President Len’s Address
“Helping the Community”
Due to the ongoing situation and uncertainty with COVID the club has decided to extend both my role and the chairs of the committees until the end of the year. (Dec 20). Our new President, Geoff Shaw, will start his term in Jan 21 and his year will be extended to run for 18 months up until end of June 22.
We are currently targeting our activities on food poverty with other local organisations.
We are a vibrant club but recognise that to meet these challenges there will be a need for change. Several changes have been implemented, but we can’t stand still, 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, which are our two main fundraising events. Unfortunately the beer festival has had to be cancelled and we will review our float later in the year. Our priority will be to support local community groups, schools and other local organisations, not just with cash donations but with practical help and assistance.
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 successful, and another way to connect with our communities and will be repeated 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 organization, and in recent years has been the main driver in eliminating polio. We will also continue to support Disaster Aid initiatives.
The Rotary motto is “Service above Self” and we stay true to the values associated with it. We will aim to achieve them through Fellowship and Fun so you will also see us involved in several 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 welcome all genders to our club. So, an interesting and exciting year in prospect and one where we can continue supporting and connecting with the community and at the same time having some FUN.
Please note if you want to attend any of our events listed or require us to support any of your projects in the first instance contact our secretary;
John Graves at email@example.com
or write to us at ; Rotary Club of Newton-le-Willows, c/o Haydock Park Golf Club, Golborne Park, Newton Lane, Newton-le-Willows, WA12 0HX
Also follow us on our Facebook and Twitter pages.
Meetings and events happening soon
Tue, Sep 29th 2020 7:00 pm
SPEAKER: Kathy Whittaker JP
Cheshire and Merseyside magistracy
The role of the Magistrate in the Community
Tue, Oct 6th 2020 7:00 pm
Tue, Oct 13th 2020 7:00 pm
AGENDA : TBA
Tue, Oct 20th 2020 7:00 pm
MONTHLY COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Committee chairs to organise sevice meetings
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.
Rotary supporting rehabilitation for stroke survivors
Putting the wheels in motion to end polio
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 St Patrick's Parish Centre (7.15pm start).)
Haydock Park Golf Club, Golborne Park, Newton Lane, Newton-le-Willows
WA12 0HX 01925 228525