Community Services

The Role of the Community Services Committee


Chair Bill Vine
Denzil Ellis, Stuart Phillips, Ruth Thomas, Wagih El Masri, Mike Griffiths


Community Services Committee

Meeting on alternate months 6 times a year - reporting to Club Council each month.


We are anxious to listen to any request for help from any local group with a particular need.

On the Thursday of summer half-term, we support the Friends of the Derwen at their Summer Fete with side-shows, with the emphasis being on "fun".

We carry out a Street Collection and Supermarket exit collection in May/June in Oswestry with recent beneficiaries including :-

Friends of Parkies

Orthopaedic Veterans

Dementia Action Alliance and other Rotary charities..

We support the Friends of the Orthopaedic Hospital at their new Christmas Bazaar at the beginning of December in the main entrance of the hospital.

The annual "Millicent Kaye Art Competition" will once again be held at the end of June. Open to year 5 and 6 Primary School pupils and entries are displayed at the Qube.

Our Rotarians assist on the entrance to the Grandstand at the Oswestry Show in August.

In the unfortunate possibility of a serious local disaster our Rotarians volunteer to co-ordinate help to relatives and friends of those involved, should the local professional services be unable to cope. This is a Rotary inspired initiative called "Reaction".

The 2 bench seats up on the Old Racecourse are maintained by this committee.

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Janet Jones on Zoom

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Speaker Janet Jones, Ethos Trustee via ZOOM

more Graham Moss' speaker today will be Janet Jones, Ethos (formerly Transhouse) Trustee

BID Oswestry Postponed

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Speaker One Oswestry aka BID Oswestry - POSTPONED

more The Oswestry Business Improvement District (BID) aims create a collaborative business vision for boosting and sustaining the town’s economic growth - aka One Oswestry. Another interesting presentation for anyone interested in Oswestry's future.

Beware Door-to-Door COVID-19 tester scammers.

Keep Safe - Door-to-Door COVID-19 Testing Scam Warning

more Warning re door-to-door COVID-19 scammers.

I See No Ships

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Speaker Mark Liquorish on

more Mark's talk is called ‘I See No Ships’ - a personal account.

Dr Julie Leoni

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Speaker Dr Julie Leoni

more John Neave's speaker today is Julie Leoni multi-talented write, listener and teacher- MEETING IN THE RESTAURANT TODAY. LUNCH Baked seabass fillet, green beans, herbed potatoes, roasted fennel, cherry vine tomatoes and salsa verde

Emma addresses the meeting.

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Speaker Emma Croall, The Hive Shrewsbury

more Ruth's speaker today was Emma Croall one of the Programmes & Projects Managers at the Hive Shrewsbury. LUNCH Beef bourguignon with creamed potatoes and honey roasted parsnips and carrots

President Ian Glenister with Gill Jones

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Speaker The TNS Foundation's Gill Jones

more Bill Bowen's speaker today was Gill Jones of The New Saints FC Foundation - a charitable organisation that aims to engage with the local community to provide positive, sustainable football, sports and educational activities for young people.

(l-r) Steve, Dan, Jamie and Maisie

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Speaker Derwen DofE Students

more Steve Evans accompanied 3 Derwen students to give a talk about their Duke of Edinburgh Experiences. Lunch : Roast turkey with sage and onion stuffing, sausage and bacon pinwheels, roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables

(l-r) President Ian Glenister and Charles Lillis

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Speaker Charles Lillis Shropshire Patron of the British Red Cross

more Dave Foden's speaker today is Charles Lillis, former High Sheriff of Shrophire, and the newly appointed patron for the British Red Cross. LUNCH: Traditional fish pie and garden peas

(l-r) Helen Knight, President Mark Liquorish and Lt-Col Carl Meyer

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Speaker Lt-Col Carl Meyer

more Wagih's speaker today is Lt-Col Carl Meyer from the RJAH's Veterans Orthopaedic Centre who have launched an appeal to develop their groundbreaking Veterans Service. LUNCH: Roast turkey with sage and onion stuffing, sausage & bacon pinwheels, roast potato

Ibrahim Youssef and Jools Payne join us for lunch today

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Speaker Jools Payne with Ibrahim Youssef

more Bill's speaker today is Oswestry's Jools Payne with Ibrahim Youssef from Oswestry's Syrian refugee community talking of his experience of life in Oswestry and the valuable assistance that he has received from the community. LUNCH Fish Pie & Peas

Pres Mark with Simon Jackson

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Speaker Simon Jackson

more Sue's speaker today is Graham's neighbour Simon Jackson who is launching a book about 12 local walks with the net proceeds going to Parkinson’s UK. LUNCH Supreme of Chicken, Pommes Anna & Mushroom Cream Sauce

At the Fete

Derwen College Summer Fete 2019

more The Derwen College Fete.

