Dr Pamila Sharma of the Manchester University Graphene group shows members the structure and properties of Graphene. At the atomic level graphene with "holes" can be used to de salinate water, it is a great transmitter of electricity, it is stronger than steel and the commercial applications are legion.As materials go this has many attractive qualities and the is one of the leaders in patents registered for it's applications
During March 2016 over 1500 young people in Crewe took part in Science events and demonstrations. Chemistry presentations proved very popular with Manchester University postgraduates showing how the various elements can exist in different forms,solids and liquids as well as as gasses
On Friday 26th feb 2016 at Crewe library a number of organisations that Crewe Rotary have supported over the last year were present to review how their organisations operated in Crewe and how Rotary has helped.
Speakers included "Men in sheds-Age Concern", Alzheimers Society,Mayor of Crewe, Rotary District Governor and local MP The Hon.Edward Timpson.Over 40 organisations were present all of whom had received a monetary grant or help from Crewe Rotary. The opportunity was taken for the groups to exchange ideas on fund raising, mutual support and for each to know how much voluntary work is done in the Crewe area. If you would wish to volunteer to help Rotary at Xmas time( one evening no other commitment) please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Soon to be Speakers at Crewe Rotary
28/4 at 7-0pm Dr A. Vijayaraghavan (Manchester University Graphene Group) speaking on the Nobel Prize Winning discovery and subsequent development of the single atom layer -called graphene. Stronger than steel, excellent conductor of electricity etc
Members of the public are invited contact Crewe Rotary or email@example.com
The following organisations have been given grants by the club community service committee.Where national groups are stated the local branch based in Crewe are given the grant. Where Crewe residents are helped eg The Neuromuscular centre in Winsford or St Lukes then grants are also made.A modest grant to help as many groups as possible remains our strategy for 2016.
Climb �200, Cancer Research (local branch) �200,C&N Carers support group �100,Donna Louise Children's hospice �200, Hope House �200, Marie Curie Cancer Carew �200, Neuromuscular Centre �200, Parkinsons Society (local branch) �200, Samaritans (local branch) �200, St Luke's Hospice �200.
Young Chef at Crewe
At the end of June 2014 the Crewe heat of "Young Chef " was held at Sir William Stanier School, Crewe. Pictured above are the competitors and judges with District Governor Derek Newman .The winners going through to the District final are Lucy Barrow sponsored by the RC of Congleton and Sean Mitchell-Goldstraw sponsored by the RC of Alsager.
Judge Andrew Panayi commented that he might adopt some of the menus at his hotel as they were so inventive, balanced and tasty!
A teacher from Sir William Stanier School commented that she is now teaching one of the school's entrants from two years ago and had been impressed by the confidence our competition had given the fourteen year old, who at sixteen now wished to obtain her GCSEs and then pursue a career in catering. Rotary at its best in service!
President Sue Bushell thank thanked Derek on behalf of the four ladies.
Rotary Youth makes music competition
On March 6th in Sir William Stanier School Crewe musicians and singers from all over Cheshire and south Manchester took part in a musicians competition.
Pictured competitors with District Governor Derek Newman and organiser Tom Protheroe
Pictured District Governor Derek Newman and Sir William Stanier singer Holly Pollity who has won through to the Rotary Youth Maskes Music Regional Competition to be held in Bolton on Sunday 16th March.
The Mayor of Crewe Irene Faseyi and Mayor of Cheshire East Dorothy Flude attended the Rotary Club of Crewe "Rotary Day" This was a celebration of the clubs support for over forty charities and organisations in Crewe. Youth activities in schools taking youngsters on adventure days,providing dictionaries,holding competitions etc Community activities supporting dance &drama groups, young mums, Wulvern Housing Xmas lunch etc Overseas activities supporting "Sand Dams" Disaster Aid Boxes , Ending Polio etc Five organisations spoke about their activities in Crewe and Mayor of Crewe Irene Faseyi said "It is wonderful to be here seeing how many organisations are doing great things in Crewe and the support the Rotary Club of Crewe is willing to offer"
Pictured L to R Mike Wycherley, Chair of the Rotary Community committee Frank Baldwin. Mayor of Cheshire East with her consort, President Derek Poppleton, Mayor of Crewe Irene Faseyi, Jerry Park, Tom Protheroe.
FRIDAY 21ST FEBRUARY AT CREWE LIBRARY 1-30 TO 4-0PM
Pop in , have a cup of tea, talk to 30+ organisations and charities the Rotary Club of Crewe have helped in the last year.
St Paul's Pantry known as Crewe Food Bank
Art groups, hospices, youth groups, pensioners, drama groups -all doing their bit
Any queries contact the club via this website
200 Wulvern Housing residents were treated to a full Xmas lunch at the Oakley Centre on December 10th. Pictured are Rotarians Tom Protheroe and Frank Baldwin with Wulvern Housing staff. Were a finer collection of waiters ever employed?
Wed Nov 13th 2013
On Wednesday 13th November pupils of St Mary's RC primary school met MMU students from a dozen countries learning about their language,dance,food,culture etc With a passport each they collected flags etc Thanks to the International Society and MMU
Pictured are St Mary's pupils, students from Chile, Australia, Malaysia and Grenada with President of the Rotary Club of Crewe Derek Poppleton and organiser Tom Protheroe
St Thomas More students showing the empty sauce bottles they filled as they collected over �250 to help the Rotary "END POLIO NOW" project.
Happy Birthday Rotary !!!
On Friday 22nd February over 30 local charities attended an event at Crewe Library to celebrate the �Birthday� of the Rotary movement.
Also in attendance were: Edward Timpson MP, the Mayor and Mayoress of East Cheshire, the lady Mayor of Crewe and members of the Rotary Club of Crewe.
The event was opened by Edward Timpson MP who was followed by a number of presentations from some of those Charities attending and the Rotary Club.
Hilary Hamilton gave a fascinating presentation on the wide and varied work of the Wishing Well Project in the area
more details are available at www.wishingwellproject.com
Rob Wykes gave an interesting talk on the work of Christian Concern () project which has been running in the area for some 25 years
More details are available at www.christianconcern.org.uk
These two individuals also had a surprise. In Rotary there is an award, a Paul Harris Award (named after the founder of Rotary) which Clubs may make to individuals who have made a major contribution � whilst this is usually Club Members, Clubs may give this award to other individuals.
The Members of the Rotary Club of Crewe, being aware of the tremendous efforts by both Hilary and Rob had decided to award both a Paul Harris Award. (photo below)
Three further excellent presentations were given by Charities:
St.Lukes () Hospice � www.stlukes-hospice.com
The LATH Group ( Looking After the Homeless) www.lathgroup.org.uk
Cheshire Academy of Integrated Sports and Art � www.disabilitysports.com
In addition there were presentations given outlining some of the work of the Rotary Club of Crewe for: New Generations, Community, International but the stars of the day were undoubtedly the Charities who attended.
Club President Jerry Park, as part in his summary, commented that what he has seen and heard from the Charities on the day and others throughout his presidential year indicated that had a real community and here were prime examples of people from within that community doing outstanding work to support that community.
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