Completed meetings and events 2019-2020

Tue 23rd June 2020 - Club Draw

This month's draw was won by Barry Rainsford.

Tue 23rd June 2020 - Presidential Handover

The meeting was held via Zoom, so Helen will have to wait a little while to take delivery of the Presidential chain of office! Thank you Dick Elston for leading us through 2019/20. Here's wishing Helen Bradin well for 2020/21. (Photo take June 2019).

Tue 9th June 2020 - Gerard Goshawk; Erdington Foodbank

Erdington Foodbank provides three days’ emergency food and support to local people who are referred to them in crisis, being part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.

Tue 26th May 2020 - Club Draw

This evening's draw was won by John Watson.


Sun 15th March 2020 - 7 Pools Run

The 7 Pools Run is a 10KM cross country run around the seven pools in Sutton Park and is held in March every year. All the funds raised are donated to The Norman Laud Association. The Club is invited to supply marshals.

Tue 10th March 2020 Club Night

Sun 8th March 2020 - Pudding Club

It was great to get family and friends together at Sutton Coldfield Town Football Club. The event was to raise funds for SIFA Fireside, Birmingham’s main day centre for homeless and vulnerably housed adults.

Tue 3rd March 2020 Business Meeting

Fri 28th February 2020 - Spamalot

Some of our members will be going along to hear Lichfield Operatic Society perform this acclaimed musical at the Lichfield Garrick Theatre.

Tue 25th February 2020 Colin Cartwright; Aquabox

Tue 18th February 2020 - 100 Square Draw

This evening's draw was won by Alan Boulton.

Tue 18th February 2020 Lesley Smith; Catherine of Aragon

We'll be away from our usual venue for this meeting. Instead we'll be hearing Lesley Smith speak at Lichfield Cathedral.

Fri 14th February 2020 - Mon 17th February 2020 Alternative Conference

This year’s venue was Hollywood House near Belper. Storm Dennis did not detract from everyone having a great weekend.

Tue 11th February 2020 Louise Tipper; London to Surrey Bike Ride

Tue 11th February 2020 - Donation to Birmingham Dogs' Home

The Club has donated £2300 following a sponsored walk around Sutton Park. Some of our members visited the centre in Catherine de Barnes where the presentation was made and they were given a most interesting guided tour.

Tue 4th February 2020 Business Meeting

Tue 28th January 2020 John Baden; The Holly Trust

Tue 21st January 2020 - 100 Square Draw

This evening's lucky winner was Arthur Law.

Tue 21st January 2020 Alan Boulton; Belper's nail industry.

Wed 15th January 2020 - Packing bags for the Buddy Bag Foundation

Working together with members of Wylde Green Inner Wheel, staff from Hart Office Supplies and friends, 150 Buddy Bags were packed to be shipped to five separate women’s refuges throughout the country.

Tue 14th January 2020 Review of Christmas fundraising activities

Tue 7th January 2020 Business Meeting

Sun 22nd December 2019 - Carol Service at St Peter's Church, Little Aston

After the service there will be the option going on to The Butlers Arms in Four Oaks for a meal.

Tue 17th December 2019 Christmas meal

We will not be meeting at our usual venue this evening. Instead, we'll be enjoying a meal at The School House, Weeford.

Sat 14th December 2019 - Greenacres Christmas Fayre

At the Leonard Cheshire Residential Home in Sutton Coldfield. Refreshments were once again served by our Inner Wheel colleagues. Santa made an appearance as did the West Midlands Fire Service Pipe Band.

Fri 13th December 2019 - SIFA Fireside Christmas Meal

Our members and Inner Wheel colleagues were cooking and serving a Christmas meal at SIFA Fireside, the Birmingham based charity that seeks to improve health and inclusion for homeless people Birmingham. Photo SIFA Fireside.

Thu 12th December 2019 - Christmas meal for local senior citizens.

To be held at Westfield Court Hotel.

Tue 10th December 2019 - 100 Square Draw

This evening's draw was won by Ken Hawkings.

Tue 10th December 2019 S W O T analysis

An opportunity for us to consider the Club's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.

Tue 3rd December 2019 Business Meeting and visit of Bala Jaspal, Rotary District Governor.

Some of our founder members were present and they were delighted to have their service acknowledged.

Tue 26th November 2019 Special General Meeting

Sat 23rd November 2019 - Birmingham International Tattoo

Our members were out in force again, this time collecting for Troop Aid, the charity that supports our injured troops. Great to be working alongside other volunteers from Troop Aid and Shirley Lions.

Wed 20th November 2019 - Santa visits Royal Mail

Pupils from The Rocklands Special School in Lichfield were invited to visit the Royal Mail Distribution office in Lichfield, where Rtn Gina Maund works. Gina knows Santa and asked him to come along, too.

Tue 19th November 2019 Beetle Drive

Raising funds for Friends of Malawi.

Tue 19th November 2019 - Supporting Erdington Foodbank

We've supported Erdington Foodbank for 6 years now often working in partnership with Tesco, New Oscott.

Tue 19th November 2019 - Supporting Savanna Paille Junior School, Dominica.

2 years since Hurricane Maria hit Dominica and working with the Rotary Club of Portsmouth, Dominica, the Club donated funds to help in the rebuilding of the school and particularly funding new kitchen equipment.

Tue 12th November 2019 - 100 Square Draw

Eric Dance was this evening's lucky winner.

Tue 12th November 2019 Wendy Hill; Healthy lifestyles

Mon 11th November 2019 - Rotary District 1060 Area 1 Quiz

Being hosted by the Rotary Club of Nuneaton at Nuneaton Golf Club, CV11 6QF.

