Visit of District Governor Bob Maskall

Tue 3rd September 2019 at 12.45 pm - 2.00 pm

  President Tony Coxhill welcomed DG Bob Maskall and his Wife Rotarian Kate Maskall to the meeting.

    Bob Maskall,  gave a brief but stimulating talk about tackling the challenges ahead for Rotary. He talked about the three challenges which he would like each Club to take on.

    The first of these is one that our Club has already made great progress with, namely to light up Nantwich purple for the Purple4polio event on 24th October. Lots of businesses have agreed to take part and this should promote the work we are doing to eradicate polio around the world.

    The second was to gain a Rotary citation, not just for the award, but to show that achieving it means that we have met the aims of Rotary with the things that we have done in our communities and around the world.

    Finally Bob challenged members to attend District Conference and bring possible new members to show them what Rotary is doing. Attending Conference shows people what is going on elsewhere in Rotary, not just in our own area. If we are to get new members we need to spread the word about Rotary, and embrace new ideas, but also recognise the knowledge we have within our Clubs which we do not want to lose.

    President Tony Coxhill thanked District Governor Bob for his talk and members showed their appreciation in the usual way.

Ian McAlpine


  International Committee  update.

  1. Metal Detecting Day  20 October 2019 at Organsdale, by kind permission of Robin Latham.  Our target is to raise £1.000+ this year.  We will need help with car parking and collecting money on entry.  If you can help please let me know.
  2. Please note that this event is now postponed until later in the year due to the ground conditions.
  1. Proposed visit to historic Bunbury Water Mill built in 1845.  This is a working water mill with an excellent restaurant.  I have arranged a Mill tour to see the mill working grinding flour and a talk on the history of the Mill.  The programme would be lunch of soup and sandwich of your choice followed by a piece of home made cake of your choice plus tea or coffee.  After the tour of the Mill and lunch, tea and cakes will be available in the restaurant if you wish.

This will be open to members, wives, friends and anyone who would like to come. Date will be fixed at a later date – possibly end of October.

Could you please let me know if you are interested and would like to attend.  If I have enough people interested I will book it for some time in October. This is open to everyone and will be £20 per person including lunch and Mill tour.

  Lend with Care.   We started Lend with Care in May 2013 and to date we have made 481 loans, 7,078 entrepreneurs helped, 22,563 family members helped, 1084 jobs created.  To date we have lent £36,104, £28,031 repaid, and our account with Lend with Care stands at £9,477. This is Rotary Club of Nantwich money from International account.

There are now over 3,000 Rotary Clubs in the UK that support Lend with Care.  15 of those Clubs are in our District 1180. To date Rotary club’s contribution to Lend with Care is now £1.006 million..

John Crowe International Chairman