Action Kenya


We are pleased to continue our support for the school in Gede. Every child in the school now gets to sit down at meal times! The dining hall has a total of 13 tables, enough to accommodate 8 children each. It will reduce potential food contamination.

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Rotary Schools Football Competition: Up to and including Year 6.


A football competition now in its third year, 100 pupils in 12 teams from 8 schools took part. Coppice B beat Water Orton 2-0 in a very exciting final. Thanks to the BMET Football Foundation scholars for their invaluable help on the night.

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Rotary Walk


Today's walk was around Hopwas Hays Woods and the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal with a meal afterwards at the Tame Otter pub at Hopwas. Spring was in the air and it was great to see the sun! Thanks, as always, to Nick and Penny for making it happen.

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Elvis Tribute Night


Elvis Tribute Act plus American food and beers. Dust off those blue suede shoes and get dancing! Come along and raise funds for Rotary and Sutton Coldfield Town Football Club and have a good time. Tickets £10 each.

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Visit to the Birmingham Proof House


The Birmingham Proof House was established in 1813, by Act of Parliament. It was requested and obtained by the Birmingham Trade at its own expense. Almost 200 years later the purpose of the Birmingham Gun Barrel Proof House remains essentially unchanged.

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Alternative Conference 2014


This was based at Bryn Tanat Hall at Llansantffraid-Ym-Mechain. It is a luxurious country house just on the North Wales border with Shropshire, near Oswestry and Welshpool. The scenery is super. An excellent weekend away! http://www.bryntanat.co.uk

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Burns' Night


Along with Rotarians from other Clubs, we were pleased to support this evening's supper, organised by the Rotary Club of Birmingham Breakfast. A good time was had by all!

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Festive Greetings


We send Christmas greetings to our friends across the world, and best wishes for good health and happiness in 2014.

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The 32nd English Disabled Sports Team Championship


The Club has again supported the competition that promotes team spirit and achievement with the ideal that taking part is the most important aspect. We sponsored the Pitstop competition, won by the team from Leicestershire, who were overall winners.

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Rotary Walk


The latest outing was around part of the Erasmus Darling walk in Lichfield. A bright and sunny day - ideal for an autumnal stroll. Thanks as always to Nick and Penny for organising the event.

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Celebrating Stitch


We were pleased to sponsor the children’s independent competition at the recent exhibition held by Sutton Coldfield Creative Stitchers. Wylde Green Rotarian Pam Neaves presented the winning trophy.

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Curry Night


Many thanks to the local businesses in Wylde Green for kindly donating raffle prizes and especially Abdul and the team at Jahed Indian Cuisine for their generous hospitality. £500 was raised for the Good Hope Hospital Bladder Scanner Appeal.

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Rotary Special Needs Football Festival


Now in its 16th year, 260 pupils took part at Aston Villa Football Club Academy on 7/14 October 2013. 23 schools entered 36 teams from an area centered on Birmingham and the West Midlands including parts of Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Staffordshire.

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Beatles Night


To mark 50 years this year since the release of the Beatles' first album, the Club hosted an evening jointly with Sutton Coldfield Town Football Club, with guest Beatles tribute band 'Help!'. Food and drink from the 1960s were served.

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Rotary Walk


This walk was 6.5 miles around the Polesworth area, with lunch at the canalside Samuel Barlow pub at Alvecote. Thanks to Nick and Penny for organising such an interesting and scenic outing.

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Sponsored Walk in aid of Midlands Air Ambulance


Club members and their friends took part in a sponsored walk across Cannock Chase, raising funds for Midlands Air Ambulance. Thanks to Louise and Ian Hazel for hosting a scrumptious BBQ afterwards. Early signs are that around £3000 has been pledged.

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Charity Fun Day


Our annual Charity Fun Day at Wheat's Garden Centre raised £1158 for Good Hope Hospital League of Friends, towards their Bladder Scanner Appeal. Acoustic guitarist Hugh Neake and Black Country comedians Dandy gave an excellent afternoon's entertainment.

