Current Club News
Brixham Soroptimists (President Jane Lancaster) and the Rotary Club of Brixham joined forces when doing their Christmas street collections to collect on behalf of the Brixham Museum. A total of £800 was handed over to a very grateful Museum.
The club’s 65th Annual Dinner Dance was held at the Berry Head Hotel on Saturday 9th November. David Satchwell latterly of the Brixham Ghost Walk was the guest speaker. He gave an interesting speech telling tales of ghostly happenings saying that this was his final performance.
As usual we had a lovely meal and then there was dancing to Drew Millen.
President Jane being playfully strangled by David.
Once again in August we served teas for the three days of the Steam Rally, raising in excess of £1,600 for our chosen charities
The local Hospital and League of Friends organised a fundraising Garden Party in July and asked members of SI Brixham to provide the cream teas
In July several members of SI Brixham enjoyed a wonderful day out to Buckfast Abbey
One of the first fundraising events in Jane's Presidential Year was the Summer Fair on the Quay. This year we were lucky enough to be able to have a date in June and the weather was most kind to us after the torrential down pour we had the previous summer.
We raised a total of £360 for our charities.
The last fundraising event of President Jean's year was a "Tutti Fruitti Evening" hosted by President Elect Jane Lancaster and Pru Preston at Pru's home which raised £420.
On Tuesday 15th January at the Berry Head Hotel Brixham Rotary Club handed over a cheque for £181.50 to Brixham Soroptimists which together with amounts collected during the Christmas Street collections by ladies of St Mary’s Church, Inner Wheel and Soroptimists meant that cheques of £340 each were presented to Brixham Does Care and The Friends of Shoalstone Pool.
Brian Altham, Jean Tulley, Vic Ellery and Tony Heard
Volunteers from all parties were there, Vic Ellery from Brixham Does Care, Tony Heard from Friends of Shoalstone Pool, Brian Altham and Geoff Lawson from Brixham Rotary Club, Pru Preston from Inner Wheel together with President Jean Tulley from Brixham Soroptimists.
Vic Ellery thanked all the volunteers saying that this year is a very special one for Brixham Does Care as it is their 35th anniversary and they are relocating, along with their Charity Shop, to Brixham’s Market Hall and without all these donations they could not afford to do this.
Tony Heard, on behalf of Friends of Shoalstone Pool who attended with his committee, also thanked the assembled volunteers telling them that 2012 had been a difficult year for the pool with budget cuts and whether the pool would even open, in the event it did for a short period and again proved itself to be a tourist asset for Torbay.
Brian Altham said Brixham Rotary Club were delighted they were able to contribute from their Christmas Rotary Sleigh and Jean Tulley, President of Brixham Soroptimists thanked all the volunteers for taking part in the Christmas collections and for standing in the street in the cold and wet!