Wed Jul 2nd 2014

Rtn. Bill Coupe gives his committe's achievements in 2015-16 and their mission for 2016-17



Chairman- Bill Coupe

Our achievements



We have followed once again a varied programme of Fellowship activities in the past year which our event organisers hope you have enjoyed.

But we should not forget that Fellowship starts at our weekly Club meetings, extends into and includes Community and Social events such as our Swimathon, Inner Wheel and Christmas meals, and carries on in organised Fellowship activities during the year. Fellowship is really at the heart of the Club and should be evident in everything we do.

Our programme of Fellowship visits and events in this Rotary Year includes:

The annual BBQ at Ken Beresford’s, a hugely successful and well supported event, Media City, organised by me with Stuart’s mystery route, Churnett Valley Railway, two successful mystery train trips organised by Stuart Blackwell, two “laugh a minute” snooker events with the RC of Holmes Chapel, courtesy of Ken Beresford, breakfast at Styal prison and optional visit to Quarry Bank Mill, eight members and guests attended the District 1285 Conference in Southport, the Senior Citizen’s lunch at Sandbach High School, with an appropriate donation from the Club in sponsorship, Lions Youth Brass concert support and sponsorship, the Christmas lunch at the Market Tavern, and our Valentine’s Day lunch. Swimathon, which in addition to its fundraising theme has distinct fellowship benefits, the Inner Wheel strawberry tea and lunch at Bradwall Village Hall.

I thank everyone who has organised or taken part in any of these events, which make a positive contribution to the success of our Club.






Our Club is renowned for fellowship, both at Club meetings and in our external activities. Indeed fellowship is the prime reason why many of us are members.


Some new ideas are being investigated and shortly a list will be published for members to indicate their interest or tell about new places of interest to visit.


Stuart has ideas for another mystery train/bus/tram outing and I am sure that will be well supported.


Hopefully, Bill Whittaker will plan for one or two walking days this year also.  We will consider a scatter week by no means a new idea, but one which would bring members into contact with neighbouring clubs and hopefully build new relationships and fellowship.


The swimathon, summer BBQ and similar events are activities which bring fellowship to the fore. We should maintain our strong links with the Inner Wheel Club who support so many of our social events and we should continue to develop fellowship activities as well as community service activities with our Rotaract and Rotakids Clubs.


Fellowship ideas:

·         10 pin bowling (with Rotaract?)

·         Snooker game with Holmes Chapel (autumn)

·         Club attendance at Sandbach Concert Series event (awaiting 2016/17 programme)

·         Visit to a Stately Home and Garden – ideas welcome

·         Re-introduce annual bowls match and meal

·         Visit to Jodrell Bank Observatory