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Skittles match challenge

Skittles match challenge

A great evening when we had challenged our colleagues at Sutton Coldfield Vesey Rotary.

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Kids Out

Kids Out

This is a national event for disabled and disadvantaged school age children, to give them a free day of fun and happiness. The Club sponsored pupils from Wilson Stuart School in Erdington on the outing to Drayton Manor Park.

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Platinum Jubilee Celebratory Lunch

Platinum Jubilee Celebratory Lunch

Thank you to everyone who supported! As a result of the event the Club will be donating £1000 to the Buddy Bag Foundation. Congratulations to our new Paul Harris Fellows, John Baden and Dick Elston.

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Support to Ukraine

Support to Ukraine

The Club has sent £1200 to ShelterBox, in support of the people of Ukraine with mattresses to collective centres in Lviv and shelter kits.www.shelterbox.org

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Club Presidents

Club Presidents

This year we are having three Club Presidents, each serving for 4 months. Nick Thurston went first, followed by John Baden, who has today handed over to Dick Elston. Photos: Nick Thurston.

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Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday

Three of our members laid wreaths at the War Memorial after this morning’s service. L-R: Dick Elston for Sutton Coldfield Town Football Club; Robert Young for the Parachute Regiment; Our Club President John Baden. Photo courtesy of Pat Elston.

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Visit by the Mayor of Royal Sutton Coldfield, Cllr Terry Wood

Visit by the Mayor of Royal Sutton Coldfield, Cllr Terry Wood

This is an event we look forward to each year and is a firm fixture on our calendar. It was good to hear about projects underway and planned.

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Rotary District Special Needs Football Festival

Rotary District Special Needs Football Festival

Now in its 24th year, 120 pupils from 11 schools entered 16 teams at Aston Villa Football Club Academy. A great way to see 'Rotary in Action'.

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Dictionaries for Life

Dictionaries for Life

DICTIONARIES FOR LIFE SEPTEMBER 2021 The Club has donated 278 dictionaries to Penns, Walmley, Wylde Green and Yenton Primary Schools. Wylde Green pupils are pictured. Photo credits: Miss Jennings, Wylde Green Primary School.

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Treasure Hunt

Treasure Hunt

We were most grateful to Rtn Alan Boulton who organised another of his fascinating treasure hunts, based around Boldmere High Street. Well done Alan and thank you!

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Bag packing for the Buddy Bag Foundation.

Bag packing for the Buddy Bag Foundation.

180 bags were packed and £545 raised that will fund another 22 bags for children entering emergency care. Thanks to Ian Hazel for hosting and serving supper to all the volunteers. https://buddybagfoundation.co.uk

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Help for Erdington Foodbank

Help for Erdington Foodbank

These are the donations made this month by our members to the Erdington Foodbank. Once again we worked in partnership with Jo James at Tesco, New Oscott. https://erdington.foodbank.org.uk/

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Litter Picking

Litter Picking

As part of the Keep Britain Tidy campaign our members were litter picking to help support our local community and their environment. https://www.keepbritaintidy.org/

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Delivering urgently needed food items to Erdington Foodbank

Delivering urgently needed food items to Erdington Foodbank

The Club has been supporting the foodbank for 8 years. Rtn Eric Dance is pictured with Jo James, Community Champion at Tesco, New Oscott as they select items to be donated to the foodbank this month. https://erdington.foodbank.org.uk/

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Delivery to Erdington Foodbank

Delivery to Erdington Foodbank

Rtn Eric Dance‘s car is once again full of items to deliver to Erdington Foodbank; this time the Club has been working in partnership with Tesco at New Oscott and their Community Champion Jo James. https://erdington.foodbank.org.uk/

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Supporting Erdington Foodbank

Supporting Erdington Foodbank

Last weekend our members supported the Drive Thru for the Foodbank at Chester Road Baptist Church. Here are yesterday’s additional deliveries made to the George Road base. https://erdington.foodbank.org.uk/

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Community Economic Empowerment Piggery Project

Community Economic Empowerment Piggery Project

This morning our members were very pleased to join members of the Rotary and Rotaract Clubs of Nsangi via Zoom to see the launch of the project at RCC Kibisi Village, Wobulenzi-Luwero. Villagers are pictured having just received their piglets.

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Chris Williams and Karen Williams; The Buddy Bag Foundation

Chris Williams and Karen Williams; The Buddy Bag Foundation

The charity provides children entering emergency accommodation with Buddy Bags to restore a sense of safety and security in their lives. Guests welcome. https://buddybagfoundation.co.uk/

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Iain Wilson; ShelterBox

Iain Wilson; ShelterBox

The Club has supported the charity for many years. ShelterBox – working with disaster-hit families around the world, offering emergency shelter and other essential items to support them in rebuilding their lives. https://www.shelterbox.org

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Support to Malawi during Covid - update

Support to Malawi during Covid - update

Face masks made for Embangweni Hospital have already exceeded 1,000. Staff are wearing them and insist patients wear them too. We have also donated for 20 hand washing buckets and lots of soap to the school. The solar lights we donated have now arrived.

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Malaria Eradication Project

Malaria Eradication Project

The Club has been pleased to support RC Nsangi and Rotaract Club of Nsangi with this project. Today we were able to use Zoom to see the presentation of the mosquito nets to the people of Kibisi Village, Kakikamu Sub-County, Luweero District.

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Dictionaries for Schools

Dictionaries for Schools

Dictionaries have been delivered to Penns, Walmley, Wylde Green and Yenton primary schools. Special thanks this year for help with the funding from Royal Sutton Coldfield Coldfield Town Council’s Community Grant Programme. Photos credit: Penns Primary Sch

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Pudding Club

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. https://www.sifafireside.co.uk/

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Alternative Conference

Alternative Conference

This year’s venue was Hollywood House near Belper. Storm Dennis did not detract from everyone having a great weekend. http://www.ashbourneselfcatering.com/properties/hollywood-house/

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Donation to Birmingham Dogs' Home

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. www.birminghamdogshome.org.uk

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Packing bags for the Buddy Bag Foundation

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. https://buddybagfoundation.co.uk/

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SIFA Fireside Christmas Meal

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. www.sifafireside.co.uk

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Greenacres Christmas Fayre

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.

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Caribbean Night

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.

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Birmingham International Tattoo

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. www.troopaid.info

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Supporting Erdington Foodbank

Supporting Erdington Foodbank

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

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Santa visits Royal Mail

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.

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Supporting Savanna Paille Junior School, Dominica.

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.

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Rotary Special Needs Football Festival

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.

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Rotary Special Needs Football Festival, Day 2

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.

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Late summer fundraiser

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. www.sifafireside.co.uk

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Summer BBQ and Frog Racing

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.

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InDOGpendence Day

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. www.birminghamdogshome.org.uk

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Presidential Handover

Presidential Handover

It was great to see Past District Governor John Quinton who welcomed President Elect Helen Bradin. Immediate Past President Ken Hawkings handed over the chain of office to his successor Dick Elston.

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President's Night

President's Night

We'd planned to cruise down the river from Stratford Upon Avon on the Countess of Evesham but the river was too high and fast flowing after the recent rain so we moored up in the canal basin instead. It was a lovely evening.

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Kids Out

Kids Out

This is a national event for disabled and disadvantaged school age children, to give them a free day of fun and happiness. The Club sponsors pupils from Wilson Stuart School in Erdington on the outing to Drayton Manor Park. It was another great day out!

