Completed meetings and events 2023-2024

Wed 12th June 2024 - National Kids Out Day

This is a national event for disabled and disadvantaged school age children, to give them a free day of fun and happiness. This year it will be held at Twycross Zoo.

Tue 11th June 2024 - Presidential Handover

We are delighted that Club President Paul Lane has agreed to stand for another year. Alan Boulton will be President Elect. Photo credits: Eric Dance.

Sat 8th June 2024 - The Big Help Out

Our members were out and about litter picking in the local area. https://www.thebighelpout.org.uk/

Tue 4th June 2024 - Business Meeting

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Tue 28th May 2024 - Breakfast Meeting

No formal meeting this week, so chance to meet informally for breakfast at Pype Hayes Golf Club.

Tue 21st May 2024 - Club Draw

The May draw was won by John Baden, with second prize going to Robert Young.

Tue 21st May 2024 - Club Assembly

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Tue 14th May 2024 - Business Meeting

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Mon 13th May 2024 - Tue 14th May 2024 Rotary District 1060 Special Needs Indoor Cricket Tournament

This District event will be held at Action Indoors Sports, Stockland Green.

Tue 7th May 2024 - Breakfast meeting

No formal meeting this week after the Bank Holiday, so meeting for breakfast at Pype Hayes Golf Club.

Tue 30th April 2024 - Club Draw

The April draw was won by Dick Elston with second prize going to Tony Ridge.

Tue 30th April 2024 - Committees Meeting

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Mon 29th April 2024 - Visit to the National Memorial Arboretum

What a fascinating place this is to visit. After coffee we visited the Millennium Chapel and then took the land train around the grounds. https://www.thenma.org.uk/

Tue 23rd April 2024 - Amelia and Lilli; Greenacres, Leonard Cheshire Disability

The Club has supported Greenacres, our local Leonard Cheshire Home, and its residents for many years.
https://www.leonardcheshire.org/get-support/living/care-homes/greenacres-sutton-coldfield

Mon 22nd April 2024 - Rotary 6 a side football competition

18 teams competed from 12 local schools, playing on the 3G pitch, with 150 pupils in attendance. St Nicholas beat Boldmere B on penalties. Thanks to Sutton Coldfield Town Football Club for use of their facilities once again.

Tue 16th April 2024 - Sharon Needham; Square Peg Activities Ltd


A local charity, established in 2017, Square Peg Activities supports children and adults with additional needs as well as their siblings, parents and carers.
https://www.squarepegactivities.org/

Sat 13th April 2024 - Litter picking

One of Rotary’s Avenues of Service is to protect the environment. Our volunteer litter pickers have been out and about again helping to look after our local area.

Fri 12th April 2024 - Supporting Midlands Air Ambulance (MAA)

A third delivery of miscellaneous coins and notes has been made to MAA. It all helps to make lifesaving missions possible for MAA’s rapid response, pre-hospital emergency service. https://www.midlandsairambulance.com/cash4coins


Tue 9th April 2024 - Business Meeting

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Tue 2nd April 2024 - Breakfast Meeting

No formal meeting today after the Bank Holiday. So an ideal opportunity to meet for breakfast at Pype Hayes Golf Club, where we received a very warm welcome.

Tue 26th March 2024 - Club Draw

This month's draw was won by Doreen Gauld with second prize going to John Baden.

Tue 26th March 2024 - Committees meeting

The focus of this evening's meeting will be Club membership.

Fri 22nd March 2024 - Mon 25th March 2024 Alternative Conference 2024

Back by popular demand this year's long weekend was held at Alvaston Hall, attended by our members, Inner Wheel colleagues and partners. A great opportunity to all be together in comfortable, relaxing surroundings and to explore the local area.

Tue 19th March 2024 - Cllr Alex Yip

Cllr Yip is elected to Birmingham City Council representing the Sutton Wylde Green Ward.

Sun 17th March 2024 - 7 Pools Run

The 7 Pools run aims to raise funds for KIDS in Sutton Coldfield, a charity that provides a wide range of services to disabled children, young people and their families in England. Our members will be acting as marshals. Photo credit: 7 Pools Run

Tue 12th March 2024 - Melissa Roche; SIFA Fireside

SIFA Fireside is the charity and support service for people experiencing homelessness in Birmingham. https://sifafireside.co.uk/

Tue 5th March 2024 - Business Meeting

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Tue 27th February 2024 - Club Draw

Arthur Law won this month's draw with Eric Dance taking second prize.

Tue 27th February 2024 - Committees Meeting

The focus of this evening's meeting will be Christmas activities within the Club.

