President Ron Enock chaired the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield Scarsdale, at the Proact Stadium on Thursday 13th September 2018. 36 members were present to hear John Day speak about The Life and Times of Bryan Donkin, who, in John's words was "innovation personified". Anthony Willmot thanked John for his splendid delivery and the interesting content of his talk. Members thanked the President for all his work on the Prostate Screening, which was featured on Wednesday's Trust Me I'm A Doctor on BB2.
Ireland Colliery Band and Vocalist Pauline Kendall performed in front of over 100 who attended the Last Night of The Proms charity fund raising event, at the Proact Stadium on Saturday 8th September, organised by PP Alan Goodall PHF & David Melton. PPs Roger Heathcote and Malcolm Smith ran the raffle. All told the event raised over £1800 for charity. Flags donated by PP Peter Blake PHF
29 members were present as President Ron Enock chaired the monthly business meeting of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield Scarsdale, on Thursday 6th September 2018. Also attending was a guest of Bill Wilkie, Brian Rutter PHF from the Dursley Rotary Club in Gloucestershire. PP Peter Blake presented the club with a donation of £100 from The Mobility One Stop Shop, Nags Head, 261 Derby Road, Chesterfield S40 2EU, following his recent purchase of a mobility scooter! Maurice Poole PHF brought greetings from PP Alan Beasley, PHF, who is now recovering well from his stroke and, PP Neil Swanwick PHF, brought greetings from President Pam Fraser and the members of Wirksworth Rotary Club. David Melton reported on the successful village walk to Tissington. The monthly Foundation Draw was won by PP Malcolm Smith. Members very much hope that the people of Chesterfield look out for and enjoy the lighting up of the Crooked Spire and other prominent buildings on World Polio Day, the 24th of October.
34 members were present as President Ron Enock chaired the weekly meeting of the Chesterfield Scarsdale Rotary Club, on Thursday 23 August 2018. Paul Bywater welcomed our guest speaker John Holliday, Chair of the Trustees of the charity 'Challenge Cancer Through Adventure (CCTA)'. John explained that CCTA is a Peak District based charity run entirely by volunteers, which helps people who are based in its region who are living with cancer or a life threatening illness to change their outlook, rebuild confidence and regain control of their lives by undertaking an outdoor adventure challenge. Paul Bywater told members he and his wife had first become involved with the charity about 13 years ago. PP Alan Goodall PHF thanked John for coming to speak to us and, on behalf of the Club, President Ron presented John with a cheque for £100, as a donation to the charity. Members voted for the Club to pay for an Aqua Box and a Shelter Box to be sent to Kerala in India in support of the Rotary Appeal for help there, following the recent flash flooding. PP George Ling MBE, PHF reported that Honorary Member Alan Beasley was making excellent progress recovering from a stroke - well done Alan and all the best to you and Margaret!
Our thanks go to Alan and Marie Goodall for hosting the Last of the Summer Wine event at their home, on Sunday 19 August, and to Linda Robbins and everyone else who helped make the event such a success, which raised £500 for charity.
President Ron Enock chaired the weekly meeting of the Chesterfield Scarsdale Rotary Club, on Thursday 16 August 2018 and welcomed Richard Lindsey, Chairman of the Chesterfield Scarsdale Probus Club, together with Phil Cooper from the Napier Rotary Club, in New Zealand. PP Peter Blake reported that 29 members were present, in addition to our guests. Peter Bateman entertained us all with talk about his working life in delivering painless dentistry in the community. Peter took us through his career, which involved working in Bristol, Canada and Newcastle, before coming back to Sheffield to do a Masters' Degree in Public Health. Peter has clearly been a pioneer in his field setting up facilities to allow the widest possible access to 'painless dentistry' for all members in the community, including those with special and challenging needs. Rotarian Clive Bolland gave thanks and expressed warm appreciation to Peter for his excellent 'job talk'.
36 members attended the Proact Stadium, on Thursday the 9th of August 2018, for the monthly business meeting, chaired by President Ron Enock. Maurice Poole PHF ran the Foundation Draw. The twice yearly prize of £60 was won by PP Brian Harrison PHF. The monthly draw was won by Peter Bateman with PP John Coker PHF and Club Secretary and PP David Foster PHF respectively, taking second and third prizes.
