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ROTARY WILMSLOW DEAN

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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 dual-gender Club with 27 members. 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 have a one-course meal. 

If, after viewing our web site, you would like to find out more about Rotary activities in the community, or talk to a Rotarian, click on the Rotary Wheel above.

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

Before President Kevin handed over the chain of office, he presented Past President Marianne Martyn with the highest Rotary award, the Paul Harris Fellowship in recognition of her outstanding Rotary service.

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Vice President Collin Eggleton is welcomed as our President for 2016/17

by Past President Kevin Kelly

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President Collin Eggleton welcomes

his First Vice President

Rotarian Cllr Frank McCarthy.

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Enjoying President's Handover evening are

our five lady members.

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We are now into our new Rotary Year

2016/17

Our first major project for the Rotary Year was the

 SCARECROW FESTIVAL

Commencing with a parade through the town of our 12ft scarcrows Robin and Rosie, accompanied this year by 

the Cheshire Constabulary Police Band.

Here are a few pictures taken of the band during their tour of the town. 


THE SCARECROW FESTIVAL


 2016

After the Parade, each year we take a selection of the scarecrows to the annual Wilmslow Show, where the public are invited to make their personal selection. Unfortunately, this year the show was cancelled due to extreme weather conditions. 

However, here is a selection of this year's creations

The winners of the Scarecrow Festival were entertained at a Club meeting to receive their awards at the Deanwater Hotel


New member, Cllr Christopher Dodson

Christopher welcomed to our club by President Colin

Christopher has transferred from Macclesfield

Three of our Club members join with the Rotary Club of Warrington at their 100K Meal Pack event.

Here are packed boxes ready for distribution.

During the morning session, the group of Rotarians produced 50,000.


         YOUNG PERSONS SPEAKING 

                     COMPETITION

Lacey Green Academy - winners of the 2016 Young Persons Speaking Competition, organised by the Wilmslow Dean Rotary Club

 


FRACKING

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 give us unbiased responses to the many questions pose by the members. Pictured below, Mr Webb demonstrates the gas hidden within a specimin of Shale, by litterally igniting the gas trapped in the rock.





 

QUARRY  BANK  MILL

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



TOWN CRIER

Club member, Rotarian Reg Lord demonstates his bell ringing technique, during a talk he gave the club on his former role as Town Crier for Chadderton. What about Wilmslow -  watch this space!

Now under favourable consideration by Wilmslow Town Council!



TUESDAY 25th OCTOBER

Victoria Amstrong, from OASIS  at GORTON, spoke about the work with deprived people at the centre.



1st NOVEMBER

All about Waste and Recycling

Talk given by Amanda Wagg 0f Cheshire East Council


'NOT THE BEAUJOLAIS' BRUNCH"

Saturday, 5th November

Pictured below is Leila Killoran from Majestic Wines, who after the splendid Brunch provided by the Deanwater Hotel, gave us a detailed appraisal of five wines for us to taste.



Below - deep discussion on the merits of one of the wines!


Some of the seventy eight members and guests who attended - at the buffet table.


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Leila pours a white wine for President Colin to sample


A big 'thank you' Leila from every one at this enjoyable event.





REMEBRANCE SUNDAY 

The Club was represented at Wilmslow 

by first vice president Frank McCarthy




Laying the Rotary Wreath



CHARTER DINNER

At the Deanwater Hotel

We were entertained by the Macclesfield Ukelele Club

District 1285 Governor Stan Bowes, and President Colin Eggleton with Manchester Deputy Lieutenant, Khumi Burton, who was awarded the highest Rotary honour, the Paul Harris Fellowship, for outstanding community service.


President Colin presents the 25 Year Service Award to Past President Andrew Taylor.



CHRISTMAS 2016

This year' Rota Toy was a great success

Our grateful thanks go to the local schools for their major contribution to this major Christmas event. 

A Box of Smiles from a Child to a Child

Photo shows Staff and Pupils from Westmorland School, Brinnington with boxes ready for distribution.


A box full of smiles from a child to a child



The Clubs House to House Christmas 

Collections

The Club members were out again, with Santa, collecting in Handforth, Heald Green and Wilmslow, with the help of cadets from 391 Squadron ATC, and Handforth Brownie Leaders.

