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Nantwich Rotary 85th Charter Night
Guest Speaker Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire David Briggs M.B.E., K.St.J.details
Frugal Lunch with Rev Peter Mascarenhas
Our Honorary Member Rev Peter Mascarenhas will be giving his Christmas Message Desk:-Rod Stokes Vote of Thanks :- Michael Parrott Raffle:- Herbert Rowselldetails
Ann Jones on Early Diagnosis for Cancer
Ann Jones Macmillan Lead Project Officer for Cancer Desk:- Tony Webb Vote of Thanks & Speakers Report:-Mike Houlston Raffle:- Geoff Parsonsdetails
Cliff Dochterman - When did Rotary really start?:- http://vimeo.com/25486711
Join Rotary and make a world of difference to your own community, to the lives of those less fortunate around the world, to your fellow club members - like-minded men and women of all ages - and, just as important, to yourself! The projects Rotarians get involved in are incredibly fulfilling, worthwhile and rewarding - and there's plenty of fun.
Members and Guests on a visit to The Wingate Centre
Nantwich Primary Academy Pupils Enjoy Wingate Centre
Rotary Club of Nantwich Youth Service Supports School Sleepover
Thirty children from Nantwich Primary Academy spent two days and a night at the Wingate Centre in Wrenbury. This was an opportunity many of the children, aged between six and eight would never have had - if not for the support of the Rotary Club of Nantwich. The Club, as part of its Youth Service Support to the community, through the Youth Committee, donated £1,000 towards the costs and arranged for the Cheshire Ice Cream Farm ice cream van to come on both days as an extra treat for the children.
Said Rotarian, John Crowe, who arranged the ice cream surprise, "I was in the hall when the children had just finished their lunch and the Cheshire Ice Cream van jingle started playing. I have never seen so many excited children jumping up and down waiting to get their free ice cream. This, and watching them toast marshmallows during their out door activities, made it all worthwhile. There is so much to do at the Wingate Centre and their facilities are first class.”
Julia McGhie SENCO and Nantwich Primary Academy teacher who arranged the visit said: "The generous contribution from the Rotary Club of Nantwich towards this wonderful trip meant that many children with Special Education Needs were able to go on this residential visit: A first most of them and memories made that will last for a very long time”
Family Fun Day Rotary Fairy Castle Prize Winner
As part of the Rotary Club of Nantwich games for children at the Reaseheath Family Day a large Fairy Castle complete with fairies, horses and princesses was up for grab
to whoever could guess the name of the leading fairy. The lucky winner was Lola Anne Smith from Stoke-on-Trent who correctly guessed that the fairy living in the castle
is called Gabriella. Said Rotary International Chairman John Crowe: "It was a fantastic day and such a pleasure to see Lola's face and her excitement when she started to open
the castle and play with the horses, fairies and furniture that went with the castle. We hope she has many happy hours playing with Gabriella and her castle.”
In total the Rotary Club raised £250 on the day, which will go towards their fundraising efforts for international charities.
John Crowe with Lola Ann Smith at Reaseheath Fun Day
Shoe Boxes starting their journey.
Collected by the Rotary Club of Nantwich with help from the Inner Wheel Club of Nantwich and Wych Malbank Rotary Club.
These boxes are being taken to Preston and they will be shipped to families in need. The last 3 countries to have benefitted are Lithuania, Romania and the Ukraine.
On Saturday May 18th Laura Smith M.P. presented prizes at the Nantwich Museum to winners and runners up of the 11th Rotary Club of Nantwich Primary Schools Art and Handwriting Competition. Ten local primary schools submitted over 900 entries competing for total prize money of £500.
The theme for the competition was “Things to see and do in Cheshire”, which was interpreted in many different and creative ways by the children. The judges were local artist and architect Martin Greenwood and calligraphy expert Frances Passmore who had the tough challenge of choosing the winners.
30 pupils were awarded Silver medals for producing the best entries on behalf of their schools. Pupils, parents and teachers then waited with baited breath to find who had won the prizes for best overall entry in each competition category. The gifted winners were awarded their prizes as follows:
Gold Medal Winners (£25 gift voucher plus a gold medal each )
Florence Meredith-Hollings Key Stage 1 Art:
George Evans Key Stage 2 Art:
Millie Young Key Stage 1 Handwriting:
Vincent Tang Key Stage 2 Handwriting:
The award for the school judged to have the highest overall standard of entries was this year split between Stapeley Broad Lane and Pear Tree Primary. School representatives were thrilled to receive cheques for £100 for each school which will be used to further enhance the school’s facilities.
Said Rotarian Ashley Weaver: “This year is the eleventh anniversary of the competition and I am glad to see that it continues to benefit from so much local talent Many congratulations to all our wonderful winners and our sincere thanks to our generous sponsors - the William Hodgkin Trust.”
