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Nantwich Rotary working in the Community

Nantwich Rotarians preparing to Clean Up Nantwich for the Queen


Collection of Old Tools

Collection of Old Tools


Barry Evans speaking on Nepal "“ CHOE and the Eifion Trust

Stewards:- Lead - Michael Tiddy



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.


Nantwich Rotary Charter Night

Nantwich Football Club Speaker - Jon Kay, BBC News Presenter and Reporter.


World Polio Day Oct 24th 2017

A review on the progress of Eliminating Polio


About us

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.


Nantwich Rotary Club Supports 120 Mile Walk in Aid of PolioPlus

£2,000 raised to be tripled by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

John Meadows with Sylvia Kerris at The Shroppie Fly Audlem

Nantwich, August 22, 2017:  The Rotary Club of Nantwich is supporting Sylvia Kerris, President of the Rotary Club of Eccleshall Mercia, on her 120 mile walk around the Four Counties Canal Ring.  Sylvia, who is now over half way round her walk is thrilled to be blister-free and enjoying the company of other Rotarians, including John Meadows from the Nantwich Club who have joined her along the way.

Sylvia’s goal is to raised £2,000 for Rotary’s PolioPlus campaign, which will be tripled by a donation from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Polio is a paralysing and potential fatal disease which is spread person to person, typically through contaminated water - and one that still threatens children in some countries.  The poliovirus invades the nervous system and can cause total paralysis in a matter of hours.  It can strike at any age, but but mainly affects children under five.  Although there is no cure, there is a safe and effective vaccine – one which Rotary and partners such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation -  use to immunise over 2.5 billion children worldwide.

In 1985, Rotary launched its PolioPlus programme, the first initiative to tackle global polio eradication through the mass vaccination of children. Rotary worldwide has contributed more than $1.7 billion and countless volunteer hours to immunise more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries. In addition, Rotary’s advocacy efforts have played a role in decisions by donor governments to contribute more than $7.2 billion to the effort.


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 


Click Here for St Luke's Thank You :- CertificateSt_Lukes_Thank_You_001_NEW.pdf


Rotary Club of Nantwich Gives Primary School Zoo Trip Treat

Nantwich Primary Academy Year 1 pupils on first ever school visit to Chester Zoo

   In return for the Rotary Club of Nantwich’s sponsorship of their ‘Living with Tigers’ programme, Chester Zoo donated entry tickets for a local school of the Club’s choice.   An additional donation from the Club to the school, paid for travel costs so that 25 Year One pupils, teachers and carers from Nantwich Primary Academy could enjoy a wonderful day at the Zoo at no cost to the families or school.  The sunshine was an added bonus!

“In the last 20 years the population in the Terai, Nepal, has increased by 81% to over seven million people. This has led to habitat loss and fragmentation, but despite this the area is viewed as one of the worlds’ best remaining tiger habitats.  Across the Terai lowlands, effective conservation action has resulted in an increase in tiger populations; while this is great news, more tigers need more space and as a result are venturing into villages and killing livestock and, too often, people! Local villagers then retaliate through resentment and fear by hunting the tigers. This is cancelling out the hard work of those who have successfully protected tigers from poachers, so our on-going work is critical.” said Chester Zoo.

Said Year One Teacher, Julia McGhie:  “Nantwich Primary Academy is very grateful to the Rotary Club of Nantwich for the funding that allowed our Year One children to visit Chester Zoo.  It was a fantastic opportunity, which was both educational and fun for the children, many of whom had never been to a zoo before.  We saw just about every animal and the highlight had to be the beautiful tigers in the new Islands exhibit which came right up close as if to pose for our photographs! 

“The children have been excited ever since and have written all about their favourite animals, from the tropical butterflies to the spider monkeys, lions and tigers.  This experience will be something they will remember for a long time to come.”

“Our continued support of our local community as well as environmental causes around the world is one of the main reasons we exist.  We were thrilled to be able to support both tigers in Nepal and our local primary school children - a great day was had by all.” said Rotarian, John Crowe.


Handbag of Harmonies Helps Rotary Club of Nantwich Raise £1000

Pink feather boas and assorted handbags take to the stage at the Nantwich Civic Hall to raise funds for Nepal earthquake victims
   On Friday, February 12, 2016  an elegant spectacle took to the stage at the Nantwich Civic Hall.  40 members of the Handbag of Harmonies ladies choir, adorned with bright pink feather boas and multi-coloured, glittering handbags, sang their hearts out to help raise funds for the thirty thousand people affected by the Nepal earthquake last year.  Their repertoire covered a multitude of musical genres and the audience of nearly 150 was entertained with songs from The Sound of Music to Coldplay and Adele.  
Over £900 was raised for this specific project, which is being run by The Rotary Club of Nantwich in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Himalayan Ghurkas.  All of the money raised will go directly towards rebuilding the drinking water source in Aruchaur, Nepal damaged by the devastating earthquake, which tragically took some 9,000 lives and left many thousands of people in dire straits; many without essential drinking water.  
Said President Rod Stokes:  “We are proud of our close association with the Rotary Club of the Himalayan Ghurkhas and are delighted that the evening was such a success. With the money raised on this one evening, we are already one third of the way toward the total needed to rebuild their earthquake-damaged water source.  The ladies from the choir thoroughly enjoyed their visit to Nantwich and have said they would love to return as we were such a receptive and appreciative audience!”


       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



About Us


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             

 email:- rodneystokes@btinternet.com

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Meetings and events happening soon

Ugandan Challenge

Tuesday 27th March 12.45

Ugandan Challenge

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


Business Meeting

Tuesday 10th April 12.45

Business Meeting

Desk - Roger Brookes, Raffle - Herbert Rowsell.

Wincle Wander

Saturday 14th April 11.00

Wincle Wander

A pleasant walk followed by a tour of the Wincle Brewery.

John Meadows introduces  Steve Ellis from Prostate Cancer Research UK

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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Where and when:

We meet on Tuesdays at 1245
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Civic Hall, Market Street, Nantwich, CW5 5DG  01270 628633

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