Tottington & Bury West Rotary Club
Guests would be most welcome at any of the meetings/projects on 2nd, 3rd and 4th Wednesdays (meetings on 4th Wednesdays with speaker usually at Greenmount Golf Club, £15 for the meal):
Pat Wall is our President in 2019-20
We have a Business meeting for Rotarians on the First Wednesday with other meetings/events/projects on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th weeks of the month open to all.
On 3rd weeks in the month we undertake various community projects, at present including helping out at Pets in Need (Mondays), St John's Garden/cemetery clearance and improvement (most Wednesday mornings if not wet); litter picks 3rd Wednesdays meeting lower end Kirklees Trail 2.30 pm at Brandlesholme Rd. traffic lights. Not if very wet!
Some of us are also helping at Tottington Centre with the voluntary library service to replace that relinquished by the local council in December 2017.
With much help from Tottington Primary School Year 5 we are continuing our project to develop Whitehead Gardens, Tottington . Eventually, we hope to have a pleasanter park to visit and to make it part of a Tottington History Trail.
24th October was World Polio Day. Rotary International intiated a project to eradicate this virus infection from the world 34 years ago. Now, nearing the end, two of the three wild virus strains HAVE been eradicated and the few remaining cases of Polio this year have been in two countries only, Afghanistan and Pakistan. We collect for Polio Plus, now with the assistance of the Gates Foundation, which triples any donation to our fund. So we hope the world will be polio free very soon!
During the fortnight beginning 28th October, we are collecting for the British Legion Poppy appeal at Tesco
- 2019 Meetings and Events
Saturday 2nd November: Visit to Guide Dog Training School, Atherton, 9.45 for 10 am
Saturday 9th November: President's Evening, Greenmount Golf Club, £30. Black Tie.
Sunday 10th November, Remembrance Sunday Wreath laying at Walshaw (10.30 am) & Tottington(3 pm).
Wednesday 13th November: Bury Museum Visit (2 pm)
Monday 2nd December to Monday 23rd December: Father Christmas Float and Rotary Collections.
Wednesday 4th December: Dinner at Help Me Thro'
, Crostons Road, Bury
Wednesday 11th December: Carers' Christmas Party, St Francis House
Friday 13th December: Christmas Evening with Square Street Singers
Wednesday 18th December: Club Christmas Party
In addition, bulb planting will take place again on certain weekends in October and November.
Over the last year or so we have donated to, or hosted/assisted at, the following:
Christmas dinner/party for Carers, Kids Out for young carers, Stroke Awareness Day in the Mill Gate Centre, Joshua Wilson Trust, Bury Hospice, Dementia Awareness Week,Junior Masterchef and Young Musician (for local secondary schools), It's Time4Change, Early Break, Lancashire Fusiliers Band, Disaster Aid, Mercy Ships, Jaipur Limb, Rotary Youth Leadership Award, Bury Society for Blind and Partially Sighted, Rotary Foundation (including Polio Plus), provided transport to Rotary Disabled Sports, Veterans in Communities, Churches Together Ramsbottom, Francis House and Derian House Children's Hospices, the new Bury Children's Hospice (Grace's Place), D-CaFF (Greenmount Village Community), Alder Hey Children's Hospital and MedEquip4Kids.
Every December we also help Santa with his travels around Tottington, Elton, Woodfold and Brandlesholme.
If you wish to attend a Rotary meeting, can offer your help with projects, or would like further information about joining Rotary please contact me
07885 492 901
Meetings and events happening soon
Wednesday 27th November 19.30
Rotary Meal with Speaker
Nina Rudwick from Homeless Charity EMMAUSdetails
Wednesday 4th December 19.30
Club Christmas Meal and Special General Meeting
Club Christmas Meal followed by the Special General Meetingdetails
Wednesday 11th December 19.00
Carers Christmas Party with a visit from Father Christmasdetails
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Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
(1st week of month Business and Council Meeting. 2nd week of month Alternative event away from Greenmount Golf Club. 3rd week of month No Meeting. 4th week of month Club Meal at Greenmount Golf Club. Possible 5th week of month Alternative meeting.)
Greenmount Golf Club
Greenhalgh Fold Farm
Bury, Lancs BL8 4LH 01204 883712