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Fellowship visit to Rotary Club of Banbury


While on holiday earlier in the year in Berkshire our Club President Tony met Trevor Iles from Banbury Rotary Club. Tony and our Senior Vice President Eric made a fellowship visit to the Oxfordshire club where they were made very welcome.

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Angel's Garden Party


Val and Chris Angel held a Garden Party to help raise funds for research into Myeloma, an incurable form of rare cancer. A thoroughly enjoyable event, it raised over £1500.

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Rotary Walk


After the recent heat wave it wasn't too hot for today's walk around the Middleton area. The hedgerows had really grown such that at one stage it was called a bramble ramble! Thanks to Nick and Penny for organising another excellent outing.

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President's Luncheon


To mark the end of his very successful year in office John Watson had a celebratory lunch at Fairlawns in Aldridge. Guest speaker was Patricia Roberts from Midlands Air Ambulance, John's main charity for his year. A good time was had by all!

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Rotary Walk


A walk through the beautiful bluebell woods at Hartshill Country Park was followed by Sunday lunch in a nearby hostelry. Thanks to Nick and Penny for another excellent outing.

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Rotary Schools' Football Competition


In a very exciting and closely contested final, Arthur Terry pupils beat those from Plantsbrook 1-0 in the recent football competition for years 7 and 8 pupils at Sutton Coldfield Town Football Club on their 3G pitch .

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Rotary Walk


The National Forest is one of the country's boldest environmental projects, transforming 200 square miles in the centre of England. Donisthorpe Woodland Park was created in 1996 by Leicestershire County Council on the former site of Donisthorpe Colliery.

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Easter bunnies collection


Our Easter bunnies were collecting at Sainsbury's in Castle Vale on 30 March. Thank you to all involved, from those at Sainsbury's to everyone who donated a total of £453.90 towards local charities.

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Alternative Conference 2013


This year's Alternative Conference was held in the beautiful Cotswolds, using Broad Marston Manor in Mickleton as a base. Everyone had a great time and the weather stayed fine. The house was full of atmosphere and all enjoyed the fellowship.

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Rotary Walk


Despite it being a bitterly cold day, the walk to the Fauld Crater was good fun! Thanks as always to Nick and Penny for organising the event.

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Rotary Walk


A cold and frosty start for the walk around New Hall Country Park in Sutton Coldfield, starting and finishing at Nick and Penny's home. Many thanks to them both for not only organising the walk but for feeding everyone afterwards. Much appreciated.

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Christmas Party Night


An fun evening to which partners are welcome.

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Rotary Walk


The weather held fine for another most enjoyable Rotary walk organised by Nick and Penny. Today's walk was around the Barton Under Needwood area.

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Visit to Midlands Air Ambulance, Cosford


We were invited to the Cosford base of Midlands Air Ambulance, and managed to see the ambulance on site between call outs.

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Santa thanks MInworth School pupils for their help


After a busy morning when they had been bag packing at Asda, Minworth, Santa paid a surprise visit to thank the pupils of Minworth School for their hard work. They had been raising funds for Asda's TEXT SANTA campaign.

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Rotary Schools Football Competition


The competition was held at Sutton Coldfield Town Football Club on their 3G pitch under floodlights, attracting 18 teams from 12 schools, 144 pupils supported by teachers, parents and friends. The competition was won by pupils from Coppice Primary School.

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Rotary Walk


A beautiful day for a leisurely stroll around the canals of central Birmingham. Again thanks are due to Nick and Penny for organising another great day out walking.

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Rotary District Special Needs Football Festival


Held at Aston Villa Academy and now in its 15th year. A total of 18 schools entered 31 teams from an area that is centred on Birmingham and the West Midlands, and includes parts of Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Staffordshire.

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Working with Asda, Minworth on community activity


Club members worked alongside staff from Asda, Minworth in supporting their litter picking work in Rectory Park.

