Bulwell & Basford Rotary Club represents Rotary International in the Bulwell, Basford, Nuthall & Kimberley areas of Nottingham.
Rotary International is the biggest voluntary service organisation in the world with its 1.2 million members in more than 200 countries and geographical areas.
We have a large and varied social programme, and involve ourselves in interesting projects particularly those that focus on help in the community.
The club has many interesting projects locally, nationally and internationally. We are particularly excited about our new Memory Café, which started in Bulwell in April 2015. We will give Dictionaries for Life again to several school leavers in our area and are forging contacts with a local secondary school to promote Rotary youth projects.
Internationally we have supported sewing machine and housing Projects in India, delivering much needed sewing machines to Below Poverty Line women in a very poor part of Kerala. This will enable them to make a living and improve their lifestyle. The housing project provides much needed accommodation and shelter for the needy.
There is much more to tell so why not join us at a meeting, you are always very welcome?
These, together with the usual charitable work we do in the community, define Bulwell & Basford Rotary Club as being a very proactive club.
If you think you could make a difference and you want to make a difference then come along and join us. There is no obligation - it is your decision to join.
If there is one of our projects suitable for you to help us with, or indeed you may have one you think we could help you with, then do contact us via the website. Or come along to one of our meetings at the Westminster Hotel and discover at first hand what we and Rotary are all about and what we have achieved.
Please take the time to visit our news pages to get an idea of the working and social things we get up to in the Club - if you want further information please contact us via our "Contact Page" and we will get back to you as soon as possible. If you would like to visit one of our meetings (most Wednesdays 12.45) for lunch, we would like to hear from you.
We hope to meet you soon
President 2016 - 2017 Bill Smith
The Club Meetings until the end of March 2017 are being held at Bestwood Lodge Hotel, Bestwood Country Park, Arnold , Nottingham. NG5 8NE - 12.45pm as usual.
Selection of News items - for more - go to Club News
5th Wednesday in November Evening meeting - Paddy Tipping
Special speaker was Paddy Tipping, Police and Crime Commissioner for Nottinghamshire and ex MP for Sherwood district Paddy is an ex Chairman of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs committee and was a Parliamentary Private Secretary to Jack Straw
Our Speaker finder Chris Ryan continually finds quality interesting speakers - for more information see what he has arranged for us in the future by clicking on Club Calendar
21st December 2016 - Christmas Dinner
Venue the newly refurbished Beeston Fields Golf Club. An evening with a cabaret including a magician.
Below a few members attending the above event. A great evening.......
Go to NEWS for more photos
Christmas 2016 annual sleigh collections
We continue to roam the streets of Bulwell & Basford and stand collecting outside Sainsbury's in Kimberley and Basford together with Asda in Hyson Green, whom we thank for their cooperation.
Royal British Legion
Bulwell & Basford Rotary Club again provided members to support the British Legion annual Poppy appeal 2016. Val Leivers thanks all who helped with collecting and informs us that the final total that Rotary collected was a record £85,000. Well done Val and all the those that provided valuable time at a busy time of year.
Pictured above: Rotarians Carol Pyle, Val Weatherall and Chris Ryan
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