The 13th Annual
Dovedale Dipper Challenge &
Dovedale Dipper Ramble
Sunday 2nd August 2015
Challenge walkers start 9.00am
Challenge runners start 10.00am
Ramble walkers start 9.30am
Organised by THE ROTARY CLUB OF MATLOCK IN AID OF
Dipper Challenge: 26mile challenging run or walk through the Peak District, passing either side of the beautiful Dovedale valley, starting and finishing at Hartington.
Dipper Ramble (for walkers only): 16 mile circular walk using part of the Challenge route.
On line Entry fee £16.00 via the club website (£18.00 on day)
Optional sponsorship in aid of Aquabox
Rotary Club of Matlock
Aquabox – UK Registered Charity 1098409
The slide deck presented by District Community Service Coordinator Sandra Morrey at the last District Council meeting is now available through this site.
Access it from the Community Service page
The organisers of the annual Ashover Classic Car & Bike Show have received a special award for working closely together in partnership that ensures the successful event raises thousands of pounds for needy local charities.
The Rotary Clubs of Chesterfield, Chesterfield Scarsdale, Clay Cross and Matlock have received recognition from Rotary District 1220 with the presentation of the ‘Peter Moralee Working Together Trophy’ which was made during a special function at Chesterfield Town Hall on Thursday 16 April 2015.
Over the last four years various local charities have benefited by over £40,000 from the event at the picturesque Ashover Rectory Fields Show Ground where hundreds of classic cars and bikes attend the all-day rally.
The date of this year’s event is Sunday 26 July from 10.00am to 4.00pm. Check out www.ashoverclassics.co.uk
From left to right: President Neil Baker (Chesterfield Scarsdale), past-president Stuart Bradley (Chesterfield), past-president Eric McCarrison (Matlock), and president Bob Adams (Clay Cross)
The Peter Moralée Working Together Trophy
Clubs are invited to hold Young writer heats in order to submit candidates to the RIBI Young Writer competition. Further details on the Youth Services page
Albert Ripamonti has made his latest newsletter available
Download (PDF, 518KB)
Event : 20TH ANNUAL DISTRICT YOUNG MUSICIAN GALA CONCERT
Date : SUN MARCH 22ND @ ROBERT LUDLAM THEATRE DERBY- 19.00
Subject : NOMINATIONS – CLOSING DATE FEBRUARY 28TH
DATE PLACE & TIME
A reminder that this year event which will be the 20th anniversary concert and a ‘landmark occasion’ has been brought forward in response to requests to avoid exam timetables and takes place on SUNDAY MARCH 22ND and at the date of this posting ( 12 /02) that’s barely 6 weeks away ! Its again at the Robert Ludlam Theatre Derby at 19.00
EVENT & ENTRY INFORMATION :
Sent previously to club secretaries/Youth Services co-ordinators last November but can be accessed and downloaded via this site
NOMINATIONS TO PERFORM :
This is an urgent reminder to all clubs intending to nominate performers that they need to do so as soon as possible and if possible no later than February 28th ! It being the 20th and landmark anniversary for the event its hoped that as many clubs as possible try to and identify and submit their young nominee’s application to perform.
WHERE TO SEND NOMINATIONS :
NOT to myself but directly to my fellow organizer TERRY CLAY (Melbourne) on 01509 672057 / 07789 812969 email : email@example.com
Though usually well supported, getting ‘bums on seats’ is not the easiest task so once again club secretaries will soon be mailed a supply of tickets on ‘ sale or return’ . Still unable to find any better means of ensuring a good audience it’s accepted they’re mailed out ‘unsolicited’ however they aren’t ‘ours’ but are issued by the theatre and therefore ‘hold a ‘face value’ so to any club unable to sell their allocation , WE REALLY DO NEED THEM BACK ! NO LATER THAN SATURDAY MARCH 14TH Please try and sell yours if you can and even if you may not have a participant ,try and support the evening – It’s always a highly enjoyable evening with wonderfully talented young performers
Any enquires between Feb 23rd – March 4th to Terry Clay and not myself (away on holiday)
John Hall – Youth Services Team (Amber Valley)
A children’s hospice charity has benefited from a Santa’s Grotto created by a local garden centre and run by a Rotary Club.
At the Reuben Shaw garden centre in Moor Green, Kirkby Rotary Club recently presented a cheque for £2000 to Emma Vizor, chief fundraiser at the Sheffield-based Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice. In the four weekends leading up to Christmas, around 800 children visited the grotto, which was set up and decorated by garden centre staff, with Santa, his helper elves and children’s presents provided by Kirkby Rotary.
Ms Vizor said:” We have now received donations totalling £9,500 from the Rotary club over the past three years. This massive contribution makes a huge difference to our work of offering care and support to children with a shortened life expectancy and their families”.
Roger Pursey, president of the Kirkby club, responded: “The 2014 grotto was a superb success and achieved all we hoped for”. He presented the garden centre’s owner, Mr Reuben Shaw, with the club’s Certificate of Appreciation. Mr Shaw in turn commented: “The opportunity the grotto gives us to blend charity with the commercial aspect of Christmas is fantastic.”
With Emma Vizor and Santa Claus are Reuben Shaw (left) and Roger Pursey
Pakistan has yet to report a new case of polio in 2015 – but officials are keeping their fingers crossed nonetheless.
In recent years the Taliban have banned vaccinations in areas under their control, while scores of health workers or policemen guarding vaccine campaigns have been shot dead by gunmen.
Read the full article at the bbc.co.uk website
One might think a man living with polio in an iron lung would know about Rotary. But it wasn’t until Paul Alexander had a business meeting with a member in Duncanville, Texas, earlier this year that he learned Rotary fights to eradicate the very disease that left him almost completely paralyzed.
Read more at the Rotary.org website
Greg Maskalick is a Past President of RC Church Wilne and is a member of the District Foundation Committee.
Greg has created a blog relating to the Worldwide effort to eradicate Polio. This can be accessed by the following link.