A warm welcome to our club
We are a small vibrant energetic club comprising of men and women in their 20s to their 60s. Members run casinos, race nights and a santa float to raise money. Improving support for mental health is my theme for the year as well as raising funds to help support the rotary international project ‘end polio now’. We meet formally on the first Sunday evening of each month at the Doubletree Stadium MK for a business meeting, which sounds rather grand but this includes a speaker or a game- there is no meal. Our programme of social activities is an important strand of the club and we welcome family and friends to these events.
Do get in touch- press the contact us button at the top of our website- and we will invite you to a meeting or social event to get to know us. If you are new to MK or just want to broaden your professional or social circle this is a great place to start.
Sue Carbert President of The Rotary Club of the Brickhills
MacMillan Coffee morning 2016
Macmillan coffee morning 2016 was fun, right from the outset. Graham with spatula in hand flipping bacon taking in pre-orders for bacon butties; Helen R sorting out the raffle table, along with raffles she drummed up from various shops; Alison being the perfect host; Helen D laden the table with delicious treats which she baked up a storm; along with cakes, biscuits and muffins, contributed from many of us as well as a lovely homemade cake Alison’s mum provided and me with a finger in many ‘cakes’.
Smell of coffee, bacon and sweet treats greeted our guests. In they poured and did well to help us support the Macmillan cause that sunny morning. In two hours we raised more than last year. A great result as we raised over £260 and that reflects how much this illness has affected people and why we run it every year. So a BIG thank you for all those that participated, contributed and we hope to see you next year.
Ian Sandiford inducted as a new club member
Ian was inducted by our President Sue as the clubs' newest member last night. As a friend of Alison he has already attended several of our social and fundraising events in addition tothe club business meetings.
Ian brings a variety of skills to the club in the areas of management, IT and car restoration which will come in handy refurbishing our Santa Float.
As an experienced volunteer he will fit right in with the clubs programme of community work and no doubt add to our breadth of experience in theis area.
Induction of New Member Sept 2016
We were delighted to induct a new member in September, Sandra Forbes, pictured here with Sue Carbert President.
Sandra is already known to the club having supported us in some of our fund raising events last Rotary year and therefore we are delighted she has decided to become a member of the Rotary family.
We wish her every happiness in the club and look forward to seeing her at future events.
Banger Racing that never was
The plan for Bank Holiday Monday was a trip to Banger Racing. Based on the fact that we, and anyone else we know, has only ever been when the weather has been British in the extreme, we did not expect either a hot, bright, sunny day, meaning the venue was really busy.
After a quick chat in the rather too busy car park, we concluded that we'd struggle to find space inside to spread out for a relaxed afternoon of picnicing and watching cars get destroyed and decided to picnic at Emberton Park.
A drive around the park and we found a nice quiet spot, laid out the rugs and relaxed. Helen R returned some bean bags to Helen D, which proved useful for entertainment. We also undertook some blind tasting of Oreo cookies vs own brand and Phil and Matthew confirmed that you can tell the real thing.
The younger party members took a walk around the lake for ice creams to complete the Bank Holiday properly.
A nice relaxing afternoon and we'll try out the Banger Racing when the weather isn't quite so nice!
Macmillan Coffee Morning
We are holding a coffee morning from 10am til 12noon on Saturday 24th September as part of the World's Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan.
The coffee morning will be in Atterbury Avenue, Leighton Buzzard, just give us a ring (see Contact Us) to find out the full address.
Bring along some cake / biscuits if you want, but most importantly, bring yourself, perhaps a friend and some money, as we'll have a raffle as well as the usual donations for a cake / drink.
Hopefully the weather will be nice, and we'll be in the garden, but whatever the weather, we will have cake.
Pub of the Month July
British summer greeted us at our first Pub-of-the-Month to our joy. Firstly we sat and enjoyed the sun's rays from The Swan's beautiful beer garden. Elizabeth kindly joined us for pre-drinks before her wine evening. She bought along two lovely guests, some will know him - Steve and his partner Lucia.
Although the wait for food was long due to them being over stretched, there was some very interesting conversations being had. With the light, 10pm came around very quickly. Nigel enjoyed an envious dessert and we parted ways, sober but merry.
New Rotary Year 2016-2017
At the start of the first meeting of the year Alison handed over the Presidential chain of office to Sue our President for the Rotary Year 2016-2017.
In turn Sue presented Graham with the chain for Vice President.
The meeting was attended by Former District Governor Sandy Aked-Walker and David her husband where Sue and her Council set out the plan for the club for the year ahead.
Sandy commented that The Brickhills was a really good club with a strong vision for what they want to acheive in the forthcoming year and she wished Sue a really enjoyable year ahead.
- Presidents night 2016
- Swimathon Presentation to our club
- District Handover dinner 2016
- MK Marathon: 2nd May
- Lend a Hand day: 23rd April
- Vintage tea party success
- Easter Tea: 28 March
- Swimathon: 12th March
- Young Musician – 9th February
- Jaipur Dinner: 29 February
- Winter Night Shelter
- Ampthill Rotary Race Night - 27th January
- Rotary End Polio Now
- Lend with Care
- Santa Float Success 2015
- MacMillan Coffee morning.
- NEW INTERACT Club of Milton Keynes Academy
- Fun Casinos