Mark talked about the work going on in the aftermath of the terrible chemical explosion in Beirut on 4th August this year which left 190 people dead and more than 6500 injured.Details
Due to illness and fragilities for our planned evening, we are delighted that the professional violinist Kate O'Brien has been able to join us at short notice. Her entertaining style has been enjoyed by some of our members previously.Details
Our re-arranged evening included a 'Murder Mystery' set in our surroundings of Wallasey Golf Club. Characters drawn, worryingly, from their 'actors'.Details
Visit by our DG who updated the Club about local, District and National events as well as future directions in the world of Rotary.Details
Club members turned out in support of this Community Event on two weekends in March 2022. Trees were planted in Bromborough and at Arrowe ParkDetails
The Rotary Club of Wallasey was founded in 1928 - the first on the Wirral peninsula - and has given continuous service ever since to the community and beyond.
Nestling in the North East corner of the Wirral, Wallasey's history traces beyond the Doomsday Book (in which it is mentioned) to Viking times. Rotarians visiting the club, however, are assured of a friendly and hospitable welcome from its 50 or so members who play an active part in the local area as well as the District. The list of charities helped in the past (see Community Service Committee report at the side) will give a flavour of our work which also entails fun and enjoyment as a prime ingredient.
As part of the Club's celebrations to mark its 80th Year, many thousands of pounds were raised to create a patient and relative counselling facility in the new Victoria Central Health Centre. The gift will benefit patients, health centre staff and community health workers in the town. It is a specially designed and equipped facility, providing a quiet place for confidential conversations between health professionals and those in their care. The resource includes computer facilities and also provides, in the main atrium, a Self-Help Information Point. As well as high tech facilities, the room has been comfortably furnished with thoughtful touches like local artwork depicting the surrounding area, to give a familiar, safe and relaxed atmosphere.
Read the Newspaper article here about this joint project between ourselves and the Rotary Club of Royden Revolve.
Each year during October Wallasey Rotary Club distribute around Wirral, Rotary Shoeboxes as flat packs. These are specially designed to enable people in this country to assemble and decorate as they wish, very much appreciated by school children, who can then fill them with suitable contents for which advice is given.
The two main reasons for these special packs are so that those wanting to fill shoeboxes don't have to hunt round for boxes when many others are doing the same but more importantly, all the boxes are of standard size and therefore they can be stacked more economically on pallets, saving on costs.
The classifications for the Rotary boxes are: CHILDREN toys:
HOUSEHOLD special boxes filled with many things, including what you may use from under the sink, with maybe a warm scarf and gloves etc. for an older person.
Delivery of boxes are organised by Rotary in trailers of 12000 at a time with the round trip being up to ten days and 3000 miles, by dedicated people, including Rotarians. They will be delivered to poor families in different regions, to orphans, and sick children in hospitals, old people in care and without many chattels.
The HOUSEHOLD boxes will go to places such as "Hopes and Homes" and families who have been persuaded to take their children back into the family, with maybe some financial help: to Foster Homes, who with aid take a number of children in and live as a family who receive a mixture of boxes.
As well as Romania and the Ukraine, boxes are now going to Albania, one of the poorest countries in Europe.
Click HERE to read the blog of Adam Jones, returned from Uganda with the Rotary Jaipur Limb Project. A very full and fascinating account of the time and expertise he has given to this brilliant project.
Click HERE to read the 'Blog' of our Youth Exchange Student, Daina Sidaras, who spent a year in Quebec, Canada.
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