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   Sat 09/07/2022 - Sponsored Barge Pull 9th July

Tameside - A family fun day starting with a sponsored Barge Pull from Fairfield Junction to Portland Basin Ashton - in aid of The Lemonade Project” run by Anthony Sedon Fund Barge kindly provided by Tameside Canal Boat Trust

more   Fri 01/07/2022 - Iron Fun Run

Bolton Lever - Marshalling

more   Wed 29/06/2022 - District Council

District Council

more   Mon 20/06/2022 - Dictionaries 4 Life

Tameside - Dictionaries donated to two primary schools in Tameside

more   Sun 19/06/2022 - Heatons Open Gardens 2023

Stockport-Lamplighter - Placeholder for 2023 event

Jubilee Concert Advert
more   Sat 04/06/2022 - HM Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee Concert

Bolton Lever - A concert at Victoria Halls in collaboration with Wigan Rotary to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

more   Sat 21/05/2022 - District Assembly

Rotary NW England and IOM District Assembly 2022

more   Thu 12/05/2022 - ***Postponed****District 1285 International Evening

Event Postponed til Autumn 2022

more   Sat 30/04/2022 - Concert to Celebrate St George in Platinum Jubilee Year

Tameside - At St George’s Church Stalybridge. Featuring Adamson’s Military Band, The Mossley Ukulele Band & Tameside Community Voices

more   Wed 20/04/2022 - Fashion Show in aid of The Samaritans

Tameside - Raised just under £1000 - a great result, a great night all in aid of a fantastic charity The Samaritans

Dive in to Swimathon 2022
more   Sun 27/03/2022 - Dive Into Swimathon 2022

Macclesfield Castle - Our annual 50/50 charity Swimathon - can you get together a team of 4-6 people to swim for charity ?

more   Sat 26/03/2022 - Swimathon 2022

Stockport-Lamplighter - We held our Annual Charity Swimathon at Stockport Grammar School Pool on Saturday 26th March raising over £2,000

more   Thu 17/03/2022 - Presidents Elect Preparation seminar Part 2

Seminar for Presidents Elect. The details of the meeting will be posted as soon as possible and will be conducted via the Zoom platform.

more   Wed 16/03/2022 - Presidents Elect Preparation seminar Part 1

Seminar for Presidents Elect. The details of the meeting will be posted as soon as possible and will be conducted via the Zoom platform.

more   Tue 15/03/2022 - Grant Management Seminar

Foundation Seminar for President Elect’s and Club Foundation Reps.

more   Wed 09/03/2022 - District Council

District Council

more   Thu 03/03/2022 - Rotary in Bolton 100 Years

Bolton Lever - Celebration Gin launch event to celebrate 100 Years of Rotary in Bolton

more   Wed 02/03/2022 - The 2022 Rotary Excitement of Science Lecture for Schools

Graphene Unexpected Science in a Pencil Line Join us on Wednesday, 2nd March at 1.45 pm for a livestream talk about the developments of graphene at The University of Manchester.

more   Thu 24/02/2022 - EPN dinner at the Blue Mango

End Polio Dinner 24th Feb at the Blue Mango, with speaker, Judith Diment.

An evening of fundraising for END POLIO NOW, With Judith Diment MBE, talking about Polio Eradication 'Why Bother'
more   Thu 24/02/2022 - END POLIO NOW Dinner - Polio Eradication 'Why Bother'

St. Helens - An evening of fundraising for END POLIO NOW, With Judith Diment MBE, talking about Polio Eradication 'Why Bother'

more   Tue 22/02/2022 - Briefing from RI International Assembly

All district Rotarians invited.

more   Mon 21/02/2022 - Tree planting with a local primary school

Bolton Lever - Tree planting at Bolton St Catherine's Academy 21st Feb, to create a "Queen's Canopy Rotary Woodland". Probably 11 until 2:30

more   Wed 16/02/2022 - Passport Club Meeting

Please come along to the NW England & Isle of Man Passport club meeting at 1930 on 16th Feb

more   Wed 26/01/2022 - Induction of new members and Paralympian speaker and Global Scholar

Bolton Lever - Celebration of the New Year with Induction of 2 new members, an Honorary member, and 2 associate members, with Paralympian speaker - Jack Hunter-Spivey and Global Scholar - Humberto Garza

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

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

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