Welcome to the Rotary Club of Crewe We meet every Thursday evening at 7-0pm at the Hunter's Lodge Hotel, Sydney Road, Crewe CW1 5LU.
Rotary Crewe sponsor "Chemistry with Cabbage" demonstrations around Crewe. The final demonstration is at MMU Crewe on saturday January 27th 2018. Tickets available through Eventbrite Also shown a previous Rotary Science event "A trip to the stars"details
The Story of our Christmas Float
Santa, with Rotarian elf Tom and helper Frank are pictured at Springfield special school Christmas fayredetails
As Santa prepares to visit Crewe his helpers make sure his float is "spick &span"details
Crewe Rotary sponsoring a Young Chef competition at Sir William Stanier High School 16th Novemberdetails
Rotarians, Ray Stafford, Frank Baldwin and Tom Protheroe with Chair of Friends of Springfield, teachers and pupils of Springfield special school. In November Rotary Crewe planted 3000 crocus in the Springfield garden. The youngsters planted the last few of 45000 crocus planted across the town in the last three years.
Rotarians Frank Baldwin and Tom Protheroe planting 1,5000 purple crocus at the Sherborne community project. These youngsters are part of the community gardening project.
Rotarians Baldwin, Fearn , Bushell and Protheroe planting purple crocus at Hunters Lodge Hotel, Crewe. Rotary Crewe meet there every thursday.
During October 3rd at IBIS Hotel Cewe almost 3000 unwanted bras were donated. us saving landfill, obtaining donations to a breast cancer charity and thirdly helping women in Africa - whats there not to like? Pictured are Dennis and Tom from Rotary and Debra Cumming from Danesound.com based in Holmes Chapel
October 3rd and a fun photo of Rotarian Tom and a group of girls from a company off Electra Way with a few of the donated bras.
President Neil and Tom Protheroe International chair at the entrance to IBIS Styles hotel ,Electra Way on 4th September having collected three bags of old bras for the charity "against breast cancer"tra WAY with bags of old bras kindly donated
President Neil presenting a cheque to "Forever Angels treasurer Val Lithgow.Interanational chair Protheroe is also pictured
Joint President of the Inner Wheel club of Crewe Diana Park receiving a bouquet from President Neil at the social at Hough village hall on Sunday 5th August. The puddings were to die for
Pictured below the Crewe Rotarians, President Neil,Derek,Frank, Lindsey, James, Ray, Dennis and Tom with the Mayor of Crewe enjoying the sunshine at Pickmere.
Saturday 4th Agust saw Crewe Rotary, the baggo board and glorious sunshine at Pickmere complex enjoying a "Community Day". 31 was the highest score achieved and the box of chocolates duly awarded although not to this little chap. Dennis and Ray were clearly exhausted by the heat!!!
On June 26th a class from Edleston school visited Apedale mining heritage centre and experienced going down a drift mine.
The youngsters were amazed by the experience and took home a bag of coal for rubbing on their faces None of them have coal fires at home.The club held a competition on "my day in the mine" .and pictured is the winning entry
A peregrine falcon at Edleston school. The whole class had a Harry Potter moment when they were up close to a range of British Owls.
Architect or builder these youngsters worked as a team
Make CO2 and put out the flames
Some pictures from areas we planted over the last two years
Outside Christchurch opposite the Life style centre.The END POLIO Rotary board at the end.
EDLESTON SCHOOL-around a memorial
Part of our horseshoe for good luck planted with youngsters from Edleston school and
the Mayor of Crewe
St Mary's RC school - our crocus nestling in front of the Marie Curie's daffodils
Rotarian Tom Protheroe(on left) receives a certificate of achievement from President Neil Fearn in recognition of the money raised by Crewe schools to support the "PURPLE CROCUS END POLIO NOW" campaign.Almost 35000 crocus have been planted ln schools and public parks
From day March 9th through to March 19th 1500 young people in the Crewe area have enjoyed Scientific presentations as part of National Science Week. This was done through 32 demonstrations delivered in primary schools in Crewe
One school inspired by one of our demonstrations "To infinity and beyond"" created this wall on poems on gravity
an individual poem
Youngsters at Leighton Ademy and Edleston primary tried their hand at civil engineering and architecture.
