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Rob Caskie Talks About South Pole Explorers

Rob Caskie Talks About South Pole Explorers

Many Rotarians enjoyed Rob Caskie’s talk on The Anglo-Zulu Wars last year and he is returning in October to Long Eaton. This time he will enthral us with stories about the intrepid explorers Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton and their contrasting but heroic attempts to reach the South Pole.

The talk will take place on Thursday 16th October 2014 at The Chatsworth Arts Centre in Long Eaton, commencing at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced at £12.50 and all profits go to End Polio Now.

As tickets sold out well ahead of last year’s event, anyone interested in hearing Rob on his brief visit to the UK should contact Paul Burrows as soon as possible on 07539 228682 or via email at p.burrows37@ntlworld.com

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Eckington Charity Classic Car and Bike Show

Eckington Charity Classic Car and Bike Show

Local charities are set to benefit from the ever popular Classic Car and Bike Show which will be held once again at Renishaw Hall, near Chesterfield (S21 3WB), on Wednesday 11 June 2014.

Hundreds of classic cars and bikes are expected for this annual rally which raises thousands of pounds for local charities. The event, which will be open from 3.00pm until 8.00pm, is attended by enthusiasts from all over the region and includes classic cars and bikes from all eras.

Organised each year by the Rotary Club of Chesterfield the three local charities to benefit once again will be Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity, Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, and Chesterfield’s Ashgate Hospice.

Main organiser, Stuart Bradley of Stuart Bradley Ltd Jewellers, said: “Renishaw Hall is the perfect venue for this charitable event which we have run successfully for several years now in support of these important local charities.”

There will be musical entertainment from Direction Theatre Arts, variety of stalls and amusements, plus refreshments and bar will also be available. Admission is £5 a vehicle. For more information please contact main organiser Stuart Bradley on 01246 222777.

The main sponsor of this charity event is Autoworld, one of the leading New and Used Car dealerships in Derbyshire and the Midlands. Other sponsors include:- CMC Motorcycles, PCS Motor Factors, Noble Motorsport, BRM Solicitors, Stuart Bradley Jewellers.

The date has also been released for this summer’s annual charity Ashover Classic Car and Bike Show which will be held once again at Rectory Fields, Ashover on Sunday 27 July from 10.00am.

2013 winner as voted by the exhibitors, Colin Payne of Mansfield Woodhouse with his superb 1963 2.2 litre Triumph TR4, being presented with his trophy by 2013 rotary president Jim Haggarty

2013 winner as voted by the exhibitors, Colin Payne of Mansfield Woodhouse with his superb 1963 2.2 litre Triumph TR4, being presented with his trophy by 2013 rotary president Jim Haggarty

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International Dinner and Project Fair

The Incoming  and outgoing District International team are organising an International Dinner and Project Fair on Wednesday 4th June at the Mansfield Civic Centre.  This is an opportunity to see International Project Stands and hear speakers from Mary’s Meals and Lend with Care.  Please support this evening of fellowship and information.

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St Georges Day Celebration – Wednesday 23 April 2014

St Georges Day Celebration – Wednesday 23 April 2014

Rotary Clubs in the Chesterfield area are set to celebrate St Georges Day with a special dinner in honour of England’s patron saint.

This social event is being held at Chesterfield FC’s Proact Stadium on St Georges Day itself, which is Wednesday 23 April 2014, 7.00pm for 7.30pm.

A traditional English meal of soup, roast beef, apple pie, cheeseboard of English cheeses, and coffee, also includes the historic ‘Ceremony of the Roast Beef’, which dates back to medieval times. As well as the toast to England and St George, there will also be an Englishness table quiz, mystery entertainment, and a good old singalong of English anthems.

Rotarians, their partners, friends, and Inner Wheel members, from ten local Rotary Clubs in North Derbyshire are joining together in this national day of celebration for our great country – England.

Lead organiser, past-president Geoff Mitchell of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield, said: “The Irish, the Scots, and the Welsh quite rightly all have their own national celebrations but for some reason the English seem a bit reticent about celebrating Englishness.”

St Georges Day 2014

He continued: “This year we are doing our bit to ‘raise the flag’ and hope that others will join in with their own national celebrations that could even extend the patriotic spirit through into the summer in support of the England footballers at the World Cup in Brazil.”

Tickets for the Rotary event cost £25 per head – dress is lounge suits. An allocation of tickets has been set aside for non-rotarians who are very welcome to attend – contact Geoff Mitchell via email at chesterfieldrotary@hotmail.co.uk

 

 

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Carsington Walk for Polio

Carsington Walk for Polio

HELP ERADICATE POLIO WORLDWIDE

JOIN US ON A WALK ROUND CARSINGTON WATER ON

SUNDAY 27th APRIL

The Rotary Club of Wirksworth is organising this event for the eighth year and, with the help of our friends and supporters, are hoping it will be the most successful yet.