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Donating a piano to SIFA Fireside

Donating a piano to SIFA Fireside

The Club recently donated a storage container to our President's charity. This has been followed by a piano. Pleased that we have been able to provide practical support. www.sifafireside.co.uk

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Beetle Drive

Beetle Drive

What a fun evening we had with beetles appearing of all shapes and sizes. Great that our friends from the Meriden Club could join us.

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Easter bunnies collection

Easter bunnies collection

Thank you to everyone who supported and donated at Asda, Minworth yesterday. Here's wishing everyone a peaceful Easter.

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Alternative Conference 2019

Alternative Conference 2019

A large house on the banks of Carsington Water was this year’s location. A great weekend! Thanks to Chrissy Dance and Tony Ridge for the photos.

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Holy Trinity Birchfield Fundraising Ball

Holy Trinity Birchfield Fundraising Ball

This is a great evening with a serious purpose – raising funds for Holy Trinity Church, Birchfield, the Extra Mile School in Sierra Leone and SIFA Fireside that seeks to improve heath and inclusion for homeless people in Birmingham.

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Sunday lunch and a Pudding Club

Sunday lunch and a Pudding Club

Around 100 of us had a delicious carvery lunch at Sutton Coldfield Town Football Club followed by a selection of puddings made by our members, their family and friends. £500 was raised for our President’s charity SIFA Fireside. www.sifafireside.co.uk

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Sutton Coldfield Sea Cadets Annual Awards Evening

Sutton Coldfield Sea Cadets Annual Awards Evening

We were honoured to be invited to this special evening where we presented some of the awards. The focus was on recognition and awards for the cadets for their efforts and achievements in 2018. They are such a credit to the SCC. Photos courtesy John Vyse.

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Christmas collections are underway!

Christmas collections are underway!

Our major fundraising takes place around this time. We've been at Tesco, New Oscott today and saw the Coca Cola lorry there, too.

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Visit to Penns Primary School, Sutton Coldfield

Visit to Penns Primary School, Sutton Coldfield

We had a really interesting visit to Penns today to hear how the pupils are actively using the dictionaries we presented to them not only in classroom activities but also helping with homework,too. We've appreciated financial support from Aviva.

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Beetle Drive in aid of Friends of Malawi.

Beetle Drive in aid of Friends of Malawi.

What a fun evening we had, starting with fish and chips, followed by a beetle drive. The evening raised £350 to help with the Rainbow Nursery at the school we have supported previously.

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Nepalese Meal

Nepalese Meal

Rotarians from 8 Clubs across the District enjoyed a wonderful evening of Nepalese cuisine raising £329 for Troop Aid. Many thanks to David Clayfield for organising this. www.troopaid.info

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Collecting for Erdington Foodbank

Collecting for Erdington Foodbank

We always welcome the opportunity to work with Jo James and her colleagues at Tesco, New Oscott. Recently we’ve been helping with the collection for Erdington Foodbank, along with other volunteers .Over 2 days 2307.13 kg of food was donated.

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Late summer fundraiser marking 100 years of the RAF.

Late summer fundraiser marking 100 years of the RAF.

Thank you to everyone who supported this event, raising £1200 for homeless charities. Special thanks to our Inner Wheel colleagues – we couldn’t have done it without you! Thanks to Chrissy, Eric, Sukhi and Barry for the pics.

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Kids Out

Kids Out

This is a national event for disabled and disadvantaged school age children, to give them a free day of fun and happiness. The Club sponsors pupils from Wilson Stuart School in Erdington on the outing to Drayton Manor Park. A good time was had by all!

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Visit to Troop Aid Headquarters.

Visit to Troop Aid Headquarters.

What an interesting morning we had exploring the charity’s headquarters in Shirley, Grab Bag packing and writing get well cards. We were pleased to be able to make a donation towards Troop Aid’s work supporting our injured troops. www.troopaid.info

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Easter Bunnies Collection

Easter Bunnies Collection

Our bunnies hopped along to Asda, Minworth yesterday and raised £378.27 from generous members of the public. Thank you to everyone who supported and the team at Asda for allowing us to collect. Happy Easter.

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Pudding Club

Pudding Club

Thank you to everyone who supported this event and especially the very talented people who made the puddings. The afternoon raised £420 for our President’s chosen charity, The George Coller Memorial Fund, supporting children affected by asthma.

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Alternative Conference 2018

Alternative Conference 2018

Thanks to Nick for organising the weekend in a converted pub near Buxton. Special thanks must go to the Buxton Mountain Rescue team who came to the aid of one of our lady walkers when she broke her ankle whilst out walking. She is progressing well.

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Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council Civic Dinner

Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council Civic Dinner

A most enjoyable evening. Well done to Steve Gauld for winning ‘Head and Tails’.

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Christmas Baskets Campaign 2017

Christmas Baskets Campaign 2017

This event was organised by Namdhari Sikh Sangat, Birmingham at the Namdhari Gurdwara, Birmingham. Some of our members spent a most enjoyable evening helping to pack 95 food hampers for vulnerable people in Birmingham.

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Supporting the Square Peg Foundation

Supporting the Square Peg Foundation

Children with additional needs require adjustments to the normal Santa experience. The Club has been pleased to give support again this year. The look on the children’s faces was brilliant! www.squarepegfoundation.org.uk

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Rotary sponsorship at Sutton Coldfield Town Football Club

Rotary sponsorship at Sutton Coldfield Town Football Club

Thanks to a Rotary benefactor we were able to sponsor today’s match v Whitby. There was a bucket collection at half time for the President's charity, the George Coller Memorial Fund that raised £126. The Georgasaurus dinosaur made a guest appearance.

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Rotary Special Needs Football Festival, Day 2

Rotary Special Needs Football Festival, Day 2

Now in its 21st year, the Club hosted on behalf of District 1060. 220 pupils took part from 16 schools in 30 teams. Thanks to Nigel Macrow at Aston Villa, Jo James, Community Champion, Tesco, New Oscott and our Inner Wheel colleagues.

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ShelterBox collection in the wake of the recent Caribbean hurricanes

ShelterBox collection in the wake of the recent Caribbean hurricanes

Thank you to all our Inner Wheel colleagues, helpers, the management of the Gracechurch Centre in Sutton Coldfield and everyone who donated and helped us raise over £730 to support those affected by the recent disaster.

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Static bike ride in aid of George Coller Memorial Fund, supporting children with asthma.

Static bike ride in aid of George Coller Memorial Fund, supporting children with asthma.

Thanks to our members, Wylde Green Inner Wheel, family, friends and David Lloyd Health Club, Lichfield for helping to raise £151 towards our President's chosen charity. www.georgecoller.co.uk

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Late Summer Fundraiser

Late Summer Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone who came along to our event when £1300 was raised. It was great to have the Black Country duo Dandy join us again. Special thanks go to our Inner Wheel colleagues for all their help and support.

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Paul Evans and Steve Davies; The 5/60th Rifles Living History Group

Paul Evans and Steve Davies; The 5/60th Rifles Living History Group

Paul Evans was accompanied by Steve Davies, an expert on period tailoring who covered the uniform production aspect of the hobby. They brought with them the usual exhibits including some inert guns.

