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Kirkby prepares for End Polio week

Kirkby prepares for End Polio week


Kirkby ‘End Polio’ Week – October 19th to 26th

Kirkby Rotary Club and Ashfield District Council are co-operating to support World Polio Day on 24th October. Thanks to half a dozen club members who are in touch with other community organisations, such is the enthusiastic response that the whole week is now dedicated to the cause of helping finally to eradicate the disease from the world.

This is the programme, so far:
W/c Sun Oct 19 The following organisations sell badges during the week: ADC Urban Road reception desk and office and Northern Depot, Sutton; Ashwood, Forest Hill Methodist, St John’s, St Wilfrid’s and All Saints Annesley Churches; and Acacia Community Centre

Mon Oct 20 Annesley Primary School plant bulbs in Kingsway Park at 11 am.

Tue Oct 21 Kingsway Primary School plant at the Shoulder of Mutton site, 2 pm.

Wed Oct 22 Kingsway School’s Wear Purple Day including a short presentation to pupils at the assembly.

Fri Oct 24 Orchard Primary School plant crocus bulbs in Kingsway Park at around 10 am The school also have a Wear Purple Day. Greenwood Primary School have a Wear Purple Day, make purple cakes; do purple finger painting; from 10.30 am several classes have a short presentation from Rotarian Mike Lee. ADC Urban Road office staff have a Wear Purple Day Kirkby Rotary badge-selling at Morrisons Supermarket, 10 till 4

ADC will supply the bulbs and Kirkby Rotary Club the badges: we have ordered 17 boxes of badges (50 per box).

At all the bulb planting sessions on the Tuesday and Friday we are expecting hierarchy from ADC and KRC to attend and give short speeches.

ADC and KRC are organising publicity, centring on the co-operation between ADC, Rotary and the schools, churches, etc and featuring the bulb plantings. All the above events will be photographed, if possible. Media invited to selected events. Featured daily on ADC social networking media and website.

Two plaques will be located one at each of the two sites, bearing a suitable inscription, and will be installed in the spring when the crocuses are in flower, so making a second publicity story. Funded by ADC

Ron Walker

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Church Wilne 9th Annual Horse Ride

Once again the weather was kind to us, in fact with the lack of recent rain the fields were quite hard under hoof but the horses appeared to have no problems. As usual the local farmers deserve a big thank you for letting us form a ride through an area not usually available to the public.

In all 222 horses rode the course of which 64 entered on the day and we were pleased to have 72 marshals which contributed to the smooth running of the event. £148 was collected in buckets at the car park and £130 came from sales at the Beer tent.
All proceeds, £8,000 in total, will go to the Children’s and Derbyshire Air Ambulance split 50/50.

 

 

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Boost for three local charities

Boost for three local charities

Car Show 2Record proceeds from a Classic Car and Bike Show held at Renishaw Hall last June have now been shared out between three worthy local charities. The annual event, organised by the Rotary Club of Chesterfield, this year raised over £7,000 resulting in healthy donations of £2,350 each being made to Ashgate Hospice, Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, and Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity.
Chesterfield Rotary president John Roberts presented the cheques at a special ceremony held at the Olde House, Newbold, on Friday 12 September to representative of the three charities. Also in attendance was Tony Cordin, group operations director of Autoworld, the charity event’s main sponsor.

Main organiser, past president Stuart Bradley said: “There was a record turnout for the 2014 event which means Rotary this year is able to make another significant donation to these three deserving local charities.”

He added: “Renishaw Hall is the perfect venue for this annual charitable event which we have run successfully for several years, raising thousands of pounds in support of these important local charities.”

Ester Price from Ashgate Hospice reported that even more patients were being cared for and a new £1 million appeal was due to be launched in October. The aim is to raise funds to cover a £250,000 a year budget deficit for the next two years, and £500k needed for urgent building maintenance work on the original grade II listed building, which is believed to date back to 1674.

Helen Mower from Bluebell Wood reported that the donation would fund one month of children’s activities in the messy play room; a room which is bursting with fun, games, arts and crafts, painting, and sensory play with activity coordinators.

Lucy King from Weston Park reported that the Cancer Hospital Charity was this year celebrating its 20th anniversary and was thankful to the many supporters who had helped raise over £16 million in that time. Weston Park is a leading centre for pioneering cancer research, treatment and care that provides vital services for the 60,000 cancer patients in this region.

President John Roberts presents cheques (from l to r) to Lucy King, community fundraiser for Weston Park Cancer Charity, Helen Mower, head of fundraising for Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice, and Ester Preston, director of fundraising and marketing for Ashgate Hospice. Also pictured past president Stuart Bradley (left) and Tony Cordon of Autoworld

President John Roberts presents cheques (from l to r) to Lucy King, community fundraiser for Weston Park Cancer Charity, Helen Mower, head of fundraising for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, and Ester Preston, director of fundraising and marketing for Ashgate Hospice. Also pictured past president Stuart Bradley (left) and Tony Cordon of Autoworld

The main sponsor of this charity event is Autoworld, one of the leading New and Used Car dealerships in Derbyshire and the Midlands. Other sponsors include:- CMC Motorcycles, PCS Motor Factors, Noble Motorsport, BRM Solicitors, Stuart Bradley Jewellers.