In the photograph, from the left are: PP Roger Heathcote; Sarah Minns, Macmillan Urology Advanced Nurse Practitioner; Immediate PP Malolm Smith; Miss Jyoti Shah, Macmillan Consultant Urological Surgeon and President Ron Enock. Past President Malcolm presented Burton Hospital Charity Prostate Fund with a cheque for £3000 as a donation from the Rotary Club of Chesterfield Scarsdale towards the excellent work being done providing prostate screening in the community.
Jyoti and Sarah met the Chesterfield Football Team and the manager Martin Allen, during their training session on Friday 3 August 2018, as they were giving up their time to carry out another two days of prostate screening at the Proact Stadium. Two days of screening have already been successfully completed in July.
35 members were present as President Ron Enock welcomed DG Dr Cheryle Berry MBE PHF and past president of Clay Cross Rotary Club and ADG Rob Wadd PHF, past president of Chesterfield Rotary Club. Cherle talked inspiringly about her work with Rod Knox, of the Vitual College, to provide a learning app to deliver first aid training to community wide and spoke of the vision to have a First Aider on every street. The target is to have 250,000 learners by July 2019. Rob informed members about plans to open more Rotary clubs in Chesterfield specifically aimed at members of a working age, who wish to get involved in the charitable community, vocational and international work for which Rotary is famous.
President Ron Enock chaired the weekly meeting at the Proact Stadium on Thursday 26th of July 2018. PP Peter Blake PHF reported 35 members were present. Members were treated to a humorous and entertaining talk by fellow member Arnold Fear, on the 'Austerity Years', during and long after the Second World War. He gave many examples including things, which would be difficult for people today to accept: such as in 1942 when pencil sharpeners and many colours of children's clothing were banned. The vote of thanks was given by PP Brian Harrison PHF. Phil Round reported on the success of the Ashover Car and Bike show and thanked all those who helped over the two days.
President Ron Enock presents the trophy to John Gregory of Kilburn, near Derby, who was awarded 'best car' at the 2018 Ashover Classic Car & Bike Show with his 1962 Austin Healey 3000.
Best bike at Ashover: Congratulations to Jess Bamford of Codnor who won 'best bike' at the 2018 Ashover Classic Car & Bike Show with his very rare 1929 Indian 4 1260cc American motor bike. Trophy presented by Chesterfield Rotary president Barry Thompson.
Past president Malcolm Smith presented a cheque for £1,000 to the Blood Bikes. Other photos are of the Rotarians food/drinking station and the Inner wheel bottle banks stall.
The initial estimate is that the show made around £12.400 nett for charity. There were just over 700 classic cars (with some 1500 occupants) and another 2000+ paying public, making a total of around 3500 people in all. Four Rotary clubs were represented, Clay Cross, Matlock, Chesterfield and Chesterfield Scarsdale.
Friday 20th Saturday 21st July saw prostate screening at the Proact Stadium, organised by President Ron Enock Miss Jyoti Shah, Consultant Urological Surgeon at Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and her medical team carries out the screening.
We wish to thanks Sue Dakin at the Sandpiper Hotel & Restaurant, Sheffield Road, Chesterfield S41 9EH, for her generous offer to provide 3No. rooms for Miss Shah and her team on 19th & 20th July and the forthcoming sessions on the 2nd & 3rd August.
President Ron Enock chaired the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield Scarsdale at the Proact Stadium, on Thursday 19 July 2018. 35 members were present to hear John Lower speak about the history of the Chesterfield Canal Trust and the work it has carried out since he became involved in 1982. John explained the Trust's plans to restore the last 8 miles of canal, which will involve +14 locks and cost about £40M Anthony Willmot thanked John for his very interesting talk and members gave donations to the Trust.. Rob Wallis PHF reported that Hunloke Park Primary School, Staveley Junior School and Hasland Junior School were in the process of signing up for the Rotary Purple for Polio initiative and to take part in the Eco Greenhouse project from September 2018.
President Ron Enock chaired the monthly business meeting at the Proact Stadium on Thursday 12 July 2018.
The fabulous weather continued as President Ron Enock and Lynda Wallace, President of Chesterfield Scarsdale Inner Wheel, hosted the joint president's party on Sunday 8th July 2018, at Alan & Marie Goodall's house, in Wingerworth.
