Speakers for Virtual Talks

In these difficult times when clubs and districts are finding themselves looking at ways of holding their meetings and events in alternative formats, President Donna Wallbank has instigated the introduction of a new Rotary Speakers List to help clubs and districts enhance their online meetings.  All of the speakers are able to deliver their presentations online and there are a range of topics to suit all tastes and interests.  The Speakers List will be updated on a regular basis, however, during the introduction of the list, during April 2020, we will be updating the list at least weekly, so we recommend that Rotarians visit the webpage regularly for the most up to date list to see new, exciting speakers.

CLICK HERE to go to the Speakers List webpage (you will need to be signed into the members’ area)

Don’t forget that there is also Mark Snape’s website SPEAKERNET which has over 670 speakers willing to talk on 2100 topics. The site is being updated with a search facility to find speakers that are willing to provide remote, online talks.

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District Carol Service 2019

The joint Inner Wheel District 22 and Rotary District 1220 Annual Carol Service took place Sunday 8th December 2019, at St Philip Nerie Catholic Church, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. 

Reverend Father John Kyne welcomed everyone to the beautiful church before leading the service along with Inner Wheel District 22 Choir.

Over 200 people at this great service with lots of good fellowship amongst members.

Photo of Philip Nerie Church
The inside of The Philip Nerie Catholic Church, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Photo of Inner Wheel District 122 Choir
Choir of Inner Wheel District 122
Inner Wheel and Rotary theme 2019-2020

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Rotary Foundation Sponsored Walk

29th September 2019 at 2pm

Teversal Visitors Centre

Organised by the Rotary Club of Sutton in Ashfield

All Rotary Clubs are invited to enter and get their members, families and friends sponsored to raise money for their club contribution to the End Polio Now Campaign of The Rotary Foundation.

For every Club that enters – $100 will be donated from District Foundation funds to End Polio Now.

Rotarians have proudly helped to reduce polio cases by 99.9% since 1988.

Why your support is still needed?

  • Rotary has helped immunize more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries and contributed more than $1.8 billion toward eradicating the disease worldwide.
  • On the 21st August 2019 it was three years since the last reported case of polio caused by the wild poliovirus in Nigeria. I
  • There are up to 60 countries in the world where over 400 million children need to be immunised, in most cases multiple times each year, to ensure that the virus does not return.
  • If all eradication efforts stopped today, within 10 years, polio could paralyse as many as 200,000 children each year.
  • It is estimated that $3.27 billion is still needed for the 2019-2023 End Game Strategy of ridding the world of polio.

The Rotary goal of ridding the world of this disease is closer than ever with your support.

You can help by getting your Club to sponsor walkers for the 4.8-mile circular route

The walk/stroll is in the countryside, off road, along disused railway tracts where rails, sleepers and undergrowth have been cleared. It is suitable for children, dogs and mobility scooters. Stewards will be positioned at strategic points along the route to provide any necessary assistance and emergency contact with first aiders and doctors. The walk is estimated to take about 2 hours and there is a large free car park at the visitors centre.

Registration and sponsorship forms are presented below; further copies can be downloaded from our or by telephone to 07710807631

Registration of walkers is free from 1:30pm with a start time of 2pm from the Centre Car Park at: – Teversal Visitors Centre: Top of Carnarvon Street, Teversal, Sutton in Ashfield, Notts NG17 3HJ

Sponsor Sheet

Registration Form

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Music In the Gardens 2019 5th – 7th July

Music in the Gardens gives 100% of the event’s profits to charity. Each year, six main charities are selected from applications to receive a split of 50% of the profits plus the income derived from nightly bucket collection and programme sales. The remainder is donated in various directions. In 2018 Music in the Gardens distributed £58,000 both directly to charities and in-directly through “rewards” to Rotary Clubs for helping organise Music in the Gardens conditional that the money is allocated to charities. The “trickle-down” effect of where the money raised by Music in the Gardens ends up is impressive.

2018’s Main Beneficiaries

  • Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind
  • W.O.R.K. (Worthwhile Occupational & Creational Krafts)
  • Huntingdon’s Disease Association
  • Aquabox
  • Weston Park Cancer Charity
  • Lighthouse Homes (Rotherham)

Other direct supported charities:

  • Sheffield Botanical Gardens Trust
  • Rotary International Foundation
  • Music in the Gardens Charity (working capital for 2019)

Distribution via Rotary Clubs:

Abbeydale Rotary Club:

  • Education Project – Albania
  • Aquabox

Eckington Rotary Club:

  • Blue Bell Wood
  • The Penguin Club
  • Eckington Town Team

Rotherham Sitwell Rotary Club:

  • Start a Heart 24:7
  • Maples Cancer Care
  • Headway Rotherham
  • Shiloh Rotherham

Sheffield Rotary Club:

  • Edale & Woodhead Mountain Rescue
  • Sheffield Disadvantaged Children’s Holiday Charity
  • Basket Ball Initiative for Disadvantaged Teens

Wortley Rotary Club:

  • Rotary District 1220 Sand Dams Project
  • Ghana Outlook
  • Support Dogs – Sheffield
  • Cavendish Cancer Care
  • Prostate Cancer UK

In addition Music in the Gardens supports The Sheffield Philharmonic Orchestra, The Unite the Union Brass Band and many local suppliers of equipment and services for printing, design, hire, catering and security.

