Community Services

The Role of the Community Services Committee

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Chair Steve Drinnan

Denzil Ellis, Stuart Phillips, Mike Griffiths, Mark Liquorish, Ruth Thomas, Wagih El Masri, Justin Soper and Jackie Ridge

Community Services Committee

Meeting on alternate months 6 times a year - reporting to Club Council each month.

We are anxious to listen to any request for help from any local group with a particular need.

The Health Awareness Day is held on a Saturday each spring in the Memorial Hall. Local community groups and organisations are invited to set up a stall to promote their contribution and to make people aware. It also incorporates a point where blood pressure and cholesterol can be checked.  This year, we hope to take the opportunity provided by their involvement with the Health Awareness Day, to encourage co-operation between some of the charities to examine the opportunities that exist to share some of the events that they run with other charities for the benefit of all.

On the Thursday of summer half-term, we support the Friends of the Derwen at their Summer Fete with 6 side-shows, with the emphasis being on "fun".

We carry out a Street Collection and Supermarket exit collection in June in Oswestry with recent beneficiaries  including :- The Whittington Youth Group, The Friends of the Victoria Centre, The Stroke Club, Oswestry Branch of the Shropshire Helping Hand Association, Community First Responders, Llanfyllin Community Shop, Leonard Cheshire Home (Dolywern) and Oswestry & District Mencap.

We support the Friends of the Orthopaedic Hospital at their Summer Fete on the last Saturday of June, through our fund raising side-shows.

The annual "Millicent Kaye Art Competition" will once again be held at the end of June. Open to year 5 and 6 Primary School pupils and entries are displayed at the Qube.

Our Rotarians assist on the entrance to the Grandstand at the Oswestry Show in August.

In the unfortunate possibility of a serious local disaster our Rotarians volunteer to co-ordinate help to relatives and friends of those involved, should the local professional services be unable to cope. This is a Rotary inspired initiative called "Reaction".

The 2 bench seats up on the Old Racecourse are maintained by this committee.

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