Early December saw us dividing into two groups to provide an evening of entertainment at Holcroft Grange and Mosslands elderly persons homes. It is fair to say that everybody enjoys these occasions whilst our choirs improve year on year. Refreshments are provided and donations are made to the respective “Comfort Funds”. We were also able to support Christmas celebrations at the Glazebury and Winwick elderly persons Clubs.
Did you know that there have been 14 major disasters worldwide in the last four years, to which your Club has sent “Shelter” and “Aqua Boxes” providing tents, heaters, tools and toys for the unfortunate victims. Closer to home, we are sure that you will approve of our contribution of £1000.00 to Keswick Rotary Club as they assist the flood relief work in that stricken part of our country.
Young people and education feature prominently in Rotary service. This year, the local High Schools have entered 5 teams in the annual “Youth Speaks” competition, the national final being hosted this year by Kirkham Grammar School in Preston. So good luck, and thank you, to our entrants and to their teachers who go that “extra mile” to give their students this unique opportunity to experience public speaking. Also, this year, for the first time we will be entering a student in the Rotary “Young Citizen of the Year” competition; the finalists being featured, later this year, on national television.
Young people also benefit from the assistance this Club has given to local Football and Rugby teams, the numerous Guides and Scouts troupes, the Air and Army Cadets and our Mentoring and Mock Interview services.
We again invite representatives of local good causes to write, or make a presentation, to us showcasing their particular function in society. Our efforts and the generosity of the local people have placed us in a position to help you. Meantime, the search continues for a major project beneficial to the community as a whole. If you have an idea for our Club to consider, please make contact using the phone number below.
New members are needed if we are to continue being a force for good in our locality. If you are recently retired, and looking for an outlet for your talents, or just willing to put something back into the community which has provided the opportunities to further your own interests, please get in touch. If presently, you do not wish to commit fully to an organization like Rotary, why not become a “Friend of Rotary” and assist with our charitable work as and when you can. You will make new friends and enjoy our varied and active social life. We would be very happy to hear from you. Contact Bernard Groom on 01925 733893 or visit the Rotary District 1285 web site for more details of The Newton & District Jubilee Rotary Club.
Finally, the Membership would like to thank the Community as a whole, for all the encouragement and support shown over the years, We wish everyone a Happy and Prosperous New Year.