The Rotary Year 2018/19

This shows details and photos from our main events and activities in 2018/19 starting and ending with the Rotary Scarecrow Festival after a photo of our Rose Garden.

The Jubilee Rose Garden

Rotarian  Ian Ferguson  with MP Esther McVey 
preparing 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 parade

     Now into  Grove Street. 


Bank Square

It was a hot day so the bottles of water and an apple at the Rotary gazebo were very welcome.

The apples and water were kindly donated by Sainsburys and Waitrose


   The pipe band march back to end the parade event.




WILMSLOW SHOW 2018

 tombola prizes


Children who took part in the Rotary Scarecrow Festival were given a miniature scarecrow, which also gave them free admittance to the 

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


Paul Almond presenting the winners cup.

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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  SPLENDID LUNCH PROVIDED BY THE LADIES

Below - lots of interesting  bridges

 

 

Even the cows needed cooling down

 

All tied up after an enjoyable afternoon

 Below, Hazel Russell (L) with President Carol

Hazel, Head of Fundraising for Papyrus, gave us an in depth talk on the growing problem of Suicide in young people and the work of their growing organisation.

25th September

Our speaker this evening was Jane Pinder, below with President Carol (L)

Jane is the Regional Fundraiser for Lymphoma Action which works with people suffering from the many kinds of Lymphoma

At the same meeting, we welcomes two new members of our club.

Pictured below, with President Carol, Derek De Belder, formally a member of Gatley, and District Governor, and Rotarian Sue Worthington


Special Charity Dinner October 18th 2018

This dinner was held to raise money for two charities: Papyrus and Combat Stress

Our guest speaker for the occassion was Khumi Burton,  a Deputy High Sheriff for Manchester, who gave an illustrated presentation of her life.


Below receiving their  cheques from President Carol are Hazel Russell (L) of Papyrus and Khumi Burton (R) from Combat Stress


23rd October 2018

A fascinating talk on the East Lancs Railway given by Mike Moore, below with  President Frank McCarthy



GOLDEN  AWARD

Wilmslow won it's fifth gold in the Britain in BLoom competition.  It was nominated as the best Large Town in the North West of England, and will represent the North West in next years National competition. Our Rotary Club achieved an Outstanding Award for its contribution to the town's success with its Jubilee Rose Garden . 

A picure from 2015 when a group of Rotarians

prepared the beds at the memorial gardens for the 100 rose bushes

A fine specimen  as a reward 

SPEAKER MEETING 13th November

Our speaker tonight was Prof Ian Morison who gave a fascinating presentation on the history of Jodrell Bank


REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY 2018

The event in the Memorial Gardens was well  supported by the community. The Rotary wreath was presented by Club President Frank McCarthy.





THE CLUB 81st  CHARTER CELEBRATION.

Club members with partners, family and friends celebrated this special event at The Deanwater Hotel.

Below President Frank welcomes the company and his top table guests


After dinner we were entertained  by Maria Manchester who presented us with a selection of popular songs, with  audiance  participation and on the dance floor.


Pictured L - R

Cllr David Pincombe, Maria Manchester, Cllr Martin Davies Chairman of Wilmslow Town Council, President Frank McCarthy, District Governor Toney Graves, Sue Worthington and Asst District Governor Rosemary Boardman

OTHER CHRISTMAS EVENTS   2018 


COLLECTING FOR LOCAL ROTARY CHARITIES WITH SANTA IN OUR NEW SLEIGH.


SANTA IN OUR NEW SLEIGH




WITH TWO YOUNG VISITORS



THE CLUB CHRISTMAS PARTY


 

Honorary  Rotarian and Deanwater Hotel Manager Barry Richards receives a Rotary "thank you" for the excellent service to the club during 2018.




 

Member Peter Mayall  receives a Saphire Paul Harris Award for  service to the club and the local community.



We were entertained by members and partners to a selection of Christmas sketches.

 The group lead the audiance through The 12 days of Christmas


Table C makes their responce.

Treasurer has reported that the total  collected from our various events  over the Christmas period amounted to £4,700. We would like to thank  all those  who contributed to our charity fund.  The amount will be donated shortly to selected local Rotary charities. 

Our President presented a special Rotary Community Award to the staff of the Coach and Four for their kind assistance during our very successful Christmas Teddy Bear Raffle.     



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JANUARY 2019

WE HOSTED THE HEATS  FOR  THE  SENIOR AND JUNIOR  SCHOOLS YOUTH SPEAKS  COMPETITION

HERE THE WINNERS  FROM THE TWO SECTIONS - BOTH FROM WILMSLOW HIGH SCHOOL


JANUARY 22nd 2019

WE  STAGED ONE OF OUR REGULAR SOCIAL EVENTS.

A BURNS NIGHT DINNER.

HERE ARE A SELECTION OF PICTURES FROM THE  EVENING.


AT THE  DEANWATER HOTEL BALL ROOM.

