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Rotary Amber Valley and District 1220 help young gymnasts reach the ‘high bar.’

Rotary Amber Valley along with District  1220 have helped provide additional equipment to Amber Valley Gymnastics Academy. 

Club members gathered during half term

The new vault run, spring board and vault will help young people from around Derbyshire progress to national and international standards.

Amber Valley donated £500 with a further £500 from District funds. President Howard Doran presented a cheque for just over £1000 to Jenny Clay, Performance Director who said, “Support  from Rotary will help in the development our talented young people.”

Rotarians Howard and David Hickton saw over one hundred girls (boys night is Friday) performing on mat, bar and beam to an astoundingly high standard. 

David said, “Rotary have an emphasis on supporting young people and seeing these young people performing I feel I have been at an Olympic Games performance. What a fantastic advert for young people in Amber Valley and Derbyshire.”

Andy Sverloff (gym manager) President Howard Doran, Jenny Clay  ( Gym Performance Director) and Rotarian David Hickton (Chair of Club Young People Committee) 

The red mat shown in this video is the same type as the one to be bought – but the young woman ‘tumbling’ – wow !!! Talk about Rotary in Action!!!

Young gymnast Annabell Rigby gives Rotary photographer (oh – and Granpa) the ‘thumbs up’

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New Members

Amber Valley (again)

One week after three new members joined Amber Valley as joint Presidents Glyn Allsop and Howard Doran welcomed Graham Sisson. Glyn said, “It’s always great to welcome new members but four in two weeks is a real pleasure.”

Graham whose background is engineering at Rolls Royce lives in Belper. Known to a number of Rotarians through his amateur musical career, he is also a keen golfer at Horsley Lodge Golf Club.  Graham said, “I look forward to helping with the many Rotary projects and getting to know members better.”

Welcome Graham.

Joint Presidents Glyn Allsop and Howard Doran welcome Graham Sisson (centre)

Amber Valley

Rotary Amber Valley recently installed three new members.

Joint Presidents Glyn Allsop and Howard Doran welcomes Chris and Keith Blackman along with Vera Dilks.

Vera Is a well know local Ripley woman having been a teacher at Ripley Academy, and Inner Wheel Chair, whilst Chris and Keith have recently moved to Derbyshire from the South.

Each were presented with Rotary membership certificates by President Howard.

Ravenshead & Blidworth

Jan 29th 2020 we were fortunate to welcome two new members to our club; Kamal and Lorraine. President Elect Richard performed the simple ceremony and presented each with a new member welcome pack and badges.

Being Rotarians Kamal and Lorraine are able to attend Rotary meetings and meet Rotarians throughout the world.

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