District Conference Information – Llandudno 29th Sept to 1st Oct

Fellow Rotarians

Have you registered?

We know that many of you have already booked your accommodation but have not yet registered for the event.  Remember that we are holding the price until mid August at £40 per person.

So what will you getting for the £40?  We obviously have to pay for the Conference Centre which is by far the biggest cost for any Conference – it also includes the entertainment for you on both the Friday Evening and Saturday Evening. If you wish to join in the Gala dinner then there is the cost of the meal to pay for which we have managed to keep to £35 per person. The entertainment is open to all but entrance will be limited initially to those dining and then open to other delegates after the meal.  Timings will be released nearer the date.  Don’t forget the Golf Competition as well, only £40.

We have listened to you from previous Conferences and note that you wish to learn what is going on in Rotary, so we have arranged speakers that will tell you what is happening and at the same time amuse you.  We will also have one or two other speakers to entertain you and share their stories.

Speakers include:

Barney Callaghan a Rtn from Northern Ireland a past DG who is amusing but hard hitting about the future of Rotary.

Rtn Dave Ellis, many of you will remember David’s talk about Membership three years ago he now has a new thought provoking talk for you.

We have the CEO from Kids Out – Gordon Moulds – an initiative that Rotary is very much involved with.

There will be updates on District Initiative and Projects that are currently being undertaken.

We also have PDG Molly Youd and her daughter Fiona who have a great story to tell on setting up a new club for younger people.

Finally, we have been fortunate to get Past President of Rotaract UK Louise Moss to come and talk to you about Rotaract.

Non Rotary Speakers are Andy Cope, an Inspirational Speaker who has spoken at several Charters around the country.

Children’s Air Ambulance

Canine Partners and their national speaker Malcolm Wells, MBE, plus a demonstration on Stage.

Geoff Miller, past England Cricketer and Test Selector.

We have also listened to you regarding the Rotary Showcase where we hope you will enjoy the interactive stalls this year, including the Flight Simulator of the Children’s Air Ambulance, Heartbeat and their defibrillator training. Prostate Cancer charity will be having a stall.  District Projects will be in evidence.

So, what do we want from you – simple to enjoy yourselves – come along and meet like-minded Rotarians from around the District. The RIBI President Denis Spiller will also be there for you to chat to.

So, come on, now is the time to register.

Let your hair down on Friday Night with a very casual dress or Jeans and Checked Shirts, while we Hoe down to Two Left Feet.

After you have eaten your fill at the Gala Diner on Saturday Evening we will dance the night away to one of the UKs best Event Bands ROLLACOASTER.

All in all, we have a weekend of Fun Fellowship and Friendship arranged.

To those who have not been to a Conference before – come along and try it.

To those of you who used to come but no longer do – come this year and enjoy the fellowship.

There are Hotels and Guest Houses in abundance in Llandudno to suit all pockets so cost should not be an issue.

Remember the dates 29th September to 1st October


The Conference Team

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Club holds its 20th Car Show on 2nd July at Wortley Hall

Club holds its 20th Car Show on 2nd July at Wortley Hall

The Rotary Club of Wortley will be holding it’s 20th anniversary Classic and Vintage Car Show on Sunday 2nd July at the Wortley Hall Hotel, Sheffield.

Over 100 vehicles will be on show in the beautiful grounds of the estate together with craft and charity stalls and lots for the children to do. A strollling jazz band will entertain and, subject to weather there will be a fly past of a 1940’s Tiger Moth.

The event opens to the public at 12 noon with admission charged at £4 per adult and £1 for children. Late entries to the show will be accepted up to 11.30 on the day.

Proceeds from the event will go to Sheffield Children’s Hospital and other local charities.

Booking form for exhibits



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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.


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 or to discuss anything specific contact Laurence Houlden on 07968 195 703 or email

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Cromford Classic Car & Bike Show 2017


Held on Sunday 18th June 2017 at Cromford Meadows, the show is held by Matlock Rotary Club in conjunction with Matlock Rugby Club.

It is a beautiful setting near the historic Arkwright Mills and picturesque Cromford Canal.

Open 10.00am to 4.00pm. Refreshments, auto jumble, craft & art stalls, children’s rides.

The Rugby Club Bar is open during the show.

Entry is £5.00 per exhibiting car, including driver and 1 passenger, public price £5.00 per adult with under 12s free, ample free parking.

Proceeds for Local Charities and the Rugby Club.

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RIBI Young Chef Regional Final

On Saturday, 29th April, District 1220 hosted the RIBI Regional Young Chef Final at The Samworth Church Academy near Mansfield. 8 Young Chefs took part from Rotary Districts 1040, 1070 and 1220. The winner was Rebecca from District 1040 and she will represent the region in the National Final on 20th May in Lincoln.

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Sheffield Motor Show June 3rd and 4th

Sheffield Vulcan RC are holding their annual motor show in Sheffield City Centre on Saturday June 3, 9-00 to 5-00 and Sunday June 4th  9-00 to 4-00.

As well as 53 cars from 11 manufacturers, there will be a Fire Appliance, Edale Mountain Rescue Vehicle, IAM, Sheffield College Motor Vehicle apprentices, one or two older cars and a TUK TUK.

It is also hoped that The Red Arrows or an aircraft from BBMF will fly over (details to be announced later). This is a free event on the City Centre Pedestrian Precincts.

Seven local charities and Rotary will benefit from this event.

Photos from the 2016 event


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Music In the Gardens 2017

Music In the Gardens 2017

Have you got the dates of this year’s Music in the Gardens in your diary?

Thursday 29th June to Sunday 2nd July.


Music in the Gardens is pleased to announce its line-up for this year’s 4-day music festival in the Sheffield Botanical Gardens.

Rotarians and Rotary Clubs will be able to acquire tickets directly from the Company, thus saving the booking fee.


Thursday 29th June

THE ZOMBIES in aid of Roundabout (A Sheffield Homeless Young Person’s Home)

Friday 30th June

THE BOOTLEG BEATLES in aid of Neurocare

Saturday 1st July

10CC in aid of Aquabox

Sunday 2nd July

NIGHT AT THE MOVIES in aid of Rotary Foundation
(Unite the Union Brass Band and the Sheffield Philharmonic Orchestra

Each evening there will also be local support bands.


For any information about Music in the Gardens, contact –


Music in the Gardens. A company limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales under company number 07504903 and whose registered office is at 62 Endcliffe Hall Avenue, Sheffield, S10 3EL. Registered Charity number 1142229

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Foundation Seminar opens the eyes

Peter Moralee welcomed over 100 fellow Rotarians to the annual Foundation Seminar at the Derbyshire Hotel on the 10th Nov.

The Seminar updates club representatives on the progress of the only Rotary International charity – the Rotary Foundation.

Thanks were expressed to the over 80% of District Clubs who actively support their charity in addition to their many standalone club projects. Updates were given on the End Polio mission, making a grant application, and the creative process behind the Rotary club of Doncaster St Leger’s  End Polio pack for primary schools. Peace fellow Yuko Maeno updated on her progress by video from Japan, – complete with her recently born baby! A personal appearance by current peace fellow Mike Niemiec on his military experience and induction into the Rotary Peace Program at the University of Bradford provided a fascinating insight into the benefits these scholarships deliver to the world.



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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’.


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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