Notes and Coins

Funds Raised for Midlands Air Ambulance Calculated

more Oswestry Rotary Club has raised funds for the MAA by collecting foreign, outdated and unwanted foreign coins. Today we received the calculation of the value!

3D prize winners
First	Charley May Jones, Llansillin Primary School
Second	Isabelle Cartwright, Kinnerley C E Primary School
Third	Elinor Williams, Our Lady and St Oswald’s Catholic Primary School

Millicent Kaye Art Competition and Exhibition for Primary Schools 2019 @ Qube

more Our Club's annual art competition and exhibition for local primary schools. This year's theme is "The View of the Castle".

Kawa Ghaze accepts a TV from Oswestry Rotary Club's Mike Griffiths.

Oswestry Welcomes Syrian Refugees at Tea Party

more Oswestry Rotary Club donates a TV to Syrian refugee family.

Dave and President Mark

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Speaker Dave Andrews

more Denzil's speaker will be a familiar face local author and fundraiser Dave Andrews who will speak about his new book "Old Oswestry and Other Sonnets" which is now available. LUNCH: Beef lasagne, garlic bread and mixed leaves

Lila and David from The Alzheimer's Society

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Speaker Lila Williams and David Latcham

more Hazel's speakers will be Lila Williams and David Latcham of the Alzheimer's Society.

Sue collects!

Rotarians Meet Pudsey For The Arrival of Children In Need's Team Rickshaw

more Members of Oswestry Rotary Club help Pudsey collect donations on the arrival of Children In Need's Team Rickshaw

Interactors Collect!

Oswestry Christmas Parade 2019

more Members are asked to marshal at this year's Christmas Parade

Janet Jones

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Speaker Janet Jones, Ethos Trustee

more Robin's speaker today is Janet Jones a trustee of Oswestry's Ethos charity formerly known as Transhouse

Jolt

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Speaker Rakhee Jones of JOLT/Designs In Mind

more

Sue Ellis is Postponed

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Speaker Sue Ellis

more Christopher Perry's speaker will be Sue Ellis Manager of Whittington Castle - POSTPONED LUNCH: Roast breast of turkey, sage and onion stuffing, chipolata sausage wrapped in bacon, roasting juices, roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables

MillicentKayePostponed

Millicent Kaye Art Competition and Exhibition for Primary Schools 2020 @ Qube

more Our Club's annual art competition and exhibition for local primary schools. This year's theme is "Playing". This can be music or sport.

Oswestry Show

Oswestry Show - Stewarding the Grandstand

more Members sell tickets and steward the grandstand at Oswestry Show.

Mike Griffiths presents Chris Arkwright of Friends of Parkies with their cheque from the Street Collection.

Presentation of Street Collection Donations 2019

more The proceeds of the Street Collection in May 2019 have been presented.

Jo speaks.

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Speaker Jo Banks Newbie Talk

more New member Jo Banks steps into the breach and delivered an excellent 'new members' talk! LUNCH: Chicken and Leek Pie served with Creamed Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables

Oswestry Town Museum is in The Guild Hall, Bailey Head, Oswestry

HODs

more Following on from the success of last years ‘Wall of Women’, Oswestry Town Museum has organised a ‘Wall of People Power’ showcasing the local groups that have made and continue to make a real difference to our community. Local Rotary Clubs R 'On The Wall

Oswestry CultureFest 2019

Oswestry CultureFest 2019

more Oswestry CultureFest is on Saturday 17 August 2019 in the centre of town, coinciding with the Shropshire produce market, celebrating the wide cultural diversity in Oswestry and the surrounding area.

District 1180 Fun Disabled Games 2019

District 1180 Fun Disabled Games 2019

more Rotary District 1180 Fun Disabled Games at the Bank of America's 'Field of Dreams' in Chester

Oswestry Show - Stewarding the Grandstand

more Members sell tickets and steward the grandstand at Oswestry Show

Street Collection

Street Collection

more Annual Street Collection - Rotarians collect for worthwhile Rotary causes on the streets of Oswestry.

Oswestry Christmas Parade

Oswestry Christmas Parade 2018

more Members marshal and collect donations at the annual Oswestry Christmas Parade

President Elect Mark Liquorish presenting speaker Carolyn McLaughlin with a cheque for Troop Aid

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Speaker Carolyn McLaughlin

more Jackie's speaker today will be Carolyn McLaughlin who will tell us about the Troop Aid charity.

Health & Wellbeing Awareness

Year of Health & Wellbeing Event @ Oswestry Library - Defibrillator Training with St John Ambulance

more Learn how to use a defibrillator with St John Ambulance

Singing for Health

Year of Health & Wellbeing Event @ Oswestry Library - Singing for Health

more Back by popular demand!