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Rotary Walk


Nick and Penny did us proud today with a most interesting walk through Warwickshire countryside. It was around 5 miles long, and finished at the Fleur de Lys at Lowsonford.

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Trip to the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter


Club members enjoyed a fascinating tour of this well known Birmingham museum.

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Charity Fun Day


At Wheat's Garden Centre, Chester Road, Aldridge, in the Grand Marquee. The event raised £1013 for Midlands Air Ambulance.

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Rotary Walk


Today's walk took us around the Austrey area. It was good to be out in the fresh air, enjoying the English countryside. Again, thanks to Nick and Penny for organising the event which was rounded off by lunch at the Bird in Hand, Austrey.

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Rotary Walk


To mark the start of a new Rotary year we enjoyed a light walk of 5 miles around Berkswell followed by lunch at The Bear. It was ideal weather for walking! Thanks to Nick and Penny for organising this most enjoyable outing - the first of more to follow.

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End of Year Party


Organised by the Rotary Club of Sutton Coldfield, bringing together local Rotary Clubs to mark the end of the Rotary year. A delicious hog roast was followed by entertainment from the Caribbean Harmony Steel Band. A good night was had by all!

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President's Lunch


With Tom Henderson, OBE, founder and CEO of ShelterBox, the international disaster relief charity that delivers emergency shelter, warmth and dignity to people made homeless by disaster worldwide. A most interesting afternoon with Rotarians and friends.

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Walkathon 2012


The Club members again assisted with the marshaling of the well known Midlands event where the walks total sponsored amount was a record £420,000.

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Annual Golf Day


A highly popular event on the Club calendar, now in its 20th year, held at Walmley Golf Club.It was won this year by team Rainsford and Henscoe.

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The Alternative Conference 2012


For the 2012 Alternative Conference we visited the Roman spa town of Buxton in Derbyshire, a town with many attractive sights, shops and historic buildings. A trip to Poole's Cavern was a particular highlight of the weekend.

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Jaguar Factory Tour


Some of our members had a most interesting tour of the Jaguar factory at Castle Bromwich, seeing the XJ production line in operation.

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Christmas meal with local residents


An annual event on the Club calendar - a festive meal with local residents at Westfield Court Hotel.

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Santa has arrived!


Santa has arrived at Hall's Garden Centre in Sutton Coldfield. We'll again be collecting for many local good causes. All the proceeds we collect during the first weekend in December will be donated to the Breakthrough Breast Cancer charity.

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Rotary Schools Football Competition


The winners were from Highclare School. 144 pupils from nine schools took part. The event was held at Sutton Coldfield Town Football Club on their new 3G pitch under floodlights.

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The 30th English Disabled Sports Team Championship


The Club has again sponsored the competition that promotes team spirit and achievement with the ideal that taking part is the most important aspect.

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Rotary District Conference 2011


Held this year at Llandudno. A fine weekend for Rotary fellowship.

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Irish Night


A good craic, with young Irish dancers performing, and music by 'The Hurling Boys'.

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Rotary District Special Needs Football Festival


Now in its 14th year, 220 pupils took part at Aston Villa Football Club Academy. A total of 17 schools entered 31 teams from across the Rotary District.

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Remembering David Harries


Sadly David is with us no more. One of life's true gentlemen he was a founder member of Wylde Green Rotary. He lived Rotary's motto 'Service above self'. His intellect, compassion and ready wit will be very greatly missed.

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An evening with our Inner Wheel Club celebrating the achievements of their founder President, Lillian Hopkins


The Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell MP, Secretary of State for International Development made the special presentation to Lillian. Compere for the evening was Ken Knowles, Lichfield's Town Crier, who later spoke about his life.

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Fund raiser for Troop Aid


A fun afternoon with hot food, and entertainment by The Hurling Boys at Wm Wheat and Son Garden Centre marquee, Chester Road, Little Aston.The event raised £1000 for Troop Aid.