Join us for this year’s event 5th – 7th July.

Details at

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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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Music in the Gardens 2018

Have you got the dates of this year’s Music in the Gardens in your diary?

Friday 29th June to Sunday 1st July.


Music in the Gardens is pleased to announce its line-up for this year’s 3-day music festival in the Sheffield Botanical Gardens.

Rotarians and Rotary Clubs will be able to acquire tickets directly from the Company, thus saving the booking fee.



Michael The Legacy – A jaw dropping tribute to Michael Jackson celebrating his life and music.


Ultimate David Bowie Tribute Show – Prepare to be transported across 40 years of Bowie – from Spaceboy to Superstar.



Saturday 30th June,THE MAGIC OF MOTOWN

Last Summer saw the Magic of Motown – Under the Stars wow a 5000-strong crowd at Rochester Castle and similar numbers were left dancing in the aisles at Chepstow Castle, Leeds Millennium Square and London’s O2 and now its your chance to join the party at Sheffield’s Botanical Gardens.

Prepare yourself for 40 back-to-back classic Motown hits, glittering costume changes, dazzling dance moves and outstanding musicianship in this explosive concert experience. The timeless music of Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, Jackson 5, Smokey Robinson and more, are sensationally recreated for you by an exceptionally talented cast and band. This breath-taking concert spectacular takes you on a musical journey through all your favourite songs, including: Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, Signed Sealed Delivered, Grapevine, Get Ready, Dancing In The Streets, My Girl, Blame It On The Boogie, Uptight, Endless Love, My Cherie Amor, All Night Long, Heatwave and many, many more.

So, Reach Out for The Magic of Motown!



Music in the Gardens 2018 presents huge talents and great music in a sublime setting at the ultimate picnic for families and friends of all ages.

Summer evening concert for those who like their festival experiences with style and class and the Sunday Fireworks this year will be our most ludicrous yet!

 Food and drink available or bring your own – WE don’t mind!   Book your party now as this event is sure to be a sell-out.


Three BRILLIANT nights of hit after hit. Music in the Gardens presents huge talents and great music in a sublime setting at the ultimate picnic for families and friends of all ages. Food and drink available or bring your own – WE don’t mind! Summer evening concerts for those who like their festival experiences with style and class. And the Sunday Fireworks will be our most ludicrous yet! Book your party now as this event is sure to be a sell-out.

For any information about Music in the Gardens, contact –


Music in the Gardens. A company limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales under company number 07504903 and whose registered office is at 62 Endcliffe Hall Avenue, Sheffield, S10 3EL. Registered Charity number 1142229

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Ashover Classic Car & Bike Show 2017

There was another good attendance for this year’s Ashover Classic Car & Bike Show held at Rectory Fields, Ashover, on Sunday 23 July 2017. Hundreds turned out for the show which is organised jointly by the Rotary Club’s of Chesterfield, Chesterfield Scarsdale, Clay Cross and Matlock.  The event raises thousands for local charities. 

Best car was a 1935 Derby Bentley Park Ward Drophead 3 1/2 litre owned by John Wilkes from Wingerworth.  Best bike was a 1937 1000cc Ariel Square Four owned by Peter Kirkman from Matlock.

Trophies were presented to the two winners by Clay Cross Rotary president Sally Jackson.  Rotary wishes to thank everyone who supported the event.


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Club holds its 20th Car Show on 2nd July at Wortley Hall

The Rotary Club of Wortley will be holding it’s 20th anniversary Classic and Vintage Car Show on Sunday 2nd July at the Wortley Hall Hotel, Sheffield.

Over 100 vehicles will be on show in the beautiful grounds of the estate together with craft and charity stalls and lots for the children to do. A strollling jazz band will entertain and, subject to weather there will be a fly past of a 1940’s Tiger Moth.

The event opens to the public at 12 noon with admission charged at £4 per adult and £1 for children. Late entries to the show will be accepted up to 11.30 on the day.

Proceeds from the event will go to Sheffield Children’s Hospital and other local charities.

Booking form for exhibits



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