Group Commendation

Millicent Kaye Art Competition and Exhibition for Primary Schools 2018 @ Qube

more Our Club's annual art competition for local primary schools. This year's theme is "The Great War".

Millicent Kaye Memorial Art Exhibition

Millicent Kaye Art Competition and Exhibition for Primary School 2017

more Our Club's annual art competition for local primary schools.

Stuart Phillips gets down to work (and no, it's not Stuart's handbag - it's Joan's!)

Judging of this Year's Millicent Kaye Primary Art Competition 'In The Park'

more Vocational Committee members meet at the Masonic Hall for the judging of this year's entries by Joan Turner.

The theme for this year's competition is

Millicent Kaye Art Competition 2014

more The theme for this year's competition is "The Way To The Castle". Entries for this year's competition must be submitted by Friday 16th May 2014.

Millicent Kaye Art Competition Exhibition - QUBE 18th June - 30th June 2012

more The Rotary Club of Oswestry has been running the Millicent Kaye Art Competition for young people since 1996 in memory of well known local artist Millicent Kaye who died in that year.

Ben and Tom Wilson

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Speakers Ben and Tom Wilson of OsNosh

more Hazel's speakers today will be Ben and Tom Wilson who will tell us about their new project OsNosh.

Breast Cancer Awareness

Year of Health & Wellbeing Event @ Oswestry Library - Breast Cancer UK

more Jackie Vaughan from Breast Cancer UK will tell us why they believe that breast cancer prevention is possible and wants you to know what you can do to reduce the risk. Free entry in the Library from 10.30-11.30 - just book in with the library staff.

Mike Griffiths presents a cheque for £140 to Catherine Wilks, CEO of Designs in Mind

Presentation of the M&S Simply Food Bucket Collection Donations

more Three local Oswestry charities benefit from the M&S Simply Food Bucket Collection

President Ian Glenister with George Rook (R)

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Speaker George Rook - Living With Dementia As Well As He Can

more

Helen from Macmillan Cancer's Betty Bus

Year of Health & Wellbeing Event @ Oswestry Library - Macmillan Cancer

more Macmillan Cancer's Betty Bus visited Oswestry Library today with information for anyone affected by cancer.

Karine Sarre of the Haemochromatosis Society

Year of Health & Wellbeing Event @ Oswestry Library - Friends of Parkies & Haemochromatosis

more Moving into July's theme of "Find Out About Your Health" we had information stands manned by 'Friends of Parkies' for those affected by Parkinsons Disease and The Haemochromatosis Society.

Volunteers pick up their paint brushes!

Members of the Club Paint Benches on Oswestry Racecourse!

more Mad dogs etc . . .

Oswestry Rotary Club and Oswestry Library Join Forces to present a Joint Health and Wellbeing Awareness Programme for 2018

Health and Wellbeing Awareness Programme 2018 -

more A wide range of speakers and activities in the Joint Rotary and Oswestry Library Health and Wellbeing Awareness Programme 2018

Oswestry Rotary Stall at the Derwen Summer Fete.

Derwen College Summer Fete 2018

more The Derwen College Fete took place in a new location near the Farm Shop starting at an earlier time.

Rotary Charity Collection at M&S Simply Food, Oswestry

Rotary Charity Collection at M&S Simply Food, Oswestry

more Rotary Charity Collection at M&S Simply Food, Oswestry.

L to R Adam Richards; Joshua Mallen; Mike Griffiths; David Davies; Rachel Pickford; Simon Cook; Will Lyon

Presentation of Cheque to The Derwen Gold Duke of Edinburgh Students

more Pres Dave and Mike hand over the cheque for our Club's part sponsorship of this year's Derwen's Gold D of E students.

Designs in Mind members, Ellie Lee, Marion Alcock, Gary Thomas, Helen Whitehead, Alison Scott.

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Speaker Ruth Thomas and Ros Slowley

more Ruth Thomas was joined today by Ros Slowley from Designs In Mind. In their new guise at Jolt, Designs in Mind moved into the former Chrissie’s in Cross Street, Oswestry, following a successful trial period there as a pop-up shop earlier in 2017.

Arts and Wellbeing @ QUBE

Art-Full Minds @ QUBE

more The Friends of Oswestry Library will be attending to showcase all the great activities going on at Oswestry Library to support Health and Wellbeing.

(l-r) President Elect Ian Glenister, Sally Johnson and Chair of Community Services Mike Griffiths

Presentation of Collection Monies to Harry Johnson Trust

more Sally Johnson came into Club today and received a cheque for over £570 collected from spectators at the TNS v Dumbarton match

Friends of Parkies

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Speaker Ian Bunting from Friends of Parkies

more Mike Griffiths' speaker today was Ian Bunting vo!unteer, founder member and Chairman of Friends of Parkies - a local Parkinson's condition social community group charity.

