A Brief Introduction to our Club
A warm welcome to our club
As the current President of The Rotary Club of the Brickhills I warmly welcome you. We really are a great club to join. We are a small vibrant energetic club comprising of men and women in their 20s to their 60s. We maximise opportunities, such as running casinos and race nights and going out on our santa float, to raise money for the local and national community as well as supporting national and interactional rotary projects such as ‘end polio now’. We raise over £5000 a year. 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. We always have a least two social activities each month which includes our pub of the month, where we enjoy a meal and when weather is good enjoy a walk, and a variety of other social activities to suit both couples and families.
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
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 f the first meeting of the year Alsion 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 Alsion for her contribution to the year and welcoming in the new Rotary year with our incoming President Sue.
As was Alsions 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 enormousy to the club and she willbe greatly missed next year. Well done Lesley and thank you from all the club members.
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Swimathon Presentation to our club
Our club, The Rotary Club of the Brickhills was invitied to attend the presntation 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
June 28th was the night that District Govensor Prue Dixon of Stevenage Club handed over the chains of office to Chalmers Cursley of Amersham Club. It was a great evening held at a venue in Hertforshire. Andrew and Elizabeth were invited as special guests of Chalmers and his wife Barbara. Chalmers in his inaugral speech 'blamed' Elizabeth for enthusing him for District office when she recruited him on the PR and Communications committee of 2008. It was a lovely tribute and much appreciated.
Cheryl Law takes the Gosvenor Elect position and Dave Ford the Gosvenor Nominee post.
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MK Marathon: 2nd May
Another glorious day for Milton Keynes with over 8,000 entries over all events, thousands of spectators and close to 600 keen event crew coming together for the 5th best and biggest MK Marathon event.
This year The Brickhills Rotary team were stationed at the 6 mile water station. Vast numbers of bottles handed out to thousands of runners and then cleared away again afterwards. The route may have changed (we had a much prettier water station than in previous years!) but the runners were still amazing, and best of all, the rain stayed away!
‘Great marathon, extremely well organised and very friendly, and never realised what a lovely place Milton Keynes is!’
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Lend a Hand day: 23rd April
As part of their community support the Rotary clubs in Milton Keynes take part in the annual 'Lend A Hand Day' in partnership with Age UK.
Some of our members and their families went along today. They carried out, free of charge, small tasks which older people may not be able to safely undertake themselves, most often gardening, cleaning or some DIY.
- 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