Visyon is a charity helping young people with mental health issues
Raffle:- Robin Latham
Desk:- Rod Stokes
VOT & Meeting Report:Keith Chesters
Raffle:- Keith Ward
Norman Bourne talks about the Chapel and its redevelopment.
Desk John Meadows, VOT Michael Parrott
Guest Speaker Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire David Briggs M.B.E., K.St.J.Details
Nantwich Rotary Laptop Initiative
As lockdown came suddenly for schools, many children had no laptops or way of receiving lessons. Also, many teaching assistants were unable to support the teachers as they did not have laptops either. This has been a particular challenge as many children need special 1 to 1 teaching, and it is a requirement that each online lesson has a teacher and a teaching assistant in attendance.
In response to this urgent need, the Rotary Club of Nantwich contacted The Laptop Shop in Nantwich and explained the challenge and the proposed solution. Peter Critton, the owner, was tremendously supportive and helpful. After a few phone calls and some local advertising, used and unwanted laptops started to arrive at the shop, which Peter and his team generously agreed to clean and set up at cost. Generous financial donations were also made which covered Peter’s costs and enabled the purchase of additional laptops.
Tony Hoy, the Rotary Club of Nantwich Acting President, offered to collect the laptops from people who had offered theirs to the cause. Rotarian John Crowe who set up the appeal said: “The response has been fantastic, and in a short time we have had over 70 laptops for Peter at the laptop shop to sort through, wipe clean and set up ready for school use. Within two weeks we donated and delivered 25 laptops to the Nantwich Primary Academy and hope to deliver more to other schools too.”
Mrs Julia McGhie, SENCO and teacher at Nantwich Primary Academy said: “This has been a fantastic and rapid response from The Nantwich Rotary Club. It has made such a difference for our children and we have arranged our lessons so they don’t clash, which means that more than more one child in each family can use the laptops in one day. When the lockdown is over and the children return to school, the laptops will be returned to the school and used for 1 to 1 teaching and computer studies.”
Tony Hoy said: “This has been a tremendous success and another occasion when the Nantwich Rotary Club has stepped forward to help our community.”
Nantwich Primary Academy Pupils Enjoy Wingate Centre
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 benefited are Lithuania, Romania and the Ukraine.
The Rotary Club of Nantwich was chartered on 1934 and currently has 23 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
Tue, Oct 4th 2022 1:00 pm
Speaker Tony Webb VOT Geoff Parsons.
Tue, Oct 11th 2022 1:00 pm
Michael Parrott will talk to us about the Tolpuddle Martyrs. VOT Tony Webb
Tue, Oct 18th 2022 1:00 pm
Shan Bristow from The National Trust will talk to us about Styal Mill, the recent developments and future plans. VOT Michael Parrott
Tue, Oct 25th 2022 1:00 pm
Lunch and a chance to chat. No speaker. More information to follow.
Tue, Nov 1st 2022 1:00 pm
We meet on Tuesdays at 1245((Occ Evening)) Various Local Venues Please contact Secretary
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