Dave Gordon and John Davies (L-R)

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Speaker John Davies from 'Men On The Gates'

more David Gordon's speaker today will be John Davies from the project 'The Men On The Gates'. LUNCH: Cottage pie - Traditional cottage pie served with mixed vegetables

Llanidloes President Stephen Meyer presents Mike Griffiths with a cheque for £500 for the Global Sight Solutions project that Mike supports.

Mike Griffiths Raises Funds for Global Sight Solutions with Llanidloes Rotary Club

more PP Mike Griffiiths returns to Llanidloes Rotary Club to receive funds for Global Sight Solutions.

Sally Johnson

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Speaker The Harry Johnson Trust

more Dave Foden's speaker today was Sally Johnson from the The Harry Johnson Trust

Oswestry Rotarian Justin Soper joins with former District Governor Beryl Cotton, Borderland Past President Harry Richardson, President Sherie Soper and President Elect Geoff Barre

Oswestry Christmas Parade 2017

more Members marshal and collect donations at the annual Oswestry Christmas Parade

Dave Andrews

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Speaker Dave Andrews

more Steve Drinnan's speaker today will be Dave Andrews of "Oswestry Round" fame.

Mike Griffiths meets Jill Cripps of the Disabled Swimming Club.

Disabled Swimming Club Receives Help for New Hoist

more Oswestry Rotary Club contributes £250 to cost of hoist for the Disabled Swimming Club

Ian Bunting (L) with Mike Griffiths

Street Collection Donation to Friends of Parkies

more Mike Griffiths visits Friends of Parkies to present them with the £150 collected for them on our recent Street Collection

John Davies

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Speaker John Davies

more

Manager Heather Ireland receives a cheque for £150 from the recent Street Collection.

Shropshire Mind Receives Donation from the Street Collection

more Mind Manager Heather Ireland receives a donation from the Club's recent Street Collection.

Foodbank Volunteers John and Caroline Piffe-Phelps with (R) Manager Liz Jermy

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Speaker Liz Jermy, Oswestry Foodbank

more In June 2016 Liz Jermy became the new manager of the Oswestry & Borders Foodbank. Liz is no stranger to the foodbank as she was previously a family support worker in a primary school for a few years, issuing foodbank vouchers to families in need.

Oswestry Show

Oswestry Show - Stewarding the Grandstand

more Members sell tickets and steward the grandstand at Oswestry Show

Wagih and Fae

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Speaker Fae Dromgool

more Wagih's speaker today was Fae Dromgool the Chief Executive of Oswestry's Transhouse Charity for people with spinal cord injuries.

Blood Bikes

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Speaker Sandy Harper

more A blood bike is an emergency medical motorcycle courier that transports urgent items including blood, X-rays, samples, drugs and documentation between hospitals and other healthcare facilities.

Orthopaedic Summer Fair & Open Day - RJAH Gobowen - 12.00-4.00pm

more Club's annual support for the League of Friends' Orthopaedic Summer Fair & Open Day - RJAH Gobowen

Sue and Mark carefully not rattling their buckets :)

Street Collection - Saturday June 24th 2017

more The Club's annual street collection for charities

MS Society

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Speaker Lynn MacBeth & Tina Sheppard

more Hazel's speaker today will be Lynn MacBeth and Tina Sheppard of Oswestry's branch of the MS Society

Friends of Kinnerley School Fun Run

Friends of Kinnerley School Fun Run 9.45am SY10 8BT

more Oswestry Rotary Club is pleased to sponsor the medals for participants in this fundraiser for Kinnerley School Friends.

President Ian and Dave decide who we want to be today!

Derwen College Fete 2017 1.30-4.30pm

more Club's annual entertainments in support of the Derwen College

Bruce McKay

Oswestrian Completes London Marathon for Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Hospital Institute Charity

more Rotary Club donates £100 to RJ & AH Hospital Institute Charity in support of Bruce McKay's London marathon achievement

Some of the presenters gather together at the start of the event

Health Awareness Day 2017 @ Oswestry Library

more The Rotary Club's annual Health Awareness Day - Look After Yourself!

Curtis Langley of The Movement Centre

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.30pm - Club AGM + Business Meeting + The Movement Centre

more The Club's AGM and Business Meeting plus a talk from Curtis Langley of The Movement Centre Oswestry.

(L-R) Dr Bruce Eden, Naomi Atkin of Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals (SATH) and John Thompson

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Speaker Dr Bruce Eden

more John Thompson's speaker today was retired GP Dr Bruce Eden who now works for the Lingen-Davies Centre

(L-R) Rtn Peter Hill, Pres Ian Haigh and Heather Rodenhurst from Shropshire Libraries at the launch of their shared memory bag project

Library Receives Christmas Parade Funds for Shared Memory Dementia Project

more Oswestry Rotary Club is pleased to be able support to people living with memory difficulties when Oswestry Library launches its Shared Memory Bags scheme at 1.00pm on Saturday 4th March at the library.

