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THE next main event for the Formby Squir­rels is their an­nual wine tast­ing at the Formby CVS rooms on Fri­day, June 29 although ticket num­bers are lim­ited due to de­mand.

En­quiries about the wine tast­ing or join­ing the Squir­rels can be made via their email ad­dress of ro­tary­form­bysquir­

On April 27, Formby Squir­rels Ro­tary Club cel­e­brated the second an­niver­sary of their Char­ter award with Ro­tar­i­ans from other Ro­tary clubs and friends at Don Luigi’s restau­rant.

The fol­low­ing Ro­tary Clubs were in at­ten­dance: Formby, Orm­skirk Clock Tower, South­port, South­port Links and South­port Sun­rise.

The meal was at­tended by 37 peo­ple in a re­laxed at­mos­phere and a good time was had by all.

Pres­i­dent Mike Wal­lis wel­comed as­sis­tant district gov­er­nor Ro­tar­ian Julie Gra­ham and her hus­band Steve.

Speeches were short and sweet and the evening was fo­cused on so­cial­is­ing and mak­ing new friends.

It is safe to say that ev­ery­one en­joyed The Ital­ian Job, which is an au­then­tic Ital­ian ban­quet and the wine flowed freely.

The staff at Don Luigi’s worked very hard all evening and the club’s thanks go out to them.

No doubt the Squir­rels will be back next year to do it all again!

Since its for­ma­tion to the end of this fi­nan­cial year the club has distributed around £13,000 to lo­cal char­i­ties such as Formby’s Rid­ing for the Dis­abled, South­port Lifeboats, Fresh­field An­i­mal res­cue and the Car­ers Sup­port Group at the Formby Methodist Church to name a few.

The club prefers to fo­cus the ma­jor­ity of its sup­port on lo­cal char­i­ties and good causes, but this does not mean that it does not con­sider other causes.

Last au­tumn, Formby Squir­rels Ro­tary Club pur­chased 5,000 Pur­ple4Po­lio Cro­cus Corms and gifted them to each of the 10 schools in Formby.

Trees have also been pur­chased and planted at Alt­car Ri­fle Range.

The club dif­fers from many Ro­tary clubs in that it is flex­i­ble in how it op­er­ates, happy to em­brace in­no­va­tion and is truly mixed in its mem­ber­ship.

The club meets on the second Thurs­day of the month and does not rou­tinely have meals as an in­te­gral part of the busi­ness meet­ing, pre­fer­ring to meet in the Com­mu­nity Fire Sta­tion, Church Road, Formby.

On the fourth Thurs­day of each month mem­bers take part in dif­fer­ent so­cial ac­tiv­i­ties e.g, ten-pin bowl­ing, guided walks or in­for­mal meals in lo­cal eat­ing houses, and friends are wel­come to at­tend th­ese.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion please con­tact ro­tary­form­bysquir­

Formby Squir­rels Ro­tary Club also re­cently pre­sented a cheque for £1,000 to the Sefton Cancer Sup­port Group to help them in their work pro­vid­ing sup­port to cancer suf­fer­ers and their car­ers when the cancer suf­ferer is dis­charged from hos­pi­tal.

The Sefton Cancer Sup­port Group is staffed by vol­un­teers and is funded sub­stan­tially from do­na­tions sup­port­ing peo­ple from Formby and Sefton.

Some of the ladies of Formby Squir­rels at the Char­ter Night; right, Pres­i­dent Mike Wal­lis with as­sis­tant gov­er­nor Julie Gra­ham

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