The date has been fixed for next year when the Classic Car & Bike Show will once again be held at Renishaw Hall on Wednesday 10 June 2015.

For more information about Chesterfield Rotary go to www.chesterfieldrotary.co.uk

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Conference Programme and Early Bird

Conference Programme and Early Bird


There is still time to Register

 http://www.1220conference.org.uk/registration.html

Conference Registration at £40 has been extended to September 15th
Gala Dinner Booking closes on 10th September
This is your Conference, so be there for fun, friendship and to build your knowledge and enthusiasm for OUR ROTARY

 

The District Conference programme is now available. See below.

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Steve’s Scribbles

District Governor Stephen Lawes

District Governor Stephen Lawes

Well another Rotary year has started and the wheel keeps on turning.  It has been two weeks since IPDG Peter handed the chain across at a District Handover, and I was honoured to take up the mantle for this coming year.

Since then I have been busy with Official and Informal Club visits, I have already met many of the hard working Rotarians of the District, and I have heard about the many projects that they intend to undertake.  I have been accompanied by members of my home club who have acted as duty driver and I hope that they too will see the wider picture of Rotary within D1220.

I believe that communications is the key to success and to this extent it is my intention to write a short newsletter each month which will be enhanced by “The Blog” so that everyone in the District can learn what is going on and to see the antics of the DG.

We face some great challenges both this year and in the future, the biggest of which is the declining membership within Rotary.  How we do this will not be easy, and I urge you all to try and look at ways of ensuring the name of Rotary will be as strong as ever in D1220 in the future. I would also like to emphasise that the District Team is not there to dictate, we are there to help and assist where ever we can.  Sometimes the message to clubs from district can seem autocratic, however on many occasions we are only relaying instructions from RI and RIBI. I personally wish to get away from the image that has built up over the years of us and them; we are, after all, Rotarians just trying to serve.

Finally, I would like to remind you about Conference which will be held on the week-end of 3rd to 5th October in Llandudno.  The team have been working hard to put together a very good programme for your entertainment.  There is an excellent web page on Conference with information on what is happening and with a link to electronic registration should you wish to do so.  Jan and I look forward to seeing you all there.

Have a good year of Fellowship and Fun as we ‘Light Up Rotary’ in D1220.

 

Steve

District Governor 2014-15

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Ashover Classic Car & Bike Show – 27th July 2014

Ashover Classic Car & Bike Show – 27th July 2014

Local charities are once again set to benefit when hundreds of classic cars and bikes turn up at the picturesque Ashover Show Ground, near Chesterfield, for an all-day rally, which could raise thousands of pounds for local charities.

Believed to be the East Midlands’ best Classic Car & Bike Show of the year runs from 10.00am to 4.00pm on Sunday 27 July 2014, and will be attended by enthusiasts from all over the region and is expected to include classic cars, bikes and scooters from all eras.
Organised jointly for the fourth year running by the Rotary Clubs of Chesterfield, Chesterfield Scarsdale, Clay Cross and Matlock, there will be attractions for all the family, with a variety of refreshment stands and licensed bars. There is also musical entertainment and displays in the main event arena, kids’ rides, and a large side show with Autojumble and an Arts and Craft Fair.

Entry for exhibitors is £5 per classic car/bike to include two adults. Public car parking is free, admission: £5 per person (under 12s go free, but must be accompanied by an adult).

The Ashover Show Ground is located at Rectory Fields, Milken Lane, Ashover, S45 0BA.

The main sponsor of this charity event is Autoworld, one of the leading New and Used Car dealerships in Derbyshire and the Midlands. Other sponsors include:- CMC Motorcycles, PCS Motor Factors, Noble Motorsport, BRM Solicitors, Castle Graphics, Stuart Bradley Jewellers.

For more details of this great day out for all the family go to www.ashoverclassics.co.uk or email info@ashoverclassics.co.uk

Posted in: Chesterfield, Chesterfield Scarsdale, ClayCross, Events, Matlock

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Rob Caskie Talks About South Pole Explorers

Rob Caskie Talks About South Pole Explorers

Many Rotarians enjoyed Rob Caskie’s talk on The Anglo-Zulu Wars last year and he is returning in October to Long Eaton. This time he will enthral us with stories about the intrepid explorers Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton and their contrasting but heroic attempts to reach the South Pole.

The talk will take place on Thursday 16th October 2014 at The Chatsworth Arts Centre in Long Eaton, commencing at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced at £12.50 and all profits go to End Polio Now.

As tickets sold out well ahead of last year’s event, anyone interested in hearing Rob on his brief visit to the UK should contact Paul Burrows as soon as possible on 07539 228682 or via email at p.burrows37@ntlworld.com

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