Completed events in Rotary District 1285

future events This page shows events from around the district in the last 3 years where additional information is available.

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more   Wed 24/11/2021 - District Council

District Council

more   Mon 15/11/2021 - Foundation Seminar

District Foundation Seminar kindly organised by Altrincham Rotary.

more   Sat 13/11/2021 - PASSPORT LAUNCH - A District 1285 - Membership Event

Online event aiming to explain the reason why a passport club has been set up for the district and how this will benefit all of us in District 1285

more   Sat 13/11/2021 - VIBRANCY - A District 1285 - Membership Event

Online event aiming to make your club more vibrant as we recover from the pandemic. Join this one hour online event and learn new strategies for club development and membership engagement.

more   Sat 06/11/2021 - Charities Bazaar

Macclesfield Castle - Annual Charities Bazaar - Are you a charity looking to raise funds ? A few Tables are available - Get in Touch Now!!

more   Tue 02/11/2021 - International Evening

Heywood 2020 - We re delighted to be hosting an International Evening on November 2nd 2021.

more   Thu 28/10/2021 - Polio Dinner at the Raj, Culcheth

In support of World Polio Day, £20pp

Arnfield Brass Band
more   Sat 16/10/2021 - Last Night of the Proms

Glossop - Raising funds for 1000 water supplies to the Rubaga slum in Kampala, Uganda. This will provide fresh water to 5000 people.

The runners assembled
more   Sun 10/10/2021 - Glossop Jog 2021

Glossop - Annual fund raising event for local and International Charities

more   Fri 08/10/2021 - CHARTER NIGHT


more   Wed 22/09/2021 - District Council

District Council

InFocus launch
more   Thu 09/09/2021 - Infocus - Rotary Foundation & Service Teams Learning Series

Infocus - Rotary Foundation & Service Teams launch new monthly Learning Series

more   Wed 08/09/2021 - Crown Green Bowling

Tameside - For Rotarians, Family and friends at The Hyde Club, Bowling Green St., Hyde SK14 1DJ

Charity Golf Day 2021
more   Wed 18/08/2021 - Charity Golf Day

Tameside - Annual Charity Golf Day at Werneth Low Golf Club raises over £1500 for Willow Wood Hopice

more   Wed 04/08/2021 - District Governor's visit

Sandbach - District Governor Rotarian. Eric Russell visited our club. This his first visit to a club in the district.

District Opportunities
more   Wed 28/07/2021 - District Opportunities - A New Dawn

We invite you to meet some of our District Team and find out more about how the team works and what may be in it for you.

more   Mon 26/07/2021 - Dictionaries Donated to Greenfield Academy

Tameside - Tameside Rotary Hands out dictionaries to Year 6 pupils

more   Sat 17/07/2021 - Port Erin Festival of Brass

Rushen & Western Mann, IOM - The club is organising a open air festival at venues around Port Erin involving local brass bands

All About Rotary Poster
more   Thu 15/07/2021 - All About Rotary

All About Rotary is aimed at newer members of Clubs in our district and is intended to dispel some of the myths and misconceptions of how Rotary works and to explain who does what at various levels of our organisation.

Tickets and info -
more   Sat 26/06/2021 - WELLIFEST 2020 WILL RETURN 2021

Saddleworth, W. Yorks. - Community Charity Concert Well-I-Hole Farm Greenfield Saddleworth OL3 7HX Tickets and info -

Cheque Presentation
more   Wed 23/06/2021 - Mossley Boxing Club

Tameside - Tameside Rotary Clubs support Mossley Boxing Club

District Assembly graphic
more   Wed 19/05/2021 - District Assembly

A New Dawn

District Assembly graphic
more   Tue 18/05/2021 - District Assembly

A New Dawn

more   Sat 08/05/2021 - Volunteer EXPO

Volunteer Expo is the national event to connect volunteers, organisations and the charity sector to harness the power of volunteering.

