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Recognition for Rotary’s new Satellite Club

Members of the recently formed Rotary Satellite Club of Chesterfield have significantly contributed to a prestigious award presented each year to only one club in Rotary District 1220, which covers 69 Rotary clubs throughout Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire and parts of Lincolnshire. The Gordon Taylor Trophy for the Best Club in District 1220 has been presented to Chesterfield Rotary Club by District Governor Michael Longdon, not only for its varied programme of charitable events, but mainly for being the first club to set up a thriving satellite club of busy younger business people in the town. Chesterfield president Peter Barr shared the success with satellite club members at their July monthly meeting held at Brampton Manor. For more details about the Rotary Satellite Club of Chesterfield contact secretary Rachel Trueman 07792 719 238.

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Ashover Classic Car & Bike Show 2017

There was another good attendance for this year’s Ashover Classic Car & Bike Show held at Rectory Fields, Ashover, on Sunday 23 July 2017. Hundreds turned out for the show which is organised jointly by the Rotary Club’s of Chesterfield, Chesterfield Scarsdale, Clay Cross and Matlock.  The event raises thousands for local charities. 

Best car was a 1935 Derby Bentley Park Ward Drophead 3 1/2 litre owned by John Wilkes from Wingerworth.  Best bike was a 1937 1000cc Ariel Square Four owned by Peter Kirkman from Matlock.

Trophies were presented to the two winners by Clay Cross Rotary president Sally Jackson.  Rotary wishes to thank everyone who supported the event.

 

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Chesterfield receives ‘Best all-round club’ award

The Rotary Club of Chesterfield has been adjudged the best all-round club, out of 69 Rotary clubs in the district covering Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire, and parts of Lincolnshire, for Rotary Year 2016-17.

The Gordon Taylor Trophy for the Best Club in District 1220 was presented by district governor Michael Longdon on his official visit to the Chesterfield Rotary club on Friday 7 July 2017.

This prestigious award not only recognises the club’s varied programme of charitable community projects for both young and old, but success in promoting Rotary’s aims by the innovative setting up of an associated satellite club for busy younger business people in the Chesterfield area – the first such club in District 1220.

The Rotary Satellite Club of Chesterfield with fifteen founder members is chaired by local independent financial adviser, Peter Blant, and meets monthly at Brampton Manor. Ring 07977 730 354 for details of satellite club membership.

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Ashover Classic Car & Bike Show – Sunday 23 July 2017

Ashover Classic Car & Bike Show – Sunday 23 July 2017

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 is expected to raise thousands of pounds for local charities.

Believed to be the East Midlands’ best Classic Car & Bike Show of the year, it runs from 10.00am to 4.00pm on Sunday 23 July 2017.  It 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 seventh year running by the Rotary Clubs of Chesterfield, Chesterfield Scarsdale, Clay Cross and Matlock this annual charity event has now raised a total of over £70,000 for local charities.

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.

This year, specialists from event partner H&H Classics, Europe’s largest specialist classic vehicle auction house will be in attendance at the show. The H&H team, in association with the UK’s specialist insurance and valuation expert for classic cars, Hagerty International, will be able to discuss just about everything to do with the cars from condition, history and a general idea of what it might be worth. If required they can also put owners in touch with Hagerty International for a formal valuation.

For more information about H&H Classics go to www.handh.co.uk or to discuss anything specific contact Laurence Houlden on 07968 195 703 or email laurence.houlden@handh.co.uk

Stuart Bradley from the organising committee, said: “This annual event has proved very popular with classic car and bike enthusiasts because of its ideal location in the Derbyshire countryside in the lovely village of Ashover

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 Stoneacre, one of the most successful and fastest growing motor groups in the UK. Other sponsors include:- JCT600 (Mecedes Benz Chesterfield), The Van Yard, PCS Motor Factors, BRM Solicitors, Sally Botham Estates, Saxton Mee, Bothams Mitchell Slaney, 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

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Free Valuations at Charity Classic Car and Bike Show 2017

Free Valuations at Charity Classic Car and Bike Show 2017

Hundreds of classic cars and bikes from all eras will once again be converging on picturesque Renishaw Hall, Eckington, near Chesterfield (S21 3WB), on Wednesday 14 June 2017, for one of the region’s biggest classic car and bike shows.

Organised each year by the Rotary Club of Chesterfield, the event is set to raise thousands of pounds for four local charities, Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, Chesterfield’s Ashgate Hospicecare, Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity, and new this year for the first time, Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

The rally attended by enthusiasts from all over the area is open from 3.00pm until 8.00pm, no pre-booking required.

Main organiser, Alan Clarke of Chesterfield Rotary Club, said: “Renishaw Hall is the perfect venue for this charitable event which we have run successfully for several years now to provide much-needed financial support for these key local charities.”

He added “We are delighted that, for the second year running, we are being supported in the running of the event by members of our new Rotary Satellite Club of Chesterfield, which meets monthly for busy younger professionals in the Chesterfield area.

There will be a variety of stalls and amusements, plus refreshments and bar will also be available. Admission is £5 for show cars and bikes, £10 visitors’ cars (passengers free), pedestrians £3. For more information please contact main organiser Alan Clarke on 01246 811616 or mobile 07875 958 337..

