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Chesterfield Schools Public Speaking Competition 2013

The final of the Chesterfield Schools’ Public Speaking Competition 2013 was the highlight of the club’s annual Ladies Day held at the Olde House, Newbold, Chesterfield on Friday 22 March 2013, with the three finalists judged by their audience.

The finalists were Laura Norman and Beatrice Soakell from Netherthorpe School, and Hannah Rodger from St Mary’s High School. Finalist Leroy Wagstaffe of Hasland Hall Community School was unable to attend due to illness. The speeches were amusing, original and delivered with impressive confidence.

Whilst the votes were counted, the former deputy head teacher of Netherthorpe School, Chris Townsend, but now retired, entertained with a witty talk on his involvement with this annual competition over the last 38 years. He revealed that he had originally been tasked with organising Netherthorpe entries following a request from former Chesterfield Rotary past president Ivor Chilcott, who at the time was also the local head of education in the area.

After much deliberation, Beatrice Soakwell, on the topic of grandparents, was awarded the first prize and trophy, but congratulations were given to the two runners-up for delivering well-prepared speeches in a closely fought competition of the highest calibre.

President Jim Haggarty thanked the schools and the teachers for their support and for their work in preparation for the competition. He also thanked Hasland Hall Community School for kindly hosting the preliminary finals on Tuesday 12 March 2013.

President of the Inner Wheel Club of Chesterfield, Adrienne Handley, thanked the Rotary Club on behalf of all ladies and guests present for an excellent event, and added her congratulations to the students taking part in the final.

Past president Bryan White of the club’s Vocational Service group, who had organised the event and introduced each contestant, was thanked for his fine efforts in organising yet another successful event by President Jim Haggarty.

Pictured are winners of the speaking competition 2013

In the picture from left to right:- Chesterfield Inner Wheel Club president Adrienne Handley, runner-up Laura Norman (Netherthorpe), competition winner Beatrice Soakell (Netherthorpe), Chesterfield Rotary Club president Jim Haggarty, runner-up Hannah Rodger (St Marys)

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Carsington Circle Charity Walk

The Rotary Club of Wirksworth

are organising

“Carsington Circle”

Charity Walk

On Sunday 28th April 2013

All proceeds will go to

CANCER RESEARCH U.K.

Come along and enjoy this beautiful 7.5 mile walk around Carsington Water at a wonderful time of year, and help raise money for this deserving cause.

Walkers leave the Visitor Centre between 9.00 and 10.30 a.m. Concessionary parking rates apply.

For sponsorship forms or more information ring 01629 56305 or print a copy from our web site at: www.wirksworthrotary.org

Or just come along on the day and make a donation.

Further details are available from the Club’s website

 

 

Image of Carsington Water by http://beyondxthexeyes.deviantart.com/art/Carsington-Water-290769170 Used with restrictions under Creative Commons rights

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Wollaton Park Charity Golf Day July 12th 2013

Wollaton Park Rotary Club have organised a golf event for the past six years, with the generous support of participants and sponsorship, and have raised in excess of £32,000 for a wide variety of Charities.

They hope to be able to gain your support this year. The event is on Friday 12th July 2013. You may wish to enter a team. Alternatively there are a number of ways that you could assist. These include company sponsorship or advertising in the brochure or for individuals to donate a prize or cash.

We have been fortunate, again, to secure the services of Wollaton Park Golf Club, one of the most picturesque golf courses in Nottingham. This is set in parkland overlooked by the beautiful 16th century Wollaton Hall. Red and Fallow deer roam freely and are often seen on the course. This presents an ideal venue for a great day’s golf.

Please visit the Club’s website for a flyer and entry/sponsorship application form.

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Dates Fixed For Two Charity Classic Car & Bike Shows

The Rotary Club of Chesterfield has announced that its popular Classic Car and Bike Show will be back again this year at Renishaw Hall, near Chesterfield (S21 3WB), and will be held on Wednesday 12 June 2013.

Hundreds of classic cars and bikes are expected for the annual rally which raises thousands of pounds for local charities. The event, which will be open from 3.00pm until 8.00pm, is attended by enthusiasts from all over the region and includes classic cars and bikes from all eras.

Organised each year by the Rotary Club of Chesterfield the three local charities to benefit once again will be Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity, Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, and Chesterfield’s Ashgate Hospice.

Main organiser, Stuart Bradley of Stuart Bradley Ltd Jewellers, said:  “Renishaw Hall is the perfect venue for this charitable event which we have run successfully for several years now in support of these important local charities.”

There will be musical entertainment from Direction Theatre Arts, and refreshments will also be available. Admission is £5 a vehicle. For more information contact organiser Rotary past president Stuart Bradley on 01246 222777.