Tue 20th February 2024 - Quiz; All about Birmingham

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Tue 13th February 2024 - John Sherratt; Severn Valley Railway

John is a signalman on the famous railway. Over the last 50 years it has been visited by millions of people who have enjoyed travelling by vintage steam and diesel-hauled trains. https://svr.co.uk/

Sat 10th February 2024 - Birmingham International Tattoo

Our members were pleased to attend and support Troop Aid again.
https://bhamtattoo.com/
www.troopaid.info
Photos credits: John Baden and Fran Bowdler.

Tue 6th February 2024 - Business Meeting

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Tue 30th January 2024 - Going out for dinner

We will not be at our usual venue this evening. Instead we will be at The Royale Dosa in Sutton Coldfield enjoying Indian cuisine.

Tue 23rd January 2024 - Club Draw

The January draw was won by Steve Gauld with second prize going to Ken Hawkings.

Tue 23rd January 2024 - Lucy Goodway; Edward's Trust

A West Midlands based charity that supports children, young people and families facing loss and surviving bereavement. Guests welcome. https://edwardstrust.org.uk/

Tue 16th January 2024 - Visit of District Governor; Amal Rampal

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Tue 9th January 2024 - Business Meeting

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Tue 19th December 2023 - No meeting

We will not be meeting this evening as we will be out and about helping Santa.
Greenacres is the Leonard Cheshire Home for 33 adults with physical disabilities in Sutton Coldfield.

Sat 16th December 2023 - Greenacres Christmas Fayre

Greenacres is the Leonard Cheshire Home in Sutton Coldfield for 33 adults with physical disabilities. https://www.leonardcheshire.org/get-support/living/care-homes/greenacres-sutton-coldfield

Tue 12th December 2023 - Club Draw

The December draw was won by Doreen Gauld, with second prize going to Carolyn McLaughlin.

Tue 12th December 2023 - Christmas party

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Wed 6th December 2023 - Christmas meal for local senior citizens

This is an annual fixture on our calendar, being held at Westfield Court Hotel. Everyone had a great time!

Tue 5th December 2023 - Business Meeting

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Tue 28th November 2023 - Club Draw

The November draw was won by Julia Baden with second prize going to Robert Plumridge.

Tue 28th November 2023 - Committees Meeting

This evening we will be discussing the Club's activities over the festive season when we will be out and about supporting Santa.

Tue 21st November 2023 - Special General Meeting

This evening we will be electing our Club Officers for the 2024/5 Rotary year.

Tue 14th November 2023 - Andrew Hopkins; Genealogy

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Sun 12th November 2023 - Remembrance Sunday

Our Club President will be laying a wreath honouring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice serving their country.

Fri 10th November 2023 - The Holly Trust Ball

Based in the West Midlands, the charity is dedicated to fighting bowel cancer locally. https://hollytrust.co.uk/

Tue 7th November 2023 - Business Meeting

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Tue 31st October 2023 - Club Draw

This month's draw was won by Milo Elston with second prize going to Robert Plumridge.

Tue 31st October 2023 - Committees Meeting

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Sat 28th October 2023 Troop Aid Charity Dinner

Troop Aid supports our injured troops by providing them with the basic essentials. The event will be held at The Manor Hotel, Meriden. www.troopaid.info

Sat 28th October 2023 - Litter picking

Our volunteers will be meeting at Wylde Green Shopping Centre for another litter picking exercise within the local community.

Tue 24th October 2023 - Sarah Gadsby; Cardiac Risk in the Young

The charity that seeks to prevent young sudden cardiac deaths through awareness, screening and research, and supporting affected families. https://www.c-r-y.org.uk/. We were delighted to welcome members of Uttoxeter Rotary to the meeting.

Tue 24th October 2023 - World Polio Day

It was just 35 years ago that polio paralysed 350,000 children annually. Only two countries continue to report wild polio cases, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Together we can #EndPolio, but we need your support this #WorldPolioDay: endpol.io/give

Tue 17th October 2023 - Cllr Tony Briggs; Mayor of Royal Sutton Coldfield

We always look forward to this annual fixture on our Club calendar. Guests welcome.

Mon 16th October 2023 - Rotary District 1060 Festival of Football - Day 2

Here are some pics from the competition. Pupils and teachers from Sutton School, Dudley are pictured.

Tue 10th October 2023 - Dictionaries for Life

Pleased to donate dictionaries to Noran Flynn, Group Leader of North Birmingham for Ukraine to be used in English language classes for locally based people from Ukraine. Thanks to The Rotary Foundation for help via a District Grant.

Tue 10th October 2023 - Noran Flynn; North Birmingham 4 Ukraine

Noran will be giving an update on the group's work with local Ukrainian guests.

Mon 9th October 2023 - Rotary District 1060 Festival of Football - Day 1

It’s the 26th year of the competition for pupils from special needs schools and the 13th year it’s been hosted by this Club. It's always a day with lots of fun, held at Aston Villa Academy.

