We are still helping
Although we have been restricted in hands on work (but, for example, we do have members helping as drivers for Handy Ladies) we have managed quite a few fund raising activities. For example our use of our float at Christmas and for the “pirates” collection. We have had recently a fashion show and organised a circus in Bramhall Park. We have also made many donations including towards eradicating polio, helping the disatrous Covid situation in India, St Annes Hospice, Francis House, computers for local schools and much much more. We always need more funds and you can help – please donate here
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What’s been happening at your Rotary club?
Just look at our programme and if you like the look of something then contact us to arrange a visit (Currently using Zoom or meeting at the Ladybridge Club) – no need to join or make any commitment. You will be welcomed and if you like it then come again!
Wed 23rd September – We had a games evening at Ladybridge
Wed 15th September – Crown Green Bowling
Wed 8th September – Neil Smith presented “Have guitar will travel”
Wed 1st September – Committees by Zoom. Lots of discussion about future fund raising and social plans.
Sun 29th August – Ari and Joan hosted a fund raising barbecue at their home. Another wonderful social event – this time raising hundreds of pounds for the Rotary Foundation.
Wed 25th August – Our member, Mark, gave a talk illustrating his varied career, mostly in supply chain management, currently in a start up developing a new and promising cancer treatment.
Sun 22nd August – The circus came to Bramhall Park!
Wed 18th August – After 17 months we returned to Ladybridge club and had an actual face to face meeting! Mark Llewellyn gave a talk about the history of cruise lines, in particular Cunard. An excellent speaker to mark this special occasion.
Thurs 12th August – We held a very successful fashion show in the village square
Wed 4th August – Committees. Lots of discussion re the circus and fashion show.
Sun 25th July – Bob and Sue’s garden party defied the weather forecast and a great, sunny, time was had by all
Wed 21st July – George English gave his presentation of The Mayflower Journey in 1620
Wed 14th July – Christopher Peskett gave an insightful talk on Medecins Sans Frontieres – he himself has direct experience from many of the world’s problem areas.
Thurs 8th July – Committees were held on Thursday because England played (and beat) Denmark on Wednesday! Circus, Fashion Show, Garden Party, Barbecue all in the offing. President Sue’s first full meeting.
Wed 30th June – The last day of our Rotary year and this was the handover meeting where the programme for next year was presented and the chain of office handed over from Harry to Sue, in the presence of ADG Paul. The chain moved physically, everything else on Zoom!
Wed 23rd June – just an informal chat because on Sun 27th we had our second LIVE post lockdown social event – a “picnic” lunch in a member’s garden. Again wonderful to see each other not on Zoom!
Wed 16th June – Another (maybe this will actually be the last? But we’ve said that before!) excellent tasting session, this from the Trunk Lounge in Bramhall.
Wed 9th June – Gloria Barnett gave us a fascinating talk about life in the oceans and the importance of the seas to all life on earth.
Wed 2nd June – Committees. Plans being made for resumption once “new normal” emerges
Wed 26th May – Dogs for Good – A talk by Linda Montgomery and Vicky Blackmore accompanied by Obi the dog
Wed 19th May – just an informal chat because on Sat 22nd we had our first LIVE post lockdown social event – a drinks and nibbles lunch in a member’s garden. Great to see each other not on Zoom!
Wed 12th May – Larry Fryda gave a talk about Teaching Hospital Equipment Repair in the Developing World
Wed 5th May – Committees. Lots more planning, including emergency fund raiser for helping with the terrible situation in India.
Wed 28th April – We heard from Paul Williams, head of Bramhall High about his history and philosophy for the school.
Wed 21st April – Herbert Chatters gave us an interesting talk on the history of gin. Several members had purchased the purple gin and honey gin to taste along with the talk!
Wed 14th April – Our first tasting back in September was with Chilli Banana, now renamed Noks. This time we had even more variety and sampled some of the new dishes. They were wonderful! A great evening for what might be the last in this series of tastings with local restaurants. Here’s hoping for the real thing quite soon!
Wed 7th April – Committees Another evening making plans for the future
Wed 31st March – Our very own Dev reflected on a year at the front line on a covid ward, giving lots of insights into the pandemic.
Wed 24th March – Brian White showed some wonderful photographs from a trip to The Amazon
Wed 17th March – Another excellent tasting, this from Peking Garden, Bramhall. Joined by Vera to guide us, and to introduce Aric, we enjoyed some wonderful food.
Wed 10th March – An inspiring talk by Billie Coleman Jones about the well established Contact Hostel, which supports 16-19 year old girls in need.
Wed 3rd March – Committees where we considered when/if we hold the circus event among other things.
Wed 24th February- Jo and Anna, from Handy Ladies Feeding the Community, told us about this amazing organisation, formed during lockdown, which distributes about 500 meals per week in our local area.
Wed 17th February – Another fine tasting session. This one from Trattoria D’Agostino in Cheadle Hulme. Yummy garlic mushrooms, lasagne, pizza etc.
Wed 10th February – We were joined by members of Kavala Rotary Club, in Greece who were twinned with the now closed Hazel Grove club, several former members there having joined Bramhall and Woodford. A good evening of mutual updates and renewing of friendships between those that had visited each other whilst twinned.
Wed 3rd February – A good committee evening beginning preparation for when we are allowed “out and about” again.
Wed 27th January – Keith Paver gave a comprehensive and stimulating talk on virology – including updates on Polio and Covid 19.
Wed 20th January – Another in our series of restaurant tastings. This time from Juniper in the centre of Bramhall. Despite the best efforts of storm Christoph we got our takeaways and enjoyed some fantastic food. It even snowed during our gastronomy!!
Wed 13th January – Hayley Fallon gave a presentation on fraud – covering many scam methods by face, phone and computer. Very useful in current times.
Wed 6th January 2021 – Committees and EGM. The EGM was to elect officers for the Rotary year starting in July. The committeees covered a wide range of planning matters.
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