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Bear Hunt

Bear Hunt

What a fun evening 25 of us had ambling around the centre of Sutton Coldfield finding a few Big Sleuth bears and other items of local interest along the way. It was great to be joined by our Inner Wheel colleagues and family members.

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George Coller collection, ASDA Minworth

George Coller collection, ASDA Minworth

A fine start for our President's charity, George Coller Memorial Fund, for children with asthma. £175 was raised, which will buy for a couple of inhaler analyzers to measure how effectively young children are using their inhalers. www.georgecoller.co.uk

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Summer BBQ

Summer BBQ

A great evening BBQ with families and friends followed by frog racing. The evening raised enough to buy 20 solar lights for Friends of Malawi's work.

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Leonard Cheshire Disability, Greenacres, Sutton Coldfield,  Summer Fayre

Leonard Cheshire Disability, Greenacres, Sutton Coldfield, Summer Fayre

Greenacres was very busy for this afternoon's summer fayre. Our Inner Wheel colleagues served delicious cakes, tea and coffee. It was good to catch up again with Graham Hendley, a very talented local mouth artist.

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Diane Cardwell and Warren Newman ; Talking Sense

Diane Cardwell and Warren Newman ; Talking Sense

In a captivating and assuming manner, Warren described how Sense had helped him. Sense is a national charity that supports people who are deafblind, have sensory impairments or complex needs, to enjoy more independent lives. www.sense.org.uk

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Penny Thurston; Call My Bluff!

Penny Thurston; Call My Bluff!

What a fun evening this was! Many thanks to everyone who participated and kept us entertained.

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Presidential Handover

Presidential Handover

Jackie handed over to Nick, who handed Senior Vice President over to Ken who handed over Junior Vice to Dick! We also have 3 new Paul Harris Fellowships with Sapphire Pins. Welcome to new member Karen Hurmson.

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Sponsored walk in aid of dementia charities

Sponsored walk in aid of dementia charities

This year's fundraising walk returned to Cannock Chase. It raised £2200.

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Kids Out

Kids Out

This is a national event for disabled school age children, to give them a free day of fun and happiness. The Club sponsored 30 pupils from Wilson Stuart School in Erdington on the outing to Drayton Manor Park.

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Inner Wheel Club of Wylde Green 25th Anniversary Fellowship Meal and Rotary Club of Wylde Green President's Lunch

Inner Wheel Club of Wylde Green 25th Anniversary Fellowship Meal and Rotary Club of Wylde Green President's Lunch

A lovely lunchtime gathering at Fairlawns Hotel in Aldridge saw the presentation of a Paul Harris Award and a Margareta Golding Award to the Inner Wheel Club’s Founder Member Lillian Hopkins. Thank you to Ann Hawkings and John Watson for the photos.

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Darren Harris; Two time paralympian

Darren Harris; Two time paralympian

During 20 years as a Great Britain international blind football and judo player, Darren competed at 24 major championships and won 10 World and European medals. It was great to hear of his experiences.

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Rotary District 1060, 5 a side Football Competition

Rotary District 1060, 5 a side Football Competition

Now in its 4th year, the competition is run by the Rotary Club of Wylde Green on behalf of the Rotary District. It attracted 40 U12 players who played an exciting sequence of matches at Sutton Coldfield Town Football Club.

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Visit to Sutton Coldfield Sea Cadets' Training Ship

Visit to Sutton Coldfield Sea Cadets' Training Ship

Working with young people is a key strand to Rotary’s work as we know they will be the leaders of tomorrow. We discussed several ways how we might work together in the future. A brilliant evening!

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Rotary Walk

Rotary Walk

Great ramble around Middleton Lakes starting at 8.30am, taking in some bird watching, looking at carpets of bluebells then adjourning to the Granary Tea Rooms at Broomey Croft Farm Farm for breakfast. Thanks Nick and Penny for organising.

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World's Greatest Meals

World's Greatest Meals

Hosted by the Rotary Club of Yardley and Sheldon. This event, a similar one at lunchtime and funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation raised enough to vaccine 3240 children against polio. www.wgmeals.com

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Youth Speaks

Youth Speaks

Pupils from Bishop Vesey's Grammar School and HIghclare School were celebrating after the Club hosted this year's local round of the Rotary Youth Speaks competition. It is just one of the ways that Rotary seeks to work with young people.

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Alternative Conference 2017

Alternative Conference 2017

Another superb country house was the venue for the 2017 event, River Wye Lodge at Lower Lydbrook, GL17 9NU. A great time was had by all. Many thanks to Nick and Penny for organising the weekend.

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Youth Speaks District Final

Youth Speaks District Final

We sent forward teams from Bishop Vesey and Highclare Schools to today's competition at Bablake School, Coventry. Although neither is going through to the next round, the pupils were all a great credit to their schools.

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Sutton Coldfield Sea Cadets Annual Presentation Evening

Sutton Coldfield Sea Cadets Annual Presentation Evening

We were very pleased to support this special event.The Cadets have had an excellent year receiving the Stephenson Trophy 2016, awarded for attaining the very highest standard of all-round efficiency and for being the best Unit in the South West Area.

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Rotary Club of Birmingham Breakfast Civic Breakfast

Rotary Club of Birmingham Breakfast Civic Breakfast

We always enjoy meeting up with our colleagues at RCBB at the ICC in Birmingham. Today they hosted as Principal Guest The Lord Mayor of Birmingham Councillor Carl Rice. It was well worth the early start!

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Rotary Walk

Rotary Walk

It was great to have 22 walkers, wearing a variety of headgear, for a very cold and frosty morning ramble around Chasewater. The walk continued across the M6 Toll bridge and into Brownhills Woods. Thanks to Nick and Penny for organising.

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Boldmere Christmas Extravaganza

Boldmere Christmas Extravaganza

We were pleased to support Santa on his sleigh as the Christmas lights are switched on along Boldmere High Street.

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Clive Smith; Let's Get Legs

Clive Smith; Let's Get Legs

Thank you to all the Rotary Clubs from across the District and beyond who came to hear Afghanistan veteran, Troop Aid Ambassador and motivational speaker Clive Smith.

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Rotary Walk

Rotary Walk

It was a lovely day for a ramble of 5 miles around Aldridge and Walsall stopping off for some liquid refreshments in the Manor Arms at the end. Thanks to Janet Russell who lead the walk.

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Kids Out

Kids Out

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Dictionaries for Life 2009 delivered to girls' school in Hadiabad, India

Dictionaries for Life 2009 delivered to girls' school in Hadiabad, India

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District Conference

District Conference

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Visit to Aquabox, Cromford near Matlock.

Visit to Aquabox, Cromford near Matlock.

An inspirational visit. For over 20 years Aquabox volunteers have been taking humanitarian aid and potable water around the world, to areas affected by disasters. On the way home we stopped off at the Tramway Museum at Crich.

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Rotary District Special Needs Football Festival

Rotary District Special Needs Football Festival

Now in its 20th year and held at Aston Villa Football Club Academy, 180 pupils came from 15 schools. Thanks to our Inner Wheel Club, AVFC ,Tesco in New Oscott and Rotary Clubs in the District for their support.

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Pudding Club

Pudding Club

Many thanks to Ian and Louise Hazel for hosting this evening's event that raised £200 for Action Kenya.

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Late Summer Fundraiser

Late Summer Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone who helped us raise £1200 for dementia charities, working in partnership with our Inner Wheel Club.

