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Supporting The ‘Three Bedded Bays Project’

The Rotary Club of Chesterfield is delighted to support the ‘Three Bedded Bays Project’ at Ashgate Hospicecare, a £750k major upgrade of the in-patient bays to provide a more flexible, cost effective, pleasant environment. This donation of £2,750 is from part of the proceeds of Chesterfield Rotary’s 2018 Eckington Classic Car & Bike Show held at Renishaw Hall.

In the pic left to right, Chesterfield Rotary president Barry Thompson presents a cheque to Sarah Green, community fundraiser for Ashgate Hospicecare.

 

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Local Schools Public Speaking Competition 2019

The final of the Chesterfield Public Speaking Competition for local secondary schools was held on Friday 18 January 2019 and organised by Chesterfield Rotary for the 53rd consecutive year.

The winner, in a high-quality competition, was Iona Blair from St Mary’s Catholic High School, with her political talk on ‘What’s the point of public demonstrations’.

Runners-up were, Megan Trevis from Hasland Hall Community School,  Abigail Maycook from Whittington Green School, and Leo Andrews also from St Marys. Organiser was rotarian Paul Davies, secretary of the Rotary Satellite Club of Chesterfield, who congratulated all the finalists on their excellent talks.

From left to right: Rotarian Paul Davies (organiser), Megan Trevis (Hasland Hall), Iona Blair (St Marys), President Barry Thompson, Abigail Maycock (Whittington Green), and Leo Andrews (St Marys).

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Community Save a Life Campaign

WIN A DEFIBRILLATOR FOR YOUR COMMUNITY !!

All Clubs:

Please let DG Cheryle know by Feb 14th how many of your Club Members have done the Free Online Life Saving Skills Course.

The Club with the highest Percentage of Club Members completed will win a Defibrillator for their Community.

The Course is Free and only takes about 40 Mins to complete. You can even do it in Stages of 10 Mins.

Just go onto the following Website www.virtual-college.co.uk/prepared.

Together we can “Be the Inspiration” to Save Lives.

Tell you Families, Friends, Schools and Community Groups and encourage them to do the Course.

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Conference 2018

District Conference for 2018 is now over.  DG Cheryle writes;

Thank you all so much for helping to make our District Conference such an enjoyable and inspirational Time together. Martyn Bye and the whole of the Conference Team worked tirelessly and enthusiastically to provide Inspirational Speakers, an Informative Showcase and Vibrant Entertainment. I really appreciate the great effort you had all made to be there.

Our Theme was “The Family of Rotary ” where we work together to make a better World. I do hope that you have returned to your Clubs ,having enjoyed Fun and Fellowship together , with a renewed enthusiasm to help our Local and International Communities.

Well done Everyone !!

“Be the Inspiration”

Cheryle

If you attended this year can you please complete the survey at the following link? https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/75YCYF9

To see some pictures of this year’s conference please see the link : https://photos.app.goo.gl/AhXCEjD3ATkDzq997

Hopefully you will be attending next year, and you can see what we have planned so far at:  www.1220conference.co.uk

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Record Breaking Motor Show

Thousands of pounds has been raised for local charities after the crowds really turned out in the summer sunshine for the area’s biggest Classic Car & Bike Show held at Rectory Fields, Ashover on Sunday 22 July 2018. With hundreds of cars and bikes from all eras on show, the event organised jointly by the Rotary Clubs of Chesterfield, Chesterfield Scarsdale, Clay Cross, and Matlock, is being considered to be ‘best yet’.

Winner of ‘Best Car’ was John Gregory of Kilburn, near Derby, for his 1962 Austin Healey 3000. Trophy presented by Chesterfield Scarsdale Rotary president Ron Enock.

Winner of ‘Best Bike’ was Jess Bamford of Codnor with his very rare 1929 Indian 4 1260cc American motor bike. Trophy presented by Chesterfield Rotary president Barry Thompson.

 

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Eckington Classic Car & Bike Show 2018

Hundreds of enthusiasts from across the region turned out for this year’s Eckington Classic Car & Bike Show held in perfect weather at Renishaw Hall on Wednesday 13 June 2018.  The event is expected to have raised a few more thousands which will be shared by four key local charities – Ashgate Hospicecare, Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, Sheffield Children’s Hospital, and Weston Park Cancer Charity. Winner of best car was Stephen Ashton from Ecclesfield, with his 1962 C1 Corvette V8. Also, congratulations to Jon Lambley from Alfreton, winner of best bike at the show with his 1949 Vincent Series ‘B’ 1000cc Rapide.

The winners were presented with their awards by Chesterfield Rotary president Peter Barr.

