The Rotary Club of Astley have provided some welcome financial support to the Astley & Tyldesley Cycle Speedway Club.
The cycling club received a grant for £736 from Wigan Council's Community Chest fund for the purchase of four cycle speedway bikes, and this was topped up with a donation for £400 from the Rotary Club of Astley, for the purchase of two more larger bikes.
Some of the cycling club's youngsters are pictured sitting on the six new bikes at a recent club practice evening.
The cycling club is based at the Astley & Tyldesley Miners' Welfare Club and provides a safe, off road cycling race track for local youngsters to develop their bike skills by racing against each other on the shale oval track.
Chadderton & Failsworth International Chairman, Brian Jinks first visited Uganda in September last year at the invitation of a friend. Whilst there he visited an orphanage and school called the Good Shepherd Home.
This has been built by the Christian organization, Missionaries of the Poor, in a village just a few miles from Kampala called Mengo - Kisenyi.
The orphanage is continually expanding in both numbers of children and buildings and relies entirely on charitable donations.
Brian went back there from 21st to 29th of April this year when in addition to helping out with all kinds of activities, he presented a cheque for £1200 which is shown on the photograph.
The Rotary Club received a letter of thanks from Father Henry Lozano who runs the Mission out there. The way in which Brian is regarded can be seen from the following quote from the letter - " The presence once again of Mr. Brian Jinks was truly magnificent, as he was at home with our people, particularly our children. He was truly an inspiration."
This says it all, I think.
It is hoped that Brian's Project could become a Rotary Project, perhaps involving clubs in Kampala.
Chadderton & Failsworth are very keen to find individual cases like this which can grow through the humanitarian support of Rotary. It follows on from the Club's project of last year when a disabled Fijian boy was provided with a modern prosthetic limb.
Whether you have a 40 foot yacht or a 14 foot motor boat the newly chartered North Wales Fleet of the International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians would like to hear from you. And even better, we’d like you to join us!
We’re very young, chartered in June 2010, and most of our 14 members and partners are from the Rotary Club of Bangor, so we’re desperately looking for lots of new faces, not that ours are too bad! Are you getting interested?
Recently Bolton Lever Rotarians and their guests enjoyed an Indian-themed evening at Spice Valley in Horwich.
Following a short description by DG Bernard Tupman of how provision of prosthetic limbs could enhance the life of whole families, a spicy Indian meal was enjoyed by everyone whilst being entertained with different types of Indian dancing. Henna hand painting and a demonstration of sari tying was also part of the evening.
The sum of £1150 was raised during the evening, which has now been sent off to the Project for the purchase of a number of prosthetic limbs.
The attached photographs show one of the Indian dancers and also the President's two young daughters being shown how to managing the intricate tying of the many yards of sari.
District Governor Tony Graves invites you to join him at our District Conference in Southport. The Conference team have listened to the feedback from you following last years conference and have made some significant changes this year.