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Rotary Walk

Rotary Walk

Today's walk was a very interesting 5 miles ramble in glorious weather around Ticknall and the outer grounds of Calke Abbey in Derbyshire.

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Namdhari Gurdwara Birmingham Annual Sri Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji 7 A-side Football Tournament

Namdhari Gurdwara Birmingham Annual Sri Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji 7 A-side Football Tournament

Now in it"™s 6th year, this event brings together people from different backgrounds and communities to enjoy a day out and to take part in sport. Wylde Green Rotarians were delighted to be invited once again to participate in the day"™s activities.

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Beetle Drive

Beetle Drive

Working in partnership with Wylde Green Inner Wheel Club over £300 was raised towards dementia charities. Judging from the level of noise in the room everyone joined in the fun. There were many different interpretations of what a beetle should look like!

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Garden Party in aid of British Heart Foundation

Garden Party in aid of British Heart Foundation

Well done to Rotarian Chris Angel and his wife Val for raising £1100. A lovely afternoon among family and friends. Special thanks to the local businesses that donated items for the grand auction.

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BBQ

BBQ

What a pleasant, relaxed and friendly evening we had, with a BBQ for family and friends at Pype Hayes Golf Club. Thank you to Anvil Chorus for providing the entertainment.

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Rotary Walk

Rotary Walk

Today"™s walk was around Fisherwick Lakes, Whittington near Lichfield. The lakes form part of part of what was the Fisherwick Hall estate, the stately home of the former Marquis of Donegal in the 18th Century.

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Presidential Handover

Presidential Handover

President Penny Thurston has handed over the chain of office to her successor Jackie Ridge. Nick Thurston, Senior Vice President (seated) and Ken Hawkings, Junior Vice President are also pictured.

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President's Night and 25th Anniversary of Charter Celebration

President's Night and 25th Anniversary of Charter Celebration

What a great night at Grounds Farm, Wishaw! Super venue and delicious food. 72 guests really enjoyed themselves. Entertainment was provided by Afro Magic who had everyone completely fooled with his tricks.

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Kids Out

Kids Out

A national event for disabled school age children, to give them a free day of fun and happiness. We have been active supporters for many years, working closely with staff and pupils at Wilson Stuart School in Erdington.

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Time for Tea in Dementia Awareness Week

Time for Tea in Dementia Awareness Week

The Rotary and Inner Wheel Clubs of Wylde Green have jointly hosted a Cream Tea, raising £1000 for Dementia and Carers Support. It will help fund Admiral Nurses working closely with families affected by dementia.

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St George's Day afternoon tea

St George's Day afternoon tea

The Band of the Sutton Coldfield Sea Cadets were the special guests at the afternoon tea organised by the Club, in aid of Troop Aid. The event raised £1431. 'Britannia' and 'St George' won the costume competition. Thanks to all who supported the event.

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Rotary Schools' Football Competition

Rotary Schools' Football Competition

Pupils from Coppice Primary School A team won the competition organised by our Club for local schools on the 3G pitch.Now in its fifth year, the competition for up to Year 6 pupils attracted 100 players from 7 local schools making up 12 teams.

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Rotary Walk

Rotary Walk

A fine, sunny morning for the walk around Earlswood Lakes in soon to be leafy Warwickshire, albeit a little muddy underfoot in places. Thanks again to Nick and Penny for organising.

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Alternative Conference 2016

Alternative Conference 2016

Another fun filled weekend away with lots to do, eat and drink. This year the venue was Chelwood House in Somerset.

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Rotary Walk

Rotary Walk

Today's walk was to Shire Country Park, Sarehole Mill and Moseley Bog. 264 Wake Green Road was where Tolkien lived at the turn of the century. Moseley Bog is said to have been the inspiration for the Old Forest. Thanks to Nick and Penny for organising.

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Youth Speaks

Youth Speaks

A public speaking competition for pupils aged 11-18 run by Rotary. Highclare School won the Intermediate section. Park Hall Academy had the only team in the Senior section. Both teams go through to the District final on 12 March with our best wishes.

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Out and about with Santa!

Out and about with Santa!

We"™d like to thank everyone who has donated at Asda in Minworth. Thanks also to the team at Asda with whom we"™ve been working for quite a few years now. Santa has also been out with his sleigh in Wylde Green and is shown with two of his helpers.

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Christmas party for local children

Christmas party for local children

In partnership with Ian Hazel Funerals, the Club has been pleased to sponsor the Christmas party hosted by Our Place Community Hub in Sutton Coldfield, attended by 25 local children.They all appeared to really enjoy the party, as evidenced by the noise!

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Rotary Walk

Rotary Walk

After a misty start, the sun shone through to give a glorious autumnal day. It was another super walk organised by Nick and Penny, this time around the Kingsbury area. Thanks both!

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Sponsorship of Sutton Coldfield Town Football Club

Sponsorship of Sutton Coldfield Town Football Club

Thanks to a kind benefactor our Club"™s name is on the new BMET College, Youth 1st & Youth 2nd team shirts at the local football club. We wish all of the teams at Sutton Coldfield Town Football Club every success for the season.

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Sutton Coldfield Expo 2015

Sutton Coldfield Expo 2015

An annual event, in it"™s sixth year, that provides local organisations with the chance to put themselves in the spotlight and engage with local people and for residents to find out more about the variety of things to do and support in their home town.

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Late Summer Fund Raising Event at Curdworth Village Hall.

Late Summer Fund Raising Event at Curdworth Village Hall.

The One Man Rat Pack Chris King set the tone for a super afternoon at Curdworth Village Hall. Thank you to everyone who supported the event and helped us raise £1300 for the Holly Trust "“ fighting bowel cancer in Sutton Coldfield www.hollytrust.org.uk

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The 34th English Disabled Sports Team Championships

The 34th English Disabled Sports Team Championships

The Club has again sponsored the competition that promotes team spirit and achievement with the ideal that taking part is the most important aspect.

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Rotary Walk

Rotary Walk

Nick and Penny organised an absolutely fantastic walk in bright sunshine around the very pretty Sandwell Valley. Thank you both.

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23rd World Scout Jamboree in Japan

23rd World Scout Jamboree in Japan

The Scouts who came to speak to us recently tell us they are making friends and learning about other cultures. They are having an amazing time and are camped next to groups from the Czech Republic, The Netherlands, Singapore & South Korea amongst others.

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Rotary Walk

Rotary Walk

17 walkers enjoyed the Wall Heritage Walk, managing to escape the majority of the day"™s rain. Thanks to Nick and Penny for organising once again.

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Immediate Past President Eric's Informal Supper Evening

Immediate Past President Eric's Informal Supper Evening

A lovely, relaxed evening and a chance to thank our friends and present cheques to local charities.

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Kids Out

Kids Out

A national event for disabled school age children, to give them a free day of fun and happiness. We have been active supporters for many years, working closely with staff and pupils at Wilson Stuart School in Erdington.

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Rotary Walk

Rotary Walk

Thanks to Nick and Penny for organising another most interesting walk, this time around central Birmingham.

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Rotary Schools' Football Competition

Rotary Schools' Football Competition

Now in its fourth year, the competition for up to Year 6 pupils attracted 80 players from 7 local schools making up 10 teams. A very exciting competition won by pupils from Hill West Primary after a 1-1 draw that went to a penalty shootout.

