Two New Events

After an intensive Christmas period when we raised over £10,000 we have had a rest and can now announce our next two events:

Friday March 6th – Theatre Evening at CHADS, Rumours by Neil Simon £10

An ingenious farce liberally sprinkled with Simon’s one-liners, unusually in this version with an English setting. Four couples arrive at a party, only to find the hostess disappeared and the host unconscious after what appears to have been a suicide attempt. A mad sequence of false cover-up stories ensues, only to be complicated further when two police arrive to investigate.

Wed March 25th – Fashion Show at the Deanwater, clothes by Caro, Modiste and What Lyes Beneath. Welcome drink, two course meal, stalls, entertainment £25. Raising funds for our local branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association. See poster here

If you are interested in the fashion show or theatre evening please contact

What’s been happening at your Rotary club?

If you fancy the sort of things below then come along. Just look at our programme and if you like the look of something then contact us to arrange a visit – no need to join or make any commitment. You will be welcomed and if you like it then come again!

Wed 26th Feb – Pete, one of our members, told us about various trading strategies and the essentials of trading plans and techniques in an illuminating talk entitled “How to make a small fortune on the markets”

Wed 19th Feb – A group of 27 members and partners tried out Shaam, the new Lebanese/Middle Eastern restaurant in Bramhall. We were well looked after and enjoyed excellent food. Many of us will become regulars!

Sat 15th Feb – One of our members and his wife put on a “Pie Lunch” in aid of Blood Bikes. Nearly 40 people attended and enjoyed good food, good wine and good company all in aid of a good cause. Over £500 was raised.

Wed 12th Feb – Susan McCormack, founder of charity MODE, came and told us about its work with mental health issues ranging from schoolchildren to military veterans.

Wed 5th Feb – Committees and Blood Bikes presentation. We had a lively committee night and also presented a cheque for £1000 to Blood Bikes Manchester. Carol and Alan were there from Blood Bikes and gave an interesting and informative short update on what the charity is doing.

Wed 29th Jan – Float Quiz. Santa’s float toured local streets for 16 nights in December. Each night a local good cause provided a team of collectors and tonight everyone came together for the traditional quiz to celebrate, and to receive donations to their funds.

Mon 27th Jan – Youth Speaks at The Deanwater. We sponsored a team from Bramhall High School in Rotary’s annual Youth Speaks competition. In front of a sizeable audience the girls spoke on the subject “The Impact of Meat Production on our Planet”. They did really well and we are all very proud of them.

Wed 22 Jan – One of our members, Ashok, gave a most interesting talk on his medical voluntary work in India and Uganda.

Wed 15 Jan 2020 – Janet and Summer from Bramhall High School came along to tell us about the trip made by 29 pupils to Borneo. They worked and played hard in tough conditions, including “real” jungle, working on various projects. Their toil included beach cleanups, lots and lots of concrete mixing and laying, and making eco bricks from concrete and recycled plastic then building walls with them. It was enough to make us believe in today’s young people.

Wed 8 Jan – Committees. A new year, 9 new members, lots of work to be done and lots of fun to be had.

Sun 29 Dec 2019 – President’s drinks. Around 50 people attended this annual tradition, where the President hosts a drinks and nibbles party.

Nov 30th to Dec 17th – Santa’s float has been out and about in the evenings and also at Bramall Hall and the Fir Rd market. Record amounts have been raised and hundreds of children have had their special moments with Santa (not to mention a dog and a couple of young ladies in their 80s!)

17th Nov to 22nd Dec – Collections at Notcutts Woodford Garden Centre. We rattled our cans and collected money for Bloodbikes and The Samaritans. Two fantastic causes.

Fri 13 Dec – Our Xmas party. A great evening at Bramall Park Golf Club. Good food, good wine, good company and two members received surprise Paul Harris Fellowship awards.

Wed 4 Dec – Committees. A fairly quiet evening, just finishing touches for our Santa float and collections. Next stop – the Xmas party!

Wed 27 Nov – A great example of real efforts by young people to help other young people. Helen, from Beacon Counselling, presented the achievements and aspirations of a group of young people who are helping others with mental health issues. Katie, one of the young people, spoke well on what she hopes to achieve going forward. We also inducted a new member.

“Old” member congratulates new one!

Mon 25 Nov – Sweet packing. 2,000 bags were packed with 6,000 sweet bars. That should be enough for all the children who come to see Santa on his Float as he tours the local streets. Santa himself dropped in to help the Rotary elves.

And even busy Santa came to help!

Wed 20 Nov – Wine tasting. Under Sarah’s expert tutelage we enjoyed a wine tasting of seven European wines. One of our members was awarded our highest honour, a Paul Harris Fellowship.

Fri 15 Nov – Another walk – this one at Werneth Low. Beautiful scenery throughout. Pictures at the war memorial.

Thurs 14 Nov – Fashion show at Silk Road restaurant in Bramhall, clothes by Modiste, raising funds for the North West Air Ambulance. We will donate £1,000.

Wed 13 Nov – The Dragons’ Den winners return. The top three winning charities from our Dragons’ Den event came along to give us an update on how they are progressing and how their winnings have helped.

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