Ann Morton and Emma

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Speaker Ann Morton and Emma, Erlas Victorian Walled Garden Project

more Dave Gordon's speaker today was Ann Morton the Charity Officer and principal fundraiser for the Erlas Victorian Walled Garden Project assisted by Emma.

(L-R) Rachel Wintle and Val Brown of The Alzheimer's Society

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Speaker Rachel Wintle from the Alzheimer's Society

more John Cleaver's speaker today will be Rachel Wintle Dementia Support Manager at the Alzheimer's Society

Mike and Mark

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Speaker Mark Fosbrook

more Oswestry Paralympian Mark Fosbrook was Mike Jones' speaker today.

Father Christmas MAA

Christmas Gift of Foreign Currency to the Air Ambulance

more Oswestry Rotary Club Collect for the Air Ambulance

Jill Livingstone of the Carers Trust 4 All

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Speaker Jill Livingstone, Carers Trust 4 All

more Jill Livingstone of the Carers Trust 4 All is Peter's speaker today to talk to us about the recent changes in Shropshire and how the Red Cross Oswestry Young Carers function is now being covered.

George outside the Simla

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Speaker George Miah

more George Miah owner of Oswestry's renowned Simla Bangladeshi Restaurant will be John Davies' speaker today.

President Ian Haigh (L) and Mike Griffiths take time out from their LifeLine preparations to donate to the MAA Cash4Coins Appeal

Rotary Club Supports Coin Collection for Midlands Air Ambulance

more Collect your foreign or obsolete currency for the Midlands Air Ambulance

Rotary District 1180 Fun Disabled Games 10.00am-3.00pm

more Rotary District 1180 Fun Disabled Games at the Bank of America's 'Field of Dreams' in Chester

Peter Hill makes sure Mike Griffiths hands over the Carers 4 All cheque to Jill Livingstone

Distribution of Street & Supermarket Collection

more The Street & Supermarket Collection raised over £900 this year - the distributions among the beneficiaries will be shown here

Dave Andrews

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Speaker Dave Andrews

more Steve Drinnan's speaker today is Oswestry walker and charity fundraiser Dave Andrews

Picture This for 11-14s

'Picture This' Creative Workshop @ Oswestry Library

more 'Picture This' is a programme of 2 day creative workshops for 11-14 year olds running in Libraries throughout Shropshire during the 2016 school summer break.

Orthopaedic Fete

Orthopaedic Summer Fair & Open Day - RJAH Gobowen - 12.00-4.00pm

more Club's annual support for the League of Friends' Orthopaedic Summer Fair & Open Day - RJAH Gobowen - TBC

Street & Supermarket Collection - Friday/Saturday June 17th/18th 2016

more The Club's annual street and supermarket collection for charities

Millicent Kaye Art Competition Exhibition - QUBE 13th June - 27th June

more The winners of the 2016 Millicent Kaye Art Competition for Primary School children from around Oswestry are listed here and will be presented with their prizes at the opening of the exhibition at The Qube on Monday 13th June

Ian, Jenny and Denzil look puzzled!

Derwen College Fete 2016, Gobowen 1.30-4.30pm

more Club's annual entertainments in support of the Derwen College

Closing Date for Submissions to Millicent Kaye Art Competition

more Today is the last date for submissions to this competition

Peter Hill presents a cheque for £400 for the Club's sponsorship of The Derwen College's Silver Duke of Edinburgh group this year.

Rotary Club of Oswestry Sponsors Derwen College Duke of EdinburghSilver Award Students

more The Community Services Committee recently sponsored the Silver Duke of Edinburgh students for their successful expedition.

Derwen Flashmob

Health Awareness Day 2016 - Oswestry Library

more Health Awareness Day in its new venue at Oswestry Library

Borderland President Stan Smith presents President Mike with a cheque for £500 representing our Club's share of the collection at Oswestry's Christmas Parade

Distributing Donations from Oswestry Christmas Parade

more Borderland President Stan Smith presents President Mike with a cheque for £500 representing our Club's share of the collection at Oswestry's Christmas Parade

Oswestry Christmas Parade

Oswestry Christmas Parade

more Our Club lends a hand at Borderland's Oswestry Christmas Parade

CHALK's Gemma Cassin with President Mike

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Speaker from CHALK CIC Oswestry

more Chris' speaker today will be Gemma Cassin from the CHALK CIC group in Oswestry

Today's speaker Daphne Simmons

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Speaker Daphne Simmons

more Peter's speaker today will be Daphne Simmons the Wise & Well Team Manager from Shropshire Rural Community Council

W Midlands XC

N Shrops Special Olympics Group W Mids XC Trefonen School Playing Fields 9.45am to 12noon

more Marshalling opportunity at the W Mids Cross Country hosted by the N Shropshire Special Olympics Group

Rotary District 1180 Fun Disabled Games 9.30am-4.00pm

more Rotary District 1180 Fun Disabled Games at the Bank of America's 'Field of Dreams' in Chester

Stagecoach

When the Wild West came to Oswestry - Heritage Open Day activity for 7-11 yr olds

more Oswestry Family and Local History Group will give a presentation for 7 to 11 year olds about Buffalo Bill, his Wild West & Congress of Rough Riders of the World Show and its visit to Oswestry on Wednesday 11th May 1904.

