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WILMSLOW DEAN ROTARY

Thank you for visiting our web site. If you are a new visitor to our site, the main page, below, displays a photographic record of some of our events and activities during the current Rotary Year.


We are friendly and dual-gender. Our usual meeting day is Tuesday at 6.45 pm for 7.00 pm which would normally be at the Deanwater Hotel, Wilmslow Road, Woodford, Cheshire, SK7 1RJ, where we start the evening with a one-course meal. Unfortunately, we are unable to meet in person at this time although we will shortly be back there soon and have been continuing to meet online.

If you are interested in finding out more about ROTARY and joining us in Wilmslow Dean, click on CONTACT US, (above), where you will find contact details.

Wilmslow Dean Rotary thanks Armadillo Self Storage - Storage for homes and business for their continuing support of the Club in 2020/21



17 November 2020 

CHARTER NIGHT

We celebrated the 83rd anniversary of the formation of our Club. This needed to be via Zoom but we tried to still hold to the spirit of what we would normally be doing albeit without any meal. President Sue welcomed member and guests to the meeting before Richard introduced our newest member

This was followed by a reply from our new member, Niamh Murphy




We then had a number of toasts (this one to Rotary International)

 



And speeches (this one by Immediate Past District Governor, Patrick Tyrell)


 


Before our guest speaker, comedian Gary Skyner


  


Who kept the audience entertained


 


10th November 2020

Roger Small - The History of Handforth Station



Our speaker, Roger, presented on the history of Handforth Station which is not just part of our community/locality but also home to one of our community gardens/projects.



1st November 2020

We received a certificate for our work supporting Wilmslow in Bloom



20th October 2020

We had a fascinating talk from Catherine Stott about visiting Antartica (as a holiday destination!)



which can include visiting the South Pole itself



13th October 2020

Whilst we can not get out and about being tourists at present, Murray Jacobs gave us a virtual tour of Cambridge



with some of the sights



and highlights



22nd September 2020

Disaster Aid UK and Ireland is one of a number of charities that we regularly support bringing disaster relief/recovery assistance. Craig Roberts updated us on the work following a recent disaster in Indonesia





and the work continues



3rd. August 2020

THE CLUB CELEBRATION PARTY.

FOLLOWING THE GOVERMENT INITIATIVE REGARDING THE MANCHESTER LOCK DOWN, THE DEANWATER WERE IN ORDER ALLOWING A FACE TO FACE MEETNG FOR THE CLUB.



A welcome from President Sue.



 

CONFORMING TO ALL THE GUIDANCE RULES, MEMBERS  ENJOYED OUR FIRST CLUB MEAL AFTER MANY WEEKS.   

WE ALSO HAD THE PLEASURE OF A GUEST SPEAKER, ROGER SMALL, WHO GAVE HIS ILLUSTRATED  PRESENTATION  OF THE PROJECT ALONG WITH FELLOW RAILWAY ENTHUSIASTS TO re-INSTALL A LARGE RAILWAY NAME BOARD FOR HANDFORTH STATION.



 The new sign going up at Handforth train station

The official unveiling of the sign

14th July 2020

The first speaker in the new Rotary year.   

President Sue Worthington welcomed Esther McVey, Member of Parliament for Tatton our local constituency. Esther, fresh from Westminster, joined our club zoom meeting to give a comprehensive account of the various takes from MPs to the many problems caused by the pandemic. A splendid evening and a fine start for Sue's year.


 


We are now in 

Rotary Year

 2020 - 2021



PRESIDENTS HANDOVER

This special meeting marks the end of the Rotary year for the existing President and the start of the President Elect's year.

In more normal times we celebrate this event with some style,

 with a dinner and some entertainment, after the Rotary formalities.

Members joined the Zoom meeting and acknowledged retiring President Ian Bradley's 

resume of his eventful year (his fourth time as President) followed by his welcome to Sue Worthington as President for 2020/21.

As Vice President, Sue also had an eventful year and her enthusiasm and dedication to Rotary and community service will show again in her President's year.    

