This section of the website is going to provide a more in depth look at the committee that oversees District 5 and also the clubs within our district.
Focus On Denton Club
Our club was formed in 1947 and we have had two members who were District Chairmen, Lillian McNulty 1963 to 1966 and Kathleen Walker 1991 to 1992.
We support our Rotary club and back in the day we helped them at Christmas with the Santa Sleigh collecting money within the Community. This was celebrated with a Christmas concert in a local Church followed by afternoon tea for the elderly. The IW members made and served the tea and those who attended all left with a gift of a plant to take home with them.
We were connected to the fund raising for setting up a hospice for Tameside in the early years and we now support them with donations with one of our members, Eileen Newton, making and selling marmalade.
We always had a hot pot supper with other clubs invited.
We had many speakers on various topics.
Our member Kathleen Walker who was District Chairman was also member of Council.
Isabel McKnight Association President asked Kathleen Walker to form a choir for the Bournemouth Conference consisting of members from District 5 and District 128. They sang "Any dream will do" which was conducted by Kathleen.
Margaret Cranmer and Kathleen sang a duet "Let here be peace on earth". Many of the choir consisted of Denton club members.
70th Charter Celebration
Up until last year, since member Liz Gibson joined, we had our own personal chef Nigel who cooked delicious meals on the premises at our meeting which makes our club well known amongst the District Chairmen for their visit as it falls at Christmas.
We have had many trips out; Manchester ship canal, afternoon tea, the arboretum etc etc.
We have visited other clubs and supported meetings and events within the district with many members going to conference.
In recent years we have lost many members as they have passed away leaving us with only 10 members.
We have supported many national and local efforts: Women's refuge food bank and shoe boxes.
During the pandemic we kept in touch with each other via telephone or e-mail, unfortunately we were unable to set up zoom meetings but joined in with other clubs.
We met a couple of times in the park after the first lockdown taking our own lunch and socially distancing.
We will be very happy together back to normal catching up and organising fund raising events.
We hope to have a Big Breakfast which we put on a couple of years ago and was a huge success.