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Record Attendance for Chesterfield Senior School’s Art Exhibition

Talented local art students from eight local senior schools were rewarded with a record attendance at this year’s Chesterfield Senior School’s Art Exhibition, which provided a showcase for over 200 high-quality art exhibits.

Held over the weekend of Saturday 7th October and Sunday 8th October 2017, it was once again jointly organized in conjunction with local schools, by the Rotary Club of Chesterfield and St Andrew’s United Reformed Church, Newbold Road, Chesterfield, where the event was held.

It was officially opened by the Mayor of Chesterfield, Cllr Maureen Davenport, who commented on the quality and variety of art work on display. She was accompanied by the Mayoress, Mrs Liz Archer.  Also in attendance were Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins, Chesterfield Rotary president Peter Barr, and St Andrew’s Minister, Rev John Cook, who hosted the opening ceremony.

All the art students are being presented with a certificate of participation, and one student is being presented with independently adjudged, Ian Gordon Art Prize for an Outstanding Exhibit. This is in memory of Chesterfield Rotarian Ian Gordon who, as an elder of St Andrew’s United Reformed Church, was the inspiration for the schools’ art exhibition, now in its third year. He sadly passed away just two weeks before this year’s exhibition. The award will be presented at the art student’s own school on a later date.

The eight participating senior schools were: Brookfield Community School, Hasland Hall Community School, Netherthorpe School, Outwood Academy Newbold, Parkside Community School, Shirebrook Academy, St Mary’s Catholic High School, Whittington Green School.

On behalf of the joint organizers, Chesterfield Rotary president Peter Barr, said: “A big thank you to all the talented art students, and art teachers from the participating schools who supported them, and the steady stream of visitors who turned up in record numbers to make the exhibition this year such an outstanding success.”

 

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Farmer’s Daughter booked for Rotary birthday celebration

A Derbyshire hill farmer’s daughter is set to entertain guests at a special 95th birthday celebration with hilarious tales about growing up in the countryside. 

Having been raised on a hill farm in the Derbyshire High Peak, Lydia Slack has now become a highly-rated public speaker and shares her character-building experiences to audiences all over the country at lunches, dinners, and conferences. She will be the guest speaker when the Rotary Club of Chesterfield celebrates its birthday, which is the 95th year since the club receiving its inaugural charter in 1922. 

The five course anniversary luncheon is being held at Ringwood Hall Hotel on Sunday 5 November 2017 (12.30pm for 1.00pm), and guests are welcome to attend. To book a place contact Mike Cudzich-Madry on 01246 450179 or 07832 130 511.

 

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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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