Club of Crewe
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The Story of our Christmas Float
The Rotary Club of Crewe has held 19 shows of STARLAB in conjunction with MMU (Cheshire). Over 1000 parents and youngsters have shared the experience
Rotary Crewe have started their planning for December 2017. The first float visit will be on December 4th and continues in different parts of Crewe town,Haslington and Wistaston until December 23rd. If you are a driver willing to tow, have an inner wish to help Santa, or organise a group who would be willing to collect please contact us.
Crewe Rotary planted over 23,500 crocus last autumn.Below some of them in bloom.This was done all over the the UK as part of the ENDof POLIO Rotary campaign.From over 1000 children struck down 30 years ago this year 2017 there has only been 5 cases in the world reported. Join us in this campaign and help the children of the world..
Crewe Rotary members , Inner Wheel Crewe and friends spent a fascinating day at Bletchley Park on the 5th April. Friend of Rotary Crewe David Scott is on his starting line ready for the race to the local pub for a meal.
Following a long association with the club, mainly through supporting our Xmas Float and planting crocus
Clive decided in March2017 to become a full time member.Pictured President Tom Protheroe welcomes Clive as the Objects of Rotary are announced. Clive is Working to make the club a Dementia friendly organisation.
After planting 1000 crocus last autum, viewing them in the south Cheshire College in early March 2017 President Tom Protheroe and Rotary Club friend David Scott spent a morning exploring David's experiences in India when he joined the National Immunisation programme.The students at the college are now developing "END
POLIO NOW" posters for the end of April.
St Mary's RC primary school
On 21st March 2017 a group of "END POLIO NOW" crocus student planters from the school gathered as a Rotary sign was planted among the flowering crocus.Matthew Plant , teacher at the school, had been instrumental in arranging the planting and the donation the school gave towards the programme and our thanks are due to him.Mattthew a keen supporter of International peace and fellowship among young people
commented " What Rotary are doing and it's values can be a shared experience for all young people"
pictured l to r Rotarians Frank Baldwin, Ray Stafford MBE Tom Protheroe MBE (President) and Neil Fearn
ON FRIDAY 24TH feb over 40 Crewe based charities and organisations met at The Georges centre to celebrate Rotary DayDignitaries attending were Edward Timpson M.P.,Olivia Hunter Cheshire East Mayor, Marilyn Houston Crewe Town Mayor and Molly Youd Rotary District Governor. Crewe Rotary President Tom Protheroe hosted the day.-following talks by 5 of the groups plenty of networking took place.Edward Timpson summarised by thanking all the volunteers who do so much to help people in the town.
Don Tomkinson receIves a commendation for his 55 years service to the Rotary club of Crewe presnted by President Tom Protheroe
President Tom Protheroe with MEN-IN-SHEDS the three shields celebrating the completion of the club planting 21000 crocus in schools, colleges and public spaces in Crewe.
President Tom receiving over Â£200 from pupils at Leighton Academy. The school had held a "Purple crocus planting day" as part of Rotary 's END POLIO campaign.
Pupils are shown planting giant crocus.Over 700 were planted.
Devlin Hobson, Middlewich town crier added a resounding Oyez!!!
They are raising money for Alzheimers and Action for children and can be followed on their facrbook page.
mon 5th Wistaston/Emmerdale/Riverside
Tue 6th Manor Way/Gresty
Wed 7th Alton St /Valley Road estates
Th 8th Coppenhall Lane/Marshfield Bank
Fri 9th Hungerford/Poets/Sydney
Sat 10th Wistaston Fuller Road
Sun 11th Minshull New Road
mon 12th Haslington1
tu13th Coppenhall/Sedgemere/Parker Rd
Thur 15th Middlewich St estate
Fri 16th Wistaston/Poets/Church Lane
Sat 17th Market Centre
Mon 19th Haslington 2
Tues 20th Underwood Lane /Mablins Lane
Wed 21st ALDI
Thur 22nd Morrisons
Fri 23rd Tesco
Sir William Stanier High School hold an END POLIO Assembly as part of the Rotary Club's drive to raise awareness and funds. Pictured are [upils from SWS and Rotarians,Baldwin,Fearn ,Straine Francis and Protheroe
COME ALONG , RECEIVE SOME PURPLE CROCUS, MAKE A DONATION HELP PREVENT THIS CRIPPLING DISEASE.
saturday 17 september and RotaryCommunity chair Frank Baldwin(the good looking one on the right) with Debbie and Tom Protheroe.They are helping with the purple crocus END POLIO
Rotarians at South Cheshire college encouraging students to donate to the POLIO campaign in return for bags of purple crocus.
IF YOU WISH TO CONTRIBUTE TO THIS FUND RAISING AND AWARENESS PROGRAMME PLEASE EMAIL US AND HELP ELIMINATE POLIO FROM THE WORLD.