Oswestry Show

Oswestry Show

more The Club will be issuing tickets from 1130 to 1730 at the entrance to the grandstand today.

Shirley addresses our meeting.

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Speaker Shirley Vaughan

more Shirley Vaughan of the Shropshire Deaf and Hard of Hearing Forum will be speaking to us about Deaf Awareness.

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Speaker Samaritans

more Viv's speaker today will be from The Samaritans

Orthopaedic Summer Fair & Open Day - RJAH Gobowen - 12.00-4.00pm

more Club's annual support for the League of Friends' Orthopaedic Summer Fair & Open Day - RJAH Gobowen

Street Collection - Friday/Saturday June 19th/20th 2015

more Street and store collection in aid of Rotary and other local charities over this weekend.

Millicent Kaye Exhibition 2015

Millicent Kaye Art Competition Exhibition - QUBE 15th June - 29th June

more The Rotary Club of Oswestry has been running the Millicent Kaye Art Competition for young people since 1996 in memory of well known local artist Millicent Kaye who died in that year. This year's theme will be "In The Jungle".

Club's annual entertainments in support of the Derwen College.

Derwen College Fete, Gobowen 1.30-5.00pm

more Club's annual entertainments in support of the Derwen College.

Marches Interactor Autumn Cass, Interact Secretary Chloe Jones (wearing her badge of office) and Red Cross representative Emma Croall

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Speaker British Red Cross Young Carers

more Ray Lewis' speaker today was Emma Croall from the British Red Cross Young Carers organisation. 2 members of The Marches Interact Club had lunch with us to present a cheque for �200 they had raised.

Fitness tests!

Health Awareness and Wellbeing Event - Saturday 25th April 2015

more Memorial Hall Oswestry, 10.00am - 2.00pm

Hearing Dog Piper

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

more Peter's speaker today will be Ruth Allen and her dog Piper for the Hearing Dogs for the Deaf organisation

Bring in your donations of toiletries for the Refuge

Collection of Donated Items for Shropshire Women's Refuge

more Bring in your donations of toiletries for the Refuge

Shropshire Refuge

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Speaker Shropshire Refuge

more Mike's speaker today was Gill, the Domestic Violence Services Manager of the Shropshire Refuge who also received a cheque for £500 from The Tree of Light campaign 2014.

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Guide Dogs

more Chris Perry's speaker today will be Lin Stapley from the Guide Dogs organisation. We will also be joined today by Brian Lort's daughter Jenny Limond for the launch of the DVD recording of Brian's memories from his time as a wartime pilot.

QUBE Community Questionnaire

more Peter Hill, Chair of our Community Services Committee, would like as many people as possible to download and complete the questionnaire prepared by RHCS Regeneration Consultancy which you can download from the link given.

Chris Hughes, Jo Davis and Kath Diggens of Designs In Mind with President David Gordon

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Speakers Jo Davis, Kath Diggens and Chris Hughes

more Find out more about the Oswestry Project Group - now Designs In Mind

Christmas Tree Festival, Gobowen

Christmas Tree Festival, All Saints Church, Gobowen

more Come and see the displays of Christmas Trees at All Saints Church Gobowen's Christmas Tree Festival. All welcome.

Photo courtesy of MD Warriors @md_warriors 	
Teaching and promoting childrens martial arts :)

Oswestry Christmas Parade 2014

more Our Club lends a hand at Borderland's Christmas Parade

Congratulations to Oswestry Talking Newspaper

more Oswestry Talking Newspaper celebrates their 1,000th edition.

Remembrance Sunday - Parade and Service 10.30am - 12.15pm

more Remembrance Sunday - Parade and Service 10.30am

Graham Wilson, OBE, Chief Executive of the NABMA

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Speaker Graham Wilson, OBE, Chief Executive of the NABMA

more Ian Glenister's speaker today was Graham Wilson, OBE, Chief Executive of the National Association of British Market Authorities

CHUMS Oswestry

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - CHUMS Befriending Service

more Peter's speakers today will be Connie Culliford Project Manager of Oswestry group CHUMS.