PRESIDENT WITH AG ROSEMARY BOARDMAN AND DOROTHY McCARTHY


THE HAGGIS

READING THE ADDRESS


ADDRESSING  THE  BEASTY


READING AN ODE TO A MOUSSE - yes Mousse!

SCOTTISH DANCING

AULDE LANG SYNE


CHINESE NEW YEAR 5th Feb

THE YEAR OF THE PIG

WE CHOSE A CHINESE MEAL TO MARK THIS OCCASION.             

 BELOW  OUR HAPPY GROUP ENJOYING THE WEEKLY MEAL.

MEMBER DEREK DE  BELDER PROPOSED A SUITABLE TOAST

 "KUNG HEI FAT CHOI"

(  GOOD FORTUNE TO YOU ALL  )



SPEAKER MEETING  12th FEBRUARY  12th 2019

Past  DG  Stan Bowes gave us a most interesting presentation.

His subject  covered global  warming, the environment and the various opinions currently held on the subject.






26th February
QUIZ NIGHT





After the meal we enjoyed an amusing quiz, in which all the answers began with the letter C





Two Lady members pondering the answer to question 10.


SATURDAY 9th MARCH 2019

WE BROUGHT FORWARD THE DATE OF THIS EVENT FROM  NOVEMBER TO GIVE SPACE FOR OTHER ACTIVITIES.

AFTER A SPLENDID BRUNCH,  WE SAMPLED

A SELECTION OF NEW WORLD WINES  SUPPORTED BY A  DETAILED APPRAISAL BY WINE SPECIALIST JOHN LOMAX FROM WAITROSE.

A FEW PICTURES FROM THE EVENT FOLLOW BELOW

SOME OF OUR LADIES ENJOYING ROTARY FELLOWSHIP

 BEFO RE BEING  CALLED TO TABLE.




WINE SPECIALIST JOHN LOMAX  GIVING DETAILS OF THE WINE TO BE SAMPLED.






PRESIDENT FRANK McCARTHY LEADS HIS  TABLE GUESTS TO THE SERVERY.





A WHITE FOR PRESIDENT TO TASTE.






  19th MARCH 2019

SPEAKER MEETING

After a short business meeting, Rotarian Marianne Martyn gave a wonderful and extremely moving illustrated talk about the hardship suffered by her and her family in Germany during WW2. 

PICTURED BELOW 

MARIANNE WITH PRESIDENT FRANK. 





SWIMATHON 2019

Once again the Rotary Club is hosting the annual SWIMATHON event in which sponsored eams raise money for their own charity by swimming as many lengths as they can in a given time.

Rotarians preparing to greet the swimming teams



Pictured after their swim is the team from Wilmslow Prep





A SOCIAL EVENING

A GROUP OF MEMBERS ENJOYED  A CURRY MEAL

 AT A  LOCAL RESTAURANT.. 






SPEAKER MEETING 

9th APRIL 2019


30th April 2019

The Club celebrates 50 years active service of member Bernard Davies

Bernard, centre with District Governor Elect, Patrick Tyrrell and District Governor Tony Graves




To mark the occasion, the club arrange a celebration cake.






Bernard receives a letter from the RI President and a framed certificate celebrating 50 years active Rotary membership from District Governor Tony Graves



Bernard with District Governor Tony graves and Club President Frank McCarthy

Above

In addition, we were able to celebrate a remarkable coincidence.  President Elect Ian Bradley was celebrating another 50 year anniversary - His Birthday!



Cutting the cake

After the presentation, Bernard entertained us with a selection of amusing memories of earlier years in his Rotary service. His anecdotes were supported by a comprehensive display of his photographs and records from those early years.




Well done Bernard!
Marianne adds her congratulations


Congratulations to the Rotary Youth Speaks team from Wilmslow High School - Martha, Louisa and Bronwen who reached the final of the Senior competition in Nottingham . Although they did not win, they did us proud.  In fact, Louisa was awarded the prize for the best Vote of Thanks.



SPEAKER MEETING   7th MAY 2019

Our speaker this evening   

 Beth Lowe




Beth spoke about the Depaul Organisation, which helps young people who are homeless, vulnerable and disadvantaged..
They are unique, in that they have volunteers who will but up complete strangers for a night in their own homes.

19th May

Rotary were at the annual Beating the Bounds event, which was held to raise money for the East Cheshire Hospice. Rotary ran their raffle.

Below, President Frank at the Rotary stall, complete with Mini Scarecrows! 

28th May 2019
No meeting, so Marianne organised a Chinese meal for us.







Saturday 29th June 2019

The annual Rotary Scarecrow Festival concludes with a chidren's parade through the town waving their mini scarecrows.















The last event of the Rotary Year is to install our new President. This year we welcome for the fourth time Rotarian Ian Bradley, and pictured below retiring President Frank McCarthy hands over the chain of office.

 

Top table before handover

 

Ian and Marianne share a joke


After the Rotary formalities, we were royally entertained by Jean Martyn of Britains Got Talent Fame.


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