Next motoring event is the Ashover Classic Car & Bike Show being organised jointly by the Rotary Clubs of Chesterfield, Chesterfield Scarsdale, Clay Cross, and Matlock at Rectory Fields, Ashover, on Sunday 22 July 2018 (10.00am to 4.00pm).

 

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“Happy Birthday Your Majesty”, Kirkby Style

Around fifty senior citizens gathered in Kirkby’s Trinity Methodist Church on June 9th to celebrate the Queen’s official birthday on that day and her coronation on June 2nd 1953. The event was organised by Kirkby Rotary Club with help and support from Kirkby Inner Wheel Club, Central Co-op and Morrisons.

On arrival the guests were handed sweet and savoury nibbles, followed a little later by sandwiches, sausage rolls, pork pies, scones, butter, cream, jam, cakes and cups of tea.

Rotarian Revd Eric Ashby gave a talk illustrated with slides on how as a Special Constable he was on duty at the Coronation, helping to line the processional route in London. Kirkby Colliery Band entertained with a selection of favourites old and new. Then the oldest person at the event, a nonagenarian gentleman, cut the cake specially made for the occasion by Rotarian Nigel Aston. The afternoon culminated in a sing-along of wartime songs such as White Cliffs of Dover and Lili Marlene, and ended with enthusiastic renderings of Land of Hope and Glory and the National Anthem.

The event was organised by Kirkby Rotary Club’s projects team led by Rotarian Melissa Blythe. She commented: “It was marvellous to see how much the guests enjoyed everything. We had so many lovely comments. It was even more successful than we had hoped and we’ll certainly put on the same kind of event next year. Thank you to everyone who contributed.”

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Vintage Vehicle Rally at Wortley Hall – 8th July 2018

Vintage Vehicle Rally at Wortley Hall – 8th July 2018

Wortley Hall is again host for the Rotary Club of Wortley Vintage Vehicle Rally

Being held on 8th July 2018 from 12 noon, the rally will feature displays from the Jaguar Owners Club and the Ford Owners Club as well as activities for all the family.

Entrance is £4 for adults, £1 for children and £10 for a family (2+3)

Proceeds raised in aid of the The Children’s Hospital Charity and other local charities.

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Rotary Young Citizen of the Year 2018

Congratulations to Andrew Davies who has been selected as a Young Citizen of the Year for 2018 by Rotary International Great Britain & Ireland (RIBI) for his inspirational fund-raising in support of Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

He has now raised nearly £140,000 of his £150,000 target.

The prestigious award, along with a cheque for £500 towards his charity, was made by Rotary district governor Michael Longdon, on behalf of RIBI National Rotary president 2017-18 Denis Spiller, at the Chesterfield Rotary club meeting on Friday 25 May 2018. Also in attendance was the Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield, Cllr Stuart & Anne Brittain, and Chesterfield Rotary president Peter Barr.

Remarkable young people from across Britain and Ireland are recognised with Rotary Young Citizen Awards. The accolades celebrate the positive citizenship and responsibilities that are shown by many young people through hard work, inspirational ideas and a determination to help others.

In September 2012, Andrew Davies, who was only 13 at the time, became very unwell. He was referred to Sheffield Children’s Hospital where he was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia, a rare and a rapidly spreading disease if not treated quickly. Over the following months he endured courses of chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant. Thankfully, Andrew recovered and decided he wanted to give something back. Upon realizing the bone marrow transplant at Sheffield Children’s Hospital cost £150,000, he set his sights on raising the same amount so other young lives could be saved.

District governor Michael Longdon, on behalf of RIBI President 2017-18 Denis Spiller, congratulated Andrew on his inspirational efforts which will help others. He presented Andrew with his award, a glass trophy, a framed certificate, and a cheque for £500 in support of his fund-raising efforts.

In response, Andrew, who is now 19 and in his first year at Liverpool University, thanked Rotary for their support both locally and nationally. He revealed that his fund-raising total now stands at nearly £140,000. He is planning to raise more funds this summer with a 200mile sponsored bike ride from Liverpool to Skegness with his elder brother James. More immediately, he is off to Fiji for a month to help youngsters improve their numeracy and literacy. To make a donation go to Andrew’s Just Giving page https://bit.ly/2IHSl8G

 

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Wortley Litter Pick on bypass

On April 14th, members of RC of Wortley conducted a litter pick on and around a slip road to the Stocksbridge Bypass near to Wortley Village.

This area was chosen after President Trevor has noticed that there was a huge amount of rubbish building up on the verge so that it was becoming very difficult to actually see the grass.

After bringing the issue up at a club meeting, the club arranged to do a “litter pick”.

In two hours, they collected 14 bags or rubbish, and received support from people driving past (thumbs up and shouts of “Well Done” etc).

The effort was reported in local media with a headline of ‘Rotary Club clean up on Bypass’ – a good example of Rotary in Action.

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