Welcome to the Website for the Rotary Club of Newton-le-Willows.
President Phil's Address
Helping the Community
Firstly a big thank you to our past president, John Murray. During the last year John set in motion a structural committee to look at how our club functions and how we can meet some of the challenges going forward.
We are a vibrant club but recognise that to meet these challenges there will be a need for change. The recommendations of the structural committee that was set up are now being implemented and a key focus will be to continue our drive to modernise our club with new activities and different methods of working.
Our club covers a very giving community: Newton-le Willows, Earlestown, Burtonwood, Lowton and Golborne and our main drive will be to give a helping hand to those who generously support us at our Christmas float and Beer Festival events which are our two main fundraising events. This will not only be in the form of donations but also networking and bringing groups together. Our support will be to community groups, schools and other organisations.
Our aim is to help others but we also need help ourselves. Last year we offered local community groups the chance to become ‘santa’s little helpers” for our float collections. This was very successfully and another way to connect with our communities. We will repeat this exercise this year.
We will also support communities around the world who are less fortunate than us. Rotary International and Foundation is the world’s fifth largest charity organisation and in recent years has been the main driver in eliminating polio. We will also continue to support Disaster Aid initiatives.
The driving values of Rotary is “service above self” and in staying true to those values we will aim to achieve them through Fellowship and Fun so you will also see us involved in other events in our community. To achieve this we will be looking for new members who have the time and energy to spare so if you are interested please contact us via the details on our website. Finally to dispel any myths we are a dual gender club.
So an interesting and exciting year in prospect and one where we can continue connecting with the community.
Meetings and events happening soon
Tuesday 21st August 19.15
Committee and Business Meeting at Pied Bull
Monthly committee service meetings to monitor club projects.
Stuart Ainscough + Tony Chandler
Wednesday 22nd August 19.30
LOCK IN AT THE FIRKIN
An evening of networking and fellowship at our local real ale pubdetails
Tuesday 28th August 12.30
NO CLUB MEETING THIS WEEK
There are no meetings the Tuesday after a bank holiday
Tuesday 4th September 12.30
Lunch Meeting: Haydock Park Golf Club
NEWTON GARDENER'S ASSOCIATION
Barry Curran + Jim Collier
Be part of a global network of volunteers, trying to make the world a better place. Please also see the 'links & news' page for information from the local district and live feeds from Rotary International and Rotary International in GB&I.
Family Rotary club use skills to kick-start local charities
Rotary members unite to tackle world hunger
Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
(Please note there is no meeting on Tuesdays after a Bank Holiday. There is no Lunch meeting on the 3rd Tuesday of the month as we hold our committee and business meetings. These are currently held at the Pied Bull, Newton High Street (7.15pm start).)
Our main meeting venue is:
Haydock Park Golf Club, Golborne Park, Newton Lane, Newton-le-Willows, WA12 0HX 01925 228525