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President's Charity Tea Party


The event raised £1640 for Troop Aid, the charity that seeks to support our injured troops by providing the basic essentials. Prizes were presented to those wearing the best hats depicting characters from stage and screen. A good time was had by all!

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Presidential Handover Evening


John Quinton handed over the Presidency to Carolyn McLaughlin. L-R Tony Ridge, John Quinton, Carolyn McLaughlin, David Butler, John Watson.

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Grand BBQ


An important date to celebrate 20 years since the Rotary Club of Wylde Green was formed. A Grand BBQ was held at Wishaw Country Sports Centre, with music by Ian Casey.

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ShelterBox collection


ShelterBox is an international disaster relief charity specialising in emergency shelter provision. We were part of the District team collecting following the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

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Youth Speaks 2011


Team Supervisor Jennifer Thornton from Highclare School (left) is pictured with the winning team in the Senior section, accompanied by Peter Weston and John Quinton (right) from the Rotary Club.

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Visit by the Group Study Exchange Team from Brazil


An opportunity to hear the team whilst they are over here on their cultural and vocational exchange. Partners welcome.

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Remembering Tony Parr


Sadly Tony Parr is with us no more. Here are some of the photos taken before and during his time as our Club President 2010-11.He will be greatly missed as a friend and fellow Rotarian.

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Amy Went Coastal


Honorary Rotarian Amy Leigh completed her 6824 miles walk around mainland Great Britain when she arrived at Guys Hospital in London. She raised funds for Kidney Research in memory of her late brother, Dean. Well done Amy!

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Rod Stewart Tribute Night


A lively fundraising evening at Sutton Coldfield Town Football Club with a pig roast in the interval.

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Kids Out


A nationwide Rotary event - the largest day out for disadvantaged children and young people in the UK. The Club takes young people to Drayton Manor Park from Wilson Stuart School in Erdington.

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Rotary Junior Community Awards 2010


To achieve the Award Year 6 pupils at Penns Primary School took part in a range of developmental activities in Community Service, Social Experience, Skills and Physical Recreation. Permissions held for reproduction of photography on this website only.

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BRMB Walkathon


Rotarian Tony Parr organised 4 local Rotary Clubs to marshall the Brookvale Park stage of the BRMB Walkathon. In total the event raised £405,000 to support injured troops at Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

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2009-10 President's Night


A fun filled evening of Rotary fellowship at Wishaw Country Sports Centre, Wishaw, Sutton Coldfield, B76 9OQ with good food and fine wines.

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Bon Voyage to our Group Study Exchange Team


An evening hosted by Wylde Green Rotary, supported by numerous Clubs around the District, to meet the outgoing Group Study Exchange Team, just before their departure for New Zealand.

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St Patrick's Night


A St Patrick's Night full of Gaelic Shenanigans including Irish Stew, Irish Dancing and DJ Dublin Derek!

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The Alternative Conference 2010


An opportunity for members and their partners to get away for a weekend,enjoying fine local cuisine, and staying at Bosworth Hall Hotel. Saturday saw a visit to the Battlefield Heritage Centre.

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Troop Aid support


Troop Aid supports our injured troops by providing them with the basic essentials in a Grab Bag. The Club has made donations and also provides practical help with packing Grab Bags.

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Amy Goes Coastal


Honorary member Amy Leigh is raising funds for Kidney Research by walking the 6824 miles around the coast of mainland Britain. Ian Hazel of the Club has lent her a camper van to support her on her travels. Access her blog via Links to other Sites.

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District 1060 Conference, Southport


Members from the Club attended the annual District Conference that was held this year at Southport.There was a Harry Potter theme for the Ball.

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Dictionaries for Life 2009 delivered to girls' school in Hadiabad, India


The Club continues its sponsorship of some of the pupils at a girls' school in Hadiabad. Suki from the Aston Club delivered the dictionaries personally whilst in India. He was made very welcome indeed, as evidenced by a selection of his photographs.

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Youth Speaks 2010


School pupils participated in the local round of this national competition, designed to give them confidence in their own ability to stand up and speak in front of an audience.