Pictured below and observing social spacing, the chain of office is "handed over". 

CONGRATULATIONS SUE  AND WELCOME FROM MEMBERS, FAMILY AND FRIENDS.      



23rd JUNE 2020

CLUB ASSEMBLY

This meeting prior to the Handover to the new Rotary year outlines to the members details of the proposals and ideas   for projects for discussion and vote.

Vice President Sue Worthington leads us through this event      A visitor representative from Rotary District joins the meeting to monitor the activity of the club.

16th JUNE 2020

With the help of Zoom,

we were very pleased to welcome on screen

Rotarian Brian Stoyel, past Director of Rotary International 2017/19.

He shared with us his memories of Rotary business at the top level of Rotary International.







12th MAY 2020

The first Zoom speaker meeting allowed us to invite

   Dr James Taylor, Past President of this club and presently resident in Switzerland.

He was able to show a presentation 
 of life as a Rotarian in Switzerland.



        

We miss face to face contact  with  members as in the ---traditional meeting but appreciate the ability to "see and speak" to those who join this digital solution, from the comfort of their own home.

The club is now well established with Zoom, most members are set up to join the Tuesday meeting as pictured below.




14th. April 2020

NEW MEMBER INDUCTION

This was a first for the Club with the induction of new member, David Pincombe, via Zoom

17th. March 2020

BLACK  TUESDAY

THIS IS THE DATE OF THE LAST CLUB MEETING 

AT THE DEANWATER HOTEL 

CLUB COUNCIL MADE THE DECISION TO COMBAT THE POSSIBLE EFFECT  TO MEMBERS FROM THE  CORONA  VIRUS. A  NUMBER OF MEMBERS ARE "MEETING"  ON TUEDAY EVENINGS USING DIGITAL SUPPORT.  

This will maintain Rotary fellowship and service to the community where possible.


THE  SWIMATHON

WE STARTED TO STAGE THIS EVENT AGAIN THIS YEAR  

Pictured below, just before the Govermemt lock down :-  members ready to supervise the swim and look after The Easter egg raffle (which raised over £100).

Followed by a group photograph of the swimmers from Wilmslow High School swimmimg to rase money for the schools nominated charity.  






A donation cheque from our Christmas collections and a cuddly toy (donated by The Unicorn Christmas Raffle winner)


Saturday March 7th. 2020

NOT THE BEAUJOLAIS BRUNCH

This popular annual event was held again at The Deanwater Hotel, where we enjoyed a traditional English breakfast followed by a presentation by wine specialist John Lomas, from Waitrose. 

A selection of five French wines was prented to members to taste after a comprehensive appraisal by John on each in turn.

Another enjoyable Rotary occasion for members, family and friends also supported by a number of local Rotary Club members.

 

President Ian Bradley leads his table guests to the breakfast buffet table.


                  

                 


At Table



Now we taste 5 French wines from John's selection.


Here John Lomas gives his appraisal on the next wine for tasting.





President Ian about to taste a Red.

  

                                                                  


ANOTHER ROTARY SOCIAL EVENT, ENJOYED BY MEMBERS, FAMILY AND FRIENDS, TOGETHER WITH ROTARIAN MEMBERS FROM LOCAL CLUBS.

                           

14th. FEBRUARY  2020

VALENTINES  DAY

 An  exciting way to celebrate Valentines day.

A trip on a steam train,  hauled by one of the classic engines, The" Royal Scot"  with a five couse meal  served in style to match the occasion.

Immediate Past President  Frank and wife Dorothy enjoyed this experience  


What a fantastic machine.



and pictured below Dorothy studied the five course menu.


                     

    24th February 2020

Scatter Week

 

This week members visited other local Rotary clubs  to promote Rotary fellowship.  

The choice available included:-  

Bramhall and Woodford, Cheadle and District, Knutsford, Sale and Macclesfield Castle who had speakers/other activities during this week.