A selection of the children’s work will be on display in the Museum until 8th June 2019
RC Nantwich successfully planted 105 trees in Coed Wen with the help of Doug Butterill and 27 pupils from year 4 at Millfields Primary School, All the children enjoyed themselves, and Doug gave them a short lesson about each of the 6 species of tree they planted. Over the next 6 months it is hoped that, worldwide, every Rotarian will plant a tree in their local environment, meaning a global increase in tree numbers of 1.2 million.”
Lend with Care
In the past four years The Rotary Club of Nantwich has supported 1,521 entrepreneurs, created 381 jobs and helped 5,200 family members in some of the poorest parts of the world. They have managed this through Lendwithcare, a revolutionary way to help some of the world’s poorest people work their way out of poverty with dignity.
“Lendwithcare allows organisations or individuals to lend as little as £15 to fund a small business, and once the money is repaid, investors can choose to recycle their loan to support another poor entrepreneur, or to withdraw the money. The Rotary Club of Nantwich and individual members have invested £2,900. This has been re-invested as entrepreneurs repay their loans and £6,665 has been invested in total over the past four years making 118 loans, 100% of which goes to the entrepreneur. The difference we can make to thousands of desperately poor people for a relatively small investment is amazing!”
“ This is an example of an entrepreneur group we’ve supported is in Zambia:
“Nyangu Sakala runs a very interesting business, grinding maize into flour and sunflower seeds into oil. With the help of her Lendwithcare loans Nyangu has managed to purchase four grinding mills – two for the flour and two for the oil. She keeps one of each in a garage next to her home where people visit either have their maize ground, or to purchase the maize flour or oil already processed. Nyangu now employs six people to help in her business and she and her husband also have a small shop where they sell the oil they press. She charges 15 kwacha (just over £1) to press 50kg of sunflower seeds and 13 kwacha (about £1) for 50kg of maize! Not only have the loans have been very useful in helping her business to grow, but with the profits she has been able to send her children to school and cover all of their household expenses. Nyangu has four children but she looks after a total of 9 people, including two orphans and her younger sister.”
The Rotary Club of Nantwich continues to raise funds to support good causes both very close to home, and in very remote corners of the world. New members to our club are always made most welcome.
Santa doing his rounds on the streets of Nantwich Christmas 2018
The Rotary Float toured the streets of Nantwich, Morrisons and Simply Food Supermarkets during December and the collections raised nearly £4924 which will be distributed to the following local charities:-
Brine Leas School
Nantwich Primary Academy
Nantwich First Responders
RC Wych Malbank Charities
St Lukes (Cheshire) Hospice
Guy Harvey Youth Club
Nantwich in Bloom
Wingate Centre Wrenbury
Inner Wheel Charities
Senior Citizens Events
The Rotary Club of Nantwich was chartered on 1934 and currently has 30 members, and 4 honorary members.
It is one of four clubs in the old Borough of Crewe and Nantwich. The others are RC Crewe (1932), RC Crewe and Nantwich Weaver (1985) and Wych-Malbank Nantwich Club (2018) .
The club is one of 79 in Rotary International District 1180, a district that covers the whole of North Wales, Merseyside and parts of Cheshire, Shropshire and Lancashire and embraces a variety of communities ranging from the pastoral peacefulness and tranquillity of rural areas to the hustle and bustle and vibrancy of the City of Liverpool. Indeed there are a total of four cities within the District, the others being Chester, Bangor, and the newly-designated St Asaph - each of which has at least one Rotary club presence. In addition there is also The Royal Town of Caernarfon.
The 'Nantwich' club is a 'lunch time' Club meeting on a Tuesday and with the 'Crewe and Nantwich Weaver Club' ,which meets on a Wednesday evening, Wych-Malbank meet as a Breakfast Club 3 weeks each month and as a Evening Club for the other week. These Clubs cover the southern extremity of the District.
Visiting Rotarians are most welcome as are ladies and gentlemen wishing to know more about the Rotary organisation or become members.
What We Do
* Meet for lunch every week and enjoy the Fellowship
* Arrange fund raising events .
* Collect about £10,000 each year for charities & good causes
* Encourage International understanding, by twinning & sponsoring exchanges
* Support Local Schools by running annual 'mock interviews'
* Invite speakers to attend our meetings to help spread understanding of their interests & projects
* Organise trips out to theatres, concerts, restaurants, foreign countries
* Recognise vocational service and support of the community
Meetings and events happening soon
Tuesday 15th October 12.45
Club Meeting with Tony Webb
VOT & Meeting Report:-John Crowe
Raffle:- Geoff Parsons
Tuesday 22nd October 12.45
Desk:- Michael Tiddy
Meeting Report:- Ian McAlpine
Tuesday 29th October 12.45
Sue Roberts on Buddy Bags
Desk:- David Fishburne
VOT & Meeting Report:- Tony Coxhill
Raffle:- Michael Tiddy
Tuesday 5th November 12.45
Desk:- Tony Hoy
VOT:- Denis Parton
Raffle:- Keith Ward
Tuesday 12th November 12.45
Victor Crawford North West Ambulance
Desk:- Michael Parrott
VOT:- John Meadows
Raffle:- Charles Miller
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