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Guests' Christmas Evening


A light hearted evening of merriment when a good time was had by all!

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District Governor's visit


Lorna Beedham,District Governor, gave a thought provoking and interesting overview of Rotary today.

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Troop Aid Grab Bag packing


The Club has donated £500 to Troop Aid this year, the charity that supports our injured troops by supplying the basic essentials in Grab Bags. Practical help has also been provided in packing Grab Bags.

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Welcome Dinner, Group Study Exchange Team from New Zealand


Five young professionals from New Zealand have started a four week long study tour that will take place throughout the West Midlands.

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St Basil's


The Club recently made a donation to St Basil's, the charity that works with young people to prevent homelessness by providing accommodation and support services. A visit to their Edmunds Court premises in Small Heath followed.

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International Activities


The Club supports school girls in Hadiabad, India (pictured) together with disabled school children in Gede, Kenya.

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Rotary Junior Community Awards 2009


To achieve the Award Year 6 pupils take part in a range of developmental activities in Community Service, Social Experience, Skills and Physical Recreation.Presentations took place at Bishop Vesey School in Sutton Coldfield.

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Presidential Handover Evening


The end of one Rotary year and the start of the next one. Andrew Hopkins is President for 2009/10 and he is pictured with his wife Lesley.

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Rotary International Convention


The 100th Rotary International Convention came to Birmingham. Welcome to our city!

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International skittles evening


In partnership with our mother club, Erdington, a home hospitality event for the R I World Convention. A skittles evening complete with Fish and Chips supper, with plenty of international fellowship for which Rotary is renowned.

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Kids Out


A nationwide Rotary event - the largest day out for disadvantaged children and young people in the UK. The Club took nine young people to Drayton Manor Park from Wilson Stuart School in Erdington. A good day was had by all!

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Kilo of Cash


An annual event where coins are collected on Erdington High Street with the target being that they cover a kilometre distance.

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2008-9 President's Night


A fun filled evening of Rotary fellowship at Wishaw Country Lodge, with good food, fine wines, the Magic of Callan and Victoria Jazz Band. Nick and Penny Thurston are pictured with District Governor Peter Smith and his wife Yvonne.

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A new Tamar Class Lifeboat for Angle


The Club made donations to RNLI towards the new Tamar Class lifeboat for Angle in Pembrokeshire. HRH Prince Michael of Kent officially named the lifeboat Mark Mason.

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The Alternative Conference 2009


An opportunity for Rotarians and their partners to enjoy a weekend away in Hertfordshire. The itinerary included a visit to The National Waterways Museum at Stoke Bruerne.

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Barn Dance


An evening of Rotary fellowship and merriment!

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The Alternative Conference 2008


An opportunity for Rotarians and their partners to have a weekend away together where they can explore the locale and share Rotary fellowship.

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Street collections, at Easter and Christmas


The majority of the Club's fundraising comes from street collections that are usually held just before Easter and Christmas each year. Father Christmas and the Easter Bunny put in a special appearance.

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Katie Miller - planning for OSTAR and beyond


A former Sutton Coldfield Head Girl, Katie talked to Club members about her adventures racing at sea, her plans for OSTAR in 2009 and her aspiration to take part in the Vendee Globe race in 2016.

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French themed evening


An evening when the whole theme was matters French - the dress code, the wine, the food and the quiz. The participative part of the evening was the frog racing.

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Leonard Cheshire Disability


Rotary supports Leonard Cheshire Disability both locally and internationally. Rotarians Arthur Law (left) and Barry Rainsford (right) are pictured with Simon Bolton from Sutton Coldfield Baptist Church creating a colourful new floral bed at Greenacres.

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2007-8 President's Evening


To mark a highly success year in office President Ken Hawkings, his fellow Rotarians and guests spent an evening cruising the River Avon aboard the Countess of Evesham, where they partook of a superb meal, and enjoyed Rotary fellowship.

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