                            

18th FEBRUARY  2020

SPEAKER MEETING

MEMBER RICHARD  CONROY,  FOOD SCIENTIST, PRESENTED MEMBERS WITH AN ILLUSTRATED TALK ON THE NUMEROUS TYPES OF FOOD POISONS PRESENT IN THE FOOD WE EAT. ALBEIT SERIOUS, RICHARD ADDED SOME HUMOUR IN HIS LIVELY ANECDOTES.  





11th. February 2020

Speaker meeting

Vice President Sue Worthington welcomes Brian Wood who presented a video record of his exciting flight in a Lightening jet fighter plane.







The pictures here  are of this outstanding jet fighter.







BURNS NIGHT SUPPER  

   

WE HELD THIS POPULAR ANNUAL  EVENT ON

 21st. JANUARY 2020 

 AT THE DEANWATER HOTEL.

The pictures below record the content of the evening .



Here, regular visitor to our  event, Rtn. Robert Strachan, from Altrincham Rotary Club shares the floor with President Ian for 


"The address"   
 


OFFERING "THE WEE  DRAMS" 


PRESIDENT ATTACKS "THE BEASTY"






THE TOAST  "TO THE HAGGIS"


                                                            

                                             






THE MAIN COURSE IS SERVED





THE RAFFLE RAISED OVER £100 FOR "END POLIO NOW"


ENTERTAINMENT AFTER  A SHORT BREAK   BY MENBERS FROM 
THE CALLEDONIAN SOCIETY. 
WITH A PROGRAM OF SCOTTISH DANCING. 



A SPLENDID EVENING 

ENDS WITH AULD LANG SYNE





  • BY MEMBERS FAMILY AND FRIENDS



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MARIANNE AND ANDREW 

DISPLAY THEIR CHOCOLATE GOLD AWAWDS 

FOR HELP DURING THE CHRISTMAS COLLECTIONS


21st January 2020

The first speaker in the New Year 

President  Ian welcomes  Ray Acton : local historian 

who gave us a most interesting  presentation with pictures

 of  "Wilmslow Village" as it was known many years ago  

 and still referred as such by the long established residents.





3 January 2020

We are now in 2020 and wish everyone a Happy New Year/Decade. For us (a group of members and friends), the first activity of 2020 was a visit to see Aladdin performed by a very talented young cast from CHYPS (the Cheshire Youth Pantomime Society) in Woodford.






Out and about with Santa and the Rotary Float.








Gold Medals (chocolate)

Members Marianne and Andrew were in Santas good books  for their help collecting for charity. Here they display their medals.



17 December 2019

Our Christmas Party for members and guests was held at The Deanwater Hotel with a traditional meal of Turkey and all the trimmings (although there was also a salmon option).





Our entertainment was provided by magician and speaker, Pete Turner, who in his talk "Curiosity killed the cat" performed and explained a number of magic tricks including the disappearance of The Statue of Liberty by David Copperfield from many years back. Our photo shows Pete with President Ian.

19 November 2019

We celebrated our 82nd Charter Night (which is essentially our birthday) at The Deanwater Hotel. After a good meal and a few formalities our guest speaker, Rotarian Geoff Mackey, entertained us with his wit and wisdom. Geoff had last spoken to us 20 years before (when Ian was President for the first time). Our photo shows President Ian flanked by District Governor Patrick Tyrell (left) and Geoff (right). 





12 November 2019

Our speaker for this evening was Reverend Jeff Gould (a former member of the Club) who is the local Unitarian minister based at Dean Row Chapel Wilmslow. Jeff reflected on his many years of service to the local and international community.





10 November 2019

Past President Frank McCarthy represented the Club as part of the Wilmslow commemorations for Remembrance Sunday in Wilmslow. It was good to see large numbers from the local community supporting the event which concluded at the Memorial Gardens.


29th October 2019

A SOCIAL EVENING

MEMBERS, FAMILY AND FRIENDS ENJOYED  A MEAL AT A LOCAL THAI RESTAURANT






22nd.October 2019

SPEAKER MEETING 


President Ian Bradley welcomes our speaker Dr. Simon Hyde. Headmaster of King's school, Macclesfield.