In cooperation with the Stroke Association Rotary Crewe hold a blood pressurre day in the market centre.
This year over 120 people had their pressure taken including Mayor Dennis Straine -Francis.
PICTURED ARE THE SCOUTS OF THE SCOUT GROUP DEMONSTRATING THE TERRIBLE CONDITION OF THE APPROACH ROAD TO THEIR MEETING PLACE. CREWE ROTARY HEARING OF THEIR PLIGHT HAVE DONATED TO THE FIGHTING FUND. ANYONE WISHING TO CONTRIBUTE CAN CONTACT CREWE ROTARY OR THE SCOUT GROUP DIRECTLY
Dr Pamila Sharma of the Manchester University Graphene group shows members the structure and properties of Graphene. At the atomic level graphene with "holes" can be used to de salinate water, it is a great transmitter of electricity, it is stronger than steel and the commercial applications are legion.As materials go this has many attractive qualities and the is one of the leaders in patents registered for it's applications
During March 2016 over 1500 young people in Crewe took part in Science events and demonstrations. Chemistry presentations proved very popular with Manchester University postgraduates showing how the various elements can exist in different forms,solids and liquids as well as as gasses
Speakers included "Men in sheds-Age Concern", Alzheimers Society,Mayor of Crewe, Rotary District Governor and local MP The Hon.Edward Timpson.Over 40 organisations were present all of whom had received a monetary grant or help from Crewe Rotary. The opportunity was taken for the groups to exchange ideas on fund raising, mutual support and for each to know how much voluntary work is done in the Crewe area. If you would wish to volunteer to help Rotary at Xmas time( one evening no other commitment) please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
28/4 at 7-0pm Dr A. Vijayaraghavan (Manchester University Graphene Group) speaking on the Nobel Prize Winning discovery and subsequent development of the single atom layer -called graphene. Stronger than steel, excellent conductor of electricity etc
Members of the public are invited contact Crewe Rotary or email@example.com
President Sue Bushell thank thanked Derek on behalf of the four ladies.
Pictured competitors with District Governor Derek Newman and organiser Tom Protheroe
FRIDAY 21ST FEBRUARY AT CREWE LIBRARY 1-30 TO 4-0PM
Pop in , have a cup of tea, talk to 30+ organisations and charities the Rotary Club of Crewe have helped in the last year.
St Paul's Pantry known as Crewe Food Bank
Art groups, hospices, youth groups, pensioners, drama groups -all doing their bit
Any queries contact the club via this website
200 Wulvern Housing residents were treated to a full Xmas lunch at the Oakley Centre on December 10th. Pictured are Rotarians Tom Protheroe and Frank Baldwin with Wulvern Housing staff. Were a finer collection of waiters ever employed?
On Wednesday 13th November pupils of St Mary's RC primary school met MMU students from a dozen countries learning about their language,dance,food,culture etc With a passport each they collected flags etc Thanks to the International Society and MMU
Pictured are St Mary's pupils, students from Chile, Australia, Malaysia and Grenada with President of the Rotary Club of Crewe Derek Poppleton and organiser Tom Protheroe
Happy Birthday Rotary !!!
On Friday 22nd February over 30 local charities attended an event at Crewe Library to celebrate the ï¿½Birthdayï¿½ of the Rotary movement.
Also in attendance were: Edward Timpson MP, the Mayor and Mayoress of East Cheshire, the lady Mayor of Crewe and members of the Rotary Club of Crewe.
The event was opened by Edward Timpson MP who was followed by a number of presentations from some of those Charities attending and the Rotary Club.
Hilary Hamilton gave a fascinating presentation on the wide and varied work of the Wishing Well Project in the area
more details are available at www.wishingwellproject.com
Rob Wykes gave an interesting talk on the work of Christian Concern () project which has been running in the area for some 25 years
More details are available at www.christianconcern.org.uk
These two individuals also had a surprise. In Rotary there is an award, a Paul Harris Award (named after the founder of Rotary) which Clubs may make to individuals who have made a major contribution ï¿½ whilst this is usually Club Members, Clubs may give this award to other individuals.
The Members of the Rotary Club of Crewe, being aware of the tremendous efforts by both Hilary and Rob had decided to award both a Paul Harris Award. (photo below)
Three further excellent presentations were given by Charities:
St.Lukes () Hospice ï¿½ www.stlukes-hospice.com
The LATH Group ( Looking After the Homeless) www.lathgroup.org.uk
Cheshire Academy of Integrated Sports and Art ï¿½ www.disabilitysports.com
In addition there were presentations given outlining some of the work of the Rotary Club of Crewe for: New Generations, Community, International but the stars of the day were undoubtedly the Charities who attended.
Club President Jerry Park, as part in his summary, commented that what he has seen and heard from the Charities on the day and others throughout his presidential year indicated that had a real community and here were prime examples of people from within that community doing outstanding work to support that community.
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