The Rotary Year starts on 1st July, with the handover of the chain of office to the new President.
We celebrated this important event at the Deanwater Hotel
Below, before the handover, President Elect Frank McCarthy enjoys the support of the ladies.
We supported this annual eventc complete with our Buzz Wire
Below the show opened with a pipe band
Below, Rotarian Ian Ferguson displays his new innovation.
We were pleased to welcome in the parade our MP Esther McVey and the Chairman of the Wilmslow Town Council Cllr Martin Watkins
President Frank with Michael from Lacey Green Academy
It was conceived by Wilmslow Dean Rotarian Geoff Shelmerdine, who saw the need for a facility that was available for all residents, and the idea finally became a joint venture between the Rotary Club of Wilmslow Dean, Cheshire East Council and Wilmslow Town Council.
The Opening Ceremony
Geoff pictured here to left of Cheshire East Council Mayor Cllr Arthur Moran as he cuts the ribbon to officially open the ROTGYM. Also in the picture, President Frank and Cllr Martin Watkins, Chairman of Wilmslow Town Council
This year's Show at a new venue - the Carnival Fields
We were there with the Float and two Gazebos
We displayed some of the winning scarecrows from our Scarecrow Festival, which ran for the week before the show
One of our guests - Cllr Martin Watkins, Chairman of Wilmslow Town Council with his winning prize from our fund raising Tombola
Rotarian Charlotte watching some guests checking their tickets!
President Frank, who is also Chairman of the Wilmslow Show and District Governor Eric Cowcill with another President
President Frank with Professor Ian Morison who gave us a fascinating talk on the subject of TIME
Every year we charter the Mary Sunley 2 to give residents of care homes a day out on the boat with lunch. This time, we chartered it for members of the Rotary Club.
The crew for this cruise
Full ahead - at three knots
The ladies producing lunch
A very pleasant, relaxing day
Our speaker today was Rotarian Charles Britnell, who recounted some of his experiences dating from the days when he was an Articled Clerk to being Deputy Head of Manchester Crown Prosecution Service
we spent the day out on the Salford Quays Canal System
we were later joined by his wife Caroline with Hearing Dog Daphne
New Rotariam Margaret Bradley is welcomed by President Frank
below with President Frank
Below, with President Frank, Victor Crawford who spoke on 'The History of Concorde'
This popular annual event, with over 40 guests, was held at The Deanwater on the morning of November 4th. This year, the presentation of the wines was given by David Wagstaff of Laithwaites Wines of Alderly Edge. Below, David being introduced by Vice President Carol.
Below, VP Carol with Asst District Governor Rosemary Boardman
Mystery Shopping was the title of the talk give by Kieth Vigurs, below with VP Carol
The Rotary Wreath was laid by Second Vice President Paul Almond
President Frank with District Governor Eric Cowcill and Newly Appointed Wilmslow Town Crier Rotarian Reg Lord
Bernard Davies presents "What is the mysterious object in the sock"?
There are ten of them!
Our Ladies present an incredibly short version of "Cinderella"
Once again the club engaged in our Rotatoy project.
A Gift from a Child to a Child
BURNS NIGHT CELEBRATION 2018
The Dinner - Haggis with Tatties and Neaps
Dorothy McCarthy with a lovely performance of Scottish Music
Alderley Edge Caladonian Society entertained with a wonderful display of Scottish dancing.
Liz and Peter with the Star Raffle Prize
Before the Auld Lang Syne, in his closing remarks and thanks President Frank made special mention of the Caladonian Society and Dorothy McCarthy for their fine contribution to a splendid evening.
Auld Lang Syne at the end of a very enjoyable evening
Last year, Anita Morris, a Psychologist and Managing Director of Hack Back CIC, which uses owls as a theraputic tool, visited the Club to talk about their work with young children. The Club decided to sponsor two sessions in local primary schools. Several members of the Club joined Anita at Wilmslow Grange Primary for the first of these .
Mike Pain, from North West Ambulance Service, talked about, and demonstrated the emergency procedure known as CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Rescusitation).
Below, with President Frank.
Rotarian Peter Friend receiving instruction.
A member from the Rotary Club of Bolton visited us to request that the club takes on this year's event for the south of the region. Details to follow.
In appreciation for their support for the Rotatoy boxes .
At this meeting we were pleased to welcome some of the people who's organisations contributed to this year's project.
Pictured above with President Frank, Jennifer Limond, Governor of Ryleys Preparatory School and Olimpia Malaescu of Pepperberry Nursery, who contributed toys to Rotatoy.
Our picture below includes Francess Davis - Tagoe, our speaker from "Tree of Life" one of the many recipients of boxes from this project.
Dr Aravind Vijayaraghaven from Manchester University, gave us a fascinating insight into the new wonder material Graphene, which was discovered and being developed at the university. Below with President Frank and Asst Governor Rosemary Boardman.
After a short business meeting, Mavis Britnell shared with us stories from her very varied business life. As one of her activities, Mavis became a Beautician, and she now uses these skills at local care homes, where she raises money for charity. In the picture below, Mavis with President Frank and her husband Past President Charles.
Marian gave a splendid presentation s on this International project, supported with screen shots and herknowledge from this "Hands on" experience.-----
Easter Tuesday Social Evennt
The Avro Heritage Aircraft Museum at Woodford.
Visitors are allowed access to cockpits for a Lancaster, a DC 10 and a Vulcan.
Expert guides provide answers to all questions which adds much to the experience.
And now the DC 10
President as Pilot, Bernard Davies 1st.Officer
Not much room in the Vulcan cockpit.
SUNDAY 15th APRIL 2018
THE JOB WAS TO WEIGH OUT BULK RICE INTO SMALL PLASTIC BAGS CONTAINING SUFFICIENT RICE PLUS ASUPPLY OF EXTRA VITAMINS FOR SIX MEALS
THE BAGS WERE THEN HEAT SEALES AND BOXED FOE DISPATCH..
20,000 BAGS WERE PRODUCED READY FOR DISTRIBUTION.
The club hosts
Pictured below left/right
DG Elect 1285 Tony Graves,DG Eric Cowci ll
with scholars Julie Welch who went to Sydney University
to study Peace & Conflict Resolution and
Tom Brown who went to Leeds University to study
Advanced Law leading to Peace & Conflict Resolution.
fach gave us spledid talks about their experiences and the benefit that they gained from their Rotary sponsorships.
Pictures be below
Trevor Jackson, Tricia Thompson President Frank Keith Worthington.
After a sumptious buffet
If you have found our record of this year's activities of interest, and feel able to commit some of your spare time to community service, and would like to know more about Rotary membership, please contact Rotarian Mike Ramsden Tel 01625 535580, email: firstname.lastname@example.org , or Rotarian Ian Bradley Tel: 01625 266761, email: email@example.com
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more The Club annually celebrates Burns Night in January each year.
more The Club's "Not the Beaujolais Breakfast"
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