Masterclass Session #3
more   Sat 17/04/2021 - Advanced Zoom

The MASTERCLASS Session with Wendy Ford

more   Fri 09/04/2021 - Spring Concert

Bolton Lever - Virtual Evening to promote up and coming Musicians. £5 a head

more   Wed 24/03/2021 - Presidents Elect Preparation 4

All our training and preparation events for those taking club and district office this year will be VIRTUAL events using the Zoom platforms

more   Tue 23/03/2021 - Presidents Elect Preparation 3

All our training and preparation events for those taking club and district office this year will be VIRTUAL events using the Zoom platforms

International Project Fair Flyer v2
more   Sat 20/03/2021 - Virtual District International Projects Fair

Any Rotary member and club representative who is interested in learning about the international service projects can attend the rally. It will give the opportunity to connect with the charities and the other Rotary friends.

more   Wed 17/03/2021 - District Officer Training Seminar

All our training and preparation events for those taking club and district office this year will be VIRTUAL events using the Zoom platforms

more   Tue 16/03/2021 - Grant Management Seminar

the Grants Management Seminar is scheduled for Tuesday March 16, 2021

more   Tue 09/03/2021 - Presidents Elect Preparation 2

All our training and preparation events for those taking club and district office this year will be VIRTUAL events using the Zoom platforms

more   Wed 24/02/2021 - Rotary Day Celebration

Bolton Lever - Rotary Day Celebration - In aid of the Rotary Foundation

more   Wed 24/02/2021 - The Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence

Every year District 1285 organises an Excitement of Science lecture at Manchester University which is free for Y9 and 10 students in the District. The virtual lecture 'The Search for Extra-terrestrial Intelligence' will be given by Dr Eamonn Kerins.

more   Tue 23/02/2021 - Rotary Day

Use Rotary Day to raise the profile of and money for the Rotary End Polio Now campaign. Link it with what you are doing for Covid response.

more   Thu 18/02/2021 - Presidents Elect Preparation 1

All our training and preparation events for those taking club and district office this year will be VIRTUAL events using the Zoom platforms

Flyer for District Rotary Foundation Seminar
more   Mon 15/02/2021 - District Rotary Foundation Seminar

Coming to Zoom screen near you, covering Polio, Scholarships, Grants, Donations etc

more   Tue 01/12/2020 - Bolton Rotary Santa is coming

Bolton Lever - Bolton Lever Santa is visiting this year via Zoom

more   Sat 14/11/2020 - Virtual Health Mela Write Up 2020

Bolton Lever - You are cordially invited to be part of the Health Mela experience: First Virtual Health Mela Saturday 14th November 2020 at 2.00 pm!

A thank you presentation
more   Mon 09/11/2020 - Rise Against Hunger

Sandbach - Sandbach High School and Sixth Form College is a supporter of Rise Against Hunger. The students and staff raised a substantial amount for the Meal packing event which we hope can be held some time in summer time in 2021.

more   Thu 24/09/2020 - ‘Around The world in 50 Fabric Collages’

Bolton Lever - This is a travelogue with a difference! Rtn Dr Aruna Mene, a 'Green’ fabric artist, and an intrepid traveller, will take you on a whirlwind tour of the world, through her vibrant, exotic fabric collages!

more   Tue 01/09/2020 - Shoeaid

Bolton Lever - A Campaign Starts in September Involving Schools, Churches, Offices & Communities To Collect Used, Unwanted Shoes For Men, Women & Children And Donate To Someone Without a Proper Pair of Shoes, Both in the UK & Abroad.

more   Sat 08/08/2020 - PI masterclass

The second in the series of Public Image Masterclasses, concentrating on Photography - composition, social media images.

more   Sat 04/07/2020 - PI masterclass

Telling the Rotary Story with RotaryGBI editor Dave King Branding with Phil Dyer

more   Thu 04/06/2020 - Online district assembly part 2

June 4th 7pm for 2hours - part two of our 2020 virtual district assembly

more   Wed 03/06/2020 - Online District Assembly part 1

June 3rd 7pm for 2hours - Part one of our 2020 virtual district assembly, with video of Holger Knaack, incoming RI president, from his TogetherTalk.

Changes to Safari which is now a virtual event
more   Sat 23/05/2020 - Alsager Animal Safari

Alsager - Alsager Rotary, Inner wheel and Tangent clubs are running the much loved Animal Safari once again. Deadline for entries : 20th May Display must be available by end of 21st May

District members please log in for more information.

Peddling Hard
more   Fri 15/05/2020 - 24Hr Sponsored Tandem Ride 15th-16th May 2020

Alsager - 24Hr Static Tandem Ride - Open to all charities - Details on main page. EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO CORONA VIRUS

more   Sun 10/05/2020 - Meal Packaging for Rise Against Hunger

Sandbach - Due to the Coronavirus situation at the present we had to postpone the Meal Packaging event on 10th May 2020 to September/October. The date will be announced as soon as possible. In the mean time please keep sending donations and pledges of support.

more   Sat 25/04/2020 - New Member Seminar

All about Rotary - new members seminar - Deanwater Hotel - Sat 25th April am.

