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):
Trevor Eastland is our President in 2018-19
On 25th May 2019, he did a skydive for Support Dogs, helping people with autism, epilepsy and disability on. So far he has raised £1500. You can still donate! Please go to:
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), and guiding visitors at Turton Tower. 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.
At our recent Promotional Evening we signed up 23 Associate Members for a year. We welcome everybody and hope some will then continue as full Members in a year's time!
At our recent Young Musician competition, the winners were Charlie Middleton, vocalist, St Gabriel's School and Peter Watts, xylophone, Canon Slade school
Tottington Primary School Year 5 helped our refurbishment plans for Whitehead Gardens, Tottington with a litter pick on 16th May. The children will be back to put in colourful plants in the front wall soon.
Chris Trees came to our meeting on 22nd May and related the story of his harrowing visit to different Holocaust sites in Germany and Poland. From Berlin he visited Potsdam and Wansee where Himmler devised plans for the "Final Solution" , the extermination of the Jewish race. Next to the site of the horrific extermination camp at Treblinka, near Warsaw. Moving on to Krakow he visited Oscar Schindler's factory where Jewish people were employed to protect them. Finally on to Auschwitz and Birkenhau where 1.2 million Jewish people were killed in the largest Nazi death camp. Having grown up in a cosmopolitan area, it was unbelievable for him to witness the legacy of the most atrocious acts of sectarian violence of all time.
- 2019 Meetings and Events
Wednesday 26th June: Club Handover and Assembly at Greenmount Golf Club
Friday 13th September: Northern Sopranos concert at Dobbies Social Club, Radcliffe. In aid of D-CaFF. £15 including pasty supper.
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 in his travels around Tottington, Elton, Woodfold and Brandlesholme.With the help of Tottington Primary School, we are beginning to help improve Whitehead Gardens, Tottington, a memorial park remembering those who were in killed in a WWII bombing.
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 26th June 19.30
Club Handover and Assembly
Tottington and Bury West Rotary Club Handover and Assembly
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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