The main sponsor of this charity event is Stoneacre, one of the most successful and fastest growing motor groups in the UK. Other sponsors include:- JCT600 (Mecedes Benz Chesterfield), The Van Yard, PCS Motor Factors, BRM Solicitors, Stuart Bradley Jewellers.

FREE VALUATIONS

There is a unique opportunity for motor enthusiasts from across the region displaying their classic cars at this year’s Eckington Classic Car and Bike Show. For the very first-time owners can find out how much their pride and joy is worth.

This year, specialists from event partner H&H Classics, Europe’s largest specialist classic vehicle auction house will be in attendance at the show. The H&H team, in association with the UK’s specialist insurance and valuation expert for classic cars, Hagerty International, will be able to discuss just about everything to do with the cars from condition, history and a general idea of what it might be worth. If required they can also put owners in touch with Hagerty International for a formal valuation.

For more information about H&H Classics go to www.handh.co.uk or to discuss anything specific contact Laurence Houlden on 07968 195 703 or email laurence.houlden@handh.co.uk

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Satellite Club Quiz Night raises £630 for charity

The first ever Charity Quiz Night organised by the recently-formed Rotary Satellite Club of Chesterfield has raised £630 to be shared by three local charities:- Ashgate Hospicecare, Sheffield Children’s Hospital, and Wirksworth based Rotary Aquabox, which is a leading provider of clean water and other humanitarian aid to disasters around the World.

The first winners of the new Challenge Trophy was ‘The Fab Five’.

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The fun event, supported by around 100 people, was held at the Fox & Goose on Thursday 17 November 2016 and was organised by rotarian Paul Davies of the Satellite Club.

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Rotary Shares Benefits of Classic Car Show

Three local charities have shared the proceeds from the successful Eckington Classic Car & Bike Show organised by the Rotary Club of Chesterfield at Renishaw Hall in June each year.

Ashgate Hospicecare, Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospital, and Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity have this year each received £2,900 each as a result of this popular event.

The latest presentation was made to Lynn Jones, community fundraiser for Ashgate Hospicecare, at the October meeting of the newly-formed Rotary Satellite Club of Chesterfield, whose membership of younger professionals helped steward the event.

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Pictured are Lynn Jones with satellite club chairman Peter Blant, satellite club secretary John Nettleship (right), and car show main organiser Alan Clarke (left).

The Rotary Satellite Club of Chesterfield meets on the last Wednesday of each month at Bramption Manor, Chesterfield (5.30pm). To enquire about membership contact secretary John Nettleship on 01246 555111.

The date of the 2017 Eckington Classic Car & Bike Show has already been announced, it will be held at Renishaw Hall on Wednesday 14 June 2017.

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Creative Talents on Show

An Art Exhibition has been commended for showcasing the creative work of talented local students from eight senior schools in Chesterfield. 

Local people flocked to see over 500 high-quality and diverse art exhibits on display at St Andrews United Reformed Church over the weekend of 8th and 9th October 2016. 

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The successful event, organized jointly by the Rotary Club of Chesterfield in conjunction with local schools, was officially opened by the Mayor of Chesterfield, Cllr Steve Brunt, who congratulated the students and presented certificates.  

The eight senior schools taking part were:- Brookfield, Hasland Hall, Outwood Academy Newbold, Netherthorpe, Parkside, Springwell College, St Mary’s Catholic High School, and Whittington Green. 

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Chesterfield Junior Schools Verse-speaking Competition

Youngsters from local primary schools in the Chesterfield area took part in the annual Junior Verse-Speaking Competition, organised for the 29th year by the Rotary Club of Chesterfield.

The overall competition winner, who was presented with a trophy, was Ethan Woolley with his rendition of the poem Columbus.

All the entrants received a prize for their efforts. Competition judges were Chesterfield Rotary president Mike Cudzich-Madry, Chesterfield Inner Wheel past-president Margaret Mitchell, and local school teacher Judy Stone.

The event, which was held at Calow C of E Primary School on Tuesday 18 October 2016, was once again organised by Chesterfield Rotary past-president David Windle.

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Art Exhibition To Showcase The Work of Local Students

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A view from the 2015 event

An Art Exhibition is set to showcase the creative work of local students from nine senior schools in Chesterfield.

The event, organised by the Rotary Club of Chesterfield in conjunction with local schools, is being held for a second year at St Andrew’s United Reformed Church, Newbold Road, Chesterfield on 8th and 9th October 2016 and will be officially opened by the Mayor of Chesterfield, Cllr Steve Brunt, at 10.00am on Saturday 8 October.

The nine schools planning to take part are: Brookfield, Hasland Hall, Outwood Academy Newbold, Netherthorpe, Parkside, Springwell College, St Mary’s Catholic High School, Tupton Hall, and Whittington Green. All students exhibiting will receive a certificate.

Exhibition opening times: Saturday 8 October 2016, from 10.00am to 4.00pm, and Sunday 9 October 2016 from 1.00pm to 4.00pm. Admission is free.

Building on the success of last year when five local schools took part, the art exhibition this year is expected to fully utilise all areas of St Andrews United Reformed Church, including for the first time the Church Sanctuary, as well as, the main church hall and its side rooms.

Main Rotary co-ordinator is rotarian Ian Gordon of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield.

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