Christmas with a difference....

Clitheroe Rotary adapts successfully...


Christmas 2020 has been challenging for Clitheroe Rotary, with no Christmas party and no Santa and his sleigh at Sainsburys!

Undaunted, President Jenni set about organising a Zoom virtual Christmas party. This was a great success with many members and their partners attending in festive dress. We were also pleased to see Honorary member, John Spedding and Janet, DG Welma, along with guests from Australia and the USA. We were entertained with festive music and songs from Arthur Geldard, who many will remember from his appearances at several President's Night dinners.

The next challenge was how to raise funds, without what is one of our main fundraisers, Santa at Saisburys?

Geoff Isherwood and his fund raising team rose to the challenge! 07:45 Saturday morning on Clitheroe Market saw Geoff, Neil and Mary decorating a stall ready to go with buckets on a stick next to the giant fairground organ. Festive music could be heard around town and people donated generously, including Esmai Rose, who was facinated by the Dutch organ! Geoff is pleased to announce that £275 was raised on Saturday, with more to come from buckets Mary strategically placed on stalls around the Market. Some of these may become permanent, giving us an ongoing revenue stream. So thank you traders and visitors to the Market and the team of collectors.

Saturday wasn't the end of our endeavours this weekend. Sunday morning saw Andy and his team of gardeners plant 1,500 bulbs in Richmond Terrace and Mark Woodward and his team of litter pickers clean up Salthill Industrial Estate.

Finally, last week, 15 Rotarians and friends distributed 2000 cards for the Foundation for Ribble Valley Families around Clitheroe and Sabden.

Before year end, we hope to help out at the local Covid vaccination centre, but that's next weeks news.

So, on behalf of President Jenni and all at Clitheroe Rotary, have a safe and Merry Christmas, see you in 2021!

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Lots of ideas from the Ideas Meeting

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Location - King Street, opposite Buckley's Pharmacy

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At Lancaster University - details will follow.

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More unloved tech en route to Cheltenham...

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The VW Beetle

Follow the adventures of Bill Honeywell (Clitheroe) and Malcolm Baldwin (Accrington) as they embark on a Tour of Britain to raise awareness of the End Polio Now campaign

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Making Rotary accessible for everyone

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Return to Waddow Hall by Rotarians and friends to plant another 200 trees........

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A brief report on the most recent meeting of Rotary 2 on Tuesday 29 May 2018

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A joint event with RC Blackburn

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New Generations

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Ribblesdale High School pupils see their fruit of their labour.

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Two new Paul Harris Fellows inducted at RC Clitheroe

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Sandy Morrison broadcasts live on Ribble106.7fm

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Rotarians out in force on the streets of Clitheroe!

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Castle Purple for Polio + a socially distanced Market collection...

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Park Run participants join Rotarians at Clitheroe Health Centre

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Sandy Morrison and his Purple4Polio team celebrate a successful weekend!

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A bumper turnout in the sunshine!

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International

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Charter Night Dinner, Mitton Hall Oct. 24th.

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Sixteen Rotarians and friends are heling out at Clitheroe Health Centre each day.....

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Bill Honeywell, Bill Birkett and Val Honeywell celebrating reaching the 542nd summit in 2016

Bill reached his 542nd and final summit Saturday, 29 October.

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The joint RC's Clitheroe and Ribblesdale Young Musician Competition was held at Clitheroe Royal Grammar School December 16th. 2017

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Club Service

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This is being used by an adminstrator for training purposes - please ignore

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Sunday August 16th saw the team working behind the Station.

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Pounds for Polio

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RC Clitheroe recognises Miles as its 1st District Governor.

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The Beetle in Purple

A service, a party frock and a christening...

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Community Service

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International Chaitman, Howard Blackburn, thanks Julie Watson.

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Clitheroe Rotary adapts successfully...

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President Howard Blackburn and those receiving donations.

President Howard Blackburn makes his final charitable donations.

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President Frank presents Paul Harris Fellowships to Rotarians Howard Blackburn and David Openshaw

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President's Night 2017

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RFE Australian team with their hosts at Mytton Fold Hotel, Langho.

The Ozzies invaid Ribble Valley!

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Community litter pick to support the Queen's clean up your town initiative

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Presidents' Mary and Di presenting Rtn. John Myers

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