We send our thanks to the residents for their generous contributions to our local charities.



18th January 2017

Our speaker was Anita Morris, a psychologist, and Managing Director of  Hack Back cic, which uses Owls as a thereputic tool, working with people with diverse needs.

Below, Anita introduces 'IDRIS'

 


Anita's smallest owl MURRY was quite at home visiting the members.

 

 
 

MURRY at table, listening to President Colin's comments.

 
 

MURRY with Anita and President Colin


 

BURNS NIGHT 2017

We staged this popular event again with members from Cheadle and District Club, and enjoyed a traditional menu of Cock O Leeky Soup, Haggis with Tatties and Neeps, with Cranachan for Dessert.

 
 Above, President Colin and his wife Barbara welcome our Guests, District Governor, 
Stan Bowles with Sheila, and Sylvia Daly, First Vice President of Cheadle and District 
Below,taking a wee dram with the Chef
 
And now ... adressing the Haggis

Below, Cranachan, which consists of Oats, Whisky, Cream, and Raspberries 


Auld Lang Syne


FEBRUARY 2017

THREE NEW MEMBERS

Left to right: Charlotte McCarthy, daughter of member Frank McCarthy, Mike Neal, neigbour of member Paul Almond, and Gloria Friend, wife of member Peter Friend, with President Colin.

BELOW

28TH February - We were pleased to welcome speaker Mahala McGuffie
Governor of Styal Prison


Below, Tuesday 14th March, Vice President Frank with speaker John Twigg, who gave a very comprehensive appraisal of current and future developments at Manchester International Airport.



Tuesday, 28th March - Mark Conway Project Director for the joint venture consortium, and Sue Stevenson representing the client - Stockport Council, below, with Vice President Frank, gave a very detailed update on the progress of the SEMMMS relief road, which will run from Manchester International Airport to the A6 in it's present form, and hopefully extending to the M60 in the future.


  • ROTARY SWIMATHON 2017

Swimming for Charity

Rotarian Reg Lord blows his whistle to start the swim.

Some of our swimmers with their certificates.

Some of the organising Rotary Team



CLUB VISIT TO MEDIA CITY AT SALFORD QUAYS.

Some pictures of the surrounding buildings


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The BBC studio tour.

Many well known shows are set in this fully equipped studio.


Note the props for Blue Peter.

One of the audio control desks.

 Mike Ramsden about to present the weather forecast.


A short break after an enjoyable tour, thanks to the BBC guides.


11th APRIL  

Dr. Roger Small, and Cllr David Pincombe gave a presentation of the Handforth District Plan.




Some of last year's events 2015 - 2016

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A "Big Cheque" presented to Beryl Grainger (Far Right)

The Mobility & Access Group.

The group will use the donation to fund their activities classes.

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What about Wilmslow in Bloom?

The Rotary Rose Garden planted a few years ago in the Memorial Garden,

  was in full bloom for the Judges to see.

The club set up gazebos for the  light refreshments which were provided

by Hawthorn Deli.

We hope that Wilmslow Town will gain a Gold Award this year

and this wonderful display will help when the Judges make their decision. 

The rose garden has been tended by club members and we anticipate another wonderful display for 2016 shortly. 

The Rotary gardening team

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Yes! Wilmslow did it

See the photo below

Rotarian Geoff Shelmerdine with menbers of Wilmslow Town Council holds on to the Cup

awarded to Wilmslow for the RHS Britain in Bloom Gold and Most Inproved Entry Award

Did the Rotary Rose garden help with the Judges decision?

Wilmslow in Bloom 2015

Members have been active giving the Rose Garden a makeover

ready for another wonderful display to impress the Judges again this year. 

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Do also have a look at the WILMSLOW.CO.UK for other local news.

and also on Facebook

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Pay us a visit at the Deanwater Hotel.
 

Telephone Marianne Martyn on 01625 524 706
 by 12noon on the day before the meeting for more details.

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The Deanwater Hotel
Wilmslow Road
Woodford
Cheshire We meet on Tuesdays at 18:45 (No meeting following a Bank Holiday) The Deanwater Hotel
Wilmslow Road
Woodford
Cheshire SK7 1RJ tel: Venue: 01625 522906 (apologies to 0161 980 7607 by 10:00am on day of meeting)

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