A warm welcome to our club
We are a small vibrant energetic club comprising of men and women in their 20s to their 60s. Members run casinos, race nights and a santa float to raise money. Improving support for mental health is my theme for the year as well as raising funds to help support the rotary international project ‘end polio now’. 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. Our programme of social activities is an important strand of the club and we welcome family and friends to these events.
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
St Albans Christmas Market
We kicked started 2016 Christmas season with a fantastic Sunday afternoon in the old town of St Albans.
There were the usual suspects; stalls with wooden sculptures, luxury chocolates, arts and crafts, star lantern shades, Christmas decorations, food and drink - especially the classic mulled wine or hot belgian chocolate with marshmallows.
Delicious chocolate bonbons filled with flavoured marshmallow fluffiness; latte, champagne, baileys to name a few at merely £1 each. Did I mention the cheese - it was a favourite. We all walked away with an exotic flavoured cheese for our cheese boards at Christmas.
To top the day off, we were treated to a lovely meal at the Arnold's before we headed to our Club meeting. Let the festivities begin! Wishing you all Christmas spirit as you enter December.
Dracula, mad doctors, witches, black cats and a mad man on the loose oh my! A night of ghoulish fun and great food and drink.
Great conversation and a few games kept everyone entertained. Skeletons, spiders and the grim reaper greeted us, as we entered at our own risk, for a howling night at the Douse's
Canal-side walk and Sunday Lunch
It was a beautiful day for an autumnal walk along the Grand Union Canal with club members, their families and friends of our club. We were delighted to welcome Karen Stephens, a past member and catch up on her news; meet twins James and Emily for the first time with their brother Alfie and father Darren, great to see them all.
Altogether were 12 adults and 3 children who enjoyed the delightful stroll along the canal and then dined at the historic Boat Inn.
Enjoyed by all...to be repeated certainly.
MacMillan Coffee morning 2016
Macmillan coffee morning 2016 was fun, right from the outset. Graham with spatula in hand flipping bacon taking in pre-orders for bacon butties; Helen R sorting out the raffle table, along with raffles she drummed up from various shops; Alison being the perfect host; Helen D laden the table with delicious treats which she baked up a storm; along with cakes, biscuits and muffins, contributed from many of us as well as a lovely homemade cake Alison’s mum provided and me with a finger in many ‘cakes’.
Smell of coffee, bacon and sweet treats greeted our guests. In they poured and did well to help us support the Macmillan cause that sunny morning. In two hours we raised more than last year. A great result as we raised over £260 and that reflects how much this illness has affected people and why we run it every year. So a BIG thank you for all those that participated, contributed and we hope to see you next year.
Ian Sandiford inducted as a new club member
Ian was inducted by our President Sue as the clubs' newest member last night. As a friend of Alison he has already attended several of our social and fundraising events in addition tothe club business meetings.
Ian brings a variety of skills to the club in the areas of management, IT and car restoration which will come in handy refurbishing our Santa Float.
As an experienced volunteer he will fit right in with the clubs programme of community work and no doubt add to our breadth of experience in theis area.
Induction of New Member Sept 2016
We were delighted to induct a new member in September, Sandra Forbes, pictured here with Sue Carbert President.
Sandra is already known to the club having supported us in some of our fund raising events last Rotary year and therefore we are delighted she has decided to become a member of the Rotary family.
We wish her every happiness in the club and look forward to seeing her at future events.
Banger Racing that never was
The plan for Bank Holiday Monday was a trip to Banger Racing. Based on the fact that we, and anyone else we know, has only ever been when the weather has been British in the extreme, we did not expect either a hot, bright, sunny day, meaning the venue was really busy.
After a quick chat in the rather too busy car park, we concluded that we'd struggle to find space inside to spread out for a relaxed afternoon of picnicing and watching cars get destroyed and decided to picnic at Emberton Park.
A drive around the park and we found a nice quiet spot, laid out the rugs and relaxed. Helen R returned some bean bags to Helen D, which proved useful for entertainment. We also undertook some blind tasting of Oreo cookies vs own brand and Phil and Matthew confirmed that you can tell the real thing.
The younger party members took a walk around the lake for ice creams to complete the Bank Holiday properly.
A nice relaxing afternoon and we'll try out the Banger Racing when the weather isn't quite so nice!
- Macmillan Coffee Morning
- Pub of the Month July
- New Rotary Year 2016-2017
- Presidents night 2016
- Swimathon Presentation to our club
- District Handover dinner 2016
- MK Marathon: 2nd May
- Lend a Hand day: 23rd April
- 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