more   Wed 25/03/2020 - Wine Tasting and Dining @ Broadoak Hotel - Postponed

Tameside - Tameside Rotary are hosting a Wine Tasting Dinner to raise money for "LendwithCare" Due to CoronaVirus Event now postponed

more   Wed 18/03/2020 - District International Rally - Cancelled

Cancelled due to Coronavirus Situation -will be held as virtual rally on Sat 20th March 2021

more   Sat 14/03/2020 - Charity Ball

Poynton & District - Diamond and Pearls Theme Night, at the Deanwater Hotel, Sat 14th March, 7.15pm, dining at 8pm

Acknowledgement: This flyer kindly produced by Rtn Irene Russell.
Places going fast, please book your place ASAP.
more   Wed 26/02/2020 - Indian Buffet Dinner

Bolton Lever - Bolton Lever Rotary Club invites you to A Fund raising Indian Buffet Dinner

more   Wed 26/02/2020 - District 1285 Young Chef Final

District finals for 2019/2020 Young Chef Competition

more   Wed 26/02/2020 - Excitement of Science 2020

This year the title of the lecture is 'The hunt for aliens and their worlds' and will be delivered by astrophysicist Dr Eamonn Kerins, from Jodrell Bank. Eamonn has delivered many lectures to this age group Y9/10 and makes his subject really accessible.

more   Sat 22/02/2020 - Senior Citizens Party - Civic Centre - February every year

Alsager - Annual event with all of the Alsager Clubs and associations providing a meal/drinks and an excellent variety show hosted by John Grint for the past 40 years

more   Thu 20/02/2020 - Presidents-elect Dinner.

Venue: Deanwater Hotel,

more   Mon 17/02/2020 - District Foundation Scholars Dinner

This year, there are two Rotary Scholars attending courses in our district, with the support of Rotary Grants. Please come and hear them speak

more   Wed 12/02/2020 - Disaster Aid UK&I presentation

Hear how we help Survivors of Disasters around the world. For an hour you can be part of our story to provide non-food aid to individuals and families often left with nothing after a disaster has struck.

more   Sun 09/02/2020 - Prescot / St Helen's Meal Packing Experience

One of two district meal packing events in 2020.

Singing Santas at rehearsal
more   Sat 21/12/2019 - Singing Santas

Alsager - Each year our group of singing Santas tour local pubs and restaurants raising money for local Charities

more   Sat 21/12/2019 - Christmas in Port Erin 2019

Rushen & Western Mann, IOM - Club members will once again be helping to support this Christmas event

Singing Santas at Waitrose
more   Sun 08/12/2019 - Current and upcoming events

Alsager - Rotary has quite a few things in progress for the coming months - see the main page

more   Fri 29/11/2019 - Keith Powell Whisky Tasting

Middleton - Whisky Tasting, Friday 29 November

more   Thu 28/11/2019 - District Foundation Dinner

Advance Notice of District Foundation Dinner Thurs 28th Nov 2019 6.30pm for 7pm at Statham Lodge, Lymm.

Poster for Ian's talk - Ian's Greatest Hits
more   Fri 15/11/2019 - Ian's Greatest HITS - Photos and stories from around the world

Alsager - Ian Macpherson has been exploring the world's wild places for very many years. His presentation will include stunning photos and anecdotes from his life's travels. This is a night not to be missed by all those who have enjoyed his previous presentations.

more   Fri 15/11/2019 - President Kate presents a cheque to help the Tower restoration Fund to Michelle Goodrich at St. Mary's

Alsager - During planned too maintain ace it was discovered that the tbell tower was also in urgent need of repair and an appeal for support was sent out.

Marcus Allen
more   Fri 08/11/2019 - Fund Raiser for Marcus Allen

E-Club of Greater Manchester and Cheshire - An evening of music, dancing, singing, fun and fundraising. Only £3 per person including a buffet!

Guests and Alsager members make up the
more   Mon 28/10/2019 - Charter Night with a difference

Alsager - As a Change from the more traditional Charter night President Kate set up a Murder Mystery event

more   Thu 24/10/2019 - World Polio Dinner

Macclesfield Castle - Buffet dinner in aid of Polio Eradication

World Polio Day 2019
more   Sat 19/10/2019 - Painting St. Leonard's Purple for World Polio Day 2019

Middleton - St. Leonard's to be bathed in purple hue for WPD 2019

more   Sat 19/10/2019 - District Conference 2019

Llandudno, 19th - 20th October

Alsager Club Members with one of the two chairs
more   Fri 18/10/2019 - Wheel Chairs for Africa

Alsager - Wheel Chairs for Africa has the aim of providing wheel chairs to as many disabled people that it can reach. Alsager Rotary purchased two chairs at the October District Conference at Llandudno.