President Ron Enock and all the members of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield Scarsdale were sad to hear of the death of fellow member, Rotarian Richard Lamb. Our condolences go to Richard's wife, Sarah, and all the members of their family.
35 members were present to see the immediate Past President Malcolm Smith hand over the chain of office to the incoming President of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield Scarsdale, for 2018/19, Ron Enock.
President Ron congratulated David Cromwell on his appointment to become President Elect. John Hull, who was on holiday, becomes the new Vice President. Paul Bywater reported the Golf DayFriday, held at the Chesterfield Golf Club on 22nd June 2018, which raised a total of £4,700 for Charity. President Ron thanked Paul, Andy Warwick, Bill Preston and all those who took part and assisted in such a successful event. 35 teams took part. The competition was won by a team comprising Shane Broughton, Ashley Broughton, Daryl Budworth & Neil Marriott. Outgoing Sgt, at Arms annouced the winner of the charity donation (fines pot) draw, which was won jointly by Mike Miller and Has Oldham, who guessed closest to the total amount in the pot of £524.97 - well done Les.
President Malcolm Smith chaired the weekly meeting the Proact Stadium on Thursday the 28th of June. Prior to the meeting, Rob Wallis PHF and the President presented badges and certificates to children from Hollingwood Primary School who had successfully completed the Rotary Junior Community Award Scheme. Rob thanked the pupils, Head Teacher Angela Huthart, all the staff and parents for their support with making the award scheme such a success and for their efforts to raise £250 for the Rotary Purple for Polio campaign together with the building of an eco-greenhouse.
On Saturday 23 June, many Rotarians and their wives joined ladies of Inner Wheel, relatives and other guests of Has & June Oldham for afternoon tea, games and Pimms, to celebrate their Golden Wedding and raise £310.50 for the Chesterfield Stroke Centre and the Chesterfield Neonatal Unit. A very enjoyable time was had by all.
Friday 22nd June 2018 saw the 26th Annual Golf Day at Chesterfield Golf Club Organised by Bill Preston, Andy Warwick and Paul Bywater Various prizes were on offer, including £10,000 for a hole-in-1, off one of the tees. Evening entertainment featuring John Lowe. Nearest Pin winners were: Nick Miles 6th Hole John Jervis 8th & 15th Holes John Ottewell 12th Hole
Place Player 1 Player 2 layer 3 Player 4 Score 1st Shane Broughton Ashley Broughton Daryl Budworth Neil Marriott 90 2nd George Quigley Tony Lawton John Halifax Lee McCulloch 88 3rd Tim Daniels Rob Birds James Fairclough Jim Mundy 88 4th Kevin Hardy Sean Nutt Will Reay Martin Turne 87 Best Mixed William Preston Ruth Preston Barbara Siddall Malcolm Janes 84 Best Ladies Margaret Miller Fame More Pippa Sutherland Sally Trueman 81 7th John Camm Ken Harrison David Hennessy Jonathan Vardy 87 8th Andy Warwick Mark Ellis Pete Howitt Adam Roberts 85 9th Steve Aitken Nick Ghislanzoni Andy Stafford John Jervis 83 10th Andrew Bunting Richard Booth Kenneth Gascoyne Gary Wheeler 83
President Malcolm Smith chaired the meeting of the Rotary club of Chesterfield Scarsdale on 14th of June 2018 at the Proact Stadium. The occasion was the annual Club Assembly. President elect Ron Enock introduced Assistant District Governor Rob Wadd. Ron congratulated Rob on his recent appointment as Assistant District Governor. Presentations were made by the committee chairs outlining the proposals for the forthcoming Rotary year. Assistant governor Robert Ward then addressed the meeting and congratulated the club on a wide ranging programme for the coming year. He explained the proposed work was an excellent example of Rotary in action. The ADG stressed the need for Rotary to continue to develop its image locally and make the public aware of the benefits of joining Rotary and the work that Rotary does in the community.
President Malcolm Smith presents Maurice Poole's guest, John Windle with a silver tankard. John, who brought greetings from President Roger Hill of the Rotary Club of Cambridge, New Zealand is a former Chesterfield lad. He became a school teacher in Derby, but now lives in New Zealand. John continues to have links with the Town. Rotary's charity - Foundation - benefits from donations made by members who use John's season ticket at the football club. Wine was provided by PP Dr Andy Matthews, on the occasion of his retirement, from his medical practice. Maurice Poole PHF ran the monthly Foundation draw, which was won by PP Brian Worthy PHF. President Elect Ron Enock ran part of the meeting during which committee chairmen set out their main aims for the coming Rotary year and asked for members to provide assistance in delivering the programme by joining the respective committees.
