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

We are a friendly dual-gender Club. Our usual meeting day is Tuesday at 6.45 pm for 7.00 pm at the Deanwater Hotel, Wilmslow Road, Woodford, Cheshire, SK7 1RJ, where we start the evening with a one-course meal. 

If you are interested in finding out more about ROTARY and joining the Wilmslow Dean Club, click on CONTACT US, (above R), 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 2019/2020. 

We are now in 

Rotary Year

 2019 - 2020

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.

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



22nd.October 2019


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


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.


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.


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.

Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Tuesday 28th January 19.00

Meeting and Business Meeting

Tuesday 4th February 19.00

Meeting and Committees

Tuesday 11th February 19.00

Meeting and Speaker (Brian Wood)

Wednesday 12th February 19.30

Council Meeting at The Deanwater

Tuesday 18th February 19.00

Meeting and Business Meeting

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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

The Deanwater Hotel
Wilmslow Road
Cheshire We meet on Tuesdays at 18:45
(No meeting following a Bank Holiday)
The Deanwater Hotel
Wilmslow Road
Cheshire SK7 1RJ  Venue: 01625 522906 (apologies to 0162 5 524706 12:00am on day of meeting)

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