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To see our new video just click   WE ARE BLACKPOOL SOUTH ROTARY.  Get a snapshot of what we did in 2016.

To accompany the visuals you can listen to Honorary Member and Rotary Town Crier Barry McQueen playing the Post Horn Gallop, followed by his rendition of ‘My Little Ukulele’ from George Formby’s1935  film ‘Off the Dole’. As a contrast, by kind permission of Honorary Member Tony Jo, listen to the superb group ‘Bond Legacy’ singing ‘Skyfall’ and to wrap it up we have Peter Jebson playing the Mighty Tower Ballroom Wurlitzer. 

We are proud to be a Rotary Club in Blackpool, arguably Britain’s Premier Seaside Resort.

Picture by Thomas Meadows 

Blackpool Tower is a welcome sight to those coming to Blackpool and promises a warm welcome to all.

You will also find a warm welcome at Blackpool South Rotary Club.

If you wish to make an enquiry about joining Rotary you can click on 'Contact us' on the top of this Home Page and complete the e-mail form. We will then get in touch with you. 


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Members and guests celebrated Blackpool South Rotary Club’s 65th Charter Anniversary Celebration Dinner at Blackpool Stanley Park Golf Club, North Park Drive, Blackpool on the evening of Friday 3rd November 2017.  The evening was presided over by Club President Eric Hind.

Stanley Parr C.B.E a former Chief Constable of Lancashire Constabulary was a respected member of this Club and was president in 1965 and 1970. In his memory, club members decided to award a silver salver annually to a member/s who had given outstanding service to the Club and Rotary and made a significant contribution to the well-being of the Club.

The award is in the gift of the Club President for the previous year and Immediate Past President Jeff Meadows awarded the salver to President Elect Pat McCarthy and President Nominee Lesley McCarthy.

District Governor Larry Branyan carried out the presentation.

The special guest was Roger Lloyd Jones, a popular local singer and entertainer who l provided cabaret featuring "American Musical Legends" including Sinatra, Elvis and Neil Diamond.

Those attending enjoyed an excellent meal and service.

 Above: President Eric addressing the Members and Guests.


Above: Pat and Lesley receive the Stan Parr Award from District Governor Larry (Centre).

Above: Entertainer Roger Lloyd Jones.

Above: Guest and Event Photographer Peter Westhorpe in the balloons with Jean Holland.

FOR MORE PICTURES VISIT: 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/148950271@N07/albums/72157666266390319  


Past President Jacqui Longden, her daughter Sarah and their friends love a party, so Jacqui’s award of the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for her services to veterans gave them a chance to have a party and then celebrate again at her investiture on Friday 22nd September at the Shire Hall in Lancaster Castle.  Jacqui was presented with her award by The Lord-Lieutenant of Lancashire The Rt Hon the Lord Shuttleworth KG, KCVO.

All her friends and Rotary Colleagues offer their heartiest congratulations to a well deserved winner and this very popular lady.



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On the 2nd October our guest speaker was Honorary Member Barry McQueen.  Barry gave an interesting and entertaining talk about his life as a Town Crier including Ludlow, Birmingham, Blackpool, Virgin Trains and Boddington’s Brewery. He proudly showed off his Blackpool South Rotary Club badge having been appointed the world’s first official Rotary’s Town Crier.  

 

Photograph by Jacqui Longden. (note his Blackpool South Rotary Club Badge on the right shoulder of his cape).


Above: Outgoing President Jeff Meadows (left) congratulates President Eric Hind who received the presidential chain of office.(see photo galleries in menu on top left for some more pictures)


On Monday 11th September, members and guests  listened with interest to a talk by Olive Carroll who together with her husband Alan Whelan (author of 'Empire Road) are working to build and..staff a school in Irovo in Kenya.  Olive gave a power point presentation which showed the progress they were making.

Together with Mr John Entwistle they have set up a registered charity 'STRIVE FOR EXCELLENCE (IROVO)'.  Their objective is THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION IN THE VILLAGE OF IROVO (SHINYALU), KAKAMEGA COUNTY, KENYA BY PROVIDING AND ASSISTING IN THE PROVISION OF A SCHOOL, FACILITIES FOR EDUCATION AT THE SCHOOL, SCHOLARSHIPS FOR CHILDREN UNABLE TO AFFORD SCHOOL FEES, TEACHER TRAINING AND SALARIES AND BY SUCH OTHER MEANS AS THE TRUSTEES MAY DETERMINE”

Visit www.irovo.org for more information.

Above: Olive with President Eric.


Blackpool South Rotary donated 5,000 crocus bulbs to Highfield Leadership Academy to promote the Purple4Polio campaign.


Pictures courtesy of Highfield Leadership Academy

For more information about the Purple for Polio Campaign visit www.rotarygbi.org/what-we-do/purple4polio



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Meetings and events happening soon

Monday 27th November 18.00

Club meeting


We meet at 6pm for a 6.30pm meal at Blackpool Stanley Park Golf Club, North Park Drive, Blackpool FY3 8LS. Tonight is an informal meeting.

Monday 4th December 18.00

Club meeting


We meet at 6pm for a 6.30pm meal at Blackpool Stanley Park Golf Club, North Park Drive, Blackpool FY3 8LS. Tonight is an informal meeting.

Monday 11th December 18.00

Club meeting


We meet at 6pm for a 6.30pm meal at Blackpool Stanley Park Golf Club, North Park Drive, Blackpool FY3 8LS. Tonight is our Special General Meeting when Officers and Committees for the next Rotary Year are selected.

Monday 18th December 18.00

Club meeting


We meet at 6pm for a 6.30pm meal at Blackpool Stanley Park Golf Club, North Park Drive, Blackpool FY3 8LS. Tonight is the Club's Christmas Dinner. All are welcome.

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Blackpool Park Golf Club
North Park Drive
Blackpool We meet on Mondays at 1830
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Blackpool Park Golf Club
North Park Drive
Blackpool FY3 8LS  01253 393960

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