It’s a seven and a half mile walk around Carsington Water, starting at the Visitor Centre between 9.30 and 10.30 am.  After 6 miles there’s a service point where water is available and transport back to the Visitor Centre for any who find the full circuit a bit too much.

It’s an opportunity for walkers to have a leisurely walk and enjoy the wonderful views, wild flowers and wildlife at their best in late April.  There’s an information sheet for all walkers identifying points of interest to look out for during the walk.

This is a family event so bring your children who will be presented with a medal when they complete the walk.  The weather has varied from lovely and sunny to wintry in past years but walkers have always enjoyed themselves.

We hope this year’s, weather will be marvellous so please make a note of the date and come along to support us and help raise much needed money for this important charity.

You can just turn up on the day and make a donation but we hope that you will get friends, family and neighbours to sponsor you.

Ring 01629 56305 for a sponsorship form or print a copy from our web site at: www.wirksworthrotary.org

Money raised by the walk this year will go to Polio Plus and any money raised by Rotary Clubs taking part can be treated as their own contribution to this fund provided they let us know how much has been raised so we can assess the success of the event.

Image of Carsington Water by http://beyondxthexeyes.deviantart.com/art/Carsington-Water-290769170 Used with restrictions under Creative Commons rights

 

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Rotary Club of Wirksworth Present a concert by Albion

Rotary Club of Wirksworth Present a concert by Albion

This acclaimed young choir sing “the music of these islands” exploring the rich singing heritage of Britain and Ireland, performed in new settings that make us hear these songs afresh.

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www.albionchoir.org.uk

On Saturday 29th March at 7:30 in St Mary’s Church, Wirksworth

Tickets (which include an interval wine or soft drink) are

£8 for adults and £5 for children from

Cromford Post Office, Tradelinks and Scrumdiddlyumptious in Wirksworth or by ringing 01629 56305

All monies raised go to Rainbows Childrens Hospice

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District Young Musician Gala Concert 2014

District Young Musician Gala Concert 2014

Nomination Forms are now out and available to clubs wishing to nominate performers for this year’s Gala Concert to be held once again at the Assembly Rooms Derby on Sunday May 11th @ 19.00
To be assured once again of a ‘bumper crop’ of entries, all clubs especially those who’ve not previously participated are urged to contact their schools and music tutors to identify nominations. Closing date is April 6th 2014. To learn more about the event, and download your nomination form and participate, follow the link below.

District Young Musician Gala Concert 2014

also;

Report from District Young Musician Gala Concert 2013

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Foundation Link Evening

Don’t forget Link Evening with the cut-off date for bookings being 28 February.

We have 2 very high quality speakers with a different slant on Foundation. Firstly, Rob Avery-Phipps is unique in being our very first (but perhaps not last) outgoing scholar to China. He added to the academic year with many exploits before and after so don’t miss his story. As if that were not enough we have, for the very first time ever a worldwide Alumni Award receiver in Harminder Dua. He will tell us of how Rotary added to his life and the work he has gone on to do since.

Contact your club Foundation chair or secretary for booking form, or if you still have problems please contact Mick White District Foundation Chair directly.

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Thankyou for attending conference

Thankyou for attending conference

As District Governor 2013/2014 I would like to thank all delegates who attended this District’s 42nd Annual Conference. From the feed-back we have had from you it seems it was a great success with the quality of the speakers, the clean comedian John Evans, wonderful entertainment from the violinist Kate Chruscicka, the fantastic stage show “That’ll Be The Day”, and of course our special guest at the lunch on Saturday the Rt Hon Michael Portillo.

We did promise you it would be sunny in Scarborough for Conference and although it was not as hot as two years ago at least it was dry and considering the awful storms we have had since, we were very lucky with the weather.

We reintroduced the Saturday afternoon breakout sessions including a Chocolatier for our partners, and tried something new such as finishing on Sunday with that outstanding entertainer Richard Digance.

I mentioned a couple of items in the Conference Registration Form many months ago that I would like to share with you again. First of all, as Rotarians you work hard for others throughout the year; you deserve a relaxing break. From the feedback you benefitted from being revitalised and inspired. I am sure that this Conference’s content will continue to inspire you over the next year. Secondly, this year’s Conference theme was “Together WE WILL Achieve”. I firmly believe working together we can, nay will, achieve so much more. Continue and expand the tremendous work you already do both in your local communities and also overseas. Rotary needs us all to build the future foundations of our wonderful organisation, let’s do it together!

Thank you once again for the support you gave me at Conference, the BUZZ and energy from you, the Audience, enabled all those performers ‘on stage’ to raise their game, making a good Conference great!

Peter M.

Next year’s Conference will be held in Llandudno on 3rd – 5th October 2014

 

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