Tue 3rd October 2023 - Business Meeting

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Mon 2nd October 2023 - Check this out!

We’ve been supporting our colleagues at the Rotary Club of East London, South Africa to purchase additional chess sets for Fort Grey School as they work to encourage chess within local schools.

Tue 26th September 2023 - Club Draw

This month's draw was won by Christine Law with second prize going to Steve Gauld.

Tue 26th September 2023 - Committees Meeting

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Sun 24th September 2023 - Pudding Club

The event raised £600 for 'Cardiac Risk in the Young', our President's charity of the year. Thanks to everyone who supported and to Sutton Coldfield Town Football Club for hosting.

Tue 19th September 2023 - Chris King; Tribute Night to Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin

We will be joining our Sutton Coldfield Vesey colleagues at their special evening instead of meeting at our usual venue.

Tue 19th September 2023 - Dictionaries for Life

We’ve made our final school delivery for this year. Thanks to The Rotary Foundation for help with the funding by way of a District Grant. Wylde Green Primary pupils are pictured.

Tue 12th September 2023 - Alan Boulton; Theme tunes quiz

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Tue 5th September 2023 - Business Meeting

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Wed 30th August 2023 - ShelterBox Silver Partner Club status

Delighted to report that the Club has been awarded Silver Partner Club status with ShelterBox! The charity works to provide shelter, essential items and technical assistance to help people recover and rebuild their homes after disaster. www.shelterbox.org

Tue 29th August 2023 - Breakfast Meeting

As it's a Tuesday following a Bank Holiday we will not be having our usual weekly meeting. Instead we have the option of an informal breakfast at Pype Hayes Golf Club.

Sat 26th August 2023 - Global Interfaith Conference 2023

Our members were invited to the Namdhari Sikh Sangat Global Interfaith Conference 2023 that brought people from different communities together, held in the presence of His Holiness Sri Satguru Uday Singh Ji, the Spiritual Leader of the Namdhari Sikhs.

Sat 26th August 2023 - Supporting our local Leonard Cheshire Home

Amelia and Lilli from Greenacres are pictured receiving a donation from our members, to support the residents. Photos credit: Eric Dance.

Tue 22nd August 2023 - Club Draw

The August draw was won by Alan Boulton with second prize going to Pat Elston.

Tue 22nd August 2023 - Committees Meeting

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Tue 15th August 2023 - Fellowship Visit

Thank you to our colleagues at Sutton Coldfield Vesey for the warm welcome to our members and Inner Wheel colleagues! It was very useful for each Club to outline projects underway and discuss how we might work collaboratively.

Thu 10th August 2023 - Birmingham Crisis Centre

A local charity providing a safe haven for victims of domestic abuse, the Club donated £1000 to expand the garden at the refuge so the women and children can enjoy therapeutic gardening together. http://www.birminghamcrisis.org.uk/


Tue 8th August 2023 - Danielle Williams; Our Place

Our Place is a Community Interest Company in Sutton Coldfield formed in 2011 to provide quality advice services, deliver accredited training and personal development opportunities. https://www.ourplacesupport.org/

Sun 6th August 2023 - Birmingham Run

After marshalling yesterday in the pouring rain our volunteers are back today for more.

Sat 5th August 2023 - Birmingham Triathlon

Our members were in Sutton Park at the crack of dawn in readiness for marshalling duties at the event. Rain did not stop play!

Fri 4th August 2023 - Supporting homeless people in Birmingham

Here’s our latest delivery including bench coats and training tops from Sutton Coldfield Town Football Club, towels, toiletries, ladies tops and scarves, gents underwear, socks and trainers. www.sifafireside.co.uk

Tue 1st August 2023 - Business Meeting

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Tue 25th July 2023 - Club Draw

The July draw was won by Carolyn McLaughlin with second prize going to Alan Boulton.

Tue 25th July 2023 - Nico Wehrle; Rotary in Germany and Switzerland

Guests are welcome.

Tue 18th July 2023 - John Baden; Mystery Evening

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Tue 11th July 2023 - Quiz

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Thu 6th July 2023 - Dictionaries for Life

The Club has donated dictionaries to Year 5 pupils at Yenton Primary and Year 3 at Walmley Junior. More deliveries locally will be made in September. Thanks to The Rotary Foundation for help with a District Grant. https://dictionary4life.com

Tue 4th July 2023 - Business Meeting

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Sat 1st July 2023 - Sun 2nd July 2023 Cars in the Park

Organised by the Rotary Club of Lichfield St Chad with The Stan Bowley Trust attracting up to 2,000 cars and over 20,000 visitors, raising funds for local, national and international good causes. Our members have been invited to help steward the event.
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