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/churchyard 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 2019 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!
2019/20 Meetings and Events
Father Christmas Float and Rotary Collections
Our Christmas Charity Collection amounted to £6563, a record. At Tesco, Bury, on December 20th, 22nd and 23rd we received £ 940 (included in the total), another record. Many thanks to the Manager and staff at Tesco.
Many thanks for all your kind donations. This is our main charity collection for the year.
Forthcoming Events in 2020
Wednesday 8th January: Visit to Bank Top Brewery, Bolton 7.15pm
Wednesday 22nd January: meal with Speaker at Greenmount Golf Club
Wednesday 29th January: "Stars in their Eyes" Contributors welcome!
Wednesday 12th February: Ten Pin Bowling at Vue, 7 pm followed by meal
Friday 21st February: 60s/70s Disco Night in aid of President's Charity at Elton Liberal Club, £10, including supper
Saturday 22nd February: District Young Musician Final, organised by our Club, Tottington Primary School, 10 am.
Wednesday 26th February: meal with Speaker at Greenmont Golf Club
Friday 13th March: Charity performance of "Hangmen" by Summersat Players in aid of Club charity fund.
Wednesday 29th April:Guided Walk in Manchester, CWS and Ancoats
Wednesday 13th May: Young Musician competition
Sunday 17th May: Ripon Races
Wednesday 20th May: President's Bowls Night
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, Mayor's Charity Appeal, Young Musician (for local secondary schools), It's Time4Change, Lancashire Fusiliers Band, Bury 10k Run, Disaster Aid, Meal Pack Rise aganst Hunger, Global Sight Solutions,Wheelchair Foundation, Rotary Youth Leadership Award, Bury Society for Blind and Partially Sighted, Rotary Foundation (including Polio Plus), provided transport to Rotary Disabled Sports, Churches Together Ramsbottom, Francis House and Derian House Children's Hospices, D-CaFF (Greenmount Village Community), Friends of Bury Music Centre, Parkinsons Bury Support Group, North West Air Ambulance, Aontacht Academy,Tottington Centre (for books), Brandlesholme Community Centre, Encore Choir, and MedEquip4Kids.
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
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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