Very Special Speaker Meeting

Mon 8th July 2019 at 11.45 - 14.30

A special tribute to Sir John Brunner, 100 years after his passing.

Sir John Brunner - 100 years on

This indeed is a very Special Speakers meeting where the main presenters are Rotarians and the topic is relating to Sir John Brunner as this year marks 100 years since his demise. It is with great pleasure that we will have Sir Hugo Brunner, the great grandson of Sir John Brunner, with other members of family attending the meeting.

Steve Wheat , a past president of our daughter club , the Rotary Club of Northwich Vale Royal who is also a retired manager of the Winnington Combined Heat and Power Plant  works (formally on the site of ICI and Brunner Mond) will make his presentation relating to the beginning of the Brunner and Mond’s business through to ICI and the current day of this industry, which is renowned world-wide and has put Northwich on the map for prosperity.

Our own MC, Nick Marsh whose family and own life long knowledge of the various aspect relating to the Brunner family and the “local” industry will add to Steve’s presentation in his own style that is greatly appreciated by all at these meetings.

The format is as usual:-
11.45am          Doors open for All to get their drinks, meet up with old and new friends and grab a table

12.30am          Proceeding start with Rotarian MC Nick Marsh making announcements leading straight to the buffet luncheon

13.15pm          Suitably refreshed Nick Marsh will introduce the presenters 
                         John Walton – the River Festival ;   Peter Holland – the Beer , Gin and Wine Festival; Tony Rowe/Rupert Adams - Bonfire Update
                         Chief Inspector of Police, Sarah Edgar – local Policing update

13.30pm          Nick will introduce Steve Wheat to the floor with support from himself

14.15pm          Question and Answer Time

14.30pm          Meeting ends

The cost to attend this event is as usual £8.50 and there will be the 2 course buffet luncheon with tea or coffee,  please advise if you have any dietary requirements.

Please  confirm by email to if you would like to attend as I expect this very special speaker meeting could be over subscribed as we will be limited by the catering capacity. Alternatively you can contact Emma Bantock, Heather Kearns or Clive Steggel on 01606 48521

We have to advise the caterers of the numbers on the Friday before the event at 2 pm, so please confirm before that time and date of your attendance.  Unfortunately those that book and do not advise that they are unable to attend before Friday 5th July at 2 pm will have to be charged accordingly as the caterers rely on the number we supply and we have to pay the caterers in full for the meals booked.

Any one attending and not wanting any food we will donate their £8.50 to the Foundation Fund  of Northwich Rotary Club.

Our list of attendees is not limited so if you know of anyone who would like to attend, please ask them to book in accordingly.