Blythe Bridge & District Rotary Club
HISTORY OF BLYTHE BRIDGE & DISTRICT ROTARY CLUB
In 1985 the Rotary Club of Longton, which itself was Chartered in 1956, made an application to RIBI to commence a survey in the Meir area of Stoke-on-Trent to form a new Club in the District. The application was approved and the necessary planning for the formation of the new club continued.
The provisional name for the new club was “The Rotary Club of Meir and District”. Three Rotarians from the Longton Club, namely Past President Ron Osbourne, Past President Mike Bradeley and George Marsh (who later became known as "the three wise men") took on the task to develop the new club and in 1987 a number of preparatory meetings took place.
The first recorded meeting of the Club was held on 28th September 1987, when it was agreed the name of the Club would be changed to The Rotary Club of Blythe Bridge & District.
The Inaugural Meeting of the Interim Rotary Club of Blythe Bridge & District was held at Keele Hall, University of Keele, Staffordshire on Thursday 12th November 1987.
District Governor George Sidebottom addressed the meeting and Exercised his perogative in allowing the Interim Rotary Club to be formed. 27 Founder Members of the Club had signed the Inaugural Resolution Form which was presented to the District Governor.
The Presentation of the Charter to the Rotary Club of Blythe Bridge & District was held at Keele Hall, University of Keele, Staffordshire on Monday 22nd February 1988. The Charter was presented by District Governor George Sidebotham and the Club was welcomed into The Fellowship of Rotary International by Past R.I.B.I. President Rotarian John A. Davies.
IN THE NEWS
Presentation of Cheque - Beaujolais Run for Polio Plus appeal
Presentation of Cheque Sept 1988
2019 - President's Party Night
Omesh receives his 30 years award
26th June 2021
Peter Nixon receiving his Paul Harris Fellow
26th June 2021