The committee organises events, some to provide a service, others to raise funds. Monies raised are donated to charities operating in the local community. Here are the typical 'regulars':
A day spent at Thorpe Park with kids and carers. An opportunity for Rotarians to spend the day at a Theme Park and join youngsters on the rides. This has been held usually in early June.
Stroke is a serious health issue so one of the most important things we can do as an organisation is raise awareness of stroke amongst the folk of High Wycombe. We aim to raise awareness of stroke to the public by joining with St. John's Ambulance in the town centre and inviting people to have a blood pressure test carried out by trained volunteers.
This is great fun. We act as Caterers extraordinaire at the Firework Display at Terriers every November. This is a chance for Rotarians to use sharp objects to cut bread rolls and fill them with meat and sell to a willing public. Perhaps the most popular event in the Committees calendar.
Santa is a member of the Rotary Club of Lapland and comes over to stay with one of our Members for a couple of weeks in December before his rush starts. We profit from his stay by taking him on a tour of Hazlemere. In a new sleigh, designed by Enzo Ferrari he gets towed from house to house to show off to the children and adults. A collection is made and the funds are put into the kitty.
At a wine tasting evening Rotarians and their guests are challenged to choose the right wine. along the lines of Call My Bluff. A good evening with good food and a light-hearted look at fine wines.
The Committee will continue to support the club in any way it can, with enthusiasm.
more Some of the things the Rotary Club of High Wycombe has done to make a difference
more On the day town was bustling with the Lord Mayor's parade and the opening of the Ceremonial Arch, we were there with the Red Cross encouraging passers by to have their blood pressure checked. 93 shoppers were tested, 14% of which were referred to their GP
more Responding to disasters is part of our remit, so when one happens on our doorstep it's time to don the wellies and help out. Teams from many local Rotary and Rotaract clubs helped out at Longridge on Saturday 15th March.
more Not just Fireworks but the Celebrated Rotary Catering!
more Polly selling her cakes at the Quiz last Friday organised by our 'Members who meet in the Evening'. Polly has been supported by the club to go on the International Girl Guide jamboree in Luxemburg and she is raising additional funds by selling cakes.
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more Following on from the lunchtime talk on Tuesday, there is an opportunity for evening and lunchtime members to help the South Bucks Downs Syndrome Group start their Allotment Project this Saturday
more Rotary support The Lions to fill Hampers for the elderly
more Following a successful collection in 2013, some members and strange animals ambushed commuters at the train station.
more Food Parcels to the elderly and those in need in the Wycombe District: a joint effort by our Rotary Club, High Wycombe Round Table and the local Police.