The Rotary Club of Bromsgrove is delighted to be supporting St Basil’s with a donation of £5000 towards the recarpeting of the communal areas at the accommodation in Bromsgrove. We are pleased too that the Rotary Club of North Worcestershire has been able to provide new furniture for the communal areas.
The Rotary Club of Bromsgrove is staging a charity fundraising event entitled ‘FILL YOUR PLATE FOR POLIO’ on 26 February 2019.
This event forms part of the Rotary International initiative to eradicate polio across the world.
Please come along to the Dining Hall at Bromsgrove School in Bromsgrove at 7pm for 730pm on 26 February. There will be a two course meal, a guest speaker and raffle.
Tickets are priced at £20 per head. Please bring partners and friends.
Please contact the Secretary Ron Pearce on 07703-567982 if you wish to attend.
All monies raised will be trebled by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
The Rotary Club of Bromsgrove is delighted to be supporting several Girl Guides from Bromsgrove who will travel for a month to Peru in the summer of 2019. During their time there, they will carry out some valuable community work. North Worcestershire businesses are helping by sponsoring Paddington Bears to send to Peru ahead of the girls for the children there. We were fortunate that the Home Secretary Savid Javid could be present to help publicize the event when we met in the High Street in Bromsgrove on 14 December 2018.
The Club held its Christmas Party at Hogarths Stone Manor on 4 December, and members and guests enjoyed fellowship and an excellent meal in delightful surroundings. Thanks to Jayne George for helping with the booking and arrangements. We were very pleased that Sheridan was able to join us, and to welcome Ray and his wife to their first Christmas get together with us, as Ray is the newest member of the Club.
The Rotary Clubs of North Worcesteshire and Bromsgrove hosted jointly the Michael Holt Debate on 13 November at Droitwich Golf Club. The debate takes place annually between two local schools, and is run in memory of Rotarian Michael Holt who himself was a keen debater. This year both North and South Bromsgrove High Schools competed. The motion this year was ‘This House believes that old people create an unsustainable drain on the State, and that legislation will be needed to make them self sufficient.’ South proposed the motion, and North opposed the motion. After a closely fought contest, the judges determined that the North Bromsgrove team won, and the trophy was presented to the winners by the President of North Worcestershire Rotary Club. A very good evening was had by all in attendance, and the standard of presentation on the part of both teams was impressive. Pictured are the two school teams with the President of the Rotary Club of North Worcestershire.
The Rotary Club of Bromsgrove is pleased to have been able to support Starlight Expression with a donation of £300. Starlight Expression is a self advocacy group for local people with learning disabilities, which meets once a month at the Life after Stroke Centre in Bromsgrove.