Denise Leigh with Stefan Andrusyschn and Rotary President 2018-19 Neil Smith at last years Concert


more   Sat 21/09/2019 - All About Rotary – New Members Seminar

This short seminar is suitable for all Rotarians, particularly new or relatively new members. It will help attendees understand the wider world of Rotary.

more   Mon 16/09/2019 - President Kate Presents a cheque to Hope and Homes for children

Alsager - Hope and Homes is a charity providing homes, schools and food for some of the world's most deprived children.

more   Fri 13/09/2019 - THE NORTHERN SOPRANOS

Tottington & Bury West - Special Rotary event for Past Presidents Charity. The Northern Sopranos present a tribute to "The Leading Ladies of Stage and Screen". Tickets £15 including supper. Doors open 7.30pm Dobbies Sports and Social Club, Bradley Fold BL2 6RL

Dominic Wong accepting the 2019 Pupil of the Year Award from Alsager Rotarian Ron Tyson
more   Fri 13/09/2019 - Pupil of the yYear Award - Excalibur School

Alsager - Dominic Wong receives the 2019 Pupil of the Year from Ron Tyson

more   Wed 11/09/2019 - International Evening

Bolton Lever - Raising funds for the Rotary Foundation

Rotarians manning the Rotary Stall at a previous Community Market
more   Sat 07/09/2019 - Alsager Rotary Community Market

Alsager - Rotary provides covered stalls at a cost of only £10. The stalls are open to charitable organisations and this year for the first time, to the general public -- much like a table-top sale. see link -

more   Sat 07/09/2019 - District Disabled Sports

Our annual district disabled sports will be held on 7th Sept at Sutton Sports Centre, nr St Helen's.

more   Wed 28/08/2019 - Charity Golf Day

Tameside - Our annual Charity Golf Day @ Werneth Low Golf Club in aid of Willow Wood Hospice. cost for team of 4 including meal only £120. A really good day out.

2019 BBQ Flyer
more   Sat 17/08/2019 - Band in the Barn & BBQ

Crompton & Royton - Our Annual joint event with Crompton & Royton Inner Wheel

more   Sat 10/08/2019 - Rotary Collection for Shelter Box at Freeport Talk

Alsager - Shelter Box isa charity that collects rescue packs for disasters and distributes them all around the world when disaster strikes.

more   Sat 10/08/2019 - Shelter Box Collection at Freeport Talks

Alsager - Shelter Box was displayed for a full day at Freeport Talks , continuing our clubs support for this very worthwhile charity

Rotary's Sing Along Choir let rip with
more   Sat 20/07/2019 - Alsager Rotary's Act in the Dementia Friends Concert at St. Mary's

Alsager - Choirs from local schools and Rotary put on an excellent and varied night with funds going to Alsager Dementia Friends

Ella Cox receiving her Pupil of the Year 2019
more   Thu 18/07/2019 - Pupil of the Year Award - Pikemere School

Alsager - Every year our club presents a plaque to the Pupil of the Year. at 3 schools. The attached photo is from Pikemere School

more   Sat 13/07/2019 - Summer Camp

D1285 international summer camp will take place from 13th to 27th July 2019.

more   Thu 11/07/2019 - RC of Manchester Summer Celebration at Arley Hall, Cheshire

Manchester - The Rotary Club of Manchester summer reception at Arley Hall and Gardens, Cheshire. TICKET ONLY and NOW FULLY BOOKED

more   Sat 06/07/2019 - Community Day

Wigan - The sixth annual Community Day in Standishgate Wigan

more   Mon 01/07/2019 - Kate Jepson takes over as club President

Alsager - After test driving a local Fire engine, new President Kate is ready to put out any club fires during 2019-20

Kate hands the Vice President's badge to Lyn Spooner for 2019-20
more   Mon 01/07/2019 - Incoming President Kate Jepson inducts Vice President Lyn Spooner

Alsager - Newly appointed President inducts Lyn Spooner as her Vice President as her first task of the new Rotary Year. Lyn will take over the Presidency next July. (2020)

more   Sun 30/06/2019 - DG brunch

DG brunch at the Deanwater.

