The Rotary Club of Astley were delighted to be hosts for a visit to Rotary District 1280 by the President of Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland (RIBI), John Minhinick.
A group of Rotarians, led by Astley Club Secretary George Cowburn and Astley Club President Trevor Barton MBE, spent a full day showing John Minhinick four major projects that the Rotary Club of Astley have played a prominent role in over the years.
In the morning, the delegation visited the Red Rose Steam Museum at Astley Green Colliery and met a delegation of teachers and children engaged in the Life Education project.
Rotarians from the Wigan 8 Rotary clubs enjoyed lunch at the Rotary Club of Leigh's meeting at Leigh Masonic Hall, before the Astley Rotarians resumed their hosting duties in the afternoon.
Trevor Barton MBE spoke about the progress of the Pelican Centre, in Tyldesley, before the group made their final visit of the day to Damhouse, in Astley.
It was a successful day's tour, as members of the Rotary Club of Astley were able to demonstrate to the RIBI President the significant contributions made by them to the local community since setting up in 1990.