Sun 10th November 2019 - Remembrance Sunday

We will be laying a wreath at the War Memorial in Sutton Coldfield.

Fri 8th November 2019 - Caribbean Night

What a fabulous evening we all had with such a wonderful selection of Caribbean cuisine. Plenty happening all the time! As well as having lots of fun the event raised £737 for the Extra Mile School in Sierra Leone.

Wed 6th November 2019 Christmas Market

This popular event will again be held at Alrewas Hayes. One of the charities to benefit will be the Holly Trust.

Tue 5th November 2019 Business Meeting

Tue 29th October 2019 Al and Pam Sutton; Troop Aid

Al and Pam will be joining us to give an update about the charity's work.

Mon 28th October 2019 - Leverton Day Lunch

A lunch hosted by the Rotary Club of Birmingham supported by Clubs that have originated from that Club. This year it will be held at Edgbaston Golf Club.

Tue 22nd October 2019 The World's Greatest Meal

An initiative created by members of Rotary worldwide to help the eradication of Polio. We will not be meeting in our usual venue this evening. Instead we'll be eating in a local restaurant.

Fri 18th October 2019 - Sun 20th October 2019 Rotary District Conference

This year's Conference will be held in Nottingham.

Tue 15th October 2019 Skittles Evening in aid of Friends of Malawi.

The evening raised £234.00 to help with the reconstruction of the school devastated in the torrential storms earlier this year. The building has been re-roofed, walls plastered and painted and a door fixed.

Mon 14th October 2019 - Rotary Special Needs Football Festival, Day 2

Now in its 23rd year, 260 pupils from 21 schools in 34 teams took park in this year’s event at Aston Villa Football Club Academy. Thanks to Tesco for the refreshments.

Tue 8th October 2019 - 100 Square Draw

Carolyn McLaughlin won this evening's draw.

Tue 8th October 2019 Business Meeting

Mon 7th October 2019 - Rotary Special Needs Football Festival

Now in its 23rd year, 260 pupils from 21 schools in 34 teams took park in this year’s event at Aston Villa Football Club Academy. Thanks to Tesco for the refreshments.

Fri 4th October 2019 - Unveiling of memory tree at Wilson Stuart School

The Club has contributed towards this stunning tree that celebrates the lives of students and staff - a very fitting memorial to those it commemorates.

Tue 1st October 2019 Club Night

Sun 29th September 2019 - Late summer fundraiser

At Sutton Coldfield Town Football Club where we had an excellent carvery meal and dessert. Back by popular demand were ‘Dandy’, the Black Country duo. The event raised £800 for SIFA Fireside.

Tue 24th September 2019 Andrew Hopkins; Stereo photography

We were treated to an excellent presentation by Rtn Andrew Hopkins. He even provided each of us with specs to see the images on screen!

Tue 17th September 2019 - 100 Square Draw

This evening's lucky winner was Claire Wilkinson.

Tue 17th September 2019 Cllr David Allan, Mayor of Royal Sutton Coldfield and Mayoress Linda Allan

We were delighted to welcome the Mayor and Mayoress, Cllr David Allan and Mrs Linda Allan to our meeting. The Mayor spoke about what the Council is currently seeking to achieve, outlined longer term plans and took questions.

Sat 14th September 2019 - Last Night of the Rotary Proms

Another great evening of classical favourites, featuring City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and The Treorchy Male Choir.

Tue 10th September 2019 Iain Wilson; ShelterBox

Iain Wilson, District 1060 ShelterBox Co-ordinator, gave an informative update about the charity's work. The Club donated £590 to fund a ShelterBox, following the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian.

Tue 3rd September 2019 Business Meeting

Tue 20th August 2019 - 100 Square Draw

This evening's draw was won by Robert Plumridge.

Tue 20th August 2019 Robert Young; Games Night

Tue 13th August 2019 Treasure Hunt

Always a fun evening, this year's event will be around Boldmere.

Tue 6th August 2019 - Donation to Extra Mile School, Sierra Leone.

Funds raised at the Spring Ball organised in May by Rotarians Donald and Pam Nelson have now been distributed and include £1200 that was presented to Mike Fielding representing the school. It will go towards vital building work within the premises.

Tue 6th August 2019 Business Meeting

Tue 30th July 2019 Robert Young; The Royal British Legion

The Legion is here to help members of the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, veterans and their families.

Sat 27th July 2019 Greenacres Summer Fete

We are pleased to continue the Club's support of the staff and residents at Greenacres, the local Leonard Cheshire Residential Home. Here are some of our Inner Wheel colleagues who served tea and delicious cakes on the day.

Tue 23rd July 2019 Summer BBQ and Frog Racing

We had been challenged by RC Moseley and Sparkbrook! It was great to have so many of their members join us. Despite the rain showers it was a fun evening. The raffle raised £165 for Friends of Malawi towards more solar lights.

Tue 16th July 2019 - 100 Square Draw

This evening's draw was won by Alan Boulton, who generously donated the funds to the Buddy Bag Foundation.

Tue 16th July 2019 Chris Walker; Buddy Bags

The Buddy Bag Foundation provides children entering emergency accommodation with Buddy Bags to restore a sense of safety and security to their lives.

Tue 9th July 2019 Club Meeting

Sun 7th July 2019 - InDOGpendence Day

Man’s best friend came in all shapes and sizes for our inaugural InDOGpendence Day sponsored walk in Sutton Park. The walk covered a route 2 miles long and raised over £1300 for Birmingham Dogs’ Home.

Tue 2nd July 2019 Business Meeting

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