The latest newsletter from our Hearing Ambassadors is linked below
If you have not received a copy of our own bi-annual district magazine ‘Rotary Review’, you can read it online here.
IPDG Cheryle writes;
Well done and Thank You to each and every one of you for all your hard work and enthusiasm. I am so proud of all you have done to help others in your Local Communities and beyond. You have changed very many Lives and given them hope for the Future.
It was truly very difficult to select the Winners for Awards and Trophies as you all deserve them !!
It has been a Joy and a Privilege being DG . Thank You.
With every good wish for your success and happiness in this new Rotary Year
District Trophies Awarded
|Attribute||Trophy||Receiving club 2019|
|All round club||Gordon Taylor||Retford|
|Best project||Ernest Pappin||Chesterfield Scarsdale|
|Club Bulletin||George Curley||Kirkby in Ashfield|
|Endeavour||Mike Herbert Award||Eckington and District|
|Foundation||Martin Tubbs||Chesterfield Scarsdale|
|Vale of Belvoir|
|Interact||Ray Gill||Belper and Duffield|
|Rotaract||June and Paul Gaunt Rotaract Award||Nottingham|
|Membership||Bernard Simcox||Burton on Trent|
|Membership increase||Lionel Howard||Sheffield|
|Public relations||Roy Richardson||Mansfield|
|True Grit||Neil Sharman||Ripley|
|Working together||Peter Moralee||Kirkby in Ashfield|
|Sutton in Ashfield|
|Youth Service||Rami Seth||Chesterfield Scarsdale|
Before the DG presentation, joint Presidents Maggie and Jane announced that our Club had received a new District Award, the Cheryle Berry Rotakids Award, to be shared with Retford RC.
David gave us some background information on himself, showing his worldwide work as Export Manager of Coats Viyella, more latterly with East Midlands Chamber of Commerce on Trade Missions. He also accompanied our 2013 GSE team on the trip to Nepal. Born in Glasgow, he had links with youth with Cubs, Scouts, Youth Club Leader, moving on to Round Table, moving to Derbyshire 25 years ago, training a young Rugby squad. He moved on to his Rotary visit to the New Presidents Convention, showing us a 2 minute video from Mark Maloney that inspired the new ‘strap line’ of “Rotary connects the World” and out lining the objective of “Grow Rotary”.
David was taking up the challenge working with The Chamber of Commerce and promoting the Corporate Social Responsibility programme/opportunities.
Overall an energetic, inspiring presentation that reflects his personality.
Maggie then gave a heartfelt ‘Vote of Thanks’, suggesting that his District Conference Theme of “The Difference is you” should provide a platform to grow Rotary driven by his dynamic, cheerful personality. She confessed to being born in Scotland herself, being a Scottish Highland dancer and looking forward to a “Gay Gordons” at the Conference with David?!
During the Christmas Period 2018, the Rotary Club of Wortley carried out the following:-
- provided Santa at Fox Valley.
- covered some Santa duties at Wentworth Garden Centre.
- visited a number of Care Home in the area to sing carols to the residents, including Denby Dale (where one of our Honorary members resides).
- visited Woolley Wood School (small primary special school for children with severe and complex learning difficulties and disabilities) to hand out goodies.
- carried out Santa Sleigh Runs in the Don Valley (Stocksbridge -> Wharncliffe Side -> Worrall -> Wisewood -> Oughtibridge -> Stocksbridge) -December 20th
and: Wortley -> High Green -> Chapeltown -> Grenoside -> Ecclesfield -> Chapeltown -> Thorpe Hesley on Christmas Eve.
All the events combined raised just over £3,000 – some has already benefitted Stocksbridge Park Steels Defibrillator fund as already reported in Look Local.:-
Fundraising Event – https://issuu.com/looklocalnewspaper/docs/issuu_1042/15
Cheque Presentation:- https://issuu.com/looklocalnewspaper/docs/issuu_1045/5
We have also been involved in a joint project with Ecclesfield Parish Council to provide Defibrillators around the local area as also reported in the Look Local paper:- https://issuu.com/looklocalnewspaper/docs/issuu_1049/6
Thanks to all who volunteered to man the events, and to all who turned out to support them and visit Santa or contribute to the bucket collections.