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ShelterBox - Appeal for Nepal

ShelterBox - Appeal for Nepal

Our appeal in the Gracechurch Centre, Sutton Coldfield to support the people affected by the recent earthquake in Nepal raised an incredible £2017.14. Many thanks to everyone who supported.

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Time for a cuppa? Working in partnership with the Inner Wheel Club of Wylde Green.

Time for a cuppa? Working in partnership with the Inner Wheel Club of Wylde Green.

What a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon! Good company, a scrumptious tea and such fine music from Colin Bell. We are so grateful to everyone who supported us, and are thrilled to have raised over £1200 for Dementia UK supporting Admiral Nurses.

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Alternative Conference 2015

Alternative Conference 2015

This took place at The Lodge,Canon Pyon,Near Hereford. Everyone had a fantastic weekend. The weather was kind, the house was really nice and there was good food and fellowship.

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Youth Speaks

Youth Speaks

A public speaking competition for pupils between the ages of 11 and 18 run by Rotary nationwide. The Senior Level was won by Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls. Bishop Vesey School entered at Intermediate Level and can proceed to the next round.

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Rotary Walk

Rotary Walk

Packwood to Baddesley Clinton with lunch afterwards at the Red Lion pub in Knowle. A sunny winter's day though it was described as a taxing walk as it was 6 miles and very muddy throughout. Thanks again to Nick and Penny for organising.

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Festival of Wheels with Inner Wheel

Festival of Wheels with Inner Wheel

We were so pleased to be able to support the Inner Wheel Club of Wylde Green when 3 mobility bikes were donated to Wilson Stuart School in Erdington, marking 90 years of Inner Wheel as an Association and 80 years as District 6.

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Santa has arrived!

Santa has arrived!

Santa arrived today on the first of his visits to Asda in Minworth. We are very grateful to the store for allowing us to collect there for many good local causes.

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Rotary Walk

Rotary Walk

Thanks again to Nick and Penny for organising today's walk through the beautiful Warwickshire countryside followed by lunch at The Black Boy pub in Knowle.

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The 33rd English Disabled Sports Team Championships

The 33rd English Disabled Sports Team Championships

This year there were 7 teams taking part, coming from as far afield as Essex and Wakefield. The Club has again sponsored the Pitstop Competition that was won by the team from Essex. A good time was had by all!

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Fellowship visit to Rotary Club of  Anaheim Hills in California, USA

Fellowship visit to Rotary Club of Anaheim Hills in California, USA

President of the Rotary Club of Anaheim Hills Tracey Clarke (centre) welcomes our Club members Yannick Le Gall and Peter Cook to her Club’s Business Meeting. Rotary International has 1.2 million members with 33,000 clubs in 200 countries and areas.

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Rotary Special Needs Football Festival

Rotary Special Needs Football Festival

Now in its 18th year, the Festival took place at Aston Villa Football Club Academy on 6/13 October 2014. Schools sent teams from an area centered on Birmingham and the West Midlands including parts of Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Staffordshire.

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Rotary Special Needs Football Festival

Rotary Special Needs Football Festival

Now in its 18th year, the Festival took place at Aston Villa Football Club Academy on 6/13 October 2014. Schools sent teams from an area centered on Birmingham and the West Midlands including parts of Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Staffordshire.

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Rotary Walk

Rotary Walk

What a glorious autumnal day for a walk through Sutton Park. We have such lovely scenery right on our doorstep! Thanks to Nick and Penny for organising the event.

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Sponsored Walk in aid of Dementia UK

Sponsored Walk in aid of Dementia UK

Thanks to our walkers - Rotarians, families and friends, we believe we have raised in excess of £3000 from the walk across Cannock Chase. Thanks, too, to Ian and Louise Hazel for the scrumptious barbeque afterwards. Rotary - we're for communities.

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Sponsorship of Sutton Coldfield Town Football Club

Sponsorship of Sutton Coldfield Town Football Club

For the fifth year running a kind benefactor has paid for the Club's name to be on the new kits at the local football club. Investing in young people is a high profile commitment for Rotary, as they will be tomorrow's leaders.

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Action Kenya

Action Kenya

The new kitchen has an industrial cooker using bio fuel and can cook meals for 200 children, new concrete workstations, metal worktops, sinks and security doors all installed. The Club has sponsored the fridge/freezer. www.actionkenya.co.uk

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Rotary Walk

Rotary Walk

Thanks to Nick and Penny for organising today's walk around the Canwell area followed by breakfast at the Bassetts Pole pub.

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Charity Fun Day

Charity Fun Day

Thanks to everyone who supported our Fun Day at Wheat's Garden Centre, in such horrendous weather conditions. As a result of the event we will be able to donate in excess of £900 to the Norman Laud Association. www.normanlaud.org.uk

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Supporting Home-Start

Supporting Home-Start

Home-Start Stockland Green and Erdington 25th anniversary. We were delighted to help out at today's celebrations. The Rotary sponsored bouncy castles were a great attraction for the young visitors. www.home-start.org.uk

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Presidential handover

Presidential handover

After a highly successful year Tony Ridge has handed over the Presidential chain of office to his successor, Eric Dance. It sounds like we're in for another action packed year!

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Kids Out

Kids Out

A national event for disabled school age children, to give them a free day of fun and happiness. We have been active supporters for many years, working closely with staff and pupils at Wilson Stuart School in Erdington and this year took 23 young people.

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Rotary Walk

Rotary Walk

What a delightful start it was to such a beautiful sunny morning, meeting at Fradley Junction for 8am and with breakfast to follow. Thanks again to Nick and Penny for organising the event.

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President's Luncheon

President's Luncheon

Our President's Luncheon was held at Wishaw Country Sports, Grounds Farm, Wishaw with entertainment provided by the Black Country duo Dandy. The raffle raised £500 for Troop Aid, the charity that supports our injured troops.

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Keith McDavid, ShelterBox

Keith McDavid, ShelterBox

Patricia Garcia from Lloyds Banking Group heard about ShelterBox at one of our meetings and persuaded her colleagues to donate a box to help victims of natural disasters. We were able to see one of the tents at our meeting.

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Easter bunnies collection

Easter bunnies collection

This year our Easter bunnies were at Asda in Great Barr and they collected £412.87. Thanks to everyone who supported us - shoppers and the supermarket, from which a number of local charities will benefit. Rotary - we're for communities.

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Rotary Schools Football Competition: Up to and including Year 8

Rotary Schools Football Competition: Up to and including Year 8

This is the second year the Club has run this competition. 80 pupils in 10 teams from 6 schools saw Arthur Terry beat North Birmingham Academy 3-0 in a very exciting game. Thanks to the BMET Football Foundation scholars for their help on the night.

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Inner Wheel Club of Wylde Green - Wheels Festival

Inner Wheel Club of Wylde Green - Wheels Festival

We were delighted to support our Inner Wheel colleagues at Wilson Stuart School in Erdington marking 90 years of the Inner Wheel movement nationally and 80 years within our District, raising funds for a trike for the school.

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Action Kenya

Action Kenya

We are pleased to continue our support for the school in Gede. Every child in the school now gets to sit down at meal times! The dining hall has a total of 13 tables, enough to accommodate 8 children each. It will reduce potential food contamination.

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Rotary Schools Football Competition: Up to and including Year 6.

Rotary Schools Football Competition: Up to and including Year 6.

