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ROTARY WILMSLOW DEAN

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         If you are a new visitor to our site, the Club main page, below, displays a photographic record of some of our events and activities during the current Rotary Year.

We are a dual-gender Club with 27 members. Our usual meeting day is Tuesday at 6.45 pm for 7.00 pm at the Deanwater Hotel, Wilmslow Road, Woodford, Cheshire, SK7 1RJ, where we have a one-course meal. 

If you want to see more of our  activities, please select "What We Do" above and then select "Happening Soon".

The Rotary Club of Wilmslow Dean thanks Armadillo Self Storage for the continuing support of the Club in 2017/2018. 

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The Rotary Year starts on 1st July, with the handover of the chain of office to the new President.

We celebrated this important event at the Deanwater Hotel

We are now in the New Rotary Year 2017 - 2018

Below, before the handover, President Elect Frank McCarthy enjoys the support of the ladies.



Past President Colin Eggleton hands over to President Frank McCarthy


The new team - President Frank with Vice President Carol Parry



Our speaker entertained us to a amusing presentation entitled "Its not what you say, it's the way that you say it" 



Heald Green Festival

We supported this annual eventc complete with our Buzz Wire

Below the show opened with a pipe band

Past Presiden Colin shows his technique to a young visitor


Rotarian Marianne shows how it's done.



Some of our team at the show



2017 SCARECROW FESTIVAL




This year the parade was headed by Town Crier, Rotarian Reg Lord with the Co-op Band


Another change this year was the introduction of the Mini Scarecrows, which were sponsored by many organisations in Wilmslow.

Below, Rotarian Ian Ferguson displays his new innovation.




Below, Ian with Tatton MP Esther McVey handing out a mini scarecrow



Children prepare for the parade with their mini scarecrows

We were pleased to welcome in the parade our MP Esther McVey and the Chairman of the Wilmslow Town Council Cllr Martin Watkins






The end of the parade in Bank Square



SCARCROW FESTIVAL WINNERS

THE WINNER!


President Frank with Michael from Lacey Green Academy


Kate and Michael who built BATMAN




Below third place Eskey Hairderessing



IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE SOME OF THIS YEAR'S SCARECROW ENTRIES, PLEASE GO TO "WHAT WE DO", AND SELECT SCARECROW FESTIVAL


ROTAGYM


ROTAGYM is a new facility for the Wilmslow Community.

It was conceived by Wilmslow Dean Rotarian Geoff Shelmerdine, who saw the need for a facility that was available for all residents, and the idea finally became a joint venture between the Rotary Club of Wilmslow Dean, Cheshire East Council and Wilmslow Town Council.

The Opening Ceremony


Geoff pictured here to left of Cheshire East Council Mayor Cllr Arthur Moran as he cuts the ribbon to officially open the ROTGYM. Also in the picture, President Frank and Cllr Martin Watkins, Chairman of Wilmslow Town Council


The Mayor tries it out


as does the Chairman of Wilmslow Town Council Cllr Martin Watkins along with Town Crier Rotarian Reg Lord.


WILMSLOW SHOW

This year's Show at a new venue - the Carnival Fields

We were there with the Float and two Gazebos

We displayed some of the winning scarecrows from our Scarecrow Festival, which ran for the week before the show


One of our guests - Cllr Martin Watkins, Chairman of Wilmslow Town Council with his winning prize from our fund raising Tombola


Rotarian Charlotte watching some guests checking their tickets!


President Frank, who is also Chairman of the Wilmslow Show and District Governor Eric Cowcill with another President



OUR FIRST SPEAKER OF THE ROTARY YEAR

President Frank with Professor Ian Morison who gave us a fascinating talk on the subject of TIME


2017 SOCIAL EVENTS

Every year we charter the Mary Sunley 2 to give residents of care homes a day out on the boat with lunch.  This time, we chartered it for members of the Rotary Club.