We welcomed DG Cheryle Berry to our club meeting on February 25th this year to talk to to us about Kerala and “Prepare to save a Life”, before helping our President Steve Knight to present a cheque for £2,500 to Abbie Pervin from The Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity – This was the biggest beneficiary from last year’s Vintage and Classic Car Rally.
Music in the Gardens gives 100% of the event’s profits to charity. Each year, six main charities are selected from applications to receive a split of 50% of the profits plus the income derived from nightly bucket collection and programme sales. The remainder is donated in various directions. In 2018 Music in the Gardens distributed £58,000 both directly to charities and in-directly through “rewards” to Rotary Clubs for helping organise Music in the Gardens conditional that the money is allocated to charities. The “trickle-down” effect of where the money raised by Music in the Gardens ends up is impressive.
2018’s Main Beneficiaries
- Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind
- W.O.R.K. (Worthwhile Occupational & Creational Krafts)
- Huntingdon’s Disease Association
- Weston Park Cancer Charity
- Lighthouse Homes (Rotherham)
Other direct supported charities:
- Sheffield Botanical Gardens Trust
- Rotary International Foundation
- Music in the Gardens Charity (working capital for 2019)
Distribution via Rotary Clubs:
Abbeydale Rotary Club:
- Education Project – Albania
Eckington Rotary Club:
- Blue Bell Wood
- The Penguin Club
- Eckington Town Team
Rotherham Sitwell Rotary Club:
- Start a Heart 24:7
- Maples Cancer Care
- Headway Rotherham
- Shiloh Rotherham
Sheffield Rotary Club:
- Edale & Woodhead Mountain Rescue
- Sheffield Disadvantaged Children’s Holiday Charity
- Basket Ball Initiative for Disadvantaged Teens
Wortley Rotary Club:
- Rotary District 1220 Sand Dams Project
- Ghana Outlook
- Support Dogs – Sheffield
- Cavendish Cancer Care
- Prostate Cancer UK
In addition Music in the Gardens supports The Sheffield Philharmonic Orchestra, The Unite the Union Brass Band and many local suppliers of equipment and services for printing, design, hire, catering and security.
Join us for this year’s event 5th – 7th July.
Details at www.musicinthegardens.co.uk
More recruitment of new members for the expanding Rotary Satellite Club of Chesterfield, which continues to attract busy younger professionals in the town wanting to do their bit for the local community. The latest to be inducted into the worldwide Rotary movement, by Chesterfield Rotary president Barry Thompson, are IT company director, Andrew Thompson, and insurance advisor, Phil Coates, and he was assisted by Satellite Club chairman Peter Blant.
The Rotary Club of Chesterfield is delighted to support the ‘Three Bedded Bays Project’ at Ashgate Hospicecare, a £750k major upgrade of the in-patient bays to provide a more flexible, cost effective, pleasant environment. This donation of £2,750 is from part of the proceeds of Chesterfield Rotary’s 2018 Eckington Classic Car & Bike Show held at Renishaw Hall.
The final of the Chesterfield Public Speaking Competition for local secondary schools was held on Friday 18 January 2019 and organised by Chesterfield Rotary for the 53rd consecutive year.
The winner, in a high-quality competition, was Iona Blair from St Mary’s Catholic High School, with her political talk on ‘What’s the point of public demonstrations’.
Runners-up were, Megan Trevis from Hasland Hall Community School, Abigail Maycook from Whittington Green School, and Leo Andrews also from St Marys. Organiser was rotarian Paul Davies, secretary of the Rotary Satellite Club of Chesterfield, who congratulated all the finalists on their excellent talks.