A football competition now in its third year, 100 pupils in 12 teams from 8 schools took part. Coppice B beat Water Orton 2-0 in a very exciting final. Thanks to the BMET Football Foundation scholars for their invaluable help on the night.

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Rotary Walk

Rotary Walk

Today's walk was around Hopwas Hays Woods and the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal with a meal afterwards at the Tame Otter pub at Hopwas. Spring was in the air and it was great to see the sun! Thanks, as always, to Nick and Penny for making it happen.

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Elvis Tribute Night

Elvis Tribute Night

Elvis Tribute Act plus American food and beers. Dust off those blue suede shoes and get dancing! Come along and raise funds for Rotary and Sutton Coldfield Town Football Club and have a good time. Tickets £10 each.

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Visit to the Birmingham Proof House

Visit to the Birmingham Proof House

The Birmingham Proof House was established in 1813, by Act of Parliament. It was requested and obtained by the Birmingham Trade at its own expense. Almost 200 years later the purpose of the Birmingham Gun Barrel Proof House remains essentially unchanged.

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Alternative Conference 2014

Alternative Conference 2014

This was based at Bryn Tanat Hall at Llansantffraid-Ym-Mechain. It is a luxurious country house just on the North Wales border with Shropshire, near Oswestry and Welshpool. The scenery is super. An excellent weekend away! http://www.bryntanat.co.uk

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Burns' Night

Burns' Night

Along with Rotarians from other Clubs, we were pleased to support this evening's supper, organised by the Rotary Club of Birmingham Breakfast. A good time was had by all!

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Festive Greetings

Festive Greetings

We send Christmas greetings to our friends across the world, and best wishes for good health and happiness in 2014.

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The 32nd English Disabled Sports Team Championship

The 32nd English Disabled Sports Team Championship

The Club has again supported the competition that promotes team spirit and achievement with the ideal that taking part is the most important aspect. We sponsored the Pitstop competition, won by the team from Leicestershire, who were overall winners.

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Rotary Walk

Rotary Walk

The latest outing was around part of the Erasmus Darling walk in Lichfield. A bright and sunny day - ideal for an autumnal stroll. Thanks as always to Nick and Penny for organising the event.

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Celebrating Stitch

Celebrating Stitch

We were pleased to sponsor the children’s independent competition at the recent exhibition held by Sutton Coldfield Creative Stitchers. Wylde Green Rotarian Pam Neaves presented the winning trophy.

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Curry Night

Curry Night

Many thanks to the local businesses in Wylde Green for kindly donating raffle prizes and especially Abdul and the team at Jahed Indian Cuisine for their generous hospitality. £500 was raised for the Good Hope Hospital Bladder Scanner Appeal.

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Rotary Special Needs Football Festival

Rotary Special Needs Football Festival

Now in its 16th year, 260 pupils took part at Aston Villa Football Club Academy on 7/14 October 2013. 23 schools entered 36 teams from an area centered on Birmingham and the West Midlands including parts of Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Staffordshire.

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Beatles Night

Beatles Night

To mark 50 years this year since the release of the Beatles' first album, the Club hosted an evening jointly with Sutton Coldfield Town Football Club, with guest Beatles tribute band 'Help!'. Food and drink from the 1960s were served.

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Rotary Walk

Rotary Walk

This walk was 6.5 miles around the Polesworth area, with lunch at the canalside Samuel Barlow pub at Alvecote. Thanks to Nick and Penny for organising such an interesting and scenic outing.

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Sponsored Walk in aid of Midlands Air Ambulance

Sponsored Walk in aid of Midlands Air Ambulance

Club members and their friends took part in a sponsored walk across Cannock Chase, raising funds for Midlands Air Ambulance. Thanks to Louise and Ian Hazel for hosting a scrumptious BBQ afterwards. Early signs are that around £3000 has been pledged.

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Charity Fun Day

Charity Fun Day

Our annual Charity Fun Day at Wheat's Garden Centre raised £1158 for Good Hope Hospital League of Friends, towards their Bladder Scanner Appeal. Acoustic guitarist Hugh Neake and Black Country comedians Dandy gave an excellent afternoon's entertainment.

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Fellowship visit to Rotary Club of Banbury

Fellowship visit to Rotary Club of Banbury

While on holiday earlier in the year in Berkshire our Club President Tony met Trevor Iles from Banbury Rotary Club. Tony and our Senior Vice President Eric made a fellowship visit to the Oxfordshire club where they were made very welcome.

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Angel's Garden Party

Angel's Garden Party

Val and Chris Angel held a Garden Party to help raise funds for research into Myeloma, an incurable form of rare cancer. A thoroughly enjoyable event, it raised over £1500.

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Rotary Walk

Rotary Walk

After the recent heat wave it wasn't too hot for today's walk around the Middleton area. The hedgerows had really grown such that at one stage it was called a bramble ramble! Thanks to Nick and Penny for organising another excellent outing.

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President's Luncheon

President's Luncheon

To mark the end of his very successful year in office John Watson had a celebratory lunch at Fairlawns in Aldridge. Guest speaker was Patricia Roberts from Midlands Air Ambulance, John's main charity for his year. A good time was had by all!

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Rotary Walk

Rotary Walk

A walk through the beautiful bluebell woods at Hartshill Country Park was followed by Sunday lunch in a nearby hostelry. Thanks to Nick and Penny for another excellent outing.

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Rotary Schools' Football Competition

Rotary Schools' Football Competition

In a very exciting and closely contested final, Arthur Terry pupils beat those from Plantsbrook 1-0 in the recent football competition for years 7 and 8 pupils at Sutton Coldfield Town Football Club on their 3G pitch .

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Rotary Walk

Rotary Walk

The National Forest is one of the country's boldest environmental projects, transforming 200 square miles in the centre of England. Donisthorpe Woodland Park was created in 1996 by Leicestershire County Council on the former site of Donisthorpe Colliery.

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Easter bunnies collection

Easter bunnies collection

Our Easter bunnies were collecting at Sainsbury's in Castle Vale on 30 March. Thank you to all involved, from those at Sainsbury's to everyone who donated a total of £453.90 towards local charities.

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Alternative Conference 2013

Alternative Conference 2013

This year's Alternative Conference was held in the beautiful Cotswolds, using Broad Marston Manor in Mickleton as a base. Everyone had a great time and the weather stayed fine. The house was full of atmosphere and all enjoyed the fellowship.

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Rotary Walk

Rotary Walk

Despite it being a bitterly cold day, the walk to the Fauld Crater was good fun! Thanks as always to Nick and Penny for organising the event.

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Rotary Walk

Rotary Walk

A cold and frosty start for the walk around New Hall Country Park in Sutton Coldfield, starting and finishing at Nick and Penny's home. Many thanks to them both for not only organising the walk but for feeding everyone afterwards. Much appreciated.

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Christmas Party Night

Christmas Party Night

An fun evening to which partners are welcome.

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Rotary Walk

Rotary Walk

The weather held fine for another most enjoyable Rotary walk organised by Nick and Penny. Today's walk was around the Barton Under Needwood area.

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Visit to Midlands Air Ambulance, Cosford

Visit to Midlands Air Ambulance, Cosford

We were invited to the Cosford base of Midlands Air Ambulance, and managed to see the ambulance on site between call outs.