The crew for this cruise

Full ahead - at three knots


Coffee up front

The ladies producing lunch

A very pleasant, relaxing day


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We joined with an event organised by the Rotary Club of Macclesfield Castle at Gawsworth Hall, where we were entertained by the Houghton Weavers

22nd AUGUST 

Our speaker today was Rotarian Charles Britnell, who recounted some of his experiences dating from the days when he was an Articled Clerk to being Deputy Head of Manchester Crown Prosecution Service



29th August

we spent the day out on the Salford Quays Canal System


Webmaster Bernard with Vice President Carol



Ready for our lunch



12th September. This evening our speaker was Terry Roeves, from the Hearing Dog for Deaf People. 

we were later joined by his wife Caroline with Hearing Dog Daphne




19th September

New Rotariam Margaret Bradley is welcomed by President Frank






10th October
Tim Boddington gave us a talk on the Macclesfield Canal

below with President Frank




24th October

Below, with President Frank, Victor Crawford who spoke on 'The History of Concorde'



Not The Beaujolais Brunch 2017

This popular annual event, with over 40 guests, was held at The Deanwater on the morning of November 4th. This year,  the presentation of the wines was given by David Wagstaff of Laithwaites Wines of Alderly Edge. Below, David being introduced by Vice President Carol.

Below, VP Carol with Asst District Governor Rosemary Boardman

David Wagstaff pours VP Carol the first sample


14th November.

Mystery Shopping was the title of the talk give by Kieth Vigurs, below with VP Carol


Remembrance Sunday 2017

The Rotary Wreath was laid by Second Vice President Paul Almond






Charter Night 2017

A Special Celebration - Our 80th Birthday

President Frank with District Governor Eric Cowcill and Newly Appointed Wilmslow Town Crier Rotarian Reg Lord

The 8oth Birthday Cake

Town Crier Reg Lord introduces the Top Table Party


District Governor Eric Cowcill, who proposed the Toast to the Rotary Club of Wilmslow Dean


President Frank Cutting the Birthday Cake 

The Club presented Barry Richards from the Deanwater Hotel with a gift in appreciation for his long and valued support of the club


Below L - R  Guest Speaker Prof Nigel Linge, District Governor Eric Cowcill, Town Crier Reg Lord, Mrs Dorothy McCarthy, President Frank, Asst District Governor Rosemary Boardman and Wilmslow Town Council Chairman Martin Watkins.


Prof. Nigel Linge, below giving his fascinating talk on 'The History of the Smart Phone'.

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CHRISTMAS PARTY 2017

Deanwater Manager, and Honarary Member, Bary Richards acknowledges Christmas Greetings from President Frank.


Bernard Davies presents "What is the mysterious object in the sock"?

There are ten of them!


Our Ladies present an incredibly short version of "Cinderella"


ROTATOY

Once again the club engaged in our Rotatoy project.

A Gift from a Child to a Child

Helping to load boxes ready for distribution

Above,  Wilmslow Dean Rotarian Geoff Shelmerdine pictured at Christies Hospital having presented them with a wonderful collection of childrens hats, shown below, all knitted as special Christmas gifts


CHRISTMAS COLLECTIONS 2017

A wave from Santa


BURNS NIGHT CELEBRATION 2018

23rd January 2018
We again held this popular annual Burns Dinner at the Deanwater
Below President Frank McCarthy gives a welcome

Addressing the Haggis

Toasting the Haggis

The Dinner - Haggis with Tatties and Neaps

Dorothy McCarthy with a lovely performance of Scottish Music

Alderley Edge Caladonian Society entertained with a wonderful display of Scottish dancing.

Liz and Peter with the Star Raffle Prize

Before the Auld Lang Syne, in his closing remarks and thanks President Frank made special mention of the Caladonian Society and Dorothy McCarthy for their fine contribution to a splendid evening. 

Auld Lang Syne at the end of a very enjoyable evening

26th January 2018

Last year, Anita Morris, a Psychologist and Managing Director of Hack Back CIC, which uses owls as a theraputic tool, visited the Club to talk about their work with young children.  The Club decided to sponsor two sessions in local primary schools.  Several members of the Club joined Anita at Wilmslow Grange Primary  for the first of these .

Below, Murray, one of the owls who has since become famous on TV!


 January 30th 2018

Mike Pain, from North West Ambulance Service, talked about, and demonstrated the emergency procedure known as CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Rescusitation).

Below, with President Frank.


Chest  compression

Rotarian Peter Friend receiving instruction.

Food for Life

A member from the Rotary Club of Bolton visited us to request that the club takes on this year's event for the south of the region. Details to follow.



