Presentation by Master Butcher Roy Porter from Chatburn.

  Rotary in Church & Oswaldtwistle, was treated to a traditional presentation by a traditional Master Butcher at their Monday meeting at the Dunkenhalgh Hotel. Roy Porter was born and bred in Chatburn, he attended the local Primary school there; gaining his 11+ he also attended Clitheroe Grammar School. Taking on further education in the

Rosemere Cancer Foundation – Monday Nov 13th

We were pleased to welcome Dan Hill from the Rosemere Cancer Foundation as our speaker.  We were also pleased to welcome Jenny Goodwin, Maureen Askew, Paul Webb and Martin Westhorp from R2N; and John Tattersall from Clitheroe Speakers Club.  All of our guests along with our club raised the for the Rosemere Cancer Foundation. Dan

Club Discussion – Monday Oct. 16th

Ken Freeman brought us up to date with the plans for the Santa sleigh collections. He wants as many people as possible to put their names down to help either on the street collections, or the static Tesco and Asda collections. Please contact him as soon as possible if you are able to help, as

District Governor Visit – Larry Banyon – October 9th

There was a good turnout at Monday’s meeting at which the guest of honour was the District Governor Larry Branyan.. The meal of soup followed by turkey in a cream sauce was of the usual high standard. We then enjoyed a trip down memory lane, as Franco Sanna showed us photos from Rotary events going

Monday meeting – speaker Paul Trickett

Monday’s meeting started with Margaret giving us not one, but two Graces. She couldn’t decide which to choose, so decided on both!  After a very tasty meal of Tomato and Red Pepper Soup, followed by Chicken, we got down to business! First up, we heard about our member’s visits to other clubs. Lyndon Heap, Acting

The Lancashire Cotton Industry – a talk by Michael Jackson

The talk in essence set out that  the Industrial Revolution started in Lancashire; in fact in Oswaldtwistle with a man called James Hargreaves who invented the Spinning Jenny The revolution started with mechanising the production of cotton materials; the Spinning Jenny increased production 8 fold Lancashire entrepreneurs and inventors were key in the formative years; Richard

Introduction to Cyber Security

A presentation by corporate member Mark Edwards who is Operations Director at Stonehouse Logic This was a really informative talk.  Here is a precis which hopefully will be useful to all members What are the threats?   How to combat? “Common Sense” said Mark; and here are some of his pointers emails be sceptical of

Ride the Lights – Blackpool

Excellent event which is held annually a few days before the Big Illuminations Switch On. There was live music promoted by Radio Wave operating opposite the tower.  Radio Wave were also organising fun events. Tina Wilkinson and her husband Neville, who came along to the event with their two daughters, got the group revved up to do

Whalley Treasure Hunt

The treasure hunt was one of Church and Oswaldtwistle (CandO) Rotary Club’s August activities.  Also it was a joint fund-raising event with the Ready 2 Network (R2N) group.  The event was based in Whalley and held on a surprisingly dry and pleasant evening on August 7th.  It comprised cryptic clues, picture clues, observation clues whilst

ROTARY HELPS OUT ADVOCACY FOCUS

Jim Hargreaves, outgoing President of Church and Oswaldtwistle Rotary, at a recent meeting presented a cheque for £500 to Advocacy Focus who are based in Accrington. This organisation have been delivering independent advocacy since 1998. This money will be used to further extend Advocacy public awareness events across Lancashire. The aim of these events is