On Friday 23rd February over 30 local organisations and charities were joined by the Mayor of Cheshire East Arthur Moran, his Mayoress Carole Thomas and local M.P Laura Smith to celebrate Crewe Rotary donating £8000 of the £12000 raised on the Christmas float.
photo left to right
Deputy Mayor of Crewe Dennis Straine Francis, Rotary assistant Governor Nick Gidney President of Rotary Crewe Neil Fearn, community chair Frank Baldwin , the Mayor, Mayoress, .M.P. Laura Smith and youth officer Tom Protheroe
Give us a hand
Rotary Science enthralls another group of young people! On.TuesdayJanuary 23rd 2018 we visited Springfield (special) school where over two demontrations 80 adults and students enjoyed Chemistry with Cabbage presented by Lorelly Wilson pictured here giving a hand!
PUT THAT FLAME OUT
carbon dioxide being demonstrated as a fire extinguisher
Santa Claus' helpers clean his float ready to visit Crewe and bring joy to thousands of youngsters.If you can help please contact Crewe Rotary.
A selection of competitors and dishes created at the Crewe Rotary Young chef at Sir William Stanier High school.Andy Panayi of Hunters Loge Hotel was the judge for the evening and he commented"An excellent range of skills and taste provided by these young people"
Children at Vine Tree primary, Crewe lighting the PEACE CANDLE at the beginning of a day(17th November) long celebration of PEACE. PEACE songs,dances, poems and pictures were created. Sponsored by Rotary Crewe over 2000 young people in Crewe have enjoyed PEACE DAYS over this term.
President Neil Fearn (in sweater) and Rotarian Tom Protheroe accept Rotary Shoe Boxes and items for more boxes from Haslington Boys' Brigade. These will join the hundreds of other boxes collected from schools in Crewe before being sent to various orphanages in eastern Europe.
Rotary Crewe have started their planning for December 2017. The first float visit will be on December 4th and continues in different parts of Crewe town,Haslington and Wistaston until December 23rd. If you are a driver willing to tow, have an inner wish to help Santa, or organise a group who would be willing to collect please contact us
Mr Cox,headteacher, and a representative group of students from the Dingle school in Haslington on the 7th November standing in front of the 79 Rotary shoe boxes (filled by families) which are destined for orphans in eastern Europe.Parents also donated alot of money towards the Rotary transport costs.
The Angel made out of knives surrendered to the police in the 43 constabularies.It is on display at the British Iron works which was part of the District 1180 conference programme.
Tom & Sue Protheroe with Derek & June Poppleton standing next to the President of RIBI's END POLIO car,He brought it to the District 1180 meeting at Oswestry
We have been holding a series of PEACE DAYS, encouraging young people to create Peace Poems, Peace Songs, Peace pictures and Peace dances. These events involve the whole school and are all day programmes. Pictured are young people from Leighton primary with Peace Ambassadors from St Mary's RC primary school
President Neil introducing new member Chris Waling.
Have you paid all your tax?
The club received an interesting talk on HMRC and the tax system,on thursday 26th October from Jeremy Stretton a former tax inspector seen here with President Neil on the left.
President Neil in London for World Polio Day on tuesday 24th October showing a "purple pinkie" denoting his Polio immunisation is up to date.This method is used in India part of the world wide Rotary campaign when almost 70 million children are immunised each year. In Crewe thousands of pounds have been raised to buy vaccine.
Rotary at Christchurch Crewe planting 1500 crocus with Crewe Clean Team & scouts on saturday 21st October 2017. 1500 crocus were also planted in October 2016. Should be a great sight in 2018!!!
A Rotary plaque was embedded to celebrate how close Rotary are to eliminating this scourge.The plaque was made by "Men in sheds" Crewe.