AN APPRECIATION FROM ROTARY

In appreciation for their support for the Rotatoy boxes .

At this meeting we were pleased to welcome some of the people who's organisations contributed to this year's project.

Pictured above with President Frank, Jennifer Limond, Governor of Ryleys Preparatory School and Olimpia Malaescu of Pepperberry Nursery, who contributed toys to Rotatoy.

Our picture below includes Francess Davis - Tagoe, our speaker from "Tree of Life" one of the many recipients of boxes from this project.

20th February

Dr Aravind Vijayaraghaven from Manchester University, gave us a fascinating insight into the new wonder material Graphene, which was discovered and being developed at the university. Below with President Frank and Asst Governor Rosemary Boardman.




                                     27th February

After a short business meeting, Mavis Britnell shared with us stories from  her very varied business life. As one of her activities, Mavis became a Beautician, and she now uses these skills at local care homes, where she raises money for charity. In the picture below, Mavis with President Frank and her husband Past President Charles.



SPEAKER MEETING  13th.March 2018

Next to President Frank is MarianBasu, President of Cheadle club
Dr. Partha Basu and our club
 Vice President Carol Parry.


The three  have recently returned from India were they helped, with other Rotarians to iimunise children against Polio.

Marian gave a splendid presentation s on this International project,  supported with screen shots and herknowledge  from this "Hands on"  experience.-----


          Easter Tuesday Social Evennt

                                      A splendid visit to

                               The Avro Heritage Aircraft Museum at Woodford.

Visitors are allowed access to cockpits for a Lancaster, a DC 10 and a Vulcan. 

Expert guides provide answers to all questions which adds much to the experience.

This is the main display area with the Lancaster in prime position.



The Instrument Panel

 


                

And now the DC 10

President as Pilot, Bernard Davies 1st.Officer

                                                                                    Ready for take off


 

                                                   Not much room in the Vulcan cockpit.

 Not


VLSLTORS FROM THE "RISE"  TEAM








THE RISE AGAINST HUNGER PROJECT

SUNDAY 15th APRIL 2018


The club hosted this event withe help from volunteers from the community and members from other Rotary clubs.

THE JOB WAS TO WEIGH OUT BULK RICE INTO SMALL PLASTIC BAGS CONTAINING SUFFICIENT RICE PLUS ASUPPLY OF EXTRA VITAMINS  FOR SIX MEALS

THE BAGS WERE THEN HEAT SEALES AND BOXED FOE DISPATCH..

20,000 BAGS WERE PRODUCED READY FOR DISTRIBUTION.



ALL STATIONS READY TO GO








ROTARIAN BERNARD DAVIES LOOKS AFTER

 THE SEALING PROCESS





SPEAKER MEETIMG 24th. April 2018

Ex Cruise Dirrector Brian Price gave a facinating talk. sharing with us hiis experiences, anecdotes and memories from his time in the cruise world.,

Here below. Brian with his speaker certificate with President Frank.



Special meeting 1st. May 2018

The club hosts

The District 1285  Scholars / Fellows Dinner.

Pictured below  left/right

DG Elect 1285 Tony Graves,DG Eric Cowci ll

with scholars  Julie Welch who went to Sydney University

to study Peace  & Conflict Resolution and

Tom Brown who went to Leeds University to study

 Advanced Law  leading to Peace & Conflict Resolution.   

fach gave us spledid talks about their experiences and the benefit that they gained from their Rotary sponsorships.   




May 15th  2018

President Frak welcomes three new members

 and  a speaker.

Pictures be below

  Trevor Jackson, Tricia Thompson President Frank  Keith Worthington.



and with Speaker





SATURDAY 23rd JUNE 2018

The last event before the 

Presidents Handover.

A GARDEN PARTY

Hosted by Marianne Martyn

Dress code :  Gentlemen  -- a jazzy shirt

Ladies : -  a big hat.

After a sumptious buffet

The Genlemens com[etition



Now The Ladies

The winners




Mike Ramsden


Joyce Lord


And
T o round   off,
 a game of coits.


 




Some pi

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 year 2016/17

Three of our Club membrs  join with the

 Rotary Club of Warrington at their 100K Meal Pack event.

Here are packed boxes ready for distribution.

During the morning session, the group of Rotarians produced 50,000.

