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
Report from District Young Musician Gala Concert 2013
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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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!
Next year’s Conference will be held in Llandudno on 3rd – 5th October 2014
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ROTARY CLUB OF BAKEWELL
are holding a Quiz night and buffet supper on Friday 15th November 2013
at the Medway Centre, Bakewell, DE45 1DY
7.00 for 7.30p.m.
Teams of four required @£24 per team
For further information please contact John Robinson on 01629 813407 or E mail: email@example.com
Goods and Pledges
Wirksworth Town Hall
Sat. 2nd November 2013 Doors open 7.00 for 7.30pm
Auction by Adrian Fidler
All Profits for Aquabox which brings humanitarian aid and safe, clean water to the many disaster areas in the world
Please help Aquabox send “A Gift of Life”
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Rotary Amber Valley
Last Night Of The Proms Concert – Sat October 26th
St Peters Parish Church Belper
This event is a major concert in aid of Polio Eradication and doors open at 18.45pm. All seats are unreserved and the programme will contain many favourites familiar to “Last Night” audiences, performed by Derwent Brass ,one of the leading brass ensembles in the East Midlands and Eastwood Collieries Male Voice Choir one of our foremost local choral groups.
Further details in the attachment.
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The Rotary Club of Long Eaton Dawnbreakers are proud to announce that they have secured the services of internationally renowned Historian and Zulu Wars expert, Rob Caskie to speak at a charity fund-raising event later this year.
Rob is on a brief visit to the UK from South Africa and has agreed to speak at the Chatsworth Arts Centre in Long Eaton on October 22nd 2013 at 7.30pm. Rob is an acknowledged historian and tour guide who takes visitors around the battle sites of the Anglo – Zulu Wars and is famous for bringing “ history alive”. He will provide an informative, passionate and enthralling account of the Battle of Rorke’s Drift.
Tickets are just £10 each. All profits from the evening will go to the Club’s International Charity project to improve the lives of the residents of the Kings Village in Ghana.
Tickets can be obtained by contacting SVP Paul Burrows on 07539 228682 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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On-line registration is now available through the official conference booking website at www.1220conference.org.uk
Alternatively, if you prefer to pay by cheque then there is also a copy of the Registration brochure available on the Conference page on this site. Click on the menu item District, and then Conference. At the bottom of the introduction you can access the brochure.
Remember that the Conference Registration fee will increase on the 27th August, so please BOOK EARLY and SAVE, SAVE, SAVE!