Rotary Nantwich - welcome! Please scroll/swipe down through this page to find out more about us, in addition to the pages linked in the menu, top-left.
Nantwich Rotary working in the Community
Nantwich Rotarians preparing to Clean Up Nantwich for the Queendetails
NEW MEMBERS MEETING
Our special guest will be the Mayoress of Cheshire East – Carole Thomas. Please do your VERY best to bring a guest to make this a strong event and note the start time of 12.30pm. Desk - Christine Crowe, Raffle - Robin Latham.details
Nantwich Rotary Charter Night
Nantwich Football Club Speaker - Jon Kay, BBC News Presenter and Reporter.details
Cliff Dochterman - When did Rotary really start?:- http://vimeo.com/25486711
To listen to Redshift Rotary Roundup Shows presented weekly by Tony Hoy & Rod Stokes Click on :-https://www.mixcloud.com/RedShiftRadio/playlists/rotary-roundup/
Join Rotary and make a world of difference to your own community, to the lives of those less fortunate around the world, to your fellow club members - like-minded men and women of all ages - and, just as important, to yourself! The projects Rotarians get involved in are incredibly fulfilling, worthwhile and rewarding - and there's plenty of fun.
Phil Pinnington raised over £700 relating six stories, which he had written himself, to a packed audience at the Players Theatre to help restore a water supply in Nepal, which had been destroyed in the recent earthquake.
Santa's is ready to tour the streets of Nantwich again this year
RC Nantwich successfully planted 105 trees in Coed Wen with the help of Doug Butterill and 27 pupils from year 4 at Millfields Primary School, All the children enjoyed themselves, and Doug gave them a short lesson about each of the 6 species of tree they planted. Over the next 6 months it is hoped that, worldwide, every Rotarian will plant a tree in their local environment, meaning a global increase in tree numbers of 1.2 million.”
Lend with Care
In the past four years The Rotary Club of Nantwich has supported 1,521 entrepreneurs, created 381 jobs and helped 5,200 family members in some of the poorest parts of the world. They have managed this through Lendwithcare, a revolutionary way to help some of the world’s poorest people work their way out of poverty with dignity.
“Lendwithcare allows organisations or individuals to lend as little as £15 to fund a small business, and once the money is repaid, investors can choose to recycle their loan to support another poor entrepreneur, or to withdraw the money. The Rotary Club of Nantwich and individual members have invested £2,900. This has been re-invested as entrepreneurs repay their loans and £6,665 has been invested in total over the past four years making 118 loans, 100% of which goes to the entrepreneur. The difference we can make to thousands of desperately poor people for a relatively small investment is amazing!”
“ This is an example of an entrepreneur group we’ve supported is in Zambia:
“Nyangu Sakala runs a very interesting business, grinding maize into flour and sunflower seeds into oil. With the help of her Lendwithcare loans Nyangu has managed to purchase four grinding mills – two for the flour and two for the oil. She keeps one of each in a garage next to her home where people visit either have their maize ground, or to purchase the maize flour or oil already processed. Nyangu now employs six people to help in her business and she and her husband also have a small shop where they sell the oil they press. She charges 15 kwacha (just over £1) to press 50kg of sunflower seeds and 13 kwacha (about £1) for 50kg of maize! Not only have the loans have been very useful in helping her business to grow, but with the profits she has been able to send her children to school and cover all of their household expenses. Nyangu has four children but she looks after a total of 9 people, including two orphans and her younger sister.”
The Rotary Club of Nantwich continues to raise funds to support good causes both very close to home, and in very remote corners of the world. New members to our club are always made most welcome.
Record 100% Attendance for Rotary Club
Primary School Art & Handwriting Competition!
Edward Timpson presents £850 worth of prizes on May 13
For the first time ever, all 14 of the Nantwich Primary Schools participated in the Rotary Club of Nantwich Primary School Art and Handwriting Competition. For the fourth year running, Edward Timpson presented the prizes, worth £850, in the Nantwich Museum on May 13 at 11.00 a.m
The Judges for the competition - local artist and architect Martin Greenwood and Brine Leas School art teacher, Claire Somerville, had the difficult job of choosing the individual winners. Due to last year’s amazing response, the handwriting competition was run again and judged by Frances Passmore
The theme for the competition was simply “The Great British Countryside”.
