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90th Charter Concert raises £1500 for Donna Louise

Following the 90th Charter Concert at Longton Central Hall, where the award winning choir, The Daleian Singers and guests performed to raise funds for one of our chosen local charities, we were able to make a gift of £1500 towards the work of Donna Louise. Jayne accepted the cheque from the club and representatives from the Daleians. Tim Wedgwood our compère on the night extended his best wishes to Rotary and the Daleians for their future activities and the work done by Donna Louise.

Pictured left to right are Joe Cartwright (Rotarian/Daleian singer), Jayne (Donna Louise), Paul Bradshaw (Rotary Club President), Gus Harper (Daleian Singer).

Newcastle Club victorious in the first round of the District Golf Croquet Tournament

On 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.

Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Friday 19th July 19.00 -

Croquet & Supper Evening


at Newcastle Golf Club. Organised by Community Service Committee but all members, partners and friends invited. Supper is sandwiches and chips at a cost of £7.50. Please book with Rene Carlisle.

Tuesday 23rd July 13.00

Lunch Meeting


Menu: Melon followed by Chicken Casserole

Tuesday 30th July 13.00

Lunch Meeting


Menu: Soup followed by Meat & Potato Pie

Tuesday 6th August 13.00

Lunch Meeting


Speaker: TBC
Menu: Lamb Casserole followed by Apple Crumble & Custard

Tuesday 13th August 13.00

Lunch Meeting


Speaker: TBC
Menu: Prawn Cocktail followed by Gammon, Egg & Pineapple

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