Saughall Rotary Club were formed in 2009, and our first President was Carl Jones.
The founder members were :-
Lucy Ashworth, Dawn Beech, Claire Bell, Michael Bell, John Chadwick, Beryl Cotton, Tony Cotton, Gerard Edwards,
Kathryn Fagan, Peter Halford, Corin Parry, Amanda Hughes, Carl Jones, Helen Thorniley Jones, John Jones
Margaret Jones, Gary Mansfield, Julie Neenan, Martin Neenan,Frank Roxburgh, P J Thorniley, Elaine Tobin,
Jon Tobin, Anne Walker, Craig Warburton & Melanie Warburton
Carl Jones PHF 09-10, Beryl Cotton 10-11, Martin Neenan PHF 11-12, Jon Tobin 12-13
Saughall Rotary Club is part of Rotary International. Rotary is an international
service organisation service organisation whose stated purpose is to bring together
business and professional people in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage
high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.
It is an organization open to all persons regardless of race, colour, creed, religion,
gender, or political preference. There are 34,282 clubs and over 1.2 million members
The members of Rotary Clubs are known as Rotarians. Members usually meet weekly
for breakfast, lunch or dinner, which is a social event as well as an opportunity to
organize work on their service goals. Rotary's primary motto is "Service above Self";
Saughall Rotary Club meet every Thursday 7.00 for 7.30pm,
generally at The Greyhound Inn, Saughall.
Our president for 2013-2014 is Julie Davey.
I became President of the Rotary Club of Saughall on the 1st of July 2013 and life has not been dull
ever since. We are a lively bunch of people and we enjoy working hard to help our local community
and international causes also. Our club is involved in various fundraising events such as the Beer festival
when we work alongside Chester Round Table. We also have village based events such as quiz nights and
In December we can be seen out with our Sleigh and Father Christmas.
This year we have been working towards the forming of the University of Chester Rotaract Club and we
are delighted that their Charter will be awarded in December. It is exciting to think of a very enthusiastic
group of 18 to 30 year olds working to help others, having and making friendships that will last a lifetime.
Besides all the fundraising we do enjoy a great social life and participate in lots of different activities.
I can thoroughly recommend Rotary as a worthy cause and know that anyone joining our club would really
enjoy being a member.
It has been a life changing experience for me.
The District Conference
The District Conference was held at the Celtic Royal Hotel, Caernarfon on 16th
Seven members of our Club attended.
Rotarians Beryl and Tony Cotton
President Julie Davey
President Elect Helen Thorniley Jones
Rotarian Pam Drew
Rotarian Carol Parry
Rotarians Terry and Annette Coyne-Clarke
plus Christina Cooper - one of the new Rotaractors from the University of
Chester Rotaract Club
All the presentations were excellent - especially the one by our very own
Rotarian Carol Parry who gave a power point presentation on the Club’s Swaziland
Project.- the Road to the Future
RC City of Liverpool also spoke about their HIV project in Uganda. One of the
highlights was the presentation by Rotarian Robert Scott, Rotary Club of
Cobourg, D7070 Canada who was present at conference to represent the President
of Rotary International. He received a standing ovation on his talk on the
eradication of polio.
Other presentations were on Rotary Against Slavery - very heartbreaking and
Bringing peace after Conflict - Rev. Marcus Robinson and one from the Citizens
Four Rotarians stayed over and enjoyed the evening dinner, entertainment and
It was a truly inspirational and enjoyable weekend - making new Rotary friends
and renewing old acquaintances.