Newcastle Club victorious in the first round of the District Golf Croquet TournamentOn Tuesday evening, 15 May, we accepted a challenge to compete against the Rotary Club of Six Towns (Stoke on Trent) in the first round of the District 1210 Golf Croquet Tournament. Six Rotarians from our club formed our team, President John Scarpello (team captain); Derek Broom; Ron Lucas; Carol Reddish; Dagmar Rubin; and Peter Rolfe. We played in the delightful grounds of Queen's Park, Longton, on a former bowling green. And our team was successful.John Scarpello and Carol Reddish won their match 4-2, as did Dagmar Rubin and Peter Rolfe. The old men of the team, Past Governors Derek Broome and Ron Lucas only scraped through 4-3 in their match but the net result was a three matches to nil victory for Newcastle. The tournament was ably organised by Six Towns captain and President Elect Sandra Matthews and afterwards Six Towns generously hosted refreshments for everyone in the Park Inn nearby.A jolly good evening was enjoyed by us all and we agreed this was Rotary fellowship at its best.
Hindu Temple Coffee Morning raises £370 for End Polio
The Coffee Morning on the 3rd December organised by club member Krishna Argarwal raised £370 for 'End Polio Now'. The event at the Hindu Temple in Hanley was attended by several club members, partners, friends and the congregation. Everyone enjoyed the experience which included an excellent traditional Indian lunch.
Our Tree displayed at St. Giles Church Christmas Tree Festival
Our decorated tree was one of many displayed at the Christmas Tree Festival within St. Giles Church, Newcastle. Santa is pictured here next to our tree.
Children plant more Crocus Corms for 'End Polio Now'
Children from the Norton-in-Hales village school planted more corms at their local St.Chads church to enhance the purple crocus display from earlier in the year. The corms, donated by our club, when in flower will provide a wonderful show of purple and be an excellent reminder of the 'End Polio Now' project.
Our Summer Charity Bucket Collections at Morrisons Supermarket raise £820 for ‘Homestart’
Thanks to Morrisons at Milehouse Lane and the generosity of their customers, our bucket collections over four days in June and July have raised £820. Proceeds will go to support families with vulnerable young children in our local community through the ‘Homestart’ charity.
Christmas collection at Morrisons Goose Street Supermarket raises over £2300
Many thanks to management, staff and shoppers at Morrisons Goose Street for their support during our Christmas collection which raised £2,353.19. Proceeds will go to The Peter Pan Centre for children with special needs and other charities supported by our club.
Meetings and events happening soon
Tuesday 29th January 13.00
Speaker: Rtn. Marion Reddish
Subject: Borough Council Update
Menu: Prawn Cocktail followed by Gammon, Egg and Pineapple
Thursday 31st January 17.00 - (members only)
At Newcastle Golf Club
Tuesday 5th February 13.00
Speaker: David Lovatt
Subject: “Bee Keeping”.
Menu: Sweet & Sour Chicken, Rice & Chips followed by Lemon Meringue & Fresh Cream
Tuesday 12th February 12.15 - (members only)
Youth Service Committee Meeting
At Newcastle Golf Club.
Tuesday 12th February 13.00
Menu: Soup Followed by Cumberland Sausage & Mash
Tuesday 12th February 16.30 -
Rotary 'Youth Speaks' Competition
At Newcastle College. The local heat of the Rotary organised public speaking competition for young people. The winners will progress to district, regional and national stages.
Tuesday 19th February 13.00
Speaker: Barbara Mitchelhill
Subject: “A Writer’s Life”.
Menu: Cod Mornay followed by Chocolate Fudge Cake
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