On a beautiful evening at the Proact Stadium, President Malcolm Smith welcomed President Geraldine Stamp and her husband, John Stamp, both of the Rotary Club of Amber Valley, to the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield Scarsdale, on 24 May 2018. John, who was introduced by Anthony Willmot, spoke on the history of Wingerworth and Tupton, from the days when 3000 acres forming the manor were tenanted by Sir Henry Hunloke, through to the breaking up of the estate in the 1920s, and the demolition of Wingerworth Hall, by which time the estate had encompassed over 5000 acres. John explained his family's involvement in the story, when his ancestors, the Madins, who originally came to the area as stone masons, were later, along with many others, able to buy their homes and businesses as part of the sale of manorial lands. So began the modern era of Wingerworth and Tupton, when much of the former Deer Park and grounds of the manor were developed into housing in the mid to late 20th Century. PP John Coker thanked John for a most enlightening talk.
35 members of the club met at Chesterfield Golf Club on Thursday 17 May 2018, with President Malcolm Smith in the Chair who welcomed Peter Gray, a former member and guest of Barrie Thompson. Barrie also introduced our speaker for the evening, James Gormley, Senior Crown Prosecutor with the West Midlands Crown Prosecution Service. Barrie first met James in 1998, when he began his training at Barrie’s firm of solicitors, in Alfreton. James gave a very interesting overview of the current workings of the British judicial system and the CPS, with particular emphasis on matter of disclosure of evidence, which has been given a high profile in the media, recently. He explained the difficulties faced by the Police and the prosecution service in addressing this matter, given the number of mobile devices which are often seized in a single arrest, of a person subsequently charged with an offence, such as drug trafficking.
Many members were quite perturbed as James explained that increasingly minors are being co-ordinated by those controlling such trafficking operations, using mobile devices, from 100 or more miles away – the so called County Lines issue. PP George Ling PHF MBE gave the vote of thanks.
Maurice Poole PHF ran the April foundation draw, which was won by Andy Shooter.
Thursday 10th May 2018 - no meeting due to the Bank Holiday.
President Malcolm Smith chaired the AGM of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield Scarsdale on Thursday 3rd May 2018. Honorary members; PP Alan Beasley PHF and PP Bob Marshall PHF were re-elected for the coming Rotary year 2018/19, along with a new honorary member PP Peter Blake PHF, who will soon be 90 years of age and has given many years of service to the club, since it was founded. Rob Wallis PHF and PP Neil Swanwick were elected to represent the club at District level, with President Elect Ron Enock and Club Secretary PP David Foster as substitutes. Vice President David Cromwell agreed to continue to Audit the club accounts. Has Oldham was pleased to report that Baback 2, the project for an Eco Well, sponsored by a donation from the club, was now well underway in Senegal, under the control of Alexis Diouf - this project is part funded by a District grant of £1000. Once again, a very enjoyable meal was put on by the Chef of the Proact and the team there.
President Malcolm Smith welcomed President Cliff Elliott and members of the Rotary Club of Warsop, Shirebrook & District to the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield Scarsdale, held at the Proact Stadium on Thursday 26th April 2017. George Caldicott introduced our guest speaker Harold Sharpe JP, who has visited our club before and who spoke to us about his experience and that of some of his friends living and working with cerebral palsy. Harold’s talk, interspersed with much humour, took us from his beginnings over a Post Office in Barrow-in-Furness through a career in Local Government with Derbyshire County Council and his work in a local Health Service Trust. President Malcom gave Harold a donation to the Charity SCOPE, which aims to make this country a place where disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else. Andy Shooter thanked Harold, on behalf of those present, not only for coming to speak to us, again, but for the example he has set to show that people with a disability can achieve their potential and live a contented and meaningful life within our society: Harold thanked the members present and Rotary organisation, in general, for their efforts to facilitate this goal.
