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Young Musician Gala Concert 2016

Young Musician Gala Concert 2016

This  year’s event is rapidly approaching  and is on Sunday  April 24th  and once  again is at the Robert Ludlam Theatre Derby  commencing at 19.00 :

Tickets are now on sale , however due to the expansion of the District and limited capacity of the theatre  it’s no longer practical to distribute to clubs on ‘sale or return. For the first time they’re being sold to order  on a ‘first come first served’ basis ,so to buy for your club, please contact John Hall ( Amber Valley) preferably by email at jehall@talktalk.net  or by phone on 01773 540001

Performer Nominations : As the date rapidly approaches we need your nominations as  quickly as possible  which need to be on the  nomination form you can find  together with any other information you may need  on the website at   YOUNG MUSICIAN NOMINATION FORM . If  though your club is still in the process  of selection it will  help in planning if you could advise Terry  Clay (Melbourne)  accordingly that a nomination  is  pending . Contact him at clay42@btinternet.com  or on 01509 672057

Stop Press! Performing on the evening as a guest  will be Benammi Swift who enthralled  last year’s audience with his stunning versatility  on the  melodeon . This year’s performance  comes just 4 days before Benammi  appears at the annual BBC Folk Awards  held at the Royal  Albert  Hall  on Wed April 27th . Benammi has been nominated as a finalist in the category ‘BBC Radio Young Folk Award’ .Broadcast live on the night  on both BBC iPlayer and Red Button  plus on Radio 2 , Benammi will perform live during the interval with the other three nominees in his category and we  wish him all the luck that his talent deserves

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Chesterfield Young Chef of the Year 2016

The annual Rotary sponsored Young Chef Competition 2016 for local schools in Chesterfield brought another close finish from the students taking part. The winner this year was Hannah Parnaby (St Mary’s Catholic High School) for her starter of King Scallops on a bed of pea puree topped with asparagus marinated salad, and a main course of Sea Bass in a white white & cream sauce.

The three other competitors who were all adjudged second equal were:- Alex Stephenson (Whittington Green School), Cameron Mark (Parkside Community School), and Ty Bridges (Springwell Community School). For the fifth year the event was kindly hosted by Parkside Community School and organized for the Rotary Club of Chesterfield by Rotarian Ian Gordon.

Winner Hannah Parnaby (St Mary's Catholic High School) being presented with the cup by Chesterfield Rotary joint-president David Dolman

Winner Hannah Parnaby (St Mary’s Catholic High School) being presented with the cup by Chesterfield Rotary joint-president David Dolman

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Whisky Tasting Social Evening

A chance to enjoy the taste of some rare Scottish malt whiskies (minimum six different whiskies) in a convivial atmosphere of a private function room at the Olde House, Newbold, Chesterfield, S40 4RN, on Friday 4 March 2016 (7.00pm for 7.30pm).

The evening also includes a traditional Scottish supper of Haggis, Bashed Neeps, and Champit Tatties, the attendance of a Scottish Piper, and there are prizes to be won as well. Tickets for this Scottish treat of an evening are £22 a head.

This annual social event, organised by the Rotary Club of Chesterfield, is open to all Rotarians and their friends. Contact Chesterfield Rotary past-president Jim Haggarty on 01246 239411 to book a place.

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Music In the City Hall events 2016

Music in the City Hall is a weekend of events organised by Rotary clubs of South Yorkshire and North East Derbyshire. Profits from the events go to Rotary Charities.

Thursday 17th March is ’80s Invasion’, featuring Midge Ure, Big Country, Nick Heyward and Curiosity Killed the Cat

Friday 18th March is Courtney Pine plus support

Saturday 19th March is China Crisis plus support

The afternoon of Sunday 20th March is ‘Spring into Music’ featuring the Keith Peters Big Band, Unite the Nation Brass Band and the Abbeydale Singers.

 

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A New Way of Doing Rotary to Help the Local Community

A New Way of Doing Rotary to Help the Local Community

Busy younger business people in Chesterfield who want to help others will soon get the chance to get-together with an exciting new Rotary venture. The Rotary Club of Chesterfield is looking to set up a satellite club, which is a brand new concept of Rotary where busy people who are time poor, with a variety of skills to offer, are invited to work with others to give something back to the local community.

Chesterfield Rotary member Rob Woodhead of BRM Solictors said: “Satellite members can meet when it suits them during business hours, or in a bar after work. They get to choose their own projects and priorities but still remain part of the worldwide organization of Rotary International.”

He added: “We recognize that busy professionals will want to do things their own way with less formality and this new satellite club gives them that chance in Chesterfield for the first time.”

A launch meeting for interested people is being held at Calabria Italian Restaurant, Glumangate, Chesterfield, on Wednesday 27 January 2016 from 5.30pm. Potential members can obtain more details from Rob Woodhead 01246 555111 or email rob.woodhead@brmlaw.co.uk

Photo credit Ben Keating (cropped)

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Purple Kirkby in Ashfield

Ashfield District Council and Kirkby Rotary Club have been working together to highlight Rotary international’s ‘Eradicate Polio’ campaign.

To raise awareness of the continuing fight against the disease that still affects parts of the developing world, purple crocus bulbs have been planted by pupils at Kirkby’s Morven Park School. The planting took place on October 22nd to coincide with the international Eradicate Polio Day from funding provided by the Council. The ADC Corporate Communications Manager issued a news release and photograph to local media.

President Paul Riley said: “Rotary has been involved in the eradication of polio for around thirty years and the end is now in sight. We are delighted that Ashfield District Council has supported us by supplying the bulbs for the children to plant.”

At the same time, the Council themselves set several thousand of the purple crocus bulbs in Morven Park next to the school. More were planted early this month by pupils at Orchard and Kingsway Primary Schools in Kirkby, with Bracken Hill School following as we go on-line. Rotary Club of Kirkby in Ashfield are also raising funds by selling crocus badges and bags of bulbs.

Morven Park crocus planting, Kirkby in Ashfield

President Paul Riley with other Rotarians, staff and students from Morven Park school, planting purple crocus bulbs on World Polio Day

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