Tue, Dec 6th 2022 at 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm


A total of 20 people attended lunch at HPGC. 

The Golf Club has employed a new chef, Daryl Moore and this was our first lunch with him in charge. Prior to lunch President Alan went into the kitchen to introduce Rotary. He hoped all the members present enjoyed lunch (Chicken and Ham Pie, Chips and Cauliflower Cheese) and that the standard set is maintained The meal was very enjoyable.
A total of 21 meals were ordered based on peoples apologies and thus the club had to pay for 1 additional meal.

Welfare Issues - John Kibbler - Tony Chandler gave update on John’s current condition. He is in Wigan Hospital (Winstanley Ward) and has pneumonia as well as other concerns about his health at the present time. His daughter who lives in the US has travelled over to the UK to be with him.

Visits to Report - Ken Smith and Bob Thomson gave summaries of Jack Bradshaw’s and Eric Fearnley’s funerals.

Meetings and Fellowship Stewards: can be found  on the meeting drop down tab of this site.

Speaker - No speaker

Warm Spaces - At the business meeting (22 Nov) we debated how we might support the local community this winter by using our financial resources in the most effective way. It was agreed in principle to support up to ten local organisations with a donation to be spent supporting those in hardship.
Several ideas centred around Churches and other community groups who might be providing warm spaces where we could assist with energy bills for example. It was also recognised that there may be other causes looking for short term, immediate help.

Five projects were discussed and agreed unanimously. Details can be found on our Helping the Community 22/23 page under Fighting Poverty in the Community.

1. The Golborne and Lowton Methodist Church Gathering Place Café - Proposer John Shaw

      2.St Marks (Haydock) Warm Space Hub - Proposer Les   Greenall

3. Cross Lane United Churches, Earlestown, Warm Space Project - Proposers Phil Round/Alan Robinson

4. WA12 Crisis Fund - Proposers Phil Round/Alan Robinson

5.St Johns Church Earlestown - Proposer Ian Parr

The information supplied for the above proposals can be found in the attached documents.

The following items were unanimously agreed:
£500 Gathering Pace Cafe Golborne/Lowton - Proposer John Shaw, Seconder Ian Parr
£500 St. Marks Pantry, Haydock - Prop. Les Greenall, Sec. Bob Thomson
£500 Cross Lane United Church Warm Spaces - Prop. Alan Robinson, Sec  Ian Parr
£500 WA12 Crisis Fund - Prop. J Murray, Sec. Richard York
£500  St Johns Earlestown - Prop. Ian Parr, Sec, Les Greenwood.

Lock In at the Firkin -30 November  Organised by Ian Parr - Good night was had by all, with a quiz, food and plenty of good beer. Collection raised £100 which will be donated to Polio Plus.

Christmas Float - Len Rainford/Alan Robinson - Father Christmas attended the Earlestown Christmas Lights switch on and the Newton High Street Hub Christmas Market.

The following evening routes have been completed so far - Braithwaite Road, Birds Estate and Fairbrothers Estate. Details of our schedule are on the events page.

Shoeboxes - Craig Roberts/Ray Edwardson - a total of 71 Shoeboxes were collected and dispatched on Tuesday 29th November. See our International page for further details

Christmas Cards - Ray Edwardson - Ray still has a number of pack’s of Christmas Card for sale if any member would like to purchase them.

Christmas Raffle - Jansa Project - Ray Edwardson/ Phil Round/ Alan Pomfret have raffle tickets which are available at £1 per ticket or £5 per strip, available at the Christmas Lunch or by contacting President Alan at any time. The raffle will be drawn at lunch on Tuesday 20th December.
If any members would like to donate a bottle of wine, spirit, box/carton of chocolates please pass on the either Ray Edwardson or myself.

Final Toast - Rotary fellowship and peace the world over

'What We Do' Main Pages:

The following plan was put to our club assembly for working with the community.


The following plan was presented at Club assembly for our support to International projects this Rotary year


This is a new group formed during the last Rotary year. Its remit is to look at how we move the club forward and recruit a more diverse membership


Each month Rotary will have a monthly theme and our club will try to get involved in projects that embrace these themes.


The Youth Service Team will be involved in the following initiatives as agreed at our club assembly.


The following plan has been agreed at assembly to involve and support our local community..


Providing Rotary Service to International Communities. The following programme has been agreed at club assembly.


The following proposals were put to club assembly on July 4 by Youth Services chair, Les Clancy.


The Executive Committee has presented its plans for the coming year. The role of the executive is to oversee the service functions of the club.


With the club back to normal following the pandemic years we have been able to support a number of organisations this year.