Could this be a record?
A Rotary club in Cheshire has taken just 12 weeks from a standing start to recruit members, officially charter and get to work supporting their local community.
The new Wych-Malbank club, which is located in Nantwich, officially chartered on earlier this month, with its 24-strong membership made up of an even split of male and female members.
Wow! What a busy morning it has been!! We are officially the fastest growing new Rotary club! Why not be part of this…
The astonishing fact is how quickly the club came together in barely three months, which is a record in the area, known as District 1180, which covers North Wales, Merseyside, the Wirral and parts of Cheshire – and possibly a record worldwide.
The club follows in the footsteps of another in the area; Bentley Cheshire Rotary, which is made up of employees from the Bentley Motors factory in Crewe.
Both are satellite clubs, taking a different and more modern approach to serving their community through Rotary.
This new club has shown it is possible to get started in such a dynamic and fast way, and I was impressed with the calibre of the new members.”
The new club has already received more than £1,000 in recognition of the work it has done in conjunction with its sponsor Nantwich Rotary club, with another £2,700 on the way.
The new members have been quick to get stuck in, with fundraising events already planned for the rest of the year, including a sold wine tasting evening expected to raise £2,000 for the town’s foodbank, which handed out over 1,000 three-day emergency food packages in 2016.
The club members have also helped out marshalling a local 5km Race for Life, assisted in building an outdoor learning space at a local school and will also be participating in the area’s plastic recycling project alongside other Rotary clubs.
The club meets at breakfast on a Wednesday morning. Steve Martin, District Governor, said: “This new club has shown it is possible to get started in such a dynamic and fast way, and I was impressed with the calibre of the new members.”