Previous Years Speakers and Visitors

Speakers and other Visitors to the Club

19 August 2014: Member Bernard Davies gave a short PP presentation of his exciting afternoon at RAF Coningsby, the base for The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.which includes the one airworthy Lancaster in the UK. Bernard was privileged in being invited by Pilot Flt.Lt Roger Nicholls to inspect the inside of this legendary aircraft.

Here below are a few pictures taken of this memorable experience.

  Lancaster PA 474 "Thumper"

 Pilot Roger Nicholls and Bernard ready to go aboard

Bomb doors open                                           Bernard as "Tailend Charlie"

The Radio Ops position


                    .                                                Thumbs up for a successful mission


Bernard "at the controls"

On the same evening, we were visited by Ashley Tevault, from Colorado USA. A former Ambassadorial Scholar amd now an Honorary Rotarian. She will be joining he Peace Corps in West Africa.

Here she is

Another visitor from USA that same evening. Louisa Dykstra

9th September

Our speaker was Stevie Jepson Distrct Commissioner for Wilmslow Guides

In her presentation on the ctivities of the Guides movement.she included  that being a member of the Guides in her earlier years had improved her job opportunities and recommended others to become members.

Pictured below with Rotary VIce President Kevin Kelly

Left, is  Claire, also in the Guides,Carol Parry a Rotarian visitor fron RC of LLangollen and on the right, Stevie Jepson


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 District Governor Alastair Bain (Left) and our speaker for the meeting Business Development Manager Paul Whittaker from Big Storage Group were with us on 23rd September.

In recognition of  assistance by Big Store with our Rota-Toy campaign, Paul was presented with a Community Service Award by President Ian Bradley (right).

 In thanking the club for this award, Paul commented that he hoped that the branch .

could work alongside the Wilmslow Dean Rotary Club and be of further help in the future.


.28th October

Speakers tonight were Crystel Berridge and Anne Dawson from Hampers of Hope.

Hampers of Hope is a Christian charity with the aim of relieving poverty and restoring hope in North East Cheshire. Since 2011, it has helped local people through the work of its foodbank, money management courses, job clubs and Hope Centres. For more information about Hampers of Hope call 0800 1114986.


On the 2nd. December our speaker was Paul Hammersley.

Co-ordinator for the Charity " World Child Cancer",

working to improve the cancer  treatment for childen

living .in the low and middle income countries in the world.


20th January 2015.  Dr. Rachael Talbot a practicing chiropractor, talked to us about her profession and the many benefits that can be achieved for the relief of pain by the modern treatments to the spine.

Here pictured with President Ian Bradley with her replica spine 

24th February 2015  We were visited this evening by Diane Smith,

  Town Manager for Cheshire East Council.

.Pictured above with President Ian Bradley, Dianne reviewed her work in Wilmslow since 1988 and spoke of the business and cultural changes now influencing the vitality of all town centres.


24th. March 2015

Our speaker this evening was Optometrist Ian Ashworth,

pictured above with President Ian Bradley.

Ian talked about his visit with a group of medical people to an orphanage near

Eldoret, in Kenya.

Known as "Open Arms Village".Tthis is a safe fanily environment for100 children.

most of whom have been orphaned,abandoned or removed from their homes due to neglect or abuse.

During the group's charity work in Kenya, Ian provided 600 pairs of glasses to people from a nearby slum. 

Ian was presented with a cheque from the Rotary Club of Wilmslow Dean ,

as a donation to this worthy charity.



April 14th 2015

                        Today's speaker was Lee Burke,

Business Development Co-ordinator from Pettypool Trust.

Pictured below (Left) with Rotarian Vice President Kevin Kelly.

Lee gave members a splendid presentation on the Pettypool College which in partnership with The South Cheshire College offers a wide range of Entry Level Courses

to students from Cheshire, Warrington and Halton.

The Pettypool Outdoor Centre offers tailor made team building experiences

to Schools, Colleges and Businesses.


           28th April 2015

On this evening there was a double occasion.

Firstly, we had the pleasure to welcome Bill Shenton,  a Founder Member of

The Rotary Club of Handforth and Heald Green now renamed  Wilmslow Dean.

Bill was presented with a Community Service Award for his valuable service and support to the Rotary Club albeit having left the club due to business reasons.

Here he is alomgside other Founder Members, (left to right) Dudley Ashworth

and Peter Mayall.

And one with President Ian Bradley


Second.  On the same evening. our speaker was John Granger

John  entertained us with facinating stories  of the various jobs he held during his busy life, 

culminating with his position as Market Manager Stockport.


John Grainger with President Ian.

At our meeting on 28th July

President Kevin Kelly Welcomes our guest Mark Susca from Cheshire Search and Rescue.

Mark gave us a detailed presentation of the work of  this splendid volunteer group, with a slide show.

 Mark brought with him a selection of the equipment the group uses.


Our visitors here are two Rotary Ambassadorial Students from Manchester University.

Kasia Chaberska from USA    2nd left

Mai Kataoka from Japan 3rd left.

With them to receive a donation for Handforth Community War Memorial Founation

Councillor David Pincomb ,left and Dr. Roger Small far right 

Here Councillor David Pincombe receives a cheque for

The Handforth Community War Memorial Foundation


16th August, we were pleased to welcome speaker Peter Webb, a geologist, who gave us a talk on the pros and cons of Fracking. He was able to giv eus unbiased responses to the many questions posed by the members. Pictured below, Mr Webb demonstrates the gas hidden within a specimin of shale, by literally igniting the gas within.


13th September, Mike Erskine gave us a fascinating illustrated talk on the history of Styal Mill


Club member Rotarian Reg Lord  demonstrates his bell ringing technique during a talk he gave the club on his former role as Town Crier for Chadderton.
He is now the official Town Crier for Wilmslow

'What We Do' Main Pages:

The Scarecrow Festival should return in 2023 ....

This is the Club's Annual Scarecrow Festival


Remembrance Sunday is remembered each year at the Remembrance Garden in Wilmslow

An example of a donation to the East Cheshire Hospice

Make an online donation to us.


A toy from a child to a child

Bird boxes for sale (for charity) ...

Beautiful hand-painted bird boxes available for sale with proceeds to charity.


Details and/or photos of a selection of past events and activities.

Scarecrows at the Wilmslow Show



We don't always spend our time at the Deanwater Hotel. Here are some of our other events.


A summary of events and activities in the Rotary Year 2020/21


Speakers and other Visitors to the Club


A record of President's Night and Handover


This page includes photos of some of the speakers who have given us such pleasure during the year.

Santa out and about in the local area

What we do at/around Christmas


Rotary at the Wilmslow Show


Membership Services looks after the Club and its membership. It organises a number of Club activities such as the Club's Charter Night.


Member's Birthday Celebrations, Club Awards, etc


You can donate money to us via this page (through CAF Donate)


The Wilmslow Swimathon is running annually (normally in the Spring-time) which enables schools, charities, voluntary organisations, community groups, individuals, etc to raise funds for their or other charities by doing lots of swimming in one hour.


Annual Burns Night Dinners


Our annual Wine Tasting


The Club Float is used at many of our public appearances.


Each year we organise trips on the Mary Sunley for residents of local care homes