The Rotary Team - including Oswestry School Interactors

N Shrops Special Olympics Group W Mids XC Trefonen

more Marshalling opportunity at the W Mids Cross Country hosted by the N Shropshire Special Olympics Group

Race Night

Oswestry Twinning Race Night

more Oswestry Twinning Association is running a RACE NIGHT at Oswestry Cricket Club on Friday 10th October

'Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning'

World's Biggest Coffee Morning @ The Sweeney Hall Hotel

more The Sweeney Hall Country House Hotel is hosting the 'Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning' on Thursday 25th September from 11am to 2pm.

Oswestry Community Games, Cae Glas Park 12.00-4.00pm

more This year's event has more diverse activities taking place and more local organisations including schools on board with the Derwen College and North Shropshire Special Olympics, and Cricket Federation for Disabilities, making the event truly inclusive.

Disabled Games - 9.30am – 4pm - 14th September 2014

more Rotary District 1180 Fun Disabled Games at the Bank of America's 'Field of Dreams' in Chester

HOD14

Heritage Open Days Around Oswestry 2014

more Heritage Open Days puts on record number of events around England - historic and unique buildings around England will stage more than 4,000 events during the four-day heritage festival. Find out what is happening in and around Oswestry

Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red

more To mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, this event has been created by ceramic artist Paul Cummins, with setting by stage designer Tom Piper. 888,246 ceramic poppies will gradually fill the Tower’s famous moat.

Oswestry Show

more The Club will be issuing tickets from 1130 to 1730 at the entrance to the grandstand today.

Mike Garrett and President Elect Mike Griffiths

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Speaker Mike Garrett

more Mark's speaker today will be Mike Garrett of The Oswestry and District Stroke Club

President David Gordon meets today's speaker Alwena Martin - a person who 'makes a difference'!

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Speaker Alwena Martin

more Peter's guest today will be Alwena Martin, Chairperson of the Oswestry and District Association for the Elderly

Halston Hall

News of a Diamond Jubilee Celebration at Halston

more The Oswestry Branch of the Shropshire Voluntary Helping Hand Association are celebrating their Diamond Jubilee at Halston Hall, Whittington, SY11 4NS

RJAH Fete

Orthopaedic Fete - RJAH Gobowen - Saturday June 28th

more Orthopaedic Fête - RJAH Gobowen Club's annual support for the League of Friends' Summer Fete

Royal British Legion’s Poppy Picnic

Royal British Legion’s Poppy Picnic, Cae Glas Park 10.00am - 6.00pm

more Royal British Legion’s Poppy Picnic

Street and store collection in aid of Rotary and other local charities over this weekend.

Street Collection - Friday/Saturday June 20th/21st 2014

more Street and store collection in aid of Rotary and other local charities over this weekend.

Sophia Benbow (Morda C of E Primary School) with her winning entry in the 2D class

Millicent Kaye Art Competition Exhibition - QUBE 13th June - 30th June

more The Rotary Club of Oswestry has been running the Millicent Kaye Art Competition for young people since 1996 in memory of well known local artist Millicent Kaye who died in that year.

Transhouse Open Day 11.00am - 3.00pm

more Transhouse is a registered charity for people with spinal cord injuries providing short-term accommodation and advocacy support for their clients, while helping them to find and adapt suitable long-term accommodation in their chosen area.

Derwen College Fete, Gobowen, Thursday 29 May

more Club's annual entertainments in support of the Derwen College.

Mike Griffiths tells the Club about the Guildford Eye Project

Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - M Griffiths

more A presentation to the Club by Mike Griffiths and Christopher Perry on the Oswestry Helping Hands organisation which Mike will follow with a presentation on the Rotary Guildford Eye project

Emergency Nurse Practitioner Amanda Thurber of Oswestry Minor Injuries Unit takes President Stuart’s blood pressure

Health Awareness and Wellbeing Event - Saturday 26th April 2014

more Memorial Hall Oswestry, 10.00am - 2.00pm

Oswestry Christmas Parade, Saturday 7th December

more Our members give assistance to the Borderland Club with the annual charity Christmas Parade

Remembrance Sunday - Parade and Service 10.30am

Remembrance Sunday - Parade and Service 10.30am

more Remembrance Sunday - Parade and Service 10.30am

Rotary Club Donates to Hope House Charity Auction

Rotary Club Donates to Hope House Charity Auction

more Jayne Middleton (l) and Chloe Evans (Hope House Fundraising Administrator) surrounded by the items donated by our Rotary Club for the Hope House auction

Poppy Appeal

Poppy Appeal

more British Legion Community Fundraiser for Shropshire, recently emailed the Club we have a need for some support in manning their presence in the Morrisons supermarket from October 26th until Armistice Day, 11th November. Are you able to assist?