FEBRUARY 2017

THREE NEW MEMBERS

Left to right: Charlotte McCarthy, daughter of member Frank McCarthy, Mike Neal, neigbour of member Paul Almond, and Gloria Friend, wife of member Peter Friend, with President Colin.

BELOW

28TH February - We were pleased to welcome speaker Mahala McGuffie
Governor of Styal Prison


Below, Tuesday 14th March, Vice President Frank with speaker John Twigg, who gave a very comprehensive appraisal of current and future developments at Manchester International Airport.



Tuesday, 28th March - Mark Conway Project Director for the joint venture consortium, and Sue Stevenson representing the client - Stockport Council, below, with Vice President Frank, gave a very detailed update on the progress of the SEMMMS relief road, which will run from Manchester International Airport to the A6 in it's present form, and hopefully extending to the M60 in the future.


  • ROTARY SWIMATHON 2017

Swimming for Charity

Rotarian Reg Lord blows his whistle to start the swim.

Some of our swimmers with their certificates.

Some of the organising Rotary Team



CLUB VISIT TO MEDIA CITY AT SALFORD QUAYS.

Some pictures of the surrounding buildings


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The BBC studio tour.

Many well known shows are set in this fully equipped studio.


Note the props for Blue Peter.

One of the audio control desks.

 Mike Ramsden about to present the weather forecast.


A short break after an enjoyable tour, thanks to the BBC guides.


11th APRIL  

Dr. Roger Small, and Cllr David Pincombe gave a presentation of the Handforth District Plan.


2nd May, we hosted the District Annual Scholar's Dinner

Picture below L to R:  Rotary Scholar William Von Schrader from the USA, District Governor Stan Bowes, President Colin Eggleton, and Rotary Peace Fellow Sasha Davis also from the USA

Both our guests gave a presentation depicting the international work they had undertaken during their studies. William recounted his experiences in Mongolia, and Sasha hers in Ethiopia


SPEAKER MEETING 16th MAY 2017

This evening we had an illustrated talk on the history of Boat Trains in the Northwest of England, from John Hooley, ably assisted by his wife.


Final of Rotary Junior Youth Speaks Competition

Our club arranged and hosted this annual event, held at the Deanwater Hotel.

Winners: Marlborough School

Below, with the winners cup are Thomas Radnall, Erin Corcoran, Best Vote of Thanks, Isabelle D'Arcy, Best Speaker, with President Colin Eggleton and Headteacher Mrs Pollard.


This Year, we supported the Great Get Together, at our Garden Party held in Marianne's garden on a wonderful sunny summer day.



If you have found our the record of this year's activities of interest, and feel able to commit some of your spare time to community service, and would like to know more about Rotary membership, please contact Rotarian Mike Ramsden Tel 01625 535580, email: ramsden453@btinternet.com , or Rotarian Ian Bradley Tel: 01625 266761, email: ian.bradley@manchester.ac.uk

Pay us a visit at the Deanwater Hotel

Telephone Marianne Martyn on 01625 524706 email mmartyn@talktalk.net before 12 Noon on the day before the meeting for more details.


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Some of last year's events 2015 - 2016

What about Wilmslow in Bloom?

The Rotary Rose Garden planted a few years ago in the Memorial Garden,

  was in full bloom for the Judges to see.

The club set up gazebos for the  light refreshments which were provided

by Hawthorn Deli.

We hope that Wilmslow Town will gain a Gold Award this year

and this wonderful display will help when the Judges make their decision. 

The rose garden has been tended by club members and we anticipate another wonderful display for 2016 shortly. 

The Rotary gardening team

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Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Tuesday 24th July 19.00

Meeting and Speaker (Julie Egglestone, Nixon's)


Tuesday 31st July 19.00

No Meeting (Meal out)


Tuesday 7th August 19.00

Meeting and Committees


Tuesday 14th August 19.00

Meeting and Social Evening/Quiz


Wednesday 15th August 19.30

Council Meeting at The Deanwater


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The Deanwater Hotel
Wilmslow Road
Woodford
Cheshire We meet on Tuesdays at 18:45
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The Deanwater Hotel
Wilmslow Road
Woodford
Cheshire SK7 1RJ  Venue: 01625 522906 (apologies to 0162 5 524706 12:00am on day of meeting)

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