PURPLE CROCUS PLANTING BY ROTARY AND STUDENTS FROM LOCAL SCHOOLS

During October, Rotarians from Church and Oswaldtwistle Rotary, and students from local Schools planted crocus bulbs in 5 different locations of the grassland areas of Church and Oswaldtwistle. This is the 7th year that the Rotary Club have planted crocuses in Autumn, which come to bloom in Spring giving the town of Oswaldtwistle some real

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

ROTARY COMPLETE A FURTHER PROJECT AT LOCAL RAILWAY STATION

Volunteers from Church and Oswaldtwistle Rotary have completed a large project at the local railway station. Over the last 6 weeks club Rotarians have been seen at the entrance to the railway station where out of control weeds , vegetation and large bushes have been removed. This area has for many years been very unsightly,

Polio Eradication – a ‘Thank You’ from Bill Gates

Here is a video posted by Bill Gates on Facebook Thank You, Rotary! For more than 30 years, Rotary International has been a leader in the fight to #endpolio. Today, we're closer than ever to wiping polio off the map. Posted by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on martes, 13 de junio de 2017

TALKING NEWSPAPER FOR THE BLIND CELEBRATES 40 YEARS AND STILL GOING STRONG

A grand celebration was recently held at the Brooks club in Accrington to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Hyndburn District Talking Newspaper. Over 100 people were present to watch the people involved with the Talking Newspaper receive awards for voluntary long service, Secretary Marion Clark’s award was for a magnificent 35 years of service.

MAGNIFICENT ‘DRIVE’ FROM LOCAL GOLF CLUB GOES TO DERIAN HOUSE

A joint programme embracing Whalley golf club, Church and Oswaldtwistle Rotary and Balti Stan restaurant of Clayton-le-Moors resulted in the grand sum of £5,250 being raised which was presented to Stan Bamber, Community Ambassador for Derian House who was accompanied by Sandra Robinson, Community champion. The cheque was presented by the captain of the golf

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

ROTARY REPLIES TO KIND MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR

I would like to take this opportunity of thanking the Mayor of Hyndburn, Peter Britcliffe for his kind words directed at the local Rotary clubs in his weekly column in last week’s edition of the Accrington Observer. The clubs he referred to were Accrington, Church and Oswaldtwistle,Great Harwood and Rishton, Pendle View and Ribblesdale. I

ROTARIANS TAKE PART IN THE BLACKPOOL ‘LIGHTS’ PROMENADE CYCLE RIDE

As part of their August social activities, Rotarians and Friends from Church and Oswaldtwistle Rotary went along to Blackpool to bike ride the whole length of the promenade to get a first look at the illuminations before the official switch on. This is the eleventh time the organisers have staged this event which attracted thousands

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