West Midlands Cross Country Championships

N Shrops Special Olympics Group W Mids XC 12th October

more Marshalling opportunity at the W Mids Cross Country hosted by the N Shropshire Special Olympics Group

Disabled Games at the Bank of America's 'Field of Dreams' in Chester

Disabled Games - 15th September 2013

more Rotary District 1180 Fun Disabled Games at the Bank of America's 'Field of Dreams' in Chester

Rotary Club of Tywyn - Race The Train

Rotary Club of Tywyn - Race The Train

more The now regular stewarding opportunity to assist with this event.

Oswestry Show

Oswestry Show

more Members will steward at the Oswestry Show today.

Orthopaedic Fête - RJAH Gobowen - Saturday June 29th

more Orthopaedic Fête - RJAH Gobowen Club's annual support for the League of Friends' Summer Fete

On Sunday the 23rd June a fitting memorial was unveiled to Sir Henry Walford Davies.

Sir Henry Walford Davies' Plaque Unveiled at Christ Church, Oswestry

more On Sunday the 23rd June a fitting memorial was unveiled to Sir Henry Walford Davies, one of Oswestry’s most famous sons.

Collection Tins

Street Collection - Saturday June 22nd 2013

more Annual Rotary Street Collection for Rotary Charities

Millicent Kaye Art Competition Exhibition - QUBE 17th June - 1st July

more The Rotary Club of Oswestry has been running the Millicent Kaye Art Competition for young people since 1996 in memory of well known local artist Millicent Kaye who died in that year.

Street Collection

Street Collection - Morrisons & Sainsbury's June 14th & 15th 2013

more An introduction to the annual Rotary Collection for Rotary Charities in these shops - main collection next weekend Saturday 22nd June - with permission of Morrisons and Sainsbury's stores.

Derwen College Fete, Gobowen, Thursday 30 May

more Club's annual entertainments in support of the Derwen College.

Gobowen Girls' Brigade cheque presentation

Community Help The Gobowen Girls' Brigade Outing

more Mike Griffiths presents a cheque to the Gobowen Girls' Brigade

Health awareness

Health Awareness and Wellbeing Event - Saturday 20th April 2013

more Memorial Hall Oswestry, 10.00am - 2.00pm

Oswestry Christmas Parade, Saturday 1st December

more Members of the Club assist with the bucket collection at the annual Christmas parade.

Disabled Games - 16th September 2012

more Disabled Games at the Bank of America's 'Field of Dreams' in Chester

Oswestry Show

more Stewarding at the Oswestry Show

Oslympic Games - Opening Ceremony - Oswestry Leisure Centre - Friday 6th July

more The Club President to attend the opening of the Oslympic Games

Orthopaedic Fete, Gobowen - Saturday 30th June

more Club members assist at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital Fete , Gobowen

Street Collection for Rotary Charities - 22nd and 23rd June 2012

more Street collection for Rotary Charities on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd June

Jubilee Entertainments and Events - Cae Glas - Saturday 2nd June

more Jubilee Entertainments and Events - Cae Glas Park

Derwen College Fete, Gobowen, Thursday 31 May

more Club's annual entertainments in support of the Derwen College.

Maria Jones of Oswestry DAART (Diagnostic, Assessment & Access to Rehabilitation & Treatment) taking the blood pressure of Rotarian Mike Griffiths – the Rotary Club’s Community Service Chairman.

Health Awareness and Wellbeing Event - Saturday 28th April 2012

more Memorial Hall Oswestry 10.00am - 2.00pm

Oswestry Christmas Parade, Saturday 3rd December

more Members of The Rotary Club of Oswestry, and some of its Interact group, assist with the annual Christmas parade.

N Shrops Special Olympics Group W Mids XC 29th October

more Marshalling opportunity at the W Mids Cross Country hosted by the N Shropshire Special Olympics Group

Disabled Games - 18th September 2011

more Disabled Games at the Bank of America's 'Field of Dreams' in Chester.

Orthopaedic Fete, Gobowen - Saturday 25th June

more Fete at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Gobowen

Millicent Kaye Art Competition Exhibition - QUBE 17th June - 4th July

more The Rotary Club of Oswestry has been running the Millicent Kaye Art Competition since 1996 in memory of well known local artist Millicent Kaye who died in that year.

Derwen College Fete, Gobowen, Thursday 2nd June

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Health Awareness and Wellbeing Event - Saturday 9th April

more Memorial Hall Oswestry 10.00am - 2.00pm

Oswestry Show

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Street Collection

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Health Awareness and Wellbeing Event

more Memorial Hall Oswestry 10.00am - 2.00pm

2009 Oswestry Christmas Parade

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Rotary District 1180 Disabled Games - Sunday 27th September 2009

more A beautiful fine Sunday saw a record number of nearly 350 competitors, including many from Oswestry, arrive at the Bank of America “Field of Dreams”, Chester to enjoy the 9th Rotary District 1180 Disabled Games.