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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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International Fundraising evening with Syed Iftikhar

Long Eaton Dawnbreakers are holding an International Fundraising Evening at The Chandelier Indian Restaurant in Long Eaton on Tuesday 29th November starting at 7.00pm.

The evening will include a talk by Rotarian and Consultant Surgeon from Derby Royal Hospital, Syed Iftikhar about his work with a hospital in Pakistan.

Funds from the evening will also go towards projects we support in Ghana and Fiji.

Tickets are just £15 and include a 3 course Indian Meal. Booking in advance required through Rotarian Leon Wade on 07989 959748 or leon@fuguemusic.co.uk or in person at Fugue Music in Long Eaton.

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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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Ravenshead Walk and Soup Lunch

Saturday 8th October 2016

Rotary Club of Ravenshead and Blidworth & Inner Wheel of Ravenshead

Once again we are holding our walk and lunch. There will be a choice of two attractive routes, one of just under three miles and one of five and a half.  There will be an option of minibus transport back from the last check point. This will be followed by a lunch of soup (several choices), dessert and coffee.

The start is any time between 10.30 and 11.15am at Ravens Lodge, the Scout headquarters on Main Road, Ravenshead (B6020).

The price is only £7.50 (children under 12 half price).  Everyone is welcome including children with an adult and well behaved dogs (although dogs are not allowed on the bus or in lunch venue).

If you wish to join us please phone Bob or Sandra Jackson on 01623 793978  (or email bob.jackson@ravenshead-rotary.org.uk) or Mike Lee on 01623 409893.

This is a social event but any profit we do make will go to AQUABOX  to provide clean water  in areas of disaster and other international Rotary and Inner Wheel charities.

 

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Kirkby Community Fair

Kirkby Rotary is organising an event designed to give local groups, agencies and charities a showcase for their services.

Kirkby Community Fair, which is being supported by Ashfield District Council, will take place in the town Plaza on Saturday September 3rd from 10 am till 3 pm.  Among the 20-plus organisations already signed up are groups for young people, retired adults, veterans and women, as well as several churches and public services.

President of Kirkby Rotary, Philip Hurt, explained:  ‘We looked around the Kirkby area and saw that there were so many providing great opportunities and service to the community. We felt that we wanted to give those organisations the chance to let people know what they do and how the community might join or support them. At the same time, being Rotary, we wanted to make it a fun event, so many of those organisations will also have things to sell and games and tombolas to play.’

The Rotary Club, celebrating its seventieth year, has a record of supporting the local community, as well as national and international good causes.  One of the most recent examples is the “Know Your Blood Pressure Day’ in Kirkby market place, in co-operation with the Stroke Association, when dozens of Kirkby residents were given free checks and several were alerted to see their doctor.

President Philip added: ‘A bonus of Kirkby Community Fair will be the live music provided by a section of Kirkby Welfare band, and the practical opportunities for young people to see and learn what the Scouts and Army Cadets do. There’s something for all ages.’

 

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