Rotary at Valley Park Crewe with Edleston school and Mayor of Crewe, councillor Yates. Over 3000 crocus were planted by 60 children from the school on 17th October.The Mayor Cllr Yates and Crewe Rotary President are on the far right of the picture
Rotary Crewe member Tom Potheroe gives Australian leader the Crewe Club pendant in recognition of their visit. Pictured here after a journey in a narrow long boat on the river Weaver at Northwich on saturday 14th October.This was followed by an excellent tour of the Lion Salt works and museum.
Australian visitors on GSE Rotary exchange l to r Crewe President Neil Fearn,Australian visitors and David Barton Chair of District Foundation.The occasion was the final presentation given by our guests at Winnington. The Rotary Club of Northwich were the hosts.
Chemistry with Cabbage
Pictured Lorelly Wilson and a series of chemistry experiments you can do in the kitchen.Held on 11th October in The Dingle school at Haslington.Over 60 parents, grandparents and youngsters filled the hall.Putting out fires with invisible gas, using red cabbage water to distinguish acids and alkalis found in the kitchen etc As with all young people the exploding fountain provoked the greatest response!
On thursday 28th the club were informed of the history and current heritage of coal mining in North Staffs.Curator at the Apedale mining centre gave a fascinating insight into the mine -the name being derived from Apple dale from when the valley was covered in apple orchards.Pictured here with President Neil Fearn
KEEP CREWE CLEAN
The Rotary Crewe team have supported the Crewe Clean team since it was formed and on saturday 23rd September rotarian Tom Potheroe helped with the clear up of Goddard street scheduled for redevelopmentTons were collected and Tom is pictured doing his bit -don't strain yourself lad!
ROTARY CREWE ENCOURAGES SHARED LEARNING
Following a Big Lottery Grant the club was excited to gain the support of Lorelly Wilson MBE Fellow of Manchester University pictured below. Since the programme started in May 2017 over 600 parents and young people have shared the joys of chemistry experiments which can be carried out with materials found in every kitchen.
The programme restarts next week at Mablins Lane primary school.
Anderton Boat Lift, Parkinson Society, Rotary Club of Crewe 19th September 2017
Pictured are the Rotary Club of Crewe President Neil Fearn congratulating Geoff Sheridan, organiser on a successful trip to the Boat Lift and a trip on the canal. This the second year we have supported the Parkinson Society,
Thursday 14th September
President Neil Fearn congratulates Kate Everils a special needs nurse who has recently returned from volunteering in Ghana.The club contributed to her expenses in going and in return she informed the club of her time in Ghana. Also shown club member Clive Armitage who was the original sponsor.
Manchester ship canal
On Sunday 13th August a group of Crewe Rotarians and partners took a 6 hour trip from Seacombe to Manchester (Lowry basin).Pictured is President Neil Fearn just before the ship passed under the Thelwall viaduct.
pictured belowJune Poppleton,Sue Protheroe, Roger &Wendy Beastall
Pictured the winner Ray Bough with Rotary Crewe President Neil Fearn. Ray's potato weighed 14oz and easily beat all other entrants.The competition sponsored by Minshull nursuries involves growing potatoes for 15 weeks in tubs and as well as the heaviest who had the lightest crop-David Bushell -pictured second.
Rotary Science -Cabbage with Chemistry
As a result of a BIG LOTTERYgrant Crewe Rotary have been able to launch a series of Chemistry demonstrations in primary schools.The demonstrations are performed by Lorelly Wilson M.B.E.pictured below at Beechwood primary school in Crewe. A further set of demonstrations are arranged for autumn 2017. Over 500 parents and youngsters have enjoyed the experience in the first programme.
Paul Harris award
Sue Protheroe, treasurer of the Inner Wheel Club of Crewe receives a Paul Harris award at the outgoing/incoming President's lunch. President Neil Fearn commented on her many years of service both to the Inner Wheel Club , the Rotary Club of Crewe and the wider community.
Beechwood School Crewe
Pictured is Chloe Moore (teacher) of Beechwood after receiving 15 "Dictionaries 4 Life" from youth officer Tom Protheroe on Wednesday 26th July.It is planned to use these to help youngsters whose first language is not English.The school will be taking part in the END POLIO autumn crocus planting programme.
