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.
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.
To help with their personal development, youngsters at William Rhodes Junior School in Chesterfield are the beneficiaries of an Usborne Illustrated English Dictionary, courtesy the Rotary Club of Chesterfield.
Chesterfield Rotary president-elect Peter Barr (right), accompanied by community service chairman George Freeman, presented personal copies to Year 6 pupils at the school on Tuesday 19 July 2016. The Dictionary 4 Life project aims to help children develop their facility with the English language and is a national project in support of Rotary International’s emphasis on Literacy.
The crowds flocked in to break all records for the sixth annual Ashover Classic Car & Bike Show which this year raised over £13,500 for the benefit of local charities.
Organised jointly by the Rotary Clubs of Chesterfield, Chesterfield Scarsdale, Clay Cross, and Matlock, the event held on Sunday 24 July 2016 provided a unique showcase for an amazing variety of over 700 classic cars and bikes brought by their proud owners from all over the region.
Best Car was adjudged to be a rare 1960 Bristol 406 with 2.2 straight six triple colex carbs owned by David Mann from Sheffield. Best Bike was adjudged to be an immaculate 1971 Honda K3 Series CL 350cc Street Scrambler owned by Bill Rimmer from North Wingfield.
Eric McCarrison, chairman of the organising committee, said “Over the last six years Rotary has raised getting on for £75,000 for local charities with this popular family event and we want to thank everyone for their continued support, and a big thanks go to all our sponsors, including main sponsor Autoworld.”
The award for ‘Best Car’ being presented by Chesterfield Rotary president Mike Cudzich-Madry to owner David Mann (left)
‘Best Bike’ owner Bill Rimmer (left) being presented with his winning trophy by Chesterfield Rotary president Mike Cudzich-Madry
Chesterfield Rotary president Ian Gaunt with founder members of the new satellite club.
History has been made with the largest expansion of Rotary in Chesterfield for 36 years with the setting up of a new satellite club by the Rotary Club of Chesterfield. The first ten founder members of the newly formed Rotary Satellite Club of Chesterfield (Central) were inducted into Rotary International by Chesterfield Rotary president Ian Gaunt at the club’s monthly meeting held at Brampton Manor, Chesterfield, on Wed 25 May 2016.. A further four founder members are to be inducted next month.
District 1220 Governor Dr Roger Summers, along with DG Elect Colin Gell, District Secretary Dr Jill Bethell, MBE., District Membership Services & Extension Chairman Colin Fox, and members of the Chesterfield club, were also in attendance to welcome the new Rotarians into the worldwide movement of Rotary International and wish the new club well.
The last significant expansion of Rotary in Chesterfield was in 1980 when the Chesterfield Rotary Club was instrumental in setting up the Rotary Club of Chesterfield Scarsdale. The new satellite club aims to be a new way of doing Rotary for busy younger business people from all walks of life who want to use their expertise to help their local community, and have fun doing it.
For more information about the Rotary Satellite Club of Chesterfield (Central) contact secretary
John.email@example.com or ring 01246 555111.
An exciting new Rotary venture has been launched by the Rotary Club of Chesterfield to enable busy younger business people in the town to help others.
The new Rotary Satellite Club of Chesterfield Central, which will meet monthly, has been launched by a group of up to fifteen interested local men and women who, despite being time poor, aim to use their variety of skills to offer help and support to the local community.
This brand new concept in Rotary recognizes that busy professionals in today’s workplace want to do things differently, with less formality, and enjoy a fun social program as well. The new club, which is now set to choose its own projects and priorities, is also part of the worldwide organization of Rotary International. The Rotary Club of Chesterfield will provide any Rotary guidance as required by the new Rotarians.
The new officers of the new club appointed at the launch meeting are chairman Peter Blant (Cheetham Jackson – independent financial planners), secretary John Nettleship (BRM Solicitors), and treasurer Martin Swain (Stopfords – chartered accountants).
The club is due to meet early evening at the Calabria Italian Restaurant in Chesterfield once a month at 5.30pm, and the next full meeting is on Wednesday 20 April 2016 when future plans for projects, fund-raising and further recruitment will be on the agenda.
Potential members can obtain more details from firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 01246 555111.
The annual Rotary sponsored Young Chef Competition 2016 for local schools in Chesterfield brought another close finish from the students taking part. The winner this year was Hannah Parnaby (St Mary’s Catholic High School) for her starter of King Scallops on a bed of pea puree topped with asparagus marinated salad, and a main course of Sea Bass in a white white & cream sauce.
The three other competitors who were all adjudged second equal were:- Alex Stephenson (Whittington Green School), Cameron Mark (Parkside Community School), and Ty Bridges (Springwell Community School). For the fifth year the event was kindly hosted by Parkside Community School and organized for the Rotary Club of Chesterfield by Rotarian Ian Gordon.
Winner Hannah Parnaby (St Mary’s Catholic High School) being presented with the cup by Chesterfield Rotary joint-president David Dolman
A chance to enjoy the taste of some rare Scottish malt whiskies (minimum six different whiskies) in a convivial atmosphere of a private function room at the Olde House, Newbold, Chesterfield, S40 4RN, on Friday 4 March 2016 (7.00pm for 7.30pm).
The evening also includes a traditional Scottish supper of Haggis, Bashed Neeps, and Champit Tatties, the attendance of a Scottish Piper, and there are prizes to be won as well. Tickets for this Scottish treat of an evening are £22 a head.
This annual social event, organised by the Rotary Club of Chesterfield, is open to all Rotarians and their friends. Contact Chesterfield Rotary past-president Jim Haggarty on 01246 239411 to book a place.
Busy younger business people in Chesterfield who want to help others will soon get the chance to get-together with an exciting new Rotary venture. The Rotary Club of Chesterfield is looking to set up a satellite club, which is a brand new concept of Rotary where busy people who are time poor, with a variety of skills to offer, are invited to work with others to give something back to the local community.
Chesterfield Rotary member Rob Woodhead of BRM Solictors said: “Satellite members can meet when it suits them during business hours, or in a bar after work. They get to choose their own projects and priorities but still remain part of the worldwide organization of Rotary International.”
He added: “We recognize that busy professionals will want to do things their own way with less formality and this new satellite club gives them that chance in Chesterfield for the first time.”
A launch meeting for interested people is being held at Calabria Italian Restaurant, Glumangate, Chesterfield, on Wednesday 27 January 2016 from 5.30pm. Potential members can obtain more details from Rob Woodhead 01246 555111 or email email@example.com
Photo credit Ben Keating (cropped)
Chesterfield Rotary past-president Stuart Bradley played his part in helping the nation raise a record-breaking £37 million for this year’s Children In Need Appeal. He provided personal transport in his classic 1972 Porsche 911 Targa to enable popular mascot Pudsey Bear visit all the various fund-raising activities being reported live throughout the day by BBC Radio Derby.