Building on the success of previous years, the format was as follows:
- Art and handwriting entries will be judged in two groups: Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2
- Four prizes of £50 each in the form of gift vouchers plus ‘gold’ medals were awarded to the children entering the item of artwork and the item of handwriting judged to be the best in each Key Stage group
- Sixteen prizes of £25 in the form of gift vouchers plus ‘silver’ medals were awarded to the children judged to be runners up for artwork and handwriting in each Key Stage group
To reflect the importance of Nantwich Rotary Club’s commitment to the development of art and good handwriting in our local schools, a further £250 prize and trophy was also awarded to the school judged to have the highest overall standard of entries. The money will be used to further enhance the school’s facilities.
We would like to thank our generous sponsors - the William Hodgkin Trust, Morrisons (Nantwich) and Nantwich Hearing Centre.
Many of the works of art will be displayed in the Nantwich Museum from May 10th to 27th.
For full report please refer to School Art and Handwriting Competition 2017 under 'What We Do' tab
2017 - 2018 President Tony Hoy
Barry Evans exchanging banners at the Rotary Club of the Himalayan Gurkha during his visit to Kathmandu
Santa doing his rounds on the streets of Nantwich Christmas 2016
The Rotary Float toured the streets of Nantwich, Aldi and Simply Food Supermarkets during December and the collections raised nearly £6111, which will be distributed to the following local charities:-
Alzheimers Society £1000
St Lukes Cheshire Hospice £2000
Nantwich Museum £500
Nantwich Museum Dementia Group £500
Inner Wheel Charities £150
Senior Citizens Events £1611
26thSouth West Cheshire Scouts £150
Brine Leas School £100
Guide Dogs for the Blind (M&S Charity) £100
The Rotary Club of Nantwich was chartered on 1934 and currently (June2017) has 39 members plus 7 honorary members.
It is one of three clubs in the old Borough of Crewe and Nantwich. The others are RC Crewe (1932), and RC Crewe and Nantwich Weaver (1985) .
The club is one of 78 in Rotary International District 1180, a district that covers the whole of North Wales, Merseyside and parts of Cheshire, Shropshire and Lancashire and embraces a variety of communities ranging from the pastoral peacefulness and tranquillity of rural areas to the hustle and bustle and vibrancy of the City of Liverpool. Indeed there are a total of four cities within the District, the others being Chester, Bangor, and the newly-designated St Asaph - each of which has at least one Rotary club presence. In addition there is also The Royal Town of Caernarfon.
The 'Nantwich' club is a 'lunch time' Club meeting on a Tuesday and with the 'Crewe and Nantwich Weaver Club' ,which meets on a Wednesday evening, covers the southern extremity of the district,
Visiting Rotarians are most welcome as are ladies and gentlemen wishing to know more about the Rotary organisation or become members.
What We Do
* Meet for lunch every week and enjoy the Fellowship
* Arrange fund raising events .
* Collect about £10,000 each year for charities & good causes
* Encourage International understanding, by twinning & sponsoring exchanges
* Support Local Schools by running annual 'mock interviews'
* Invite speakers to attend our meetings to help spread understanding of their interests & projects
* Organise trips out to theatres, concerts, restaurants, foreign countries
* Recognise vocational service and support of the community
Contact:-Secretary Rod Stokes
Meetings and events happening soon
Tuesday 27th March 12.45
Laura Jones fromBrine Leas School talks about the upcoming trip.
Desk - Keith Chesters, Vote of Thanks and Report - Richard Morgan-Wynne, Raffle - Phil Pinnington.
Tuesday 3rd April
NO MEETING, Bank Holiday
Tuesday 10th April 12.45
Desk - Roger Brookes, Raffle - Herbert Rowsell.
Saturday 14th April 11.00
A pleasant walk followed by a tour of the Wincle Brewery.
Tuesday 17th April 12.45
John Meadows introduces Steve Ellis from Prostate Cancer Research UK
Steve Ellis from Prostate Cancer Research UK
Desk - Tony Coxhill, Vote of Thanks and Report - Tim Marsden, Raffle - Michael Tiddy.
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