Dr. Hyde gave an excellent presentation covering the history of the School. We were surprised that this dated back 517 years.

We were also very interested in the update of the building work of the "state of the art" campus on an 80 acre site between Macclesfield and Nether Alderley.

This super accommodation will offer cultural, academic and sporting facilities to a standard difficult to find anywhere else in the UK.

Here is a picture showing the progress to date.




8th October 2019

CLUB  SCATTER NIGHT

Members selected local club Knutsford  as their venue for this evening, to share Rotary fellowship, sample their dinner menu and listen to their speaker for the evening. 

Below are pictures of seven of our members joining members of Knutsford club, where we enjoyed  an interesting  talk on "The fear of flying"






Below you will find a photographic 
record of our events for this year, in chronological order, with the most recent heading this page.

September 25th. 2019

Speaker  Ella Worthington, pictured below gave members an  interesting illustrated talk on facilities provided by  Utility Warehouse.

17th September 2019

After a short business meeting, President Ian Bradley invited two long serving members, Past District Governor Derek de Belder (L) and Bernard Davies to share some of their memories from earlier Rotary years.


10th September 2019

Pictured below with President Ian the speaker this evening was Dominic Tinner, fund raiser for the SEASHELL TRUST.  150 Deaf, Blind , Autistic childre and young people, many with severe and complex learning difficulties are supported by this charity.  There are 600 staff, and with the cost per child ranging from £100.000 to £300,000 per annum - raised mainly from generous charitable contributions.

Some of our members are marshalling at SEASHELL SPORTIVE on 15th September, an exciting fund - raising cycling event on some thrilling routes through the Pennines. The event starts at 6am and means a very early start for our volunteers, who are seen below planning the event with Dominic.


DG CLUB VISIT

We were pleased to welcme District Governor

Patrick  Tyrrell

pictured below left with President Ian Bradley.


Sunday 29th July 2019

Members of the Time Out Group enjoy a trip on the Mary Sunley, sponsored by our club




23rd July

Quiz Night


Saturday 20th July

Summer Lunch, arranged by Margaret, Marianne and Sue


Vice President Sue with one of the prizes from the raffle


16th July

Winner of the 2019 wilmslow Rotary Scarecrow Competition  from HOME LIBRARY receives the certificate from President Ian

Below, the winning Scarecrow (R) , together with the winning schools entry from Wilmslow Lacey Green Primary Academy.

9th July

Our first speaker of the Rotary Year. Deepak Oberoi of Albert Road Opticians with President Ian


Sunday 7th July 2019

Wilmslow Dean at the Wilmslow Community Show.

The Rotary Stand just before the start of the show

Final preparation of one of the displayed scarecrow finalists


Choose a ticket!


One of the many winners at our Tombola

And another one!


Look at those scarecrows!

Judges of the Scarecrow Competition - Angela McPake, Chairman of the Wilmslow Community Show (L) with Kuomi Burton.

Saturday 29th June 2019

The annual Rotary Scarecrow Festival concludes with a chidren's parade through the town waving their mini scarecrows.


District Governor Patrick Tyrell ready for the off


The Poynton Youth Marching band assemble ready to lead the parade


The children all lined up ready for the parade to Bank Square


The police stopped the traffic as we crossed the road on our way to Grove Street


Frank leads the parade down Grove Street


Almost at the end, we arrived at Bank Square


A very welcome sight - chilled water!  Many thanks to Sainsburys, Tesco and Waitrose for providing the water and keeping it cold.


The first important event of the Rotary Year is to install our new President. This year we welcome for the fourth time Rotarian Ian Bradley, and pictured below retiring President Frank McCarthy hands over the chain of office.


Top table before handover


Ian and Marianne share a joke



After the Rotary formalities, we were royally entertained by Jean Martyn of Britains Got Talent Fame.


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If you are interested in seeing what we did during the previous Rotary Year, From the Menu button (top left of home page), Select 'WHAT WE DO', then select 2018/19, where you will find a complete record of the year's events.








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We meet on Tuesdays at 18:45
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The Deanwater Hotel
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Woodford
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