Meeting Report from the Rotary Club of Chesterfield Scarsdale on Thursday 19th April 2018, at the Proact Stadium, Chesterfield President Malcolm Smith chaired the meeting, which was attended by 32 members. Rob Wallis PHF introduced our guest for the evening, Dr Roger Start, lead Cancer Clinician at the Chesterfield Royal Hospital, who talked to us about the development of the NGS Macmillan Unit at the hospital. Roger gave us a very passionate overview of what has happened since the unit opened its doors in June 2017. He thanked the club for its support of the project, which a number of members confirmed provided a calm and relaxing space providing a high quality environment for staff to deliver top quality care to the patients. On behalf of the club, President Malcolm presented Dr Start with a cheque for £1,000 to go towards the latest phase of the project, a courtyard garden retreat, which he is pioneering with the help of other staff members and designer Lara Behr – the project is also supported by The Mayor of Chesterfield, Maureen Davenport. PP Brian Harrison PHF, who is himself an Architect, thanked Dr Start, not only for his talk, but for his efforts, which has culminated in not only a spectacular piece of architecture but also in providing a very valuable cancer care asset located within the Chesterfield and North Derbyshire community.
Vice President David Cromwell chaired the business meeting of the club on Thursday 12 April 2018. VP David welcomed a report from Has Oldham on behalf of Alexis Douf about the solar pump project for Baback School in Senegal. The club has donated £2,745, with a further £1,000 being given by way of a District Grant. Maurice Poole PHF held the monthly Foundation Draw, which was won by David Hays PHF, with PP Brian Ashall PHF and Les Ashmore taking second and third places, respectively.
No meeting on Thursday 29th March or Thursday 5th April due to Easter Bank Holidays.
President Elect Ron Enock chaired the meeting on Thursday 22nd March. Wine was provided on the tables by PP Henry Marsh PHF, on occasion of his 80th Birthday. Happy Birthday Henry! John Grant spoke to us about his recent visit to his former home in Zimbabwe and showed a fascinating film of one of his past trips crossing a bridge into nearby Mozambique, passing over dirt roads littered with abandoned artillery and tanks. Dr Andy Matthews thanked John for his presentation. The club welcomed PP Harry Reeve PHF, back from his recent illness, and Richard Lamb sent his best wishes to the club. President Elect Ron thanked David Melton for organising the successful Coach Trip around parts of South Derbyshire. Ron also reported on the 90th Matlock Charter, which he attended, along with other members of the club. Members were reminded to try and attend the District Assembly at Eastwood Hall on the 28th of April.
President Malcolm Smith with Christine Selden and Rachel Betton from the Ashgate Hospice
President Malcolm Smith chaired the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield Scarsdale at the Proact Stadium on Thursday the 15th of March 2018. 35 members were present to greet our two guests, Christine Selden and Rachel Betton of the Ashgate Hospice. Mike Miller introduced Christine and Rachel, who spoke about recent innovations at the Hospice, including the Harry Fisher Building; providing special facilities for families, expanding the delivery of care at community level. President Malcolm presented a cheque for £2,500 to go to the Hospice, not only to help with genral fundraising, but with the aim of assisting Rachel and her Complimentary Therapy team colleagues, in purchasing cosmetic and other products which are required for providing facial treatments, reflexology, massages and other therapies, to patients and clients of the Hospice. PP Keith Pollard PHF thanked Rachel and Christine for coming to speak to us and reiterated the club's support over its long association with the Hospice, which, itself, is now celebrating its 30th anniversary.
Business meeting Thursday 8th March, with President Malcolm Smith in the Chair. The President welcomed visiting Rotarians: PP Roz Adamson, from the Bakewell Club; PP Dr Gill Harvey PHF & PP Pauline Holmes PHF, from the Rotary Club of Dronfield and also Stuart Amesbury from Prague International Rotary Club. The meal, of slow braised beef, was excellent!
Maurice Poole PHF made the Foundation draw, which was won by PP Peter Blake PHF, with President Elect Ron Enock 2nd and Andy Shooter 3rd. Treasurer John Hull asked each member to donate £13 to fund the purchase of our annual Aquabox.