Crewe Rotary planted over 23,500 crocus last autumn.Below some of them in bloom.This was done all over the the UK as part of the ENDof POLIO Rotary campaign.From over 1000 children struck down 30 years ago this year 2017 there has only been 5 cases in the world reported. Join us in this campaign and help the children of the world..
Crewe Rotary members , Inner Wheel Crewe and friends spent a fascinating day at Bletchley Park on the 5th April. Friend of Rotary Crewe David Scott is on his starting line ready for the race to the local pub for a meal.
Following a long association with the club, mainly through supporting our Xmas Float and planting crocus
Clive decided in March2017 to become a full time member.Pictured President Tom Protheroe welcomes Clive as the Objects of Rotary are announced. Clive is Working to make the club a Dementia friendly organisation.
After planting 1000 crocus last autum, viewing them in the south Cheshire College in early March 2017 President Tom Protheroe and Rotary Club friend David Scott spent a morning exploring David's experiences in India when he joined the National Immunisation programme.The students at the college are now developing "END POLIO NOW" posters for the end of April.
St Mary's RC primary school
On 21st March 2017 a group of "END POLIO NOW" crocus student planters from the school gathered as a Rotary sign was planted among the flowering crocus.Matthew Plant , teacher at the school, had been instrumental in arranging the planting and the donation the school gave towards the programme and our thanks are due to him.Mattthew a keen supporter of International peace and fellowship among young people
commented " What Rotary are doing and it's values can be a shared experience for all young people"
pictured l to r Rotarians Frank Baldwin, Ray Stafford MBE Tom Protheroe MBE (President) and Neil Fearn
ON FRIDAY 24TH feb over 40 Crewe based charities and organisations met at The Georges centre to celebrate Rotary DayDignitaries attending were Edward Timpson M.P.,Olivia Hunter Cheshire East Mayor, Marilyn Houston Crewe Town Mayor and Molly Youd Rotary District Governor. Crewe Rotary President Tom Protheroe hosted the day.-following talks by 5 of the groups plenty of networking took place.Edward Timpson summarised by thanking all the volunteers who do so much to help people in the town.
Don Tomkinson receIves a commendation for his 55 years service to the Rotary club of Crewe presnted by President Tom Protheroe
President Tom Protheroe with MEN-IN-SHEDS the three shields celebrating the completion of the club planting 21000 crocus in schools, colleges and public spaces in Crewe.
President Tom receiving over Â£200 from pupils at Leighton Academy. The school had held a "Purple crocus planting day" as part of Rotary
's END POLIO campaign. Pupils are shown planting giant crocus.Over 700 were planted.
Devlin Hobson, Middlewich town crier added a resounding Oyez!!!
They are raising money for Alzheimers and Action for children and can be followed on their facrbook page.
mon 5th Wistaston/Emmerdale/Riverside
Tue 6th Manor Way/Gresty
Wed 7th Alton St /Valley Road estates
Th 8th Coppenhall Lane/Marshfield Bank
Fri 9th Hungerford/Poets/Sydney
Sat 10th Wistaston Fuller Road
Sun 11th Minshull New Road
mon 12th Haslington1
tu13th Coppenhall/Sedgemere/Parker Rd
Thur 15th Middlewich St estate
Fri 16th Wistaston/Poets/Church Lane
Sat 17th Market Centre
Mon 19th Haslington 2
Tues 20th Underwood Lane /Mablins Lane
Wed 21st ALDI
Thur 22nd Morrisons
Fri 23rd Tesco
Sir William Stanier High School hold an END POLIO Assembly as part of the Rotary Club's drive to raise awareness and funds. Pictured are [upils from SWS and Rotarians,Baldwin,Fearn ,Straine Francis and Protheroe
COME ALONG , RECEIVE SOME PURPLE CROCUS, MAKE A DONATION HELP PREVENT THIS CRIPPLING DISEASE.
saturday 17 september and RotaryCommunity chair Frank Baldwin(the good looking one on the right) with Debbie and Tom Protheroe.They are helping with the purple crocus END POLIO
Rotarians at South Cheshire college encouraging students to donate to the POLIO campaign in return for bags of purple crocus.
