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Rtn. Bill Coupe gives his plans for 2012-13 and Rtn. Bob Mynett gives his committees achievements in 2011-12
Chairman: Rtn. Bill Coupe
I have the most enjoyable job in Rotary, namely arranging a social programme which provides the necessary balance to our Club Service activities.
When I reflect on this, what is immediately striking is the high level and quality of the existing Fellowship programme under Bob, who was the chairman for last four years. From another perspective the Family of Rotary gives us a good platform on which to base our fellowship programme and Rosemary deserves due recognition for the excellent communication job she does with our friends in Inner Wheel, our Honorary members, and others.
My objective as Fellowship Chairman next year will be to organise a varied and interesting programme working with members who want to help with the “lighter” side of Rotary. Our Immediate Past President Tim Bramwell recently stated “Fellowship is probably the most important aspect of Rotary as it binds the members as part of an organisation that achieves great things”.
In September I am organising a Mersey Ferries trip from the Wirral to Salford Quays. I have invited members of Inner Wheel, Alsager, Holmes Chapel and Crosses clubs to this as members of the “family”. I would always include Inner Wheel and Honoraries in any Fellowship event.
Two club meetings in this year to be designated as “Fellowship”, with no immediate idea of how these will be run. If all else fails I am sure Max would provide a quiz!
Claudia is always asking me to organise regular social outings other than golf, and although Bob covered many visits in his four years in office, there remain numerous other locations which should be attractive. The only issue may be that some of the better ones you have already visited privately.
Chairman: Rtn. Bob Mynett
Fun, Friendship and Fellowship are essential ingredients of the club and we do it well. We are very fortunate to have the support of the ladies of Inner Wheel who assist with our annual Swimathon and other charity/fundraising social events, i.e.Valentines Day, Inner Wheel Charity Luncheon at Bradwall Village Hall, the Inner Wheel Strawberry Tea, carols at St Stephens and Oakdene Court and our annual Christmas Lunch.
We had some memorable and enjoyable visits to Bentley Motors, Apedale Colliery and JCB.
The annual bowling competition and meal at the Limes Hotel, a rural walk and pub lunch in Goostrey organised by Bill Whittaker, a joint social event with Inner Wheel at Leonard Cheshire Disability and a visit to view the superb model railway at Graham and Elsie Alcock’s house were all enjoyed.
After four years in the role as Fellowship Committee Chairman I have handed over the reins into the capable hands of Bill Coupe, enabling a fresh approach to the way forward and I shall be pleased to support Bill in whatever way I can.
- Brewery visit
- A fellowship trip to Anderton Lift
- Fellowship and Christmas lunch
- Fellowship visit
- Walking through a Cheshire beauty spot.
- Fellowship Visit
- Manchester Ship Canal Cruise
- Visit to JCB Plant
- Visit to Mine
- Visit to Bentley Motors, Crewe