One of the ways that we have kept our Club alive over the last 15 months has been a series of guest speakers, organisd by our President (Prof Simon Burtonshaw Gunn) and delivered via Zoom. These speakers have included:

Our Member of Parliament for the City of Chester on developments in the city and impact of Covid
The Chief Executive of StoryHouse Theatre on impact of Covid on business
The CEO of Chester Zoo on the impact of Covid
A presentation on £72million infrastructure and retail project in Chester City Centre
A senior Chester University Academic presentation on the future of Town Centres
A Professional Virologist presentation on Covid and Polio
The History and origin of surnames – a study from Chester University academic
Retired Senior Police Office new member presentation
Retired Mental Health Nurse new member presentation
Presentation on alcoholism in Manchester
Presentation on the new Clatterbridge Cancer Care Hospital in Liverpool
Water Aid presentation
North West England Region RNLI presentation
Presentation on the history of the Manchester Ship Canal
Chair of Trustees presentation on the Charity ‘The Earl of Chester’s Fund’
Senior Engagement Manager presentation on the multi-million pound HS2 infrastructure project
Planned presentation on the Rotary Passport Club initiative
Presentation on the use of unused retail premises in Chester for pop-up Art space
Presentation on Port Grocery who collect food from wholesalers and distribute to local people
Presentation on Flynn’s Port in a Storm Crisis Club based in Ellesmere Port.

We anticipate a presentation next week about the Rotary Passport Club, a new initiative in District 1180. With our Club Assembly on 21 June, that will complete an unusual Presidential year for Simon.

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