IF YOU WISH TO CONTRIBUTE TO THIS FUND RAISING AND AWARENESS PROGRAMME PLEASE EMAIL US AND HELP ELIMINATE POLIO FROM THE WORLD.
In cooperation with the Stroke Association Rotary Crewe hold a blood pressurre day in the market centre.
This year over 120 people had their pressure taken including Mayor Dennis Straine -Francis.
PICTURED ARE THE SCOUTS OF THE SCOUT GROUP DEMONSTRATING THE TERRIBLE CONDITION OF THE APPROACH ROAD TO THEIR MEETING PLACE. CREWE ROTARY HEARING OF THEIR PLIGHT HAVE DONATED TO THE FIGHTING FUND. ANYONE WISHING TO CONTRIBUTE CAN CONTACT CREWE ROTARY OR THE SCOUT GROUP DIRECTLY
Dr Pamila Sharma of the Manchester University Graphene group shows members the structure and properties of Graphene. At the atomic level graphene with "holes" can be used to de salinate water, it is a great transmitter of electricity, it is stronger than steel and the commercial applications are legion.As materials go this has many attractive qualities and the is one of the leaders in patents registered for it's applications
During March 2016 over 1500 young people in Crewe took part in Science events and demonstrations. Chemistry presentations proved very popular with Manchester University postgraduates showing how the various elements can exist in different forms,solids and liquids as well as as gasses
On Friday 26th feb 2016 at Crewe library a number of organisations that Crewe Rotary have supported over the last year were present to review how their organisations operated in Crewe and how Rotary has helped.
Speakers included "Men in sheds-Age Concern", Alzheimers Society,Mayor of Crewe, Rotary District Governor and local MP The Hon.Edward Timpson.Over 40 organisations were present all of whom had received a monetary grant or help from Crewe Rotary. The opportunity was taken for the groups to exchange ideas on fund raising, mutual support and for each to know how much voluntary work is done in the Crewe area. If you would wish to volunteer to help Rotary at Xmas time( one evening no other commitment) please email email@example.com for further details.
Soon to be Speakers at Crewe Rotary
28/4 at 7-0pm Dr A. Vijayaraghavan (Manchester University Graphene Group) speaking on the Nobel Prize Winning discovery and subsequent development of the single atom layer -called graphene. Stronger than steel, excellent conductor of electricity etc
Members of the public are invited contact Crewe Rotary or firstname.lastname@example.org
The following organisations have been given grants by the club community service committee.Where national groups are stated the local branch based in Crewe are given the grant. Where Crewe residents are helped eg The Neuromuscular centre in Winsford or St Lukes then grants are also made.A modest grant to help as many groups as possible remains our strategy for 2016.
Climb ï¿½200, Cancer Research (local branch) ï¿½200,C&N Carers support group ï¿½100,Donna Louise Children's hospice ï¿½200, Hope House ï¿½200, Marie Curie Cancer Carew ï¿½200, Neuromuscular Centre ï¿½200, Parkinsons Society (local branch) ï¿½200, Samaritans (local branch) ï¿½200, St Luke's Hospice ï¿½200.
Young Chef at Crewe
At the end of June 2014 the Crewe heat of "Young Chef " was held at Sir William Stanier School, Crewe. Pictured above are the competitors and judges with District Governor Derek Newman .The winners going through to the District final are Lucy Barrow sponsored by the RC of Congleton and Sean Mitchell-Goldstraw sponsored by the RC of Alsager.
Judge Andrew Panayi commented that he might adopt some of the menus at his hotel as they were so inventive, balanced and tasty!
A teacher from Sir William Stanier School commented that she is now teaching one of the school's entrants from two years ago and had been impressed by the confidence our competition had given the fourteen year old, who at sixteen now wished to obtain her GCSEs and then pursue a career in catering. Rotary at its best in service!
President Sue Bushell thank thanked Derek on behalf of the four ladies.
Rotary Youth makes music competition
On March 6th in Sir William Stanier School Crewe musicians and singers from all over Cheshire and south Manchester took part in a musicians competition.
