LYMM Rotary Club has been saved from closure after “overwhelming support” from the local community, including former members, who have put forward a rescue package.
The support followed a report by warrington-worldwide highlighting the club was set to close due to lack of members after 84 years serving the local community.
Now members have been overwhelmed by messages of support and offers to join the Club, some from past members and some from people with no previous Rotary connections.
At a special “zoom” meeting planned for tomorrow Wednesday, June 17, the Club will reverse the earlier decision and members will go on to secure the future of the Club while awaiting the arrival of additional members. To sustain the club and its commitments to the Float and Senior Citizens’ Party among others, it is vital that new members participate in Club campaigns and activities.
President Alan Edwards said: “This gives us a chance to renew the Club and as soon as we are allowed to gather together, we will organise a meeting for members and prospective members to set out ideas and plans for the future of the Club.”
Club spokesperson Terry Probert added: “Members of Lymm Rotary never wanted to see the Club close but did not feel able to continue to meet expectations with so few members. We are grateful to Warrington Worldwide & Lymm Life for bringing a desperate situation to the notice of the public. Local people have responded overwhelmingly with offers to join and support the Club. One new member has signed up already, former Rotarians have stated that they will return and we are in touch with several people wanting to join. The Club looks forward to a new era for Rotary in Lymm. The door is still open for more new members, please contact me on 07963 059599.”