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.
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.
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.
On 17th November, at the Village Inn at Ripley, the Rotary Club of Amber Valley are holding a Dads Army themed film night.
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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.
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 email@example.com) 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.
The Rotary Club of Wortley held their 19th Vintage Vehicle Rally at Wortley Hall on Sunday 3rd, July. There were Vintage Cars, Motorbikes, Lorries on display as well as entertainment for all the family. The Event raised £4,000 for local charities.
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.’
To help with their personal development, youngsters at William Rhodes Junior School in Chesterfield are the beneficiaries of an Usborne Illustrated English Dictionary, courtesy the Rotary Club of Chesterfield.
Chesterfield Rotary president-elect Peter Barr (right), accompanied by community service chairman George Freeman, presented personal copies to Year 6 pupils at the school on Tuesday 19 July 2016. The Dictionary 4 Life project aims to help children develop their facility with the English language and is a national project in support of Rotary International’s emphasis on Literacy.