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In addition, there is news that the 2013 Ashover Classic Car & Bike Show, organised jointly by the Rotary Clubs of Chesterfield, Chesterfield Scarsdale, Clay Cross and Matlock will be held on Sunday 28 July 2013. For more details go to the website www.ashoverclassics.co.uk or email info@ashoverclassics.co.uk

The main sponsor of both these two charity events is Autoworld, one of the leading New and Used Car dealerships in Derbyshire and the Midlands.

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Derby Rotarian – an example of a very active club

Occasionally I am sent copies of the “Derby Rotarian” – the club newsletter for the Rotary Club of Derby. The number of activities never cease to amaze, and so the latest version is attached for your interest.

You can access this in full screen or download to your own machine using the  icon in the top right corner of the preview.

https://district.rotary1220.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/DERBY-ROTARIAN-January-2013.pdf

 

 

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Burns Night Celebration Also Helps New Charity


A traditional social event to celebrate the life of Scottish poet Rabbie Burns has also ended up helping local people recovering from drug and alcohol addiction in the Chesterfield area.

The Rotary Club of Chesterfield held its annual Burns Night Celebration at the Winding Wheel in Chesterfield on Monday 28 January 2013.

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Past President Jim Savage, president Jim Haggarty (with the haggis), Pipe Major Tom Varley

A ‘Roll-a-Coin’ competition raised £120 for the recently launched local charity ’Hope Springs Recovery Centre’, a support centre based at Springwell House, Newbold Road, Chesterfield, that aims to provide crucial additional support for North Derbyshire people still on the road to recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. The competition for a bottle of whisky was won by Mrs Ruth Miller.

After the haggis was piped in by Pipe Major Tom Varley, past president Jim Savage made the traditional ‘Address to the Haggis’ by reciting the famous Robert Burns poem. Haggis, accompanied by bashed neeps and champit tatties, was then served to the 100 members and guests in attendance.

Music for dancing at the Burns Night event was provided by Brian Freeman on the keyboards. Main organiser was past president Jim Savage.

Note:  The Hope Springs Recovery Centre was established in December 2012 and is currently open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 10.00am to 4.00pm, with plans to extend these hours.  People are welcome to book an appointment or just drop in.  The centre is managed by Rotarian Father Terry O’Doherty of the Chesterfield Rotary Club and the telephone number for the centre is 07583 248161.

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Past president Jim Savage presents a bottle of whisky to ‘Roll-a-Coin’ winner Mrs Ruth Miller.

If you are interested in joining the Chesterfield Rotary Club please contact Alan Clarke on 01246 811616.

 

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Clay Cross Rotarian recognised in New Year’s honours

Ray Foster of Clay Cross writes;

We wish to congratulate fellow rotarian Dr Cheryle Berry member of Clay Cross Rotary for 3 years, also our Senior Vice President, for the award of MBE in the New Years Honours List.

Cheryle’s award was for services to Education, Health and Charity in Derbyshire and Lincolnshire.
The investiture will be held at Buckingham Palace later in the year.

You can imagine both Cheryle and our pleasure as the news leaked out, we feel such pride and wish Cheryle all the best for the future, we are confident that this will not impede the work load and enthusiasm that we have all been caught up in.

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Christmas comes early for Barrow Hill Primary School

The Rotary Club of Chesterfield has provided Barrow Hill Primary School with a top-of-the-range Yamaha Clavinova Digital Piano for use by the school, thanks to the generosity of one of its members, past president Kuttaiba Mohamad.

It was delivered to the school on Monday 3 December 2012 by president Jim Haggarty, assisted by past presidents Mike Horton and Geoff Mitchell, in time for the school’s Christmas festivities.

Head teacher Karen Porteous said: “We really do appreciate the generosity of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield in donating this superb Yamaha digital piano which will be such a wonderful asset for years to come for the school and its pupils.”

Karen added: “This is not just any old piano, but it recreates a wide range of other instruments as well, including percussion.”

“Not surprisingly the piano now takes pride of place in the school hall, so thank you Rotary.”

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Dovedale Dipper by Rotary Club of Matlock

The 11th Rotary Club of Matlock  Dovedale Dipper Challenge and Dovedale Dipper Ramble  will be held on Sunday 4th August 2013  in aid Of Cerebal Palsy Sport.  Please go to the www.matlockrotary.com website for an entry form and/or to contact the event organiser.

Cerebral palsy affects around one in every 400 births and can be caused from lack of oxygen at birth, damage to the developing foetus, a viral infection, certain drugs or poor nutrition. It is the most common form of severe disability amongst children worldwide. The number of babies born with cerebral palsy is not declining.

Cerebral Palsy Sport is the sports organisation for people with cerebral palsy, providing sporting opportunities to individuals of all ages and at all levels from the recreational right through to paralympic competition.

It is also an advisory agency for disability sport issues and is recognised and respected within the international arena.

Cerebral Palsy Sport’s primary aim is to attract more people to become involved in sporting activities for the pursuit of excellence or for fun and enjoyment. Among the activities covered by CP Sport are athletics, boccia, bowls, football, swimming and table cricket.

 

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