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Nantwich Rotary 85th Charter Night
Guest Speaker Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire David Briggs M.B.E., K.St.J.details
50th Anniversary of D Day
Rod Stokes talks to the club about a personal link between Rotary, military vehicles and a 50th anniversary of D Day trip.details
Cliff Dochterman - When did Rotary really start?:- http://vimeo.com/25486711
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.
"When they told that we were old" by Bill Rogers
A message from Santa concerning his visit to the Bookshop this year
Sadly, this year the Rotary Club of Nantwich won't be able to help Santa meet and greet everyone as his sleigh tours the streets of Nantwich. However, we will still be helping him on his travels around the area, but he won't be able to stop. So, despite the restrictions, the kids will still be able to see him from the safety of their house and garden!
Santa will be staring his tour on Monday 14th December travelling along Station View and Shrewbridge Road. On Tuesday 15th December he will be going down Manor Road. On Wednesday 16th December he will be around Queen’s Drive and Salt Meadows. On Thursday 17th December he will be on the Cronkinson and Stapeley estates and on Friday 18th December he’ll be in Welsh Row, the Kingsbourne estate and Kingsley Fields. He will also be in the Town Square on the 17th and 19th December as well as in Morrison’s and M&S’s car parks on the 18th and 21st December respectively.
As you know, this is usually our major fund-raising activity of the year, and all donations are given to local charities and other good causes. In the past we have given to Nantwich Foodbank, The Wingate Centre, St Luke's Hospice, Hope House and Donna Louise Children's Hospices, Cheshire Young Carers, Nantwich Museum and the Guy Harvey Youth Club to name but a few.
If you want to support local charities by donating to the Rotary Club of Nantwich, then please go to our JustGiving page to do so or you can text NANTROTARY to 70085 to donate £2. Thank you in advance and all donations, no matter how small, will be put to very good use.
Members and Guests on a visit to The Wingate Centre
Nantwich Primary Academy Pupils Enjoy Wingate Centre
Rotary Club of Nantwich Youth Service Supports School Sleepover
Thirty children from Nantwich Primary Academy spent two days and a night at the Wingate Centre in Wrenbury. This was an opportunity many of the children, aged between six and eight would never have had - if not for the support of the Rotary Club of Nantwich. The Club, as part of its Youth Service Support to the community, through the Youth Committee, donated £1,000 towards the costs and arranged for the Cheshire Ice Cream Farm ice cream van to come on both days as an extra treat for the children.
Said Rotarian, John Crowe, who arranged the ice cream surprise, "I was in the hall when the children had just finished their lunch and the Cheshire Ice Cream van jingle started playing. I have never seen so many excited children jumping up and down waiting to get their free ice cream. This, and watching them toast marshmallows during their out door activities, made it all worthwhile. There is so much to do at the Wingate Centre and their facilities are first class.”
Julia McGhie SENCO and Nantwich Primary Academy teacher who arranged the visit said: "The generous contribution from the Rotary Club of Nantwich towards this wonderful trip meant that many children with Special Education Needs were able to go on this residential visit: A first most of them and memories made that will last for a very long time”
Shoe Boxes starting their journey.
Collected by the Rotary Club of Nantwich with help from the Inner Wheel Club of Nantwich and Wych Malbank Rotary Club.
These boxes are being taken to Preston and they will be shipped to families in need. The last 3 countries to have benefitted are Lithuania, Romania and the Ukraine.
Lend with Care
Nantwich Rotary Club Rotary Club Changing Lives with Loans
Nantwich, November 19, 2020: Nantwich Rotary Club is celebrating a landmark charitable achievement as one of hundreds of Rotary clubs from across the country to contribute over £1 million to Lendwithcare, a microfinance charity which enables people in the UK to make small loans to entrepreneurs from poor communities around the world.
Since October 2011, Rotary clubs across the UK have been raising funds to make small loans to entrepreneurs in developing countries, enabling them to start or expand their small businesses and work their way out of poverty, feed their families and send their children to school.
More than £1 million has now been lent by Rotary to farmers, tailors, market stallholders and food producers to name just a few of the types of businesses Rotary have helped in 11 countries across Africa, Asia and South America.
Nantwich Rotary Club have raised and lent a total of £61,583, contributing towards the national £1 million landmark, with the club loaning to 10,743 entrepreneurs in 11 countries. This has helped helped 34,184 family members and created 2,582 jobs.
Nantwich Rotary Club raised their share of the funds through metal detecting days, car boot sales and a variety of music evenings.
International Chair, John Crowe said “Nantwich Rotary Club are proud to be a part of this fantastic initiative. Lendwithcare is a great way to help people out of poverty. You see exactly who the money is going to, and what they will use it for.”
“The entrepreneur uses the funds to help them to earn a living, often employing family members and neighbours as well, helping to lift their communities out of poverty. They pay the loans back, which can be re-lent to person after person.”
Rotary is one of the world’s largest and most successful global membership and humanitarian service organisations, with 1.2 million members in over 200 countries volunteering their time and their talents to tackle challenges at home and abroad to promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, support education, save mothers and children and grow local economies.
John Crowe continued: “Nantwich Rotary Club has a proud history of fundraising for charitable causes through community events, and Lendwithcare is a fantastic cause very popular with our members.”
“Local people have given generously and it’s testament to their generosity that we’ve managed to reach an incredible £1 million. And that money will keep being re-lent and re-lent, translating into many millions of pounds worth of loans over the coming years.”
Head of Lendwithcare, Tracey Horner, added: “Through Lendwithcare, Rotary have helped change the lives of more than 5,000 entrepreneurs around the world so far. We’re grateful to every Rotary member who lends their time and energy to raise funds to lend to people trying to earn a living in some of the most challenging environments in the world. It really is life-changing for the people we work with, and we want to extend our huge thanks to Rotary Great Britain and Ireland, and everyone at Nantwich Rotary Club.”
Anyone can make a loan through Lendwithcare, or buy a Lendwithcare voucher as a Christmas gift. Loans start from £15 and will typically be paid back over 6-12 months. Follow Nantwich Rotary Club’s footsteps and visit www.lendwithcare.org to make a loan and change a life.
Christmas Float Beneficiaries 2019
THE WINGATE CENTRE
AND Rotary Community Good Causes
The Rotary Club of Nantwich was chartered on 1934 and currently has 27 members, and 5
It is one of four clubs in the old Borough of Crewe and Nantwich. The others are RC Crewe (1932), RC Crewe and Nantwich Weaver (1985) and Wych-Malbank Nantwich Club (2018) .
The club is one of 79 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, Wych-Malbank meet as a Breakfast Club 3 weeks each month and as a Evening Club for the other week. These Clubs cover 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
Meetings and events happening soon
Tue, Dec 8th 2020 1:30 pm
Frugal Lunch - Michael Parrott will talk to us about the Twelve Songs of Christmas.
VOT Rod Stokes
Tue, Dec 15th 2020 1:00 pm
(A double zoom meeting, you will need to sign in twice)
Christmas Meal with a quiz by Tony Webb
VOT Michael Parrott
Tue, Dec 22nd 2020 12:00 am
Tue, Dec 29th 2020 12:00 am
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