Donation to Bidford & District History Society

This Saturday we took the opportunity to present a cheque for £300 to the Bidford and District History Society to support their fundraising efforts towards the installation of a Word War I Roll of Honour.

The Roll of Honour for those servicemen and women from the Bidford on Avon parish who served in the First World War would be, fittingly, placed in the Crawford Memorial Hall, named after Dr Crawford who not only served in The Royal Army Medical Corps during WWI but returned to, and practised as a doctor in, the village in the years after the end of the conflict.

The Roll of Honour would be a definitive recording of all those from the parish who served (around 260), and in nearly 70 cases died, for their country in a hall specifically built in memory of one (Dr Henry Crawford) of their number. The board would provide an opportunity to mark their service and sacrifice as well as a physical focus for reflection on that service and a visible expression of the village’s gratitude for it.

The picture below shows Bidford and District History Society member Rodney Crompton (R) accepting the donation from Alcester & Bidford Rotary President Vaughan Blake (L).

It’s Big Breakfast Time Again

Yes, it’ll soon be October and that means it’s time to tuck into an Alcester & Bidford Rotary Big Breakfast. On Saturday October 5th we’ll be at the Crawford Hall, Bidford and the following Saturday, October 12th we’ll be in Alcester Town Hall. Serving from 9am until 12 noon both days. So come on, treat yourself and if you need an excuse, it’s all for local, national and international good causes.

District Governor Visit

This morning we were visited by 1060 District Governor Bala Jaspal who told us about her plans for the year. Bala also told us about the Rotary District Conference, her charity for 2019, Heads Up and we discussed plans for World Polio Day which takes place on October 24th. Alcester & Bidford Rotary will be lighting up St Nicholas church again this year to highlight the fact that polio has been 99.9% eradicated worldwide thanks in part to the fundraising efforts of Rotary International.

Noodles at Bidford Giant Summer Market

L to R: Rotarians Kay Blake, Bronwen Bunting, John Bunting & Pauline Lowe

Hopefully you’ll have tested our catering skills at the Alcester & Bidford Big Breakfasts, and now’s your chance to try something different…

Alcester & Bidford Rotarians will be tying on the aprons and serving noodles this Sunday, August 11th, at the Bidford Giant Summer Market and Funfair on the Big Meadow, Honeybourne Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4PQ between 10:00 and 17:00.

Rotarians Geoff Powell & Pauline Lowe have re-branded their noodle trailer with Alcester & Bidford colours and all proceeds raised at the event will be donated to Rotary’s charity funds and used to support local, national and international projects.

Look out for other Alcester & Bidford Rotarians who will be handing out leaflets and answering questions about our membership and the work of Rotary

Herbie Rides Again…

Another successful outing for the Alcester & Bidford Pimms stall at the Alcester Motor Show. Here we are full dressed for the day with Herbie in pride of place. Thank you for everyone who dropped by to say hello and to support us.

L to R – President Vaughan Blake, Sue Adams, Bron Bunting, Sue Matthewman, Kay Blake, Di Gittus

Noodles at The Bidford Giant Summer Market & Funfair

Alcester & Bidford’s Noodle trailer will be in action again on August 11th at the Bidford Giant Summer Market and Funfair which will be held at the
The Big Meadow, Honeybourne Road, Bidford-on-Avon, B50 4PQ between 10:00 and 17:00.

We’ll be serving our freshly cooked stir fried noodles with optional chicken and/or cashew nuts from around 11:00. Vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options are available.

All proceeds will be put into the Alcester & Bidford Rotary charities fund for distribution to local, national and international projects and good causes.

Noodles & Dragon Boats

Right to left, Kay Blake, Bronwen Bunting, John Bunting, Pauline Lowe

Two of our members, Geoff Powell and Pauline Lowe, who run LowePowe Noodles loaned their noodle trailer to Alcester & Bidford Rotary for use at the Edgbaston Convention Dragon Boat Festival on June 8th.

Not deterred by a very wet day, we managed to serve bacon rolls and noodles to brave but very wet rowers at Edgbaston Reservoir. The event had to be cut short due to the conditions but congratulations to EHS Red who were the winners on the day.

Funds raised were added to the Alcester & Bidford Rotary charities account for distribution at a later date.