Pictured competitors with District Governor Derek Newman and organiser Tom Protheroe
Pictured District Governor Derek Newman and Sir William Stanier singer Holly Pollity who has won through to the Rotary Youth Maskes Music Regional Competition to be held in Bolton on Sunday 16th March.
The Mayor of Crewe Irene Faseyi and Mayor of Cheshire East Dorothy Flude attended the Rotary Club of Crewe "Rotary Day" This was a celebration of the clubs support for over forty charities and organisations in Crewe. Youth activities in schools taking youngsters on adventure days,providing dictionaries,holding competitions etc Community activities supporting dance &drama groups, young mums, Wulvern Housing Xmas lunch etc Overseas activities supporting "Sand Dams" Disaster Aid Boxes , Ending Polio etc Five organisations spoke about their activities in Crewe and Mayor of Crewe Irene Faseyi said "It is wonderful to be here seeing how many organisations are doing great things in Crewe and the support the Rotary Club of Crewe is willing to offer"
Pictured L to R Mike Wycherley, Chair of the Rotary Community committee Frank Baldwin. Mayor of Cheshire East with her consort, President Derek Poppleton, Mayor of Crewe Irene Faseyi, Jerry Park, Tom Protheroe.
FRIDAY 21ST FEBRUARY AT CREWE LIBRARY 1-30 TO 4-0PM
Pop in , have a cup of tea, talk to 30+ organisations and charities the Rotary Club of Crewe have helped in the last year.
St Paul's Pantry known as Crewe Food Bank
Art groups, hospices, youth groups, pensioners, drama groups -all doing their bit
Any queries contact the club via this website
200 Wulvern Housing residents were treated to a full Xmas lunch at the Oakley Centre on December 10th. Pictured are Rotarians Tom Protheroe and Frank Baldwin with Wulvern Housing staff. Were a finer collection of waiters ever employed?
Wed Nov 13th 2013
On Wednesday 13th November pupils of St Mary's RC primary school met MMU students from a dozen countries learning about their language,dance,food,culture etc With a passport each they collected flags etc Thanks to the International Society and MMU
Pictured are St Mary's pupils, students from Chile, Australia, Malaysia and Grenada with President of the Rotary Club of Crewe Derek Poppleton and organiser Tom Protheroe
St Thomas More students showing the empty sauce bottles they filled as they collected over ï¿½250 to help the Rotary "END POLIO NOW" project.
Happy Birthday Rotary !!!
On Friday 22nd February over 30 local charities attended an event at Crewe Library to celebrate the ï¿½Birthdayï¿½ of the Rotary movement.
Also in attendance were: Edward Timpson MP, the Mayor and Mayoress of East Cheshire, the lady Mayor of Crewe and members of the Rotary Club of Crewe.
The event was opened by Edward Timpson MP who was followed by a number of presentations from some of those Charities attending and the Rotary Club.
Hilary Hamilton gave a fascinating presentation on the wide and varied work of the Wishing Well Project in the area
more details are available at www.wishingwellproject.com
Rob Wykes gave an interesting talk on the work of Christian Concern () project which has been running in the area for some 25 years
More details are available at www.christianconcern.org.uk
These two individuals also had a surprise. In Rotary there is an award, a Paul Harris Award (named after the founder of Rotary) which Clubs may make to individuals who have made a major contribution ï¿½ whilst this is usually Club Members, Clubs may give this award to other individuals.
The Members of the Rotary Club of Crewe, being aware of the tremendous efforts by both Hilary and Rob had decided to award both a Paul Harris Award. (photo below)
Three further excellent presentations were given by Charities:
St.Lukes () Hospice ï¿½ www.stlukes-hospice.com
The LATH Group ( Looking After the Homeless) www.lathgroup.org.uk
Cheshire Academy of Integrated Sports and Art ï¿½ www.disabilitysports.com
In addition there were presentations given outlining some of the work of the Rotary Club of Crewe for: New Generations, Community, International but the stars of the day were undoubtedly the Charities who attended.
Club President Jerry Park, as part in his summary, commented that what he has seen and heard from the Charities on the day and others throughout his presidential year indicated that had a real community and here were prime examples of people from within that community doing outstanding work to support that community.
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