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
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
Saturday the 25th June saw us celebrating the end of the Rotary year 2015-2016 and saying thanks to outgoing President Alison for her contribution to the year and welcoming in the new Rotary year with our incoming President Sue.
As was Alison's wish we went to Grosvenor Casino in Luton organsied beautifully by incoming President Sue; after all we are the casino Kings and Queens of Rotary!
The meal was good and we had some token with which to play the tables and machines. Some of us were luckier than others but it was unanimously agreed that it was a first class evening.
Alison honoured her council which was appreciated and she awarded the Rotarian of the Year which was almost a unanimous vote for Lesley who has contributed enormously to the club and she will be greatly missed next year. Well done Lesley and thank you from all the club members.
See all the pictures here
Swimathon Presentation to our club
Our club, The Rotary Club of the Brickhills was invitied to attend the presentation of the 2016 Swimathon Awards Night by RC of Milton Keynes on Wednesday the 29th June 2016.
President Sue was unable to attend so Andrew and Elizabeth Sheldon attended in her place. The Brickhills were awarded the cup for the Rotary Club that swam the most lengths in this last swimathon. Congratulations to all the swimmers for this wonderful achievement., you have done the club proud.
- 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