Closure of the Club

After 35 years of serving the local community and raising funds for both national and international good causes we are sad to announce that the club will be closing at the end of 2016.

The good work of Rotary will continue due to the presence of several other Rotary clubs in the area , details and links to some of the neighbouring clubs are provided below and membership enquiries should directed to the approprate club.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the people of Marple and the Goyt valley area for their support over the years .

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Local Rotary Club Contact Details

New Mills and Marple 

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Meets Thursdays 12:30 at Hazel Grove Golf Club


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Meets 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month , 18:00 at the Bamford Arms

Stockport Lamplighter

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Meets Wednesdays 19:30 at Heaton Moor Golf Club

Hazel Grove

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Meets Thursdays 19:00 at the Deanwater Hotel


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Meets 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month , 19:45 at the Deanwater Hotel


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Meets Wednesdays 19:30 at the Windy Harbour Hotel


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Meets Thursdays 19:15 at Oaklands Hall


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This is a new style club with flexible meeting times and venues , see their web site for details

Proposed New E Club

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This is being set up next year by the rotary club of Stockport Lamplighters and contact should be made with them for details . The linked web page contains a short video explaining the concept of an E Club .



Marple Business Forum

The club is a member of the Business Forum and wishes to further strengthen its relationships with the local Marple community . It is hoped that we can work closer in the future with the MBF to the mutual benefit of both organisations.

The 2015-2016 Rotary Year theme is "Rotary Serving Humanity"



"Safe and well"  Volunteers reach 400 visits

Our volunteers on the GMFRS  Community Action Team have now been active in the Marple area for four years and have notched up around 400 home visits to give basic safety advice and to fit smoke detectors where necessary. We are currently prioritising the higher risk elderly and less able members of the local community by making "Safe and Well" visits.

Charter Celebration with our Netherlands Twin Club

We held our 33rd Charter  Celebrations  at Bredbury Hall which was also attended by members of our twinned club from Ermelo in the Netherlands.

The highlight of the event was the presentaion of Paul Harris Fellowships to Club Treasurer Peter Lawson and to to Sharon and David Adamson who run the Manchester Catherdal Country Home in Mellor.

The photo below shows Sharon and David receiving their awards.


One of the strengths of Rotary is that it is able to make a difference on an International as well as a local community level. Most of the major projects such as the Elimination of Polio are managed through Rotary International but one way of making a direct impact at club level is through Micro Finance schemes.

The Club has set up a Microfinace Group using the "Lendwithcare" charity. This means that club members and other like minded people can make loans of as little as £15 to entrepeneurs in developing countries .We have just invested in eleven more entrpreneurs using new funds plus repayments from previous loans.

For Details have a look at the web site

Or go directly to our Clubs lendwithcare group


Defibrillator for Hayfield Junior Football Teams


We funded the cost of a defibrillator and training for use by the Hayfield Junior Football teams

Hayfield has a thriving local junior football scene with a number of teams for both boys and girls.

The photo shows Mr Carl Dean accepting the cheque on behalf of the foootball teams from our Rotary Club President Ian Priestley.





"Kids Out" days    

Every year the Club organises a morning out at Pizza Express in Buxton for the pupils from the Peak School at Chinley. They are shown below preparing their own Pizzas which they then had for lunch.

With the generous help of the Rotary Club of Southport we also organise an annual outing to Southport for some of the pupils.

This includes a ride on a carousel , a trip to the end of the pier on the tram , fish and chips then finally a visit to the ice crem parlour.



Mellor Country Home

One of the local charities we like to support on a regular basis is the Manchester Cathedral Country Home at Mellor. This photo taken at the 31st Charter celebration shows 2012/13 President Roger presenting a donation towards the upkeep of the home to Margaret Powell , the chairperson of the homes management committee.

The home is a local charity which provides holidays for socially disadvantaged people and every year the club provides a working party to help out with maintenance.


The Fight Against Malaria

One of our members and Past District Governor Ian Priestley is involved with the elimination of Malaria which is a disease that still kills over a million people a year, around 85% of these deaths are in young children . Many of these deaths could be prevented by simple measures such as the use of insecticide treated bed nets.

In Tanzania the Rotary led organisation REMIT are working to eliminate the disease by the provision of low cost nets and other simple measures.

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Helping in the Community

Rotary Club members are keen to assist in local projects , we helped Marple Business Forum and others in a  "Tidy up "  of Marple Town Centre.




Rotary International is a major force in the campaign to rid the world of this terrible disease. We are almost there but the work needs to continue.

For more information look at the "What we do" section of this website.


Meeting Information...

The Royal Hotel,
High Peak We meet on Tuesdays at 19:15 for 19:30 (No meeting following a Bank Holiday) The Royal Hotel,
High Peak SK22 2EP tel: 01663 742721

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In the next 30 days...

The final meeting of RC Marple & Goyt Valley. All are welcome to our Christmas party cost is £15 contact Ian Priestley by 6th December for menu details

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