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Santa thanks MInworth School pupils for their help

Santa thanks MInworth School pupils for their help

After a busy morning when they had been bag packing at Asda, Minworth, Santa paid a surprise visit to thank the pupils of Minworth School for their hard work. They had been raising funds for Asda's TEXT SANTA campaign.

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Rotary Schools Football Competition

Rotary Schools Football Competition

The competition was held at Sutton Coldfield Town Football Club on their 3G pitch under floodlights, attracting 18 teams from 12 schools, 144 pupils supported by teachers, parents and friends. The competition was won by pupils from Coppice Primary School.

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Rotary Walk

Rotary Walk

A beautiful day for a leisurely stroll around the canals of central Birmingham. Again thanks are due to Nick and Penny for organising another great day out walking.

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Rotary District Special Needs Football Festival

Rotary District Special Needs Football Festival

Held at Aston Villa Academy and now in its 15th year. A total of 18 schools entered 31 teams from an area that is centred on Birmingham and the West Midlands, and includes parts of Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Staffordshire.

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Working with Asda, Minworth on community activity

Working with Asda, Minworth on community activity

Club members worked alongside staff from Asda, Minworth in supporting their litter picking work in Rectory Park.

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Rotary Walk

Rotary Walk

Nick and Penny did us proud today with a most interesting walk through Warwickshire countryside. It was around 5 miles long, and finished at the Fleur de Lys at Lowsonford.

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Trip to the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

Trip to the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

Club members enjoyed a fascinating tour of this well known Birmingham museum.

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Charity Fun Day

Charity Fun Day

At Wheat's Garden Centre, Chester Road, Aldridge, in the Grand Marquee. The event raised £1013 for Midlands Air Ambulance.

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Rotary Walk

Rotary Walk

Today's walk took us around the Austrey area. It was good to be out in the fresh air, enjoying the English countryside. Again, thanks to Nick and Penny for organising the event which was rounded off by lunch at the Bird in Hand, Austrey.

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Rotary Walk

Rotary Walk

To mark the start of a new Rotary year we enjoyed a light walk of 5 miles around Berkswell followed by lunch at The Bear. It was ideal weather for walking! Thanks to Nick and Penny for organising this most enjoyable outing - the first of more to follow.

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End of Year Party

End of Year Party

Organised by the Rotary Club of Sutton Coldfield, bringing together local Rotary Clubs to mark the end of the Rotary year. A delicious hog roast was followed by entertainment from the Caribbean Harmony Steel Band. A good night was had by all!

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President's Lunch

President's Lunch

With Tom Henderson, OBE, founder and CEO of ShelterBox, the international disaster relief charity that delivers emergency shelter, warmth and dignity to people made homeless by disaster worldwide. A most interesting afternoon with Rotarians and friends.

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Walkathon 2012

Walkathon 2012

The Club members again assisted with the marshaling of the well known Midlands event where the walks total sponsored amount was a record £420,000.

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Annual Golf Day

Annual Golf Day

A highly popular event on the Club calendar, now in its 20th year, held at Walmley Golf Club.It was won this year by team Rainsford and Henscoe.

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The Alternative Conference 2012

The Alternative Conference 2012

For the 2012 Alternative Conference we visited the Roman spa town of Buxton in Derbyshire, a town with many attractive sights, shops and historic buildings. A trip to Poole's Cavern was a particular highlight of the weekend.

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Jaguar Factory Tour

Jaguar Factory Tour

Some of our members had a most interesting tour of the Jaguar factory at Castle Bromwich, seeing the XJ production line in operation.

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Christmas meal with local residents

Christmas meal with local residents

An annual event on the Club calendar - a festive meal with local residents at Westfield Court Hotel.

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Santa has arrived!

Santa has arrived!

Santa has arrived at Hall's Garden Centre in Sutton Coldfield. We'll again be collecting for many local good causes. All the proceeds we collect during the first weekend in December will be donated to the Breakthrough Breast Cancer charity.

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Rotary Schools Football Competition

Rotary Schools Football Competition

The winners were from Highclare School. 144 pupils from nine schools took part. The event was held at Sutton Coldfield Town Football Club on their new 3G pitch under floodlights.

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The 30th English Disabled Sports Team Championship

The 30th English Disabled Sports Team Championship

The Club has again sponsored the competition that promotes team spirit and achievement with the ideal that taking part is the most important aspect.

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Rotary District Conference 2011

Rotary District Conference 2011

Held this year at Llandudno. A fine weekend for Rotary fellowship.

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Irish Night

Irish Night

A good craic, with young Irish dancers performing, and music by 'The Hurling Boys'.

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Rotary District Special Needs Football Festival

Rotary District Special Needs Football Festival

Now in its 14th year, 220 pupils took part at Aston Villa Football Club Academy. A total of 17 schools entered 31 teams from across the Rotary District.

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Remembering David Harries

Remembering David Harries

Sadly David is with us no more. One of life's true gentlemen he was a founder member of Wylde Green Rotary. He lived Rotary's motto 'Service above self'. His intellect, compassion and ready wit will be very greatly missed.

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An evening with our Inner Wheel Club celebrating the achievements of their founder President, Lillian Hopkins

An evening with our Inner Wheel Club celebrating the achievements of their founder President, Lillian Hopkins

The Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell MP, Secretary of State for International Development made the special presentation to Lillian. Compere for the evening was Ken Knowles, Lichfield's Town Crier, who later spoke about his life.

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Fund raiser for Troop Aid

Fund raiser for Troop Aid

A fun afternoon with hot food, and entertainment by The Hurling Boys at Wm Wheat and Son Garden Centre marquee, Chester Road, Little Aston.The event raised £1000 for Troop Aid.

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President's Charity Tea Party

President's Charity Tea Party

The event raised £1640 for Troop Aid, the charity that seeks to support our injured troops by providing the basic essentials. Prizes were presented to those wearing the best hats depicting characters from stage and screen. A good time was had by all!

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Presidential Handover Evening

Presidential Handover Evening

John Quinton handed over the Presidency to Carolyn McLaughlin. L-R Tony Ridge, John Quinton, Carolyn McLaughlin, David Butler, John Watson.

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Grand BBQ

Grand BBQ

An important date to celebrate 20 years since the Rotary Club of Wylde Green was formed. A Grand BBQ was held at Wishaw Country Sports Centre, with music by Ian Casey.

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ShelterBox collection

ShelterBox collection

ShelterBox is an international disaster relief charity specialising in emergency shelter provision. We were part of the District team collecting following the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

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Youth Speaks 2011

Youth Speaks 2011

Team Supervisor Jennifer Thornton from Highclare School (left) is pictured with the winning team in the Senior section, accompanied by Peter Weston and John Quinton (right) from the Rotary Club.

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Visit by the Group Study Exchange Team from Brazil

Visit by the Group Study Exchange Team from Brazil

An opportunity to hear the team whilst they are over here on their cultural and vocational exchange. Partners welcome.

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Remembering Tony Parr

Remembering Tony Parr

Sadly Tony Parr is with us no more. Here are some of the photos taken before and during his time as our Club President 2010-11.He will be greatly missed as a friend and fellow Rotarian.

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Amy Went Coastal

Amy Went Coastal

Honorary Rotarian Amy Leigh completed her 6824 miles walk around mainland Great Britain when she arrived at Guys Hospital in London. She raised funds for Kidney Research in memory of her late brother, Dean. Well done Amy!

