The 2017/18 annual John Nicholson Bursary was awarded to worthy recipients Asia Ogden and Victoria Hoover both pupils of Castle Rushen High School in the Isle of Man and was presented by Mike Ingram, Chairman of the Foundation.
John Hobson Nicholson, one of the most successful Manx Painters, was a long standing and Founder Member of Rushen & Western Mann Rotary Club, he sadly died in 1988.
The John Nicholson Foundation was set up as a charity following his death to support visual arts in the Isle of Man and now provides a Bursary each year. In response to the 2017/18 Bursary Scheme the Charity resolved to award Asia and Victoria £500 each to help them with development of their art studies.
Asia and Victoria are both sixth form students at CRHS, Asia works digitally and enjoys painting in several media, whilst Victoria sets her sights on an Art & Design course at University College Isle of Man.
Bolton Lever is a diverse and modern Rotary 2 club. When we were told that meeting every two weeks, rather then weekly, was against the rules, we became an RI innovation and flexible club, and helped change and modernise that RI constitution / rulebook. Now every RI club can enjoy that flexibility.
Recently we created a wheelchair by collecting Yorkshire Tea Bag bar codes.
In July, we ran a feed station on the marathon part of the Bolton IronmanUK course (with help from Horwich, Radcliffe, Sherborne Castles and Worsley Rotary clubs. Rotary in Bolton clubs also ran two other feed stations, and helped marshall the world largest Ironkids race in Bolton town centre.
At our most recent meeting, Past President Marjorie talked to us about her life in Spain, renovating an ancient farmhouse, and we pressed some wine.
We are reaping the membership dividend, with six recent new members, and more on the way. Two of our members are very active at District level.
Our next major event is Diwali (Festival of Lights) celebrations on the 14th October at the Triangle Church in Bolton. Tickets £15pp. We also have a very active social programme.
We are taking the lead on organising the next District Mealpack, and are looking to clubs for pledges of volunteers and financial support.
Manchester Trailblazers Rotary will be at TheGPLUS 2.0 on the 16th of September 2017 at the Audacious Manchester.
See a video here featuring Trailblazers President, Martin Judd, the youngest Rotary President this year at 22.
The GPLUS AWARDS are the flagship of MyGreenGene project; an initiative that showcases our diverse cultural heritage and also Awards Gala that honours men and women as well as organisations who have contributed to the development of the society and economy of their countries and the world at large.
In welcoming the Mayor of Bury as an Honorary Member, Acting President Peter Clare of the Rotary Club of Bury explained that “The invitation was made because Bury Rotarians believe that the Mayor’s qualities, experience and expertise fit her to interpret and impart the message of Rotary not only across the Metropolitan Borough of Bury, but also to the wider community”.
He added “The principles and practices of Rotary, the privileges and obligations of a Rotarian have much in common with her work as a Ward Councillor. Thus the hope is that she will give the Rotary Club the benefits of her previous considerable Council experience to further strengthen this Club, and thus to help it serve even more effectively our local community and the wider world.”
In accepting her honorary membership, the Mayor praised Bury Rotary Club for its long established and highly regarded community and charitable activities, to which she would be proud and privileged to contribute.
Photo: Bury Mayor (Cllr Dorothy Gunther) is pictured with Rotarian Peter Clare.
David Ellis, your Conference Director, and his team are putting together an informative, entertaining and thought provoking programme and some great entertainment that is sure to please.
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Our main entertainment is Under the Covers who are providing a 16 piece band, they will play songs from the 70’s, 80;s right up to current popular music, they are now in great demand.
Provisional Speaker List
The attached leaflet has been produced to explain the concept behind the eClub and how it works.
Although Stockport is in the club title, they aim to draw membership from over the North West of England. Please feel free to share, and if anyone is interested in finding out more, contact details are below.