News from the clubs in the area
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.
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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.
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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