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Rod Stewart Tribute Night

Rod Stewart Tribute Night

A lively fundraising evening at Sutton Coldfield Town Football Club with a pig roast in the interval.

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Kids Out

Kids Out

A nationwide Rotary event - the largest day out for disadvantaged children and young people in the UK. The Club takes young people to Drayton Manor Park from Wilson Stuart School in Erdington.

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Rotary Junior Community Awards 2010

Rotary Junior Community Awards 2010

To achieve the Award Year 6 pupils at Penns Primary School took part in a range of developmental activities in Community Service, Social Experience, Skills and Physical Recreation. Permissions held for reproduction of photography on this website only.

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BRMB Walkathon

BRMB Walkathon

Rotarian Tony Parr organised 4 local Rotary Clubs to marshall the Brookvale Park stage of the BRMB Walkathon. In total the event raised £405,000 to support injured troops at Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

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2009-10 President's Night

2009-10 President's Night

A fun filled evening of Rotary fellowship at Wishaw Country Sports Centre, Wishaw, Sutton Coldfield, B76 9OQ with good food and fine wines.

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Bon Voyage to our Group Study Exchange Team

Bon Voyage to our Group Study Exchange Team

An evening hosted by Wylde Green Rotary, supported by numerous Clubs around the District, to meet the outgoing Group Study Exchange Team, just before their departure for New Zealand.

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St Patrick's Night

St Patrick's Night

A St Patrick's Night full of Gaelic Shenanigans including Irish Stew, Irish Dancing and DJ Dublin Derek!

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The Alternative Conference 2010

The Alternative Conference 2010

An opportunity for members and their partners to get away for a weekend,enjoying fine local cuisine, and staying at Bosworth Hall Hotel. Saturday saw a visit to the Battlefield Heritage Centre.

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Troop Aid support

Troop Aid support

Troop Aid supports our injured troops by providing them with the basic essentials in a Grab Bag. The Club has made donations and also provides practical help with packing Grab Bags.

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Amy Goes Coastal

Amy Goes Coastal

Honorary member Amy Leigh is raising funds for Kidney Research by walking the 6824 miles around the coast of mainland Britain. Ian Hazel of the Club has lent her a camper van to support her on her travels. Access her blog via Links to other Sites.

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District 1060 Conference, Southport

District 1060 Conference, Southport

Members from the Club attended the annual District Conference that was held this year at Southport.There was a Harry Potter theme for the Ball.

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Dictionaries for Life 2009 delivered to girls' school in Hadiabad, India

Dictionaries for Life 2009 delivered to girls' school in Hadiabad, India

The Club continues its sponsorship of some of the pupils at a girls' school in Hadiabad. Suki from the Aston Club delivered the dictionaries personally whilst in India. He was made very welcome indeed, as evidenced by a selection of his photographs.

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Youth Speaks 2010

Youth Speaks 2010

School pupils participated in the local round of this national competition, designed to give them confidence in their own ability to stand up and speak in front of an audience.

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Guests' Christmas Evening

Guests' Christmas Evening

A light hearted evening of merriment when a good time was had by all!

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District Governor's visit

District Governor's visit

Lorna Beedham,District Governor, gave a thought provoking and interesting overview of Rotary today.

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Troop Aid Grab Bag packing

Troop Aid Grab Bag packing

The Club has donated £500 to Troop Aid this year, the charity that supports our injured troops by supplying the basic essentials in Grab Bags. Practical help has also been provided in packing Grab Bags.

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Welcome Dinner, Group Study Exchange Team from New Zealand

Welcome Dinner, Group Study Exchange Team from New Zealand

Five young professionals from New Zealand have started a four week long study tour that will take place throughout the West Midlands.

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St Basil's

St Basil's

The Club recently made a donation to St Basil's, the charity that works with young people to prevent homelessness by providing accommodation and support services. A visit to their Edmunds Court premises in Small Heath followed.

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International Activities

International Activities

The Club supports school girls in Hadiabad, India (pictured) together with disabled school children in Gede, Kenya.

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Rotary Junior Community Awards 2009

Rotary Junior Community Awards 2009

To achieve the Award Year 6 pupils take part in a range of developmental activities in Community Service, Social Experience, Skills and Physical Recreation.Presentations took place at Bishop Vesey School in Sutton Coldfield.

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Presidential Handover Evening

Presidential Handover Evening

The end of one Rotary year and the start of the next one. Andrew Hopkins is President for 2009/10 and he is pictured with his wife Lesley.

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Rotary International Convention

Rotary International Convention

The 100th Rotary International Convention came to Birmingham. Welcome to our city!

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International skittles evening

International skittles evening

In partnership with our mother club, Erdington, a home hospitality event for the R I World Convention. A skittles evening complete with Fish and Chips supper, with plenty of international fellowship for which Rotary is renowned.

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Kids Out

Kids Out

A nationwide Rotary event - the largest day out for disadvantaged children and young people in the UK. The Club took nine young people to Drayton Manor Park from Wilson Stuart School in Erdington. A good day was had by all!

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Kilo of Cash

Kilo of Cash

An annual event where coins are collected on Erdington High Street with the target being that they cover a kilometre distance.

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2008-9 President's Night

2008-9 President's Night

A fun filled evening of Rotary fellowship at Wishaw Country Lodge, with good food, fine wines, the Magic of Callan and Victoria Jazz Band. Nick and Penny Thurston are pictured with District Governor Peter Smith and his wife Yvonne.

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A new Tamar Class Lifeboat for Angle

A new Tamar Class Lifeboat for Angle

The Club made donations to RNLI towards the new Tamar Class lifeboat for Angle in Pembrokeshire. HRH Prince Michael of Kent officially named the lifeboat Mark Mason.

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The Alternative Conference 2009

The Alternative Conference 2009

An opportunity for Rotarians and their partners to enjoy a weekend away in Hertfordshire. The itinerary included a visit to The National Waterways Museum at Stoke Bruerne.

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Barn Dance

Barn Dance

An evening of Rotary fellowship and merriment!

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The Alternative Conference 2008

The Alternative Conference 2008

An opportunity for Rotarians and their partners to have a weekend away together where they can explore the locale and share Rotary fellowship.

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Street collections, at Easter and Christmas

Street collections, at Easter and Christmas

The majority of the Club's fundraising comes from street collections that are usually held just before Easter and Christmas each year. Father Christmas and the Easter Bunny put in a special appearance.

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Katie Miller  - planning for OSTAR and beyond

Katie Miller - planning for OSTAR and beyond

A former Sutton Coldfield Head Girl, Katie talked to Club members about her adventures racing at sea, her plans for OSTAR in 2009 and her aspiration to take part in the Vendee Globe race in 2016.

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French themed evening

French themed evening

An evening when the whole theme was matters French - the dress code, the wine, the food and the quiz. The participative part of the evening was the frog racing.

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Leonard Cheshire Disability

Leonard Cheshire Disability

Rotary supports Leonard Cheshire Disability both locally and internationally. Rotarians Arthur Law (left) and Barry Rainsford (right) are pictured with Simon Bolton from Sutton Coldfield Baptist Church creating a colourful new floral bed at Greenacres.

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2007-8 President's Evening

2007-8 President's Evening

To mark a highly success year in office President Ken Hawkings, his fellow Rotarians and guests spent an evening cruising the River Avon aboard the Countess of Evesham, where they partook of a superb meal, and enjoyed Rotary fellowship.

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