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Serving the community in quick time

Serving the community in quick time

In just three months, a group of local residents in Nantwich have come together to form one of Rotary’s newest clubs, and they’re already getting stuck in supporting their local community.

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…

Posted by Wych-Malbank Rotary – Nantwich on Wednesday, 8 August 2018

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.”

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