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 28 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"
The Rotary Club of Wilmslow Dean thanks Armadillo Self Storage for the continuing support of the Club in 2018/2019.
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
Pictured below is our President - Carol Parry
with District Governor
Past President Frank McCarthy
We are now in the New Rotary Year 2018 - 2019
WITH A NEW SET OF PICTURES OF OUR CLUB EVENTS AS WE PROGRESS THROUGH THE CURRENT YEAR.
THE FIRST EVENT IS THE SCARECROW FESTIVAL PRECEDED BY THE PARADE THROUGH WILMSOW.
THIS YEAR IT WAS THE TURN OF THE CHILDREN WITH PARENTS WHO FORMED A LONG LINE HEADED BY TOWN CRIER AND PIPE BAND
EACH CHILD JOINING THE MARCH TO BANK SQUARE WAS GIVEN A HAND HELD MODEL SCARECROW TO DISPLAY AND ADD TO THE OCCASION.
HERE IS A SELECTION OF PICTURES
FROM THIS WELL SUPPORTED EVENT.
prepares the hand held scarecrows for the children joining the parade.
The children and parents assemble into a long line to join the pipe band to march through the town to Bank Square.
Ready to go
Town Crier announces the evennt.
Into Grove Street.
It was a hot day so the bottles of water and an apple at the Rotary gazebo where very welcome.
The apples and water were kindly donated by Sainsburys and Waitrose
The pipe band march back to end the parade event.
Well done Town Crier!
WILMSLOW SHOW 2018
Getting ready before the Show opening
President Carol with the tombola prizes
Children who took part in the Rotary Scarecrow Festival were given a miniature scarecrow, which also gave them free admittance to the Wilmslow Show
The Rotary stand with tombola and the finalists of the Rotary Scarecrow Festival
Above the finalist in the Rotary Scarecrow Festival
Judging the scarecrows
Above Angela McPake, Chairman of the Wilmslow Show Committee,
Dennis The Menace alias Rotarian Ian Ferguson and Tatton MP Esther McVey
Above, the winner Postman Pat, created by staff of Wilmslow Post Office
Vice President Paul Almond presenting the winners cup at a recent meeting of the club.
After two major events
we have two social occasions, the first at Crown Green Bowles, taking advantage of the warm weather
SECONDLY, BELOW, WE ALSO had An ENJOYABLE DAY OUT ON THE MACCLESFIELD CANAL TOGETHER WTH A SPENDID LUNCH PROVIDED BY THE LADYS
Below - lots of interesting bridges
Even the cows needed cooling down
All tied up after an enjoyable afternoon
WE HAVE RETAINED LAST YEARS PICTURES UNTIL WE BUILD UP THE PAGE WHEN LAST YEARS WILL ARCHIEVED TO " WHAT WE DO"
2017 - 18
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
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
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.
We were pleased to welcome in the parade our MP Esther McVey and the Chairman of the Wilmslow Town Council Cllr Martin Watkins
President Frank with Michael from Lacey Green Academy
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE SOME OF THIS YEAR'S SCARECROW ENTRIES, PLEASE GO TO "WHAT WE DO", AND SELECT SCARECROW FESTIVAL
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
as does the Chairman of Wilmslow Town Council Cllr Martin Watkins along with Town Crier Rotarian Reg Lord.
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
The ladies producing lunch
A very pleasant, relaxing day
We joined with an event organised by the Rotary Club of Macclesfield Castle at Gawsworth Hall, where we were entertained by the Houghton Weavers
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
we spent the day out on the Salford Quays Canal System
we were later joined by his wife Caroline with Hearing Dog Daphne
New Rotariam Margaret Bradley is welcomed by President Frank
below with President Frank
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
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
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'.
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"
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.
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.
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.
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
Not much room in the Vulcan cockpit.
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
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
T o round off,
a game of coits.
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.
THREE NEW MEMBERS
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
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org , or Rotarian Ian Bradley Tel: 01625 266761, email: email@example.com
Pay us a visit at the Deanwater Hotel
Telephone Marianne Martyn on 01625 524706 email firstname.lastname@example.org before 12 Noon on the day before the meeting for more details.
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
Do also have a look at the WILMSLOW.CO.UK for other local news.
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Meetings and events happening soon
Tuesday 21st August 19.00
Meeting and Business Meeting
Tuesday 28th August 19.00
No Meeting but informal meal/gathering
Tuesday 4th September 19.00
Meeting and Committees
Tuesday 11th September 19.00
Meeting and Club Review
Wednesday 12th September 19.30
Council Meeting at The Deanwater
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Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
(No meeting following a Bank Holiday)
The Deanwater Hotel
Cheshire SK7 1RJ Venue: 01625 522906 (apologies to 0162 5 524706 12:00am on day of meeting)