2018-19 President Neil Smith and incoming President Kate Jepson presenting the 2019 Rotary Citizen of the Year Award to Joyce Key
more   Mon 24/06/2019 - Citizen of the Year Award

Alsager - Every year Alsager Rotary makes an award to the Alsager Citizen of the Year - This years award went to Joyce Key, founder of the Keystone Support Centre

more   Sat 22/06/2019 - Alsager Rotatary's Sing Along Choir - for Dementia Friends

Alsager - Alsager Rotary raised the roof at St. Mary's Church in support of Alsager Dementia Friends


Astley - The national cycling event, Rotary Ride, is returning to Astley this Saturday, to help beat prostate cancer and get everyone out and about. The Rotary Club of Astley is teaming up with the Rotary Club of Leigh again.

Details of Safari
more   Sat 25/05/2019 - Alsager Rotary & Inner Wheel - Animal Safari 2019

Alsager - Safari is made up of two competitions : 1. For those entering an animal display (soft toys, models, pictures 2. For those searching for the displays

District members please log in for more information.

more   Fri 10/05/2019 - Rotary in Great Britain & Ireland Showcase (Conference) 2019

2019 sees an exciting transition from the traditional conference to a fantastic Showcase of Rotary in Nottingham

more   Sun 28/04/2019 - District Assembly

Preparations for our new Rotary year

more   Thu 25/04/2019 - Guest Speaker social evening - The Rocket

Rainhill - A refresher on the history of the Rainhill trials and the Rainhill Rocket

more   Sun 14/04/2019 - District Mealpack

The 2019 district mealpack was hosted by Glossop Rotary on 14th April 2019 at Glossopdale School, Hadfield, Glossop

Race Night 2019
more   Sat 30/03/2019 - A Night at the Races - Race Night and Prize Draws

Middleton - Rotary Middleton's annual Race Night

more   Wed 27/03/2019 - District Council

At Swinton Park Golf Club

more   Sat 23/03/2019 - Grant Management Seminar

Foundation Seminar - Saturday morning, 9 for 9.30am, 23rd March - Culcheth Sports Club WA3 5SH

more   Sat 23/03/2019 - Annual Swimathon

Stockport-Lamplighter - An invitation to Swim and meet the 2019 Rotary Swimathon Charity Challenge on 23rd March 2019

more   Sun 17/03/2019 - The Jeffrey Lawton Festival of Music 2019

Middleton - A celebration of music by the former pupils of and contemporaries of our dear friend Jeffrey Lawton.

more   Wed 13/03/2019 - Grant Management Seminar

Grant Management Seminar 13th March evening 7 for 7.30 pm at Denton Golf Club M34 2GG

A picture from the 2017 event
more   Sat 09/03/2019 - Not the Beaujolais Brunch

Wilmslow Dean - A wine tasting event preceded by a Full English Breakfast

more   Sat 09/03/2019 - PETS

President Elect Training 9th March - at Salford City Academy

more   Wed 27/02/2019 - Excitement of Science Lecture

Space is your past, present and future

Charter Night 2019
more   Fri 08/02/2019 - Charter Night

Middleton - Celebrating Rotary Middleton's 85 years of service

more   Thu 07/02/2019 - President Elect Dinner

7th Feb - Deanwater Hotel - attendance of incoming club presidents would be very much appreciated by DGE Patrick and his District Team.

more   Wed 06/02/2019 - Guru team is online.

The Guru team is online via Zoom 6th Feb 7-8 pm. Drop in and say hi, and discuss your Rotary public image issues.

more   Thu 31/01/2019 - Polio Eradication Talk

St. Helens - Speaker: Past RIBI President Gordon McInally Title of talk: Polio eradication is it still worth it? Venue: Blue Mango Indian Restaurant, 6.45pm for 7.15pm Both Indian and English meal options available

Lamanai Temple - Belize
more   Mon 21/01/2019 - Aleka in Belize

Alsager - Aleka Williams needed to raise £2600 to join a marine biology study group in Belize. Rotary were able to make a contribution

more   Tue 25/12/2018 - Christmas Day Walk Up South Barrule

Rushen & Western Mann, IOM - Members are invited to join Past Presidents Noel Cringle and Terry Clare on a short afternoon walk up South Barrule. Members who are unable to attend are encouraged to make a donation to the the Club's Charity fundraising.

more   Tue 11/12/2018 - Christmas Dinner

Tameside - To be held at San Rocco Stamford Square Ashton-Under-Lyne OL6 6QW

Denise Leigh - Soprano
more   Sat 01/12/2018 - Rotary Charity Concert at St. Mary's Church, Alsager

Alsager - Denise Lee and Stefan together with the High School Youth Choir

more   Sat 01/12/2018 - Hamper Packing

E-Club of Greater Manchester and Cheshire - Packing Christmas Hampers for distribution,

more   Thu 29/11/2018 - District Foundation Dinner

Details have been circulated to club presidents and foundation chairs.

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