Thursday 1st March - Speaker meeting/Joint meeting Warsop - Cancelled Due to Snow
35 members were present at Thursday's meeting on the 22nd of February 2018, which was chaired by President Malcolm Smith. Our very own Iain Corran, who is also a member of the District International Committee, spoke to us about the Rotary Dentaid Box - a self-contained package, containing all the key dental requisites of equipment and consumables to enable a dental professional to deliver basic oral health care, in any locality. Of particular interest was the fact that this charity, as well as working in the developing world, also uses a specially equipped van to serve vulnerable people in the UK. Anyone interested in giving support to Dentaid should contact Rotarian Sandy Dunn on 01794 368 079 or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Iain also brought greetings from the Rotary clubs of Burton-on-Trent and Ilkeston, which he visited recently. Paul Bywater thanked Iain for his illuminating presentation - most members were unaware of this charity.
Rotary Club of Chesterfield Scarsdale 37th Charter Celebration at the Proact Stadium in Chesterfield, on Thursday the 15th of February 2018. President Malcolm, and his wife Christine with their distinguished guests, which included: the Mayor of Chesterfield; Councillor Maureen Davenport, the Mayoress Mrs Liz Archer; District Governor Michael Longdon & his wife Margaret; President Sue Young from the Chesterfield Scarsdale Inner Wheel Club & her husband Arthur; Martin Thacker MBE JP & his guest Ms Jean Spencer; ADG Tony Bethell MBE and his wife Jill; District Governor Elect Dr. Cheryle Berry; past ADG David Hood from the Wirksworth Club & President Peter Barr of the Chesterfield Rotary Club & his wife Jean. Also in the picture are President Elect Ron Enock and his wife Caroline and the Master of Ceremonies PP Roy Cutt PHF.
Our guest speaker was Martin Thacker MBE, JP who spoke eloquently of his involvement with charity work for the National Deaf Children's Charity.
District Governor Michael presented Rob Wallis with the Paul Harris Fellowship award for his work in community and vocational service, since he joined our club
President Malcolm presented a cheque for £400, from the club, to go towards Mayor’s charity:
Retreat at The Royal – a community garden for the new Macmillan Cancer Centre.
The Chesterfield Child Contact Centre – helping to rebuild vital relationships between parents and children.
35 members attended this week's business meeting held at the Proact Stadium on 8th of February 2018. The meeting was chaired by President Malcolm Smith. Rob Wallace reported that two Eco bottle greenhouses were well underway. Above, is a photo of the greenhouse at Deer Park School in Wingerworth, which is almost complete. PP Clive Robbins called for volunteers to help finish the project, next week. PP Brian Harrison PHF reported on the efforts of the Quiz Team to win the District competition - better luck next time!
This week's meeting at the Proact on 1st February 2018 was chaired by President Malcolm Smith. 35 members were present for a very tasty meal and to welcome our speaker Barry Knight from Thomas Ware & Sons Ltd, Clift House Tannery in Bristol. Barry, who was introduced by David Hayes PHF, explained how his career developed from sweeping up at the Calyton Street Tannery, in Chesterfield, through to heading up sales and development at his current firm. Members were very interested and surprised to learn of the many and varied types of leather produced today (and in the past) and their uses. Barry has travelled all over the world and has served on both Northern Group and National Council of the society of leather technologist and Chemists (SLTC). He was awarded a Fellowship (FSLTC) for his contribution to the society and trade and until recently was President of the United Kingdom Leather Federation. President Malcolm gave Barry a cheque for £75 to go to his nominated charity, which runs a Mother Teresa Hostel in Kanpur. Phil Round thanked Barry for his illuminating and fascinating talk. Best wishes to the club were sent by Bill Wilkie and PP Harry Reeve PHF, both of whom were unable to attend the last few meetings – we hope the recover soon. Rob Wallace reported that a donation of £200 had been received, thanks to the efforts of pupils and staff at Hollingwood School, who had raised the money in support of the ‘End Polio Now Appeal’.
President Elect Ron Enock, members, and guests enjoyed the Burns Night supper on the 25th of January 2018. David Melton organised the event and the entertainment. Our thanks to those who put on a very light hearted show. The Selkirk Grace - Roy Cutt Piping in the Haggis - Derrick Wilmott Addressing the Haggis - Brian Mc Ashall Entertainers George Caldicott Arnold Mc Fear David Mc Cromwell Toast to the Lassies - David Foster Reply and Toast to the Laddies - Liz Cromwell Our special thanks to the Chef and all at the Proact Stadium who helped make this event such a success.
40 were present for the weekly meeting of the Rotary club of Chesterfield Scarsdale at the Proact Stadium, in Chesterfield on Thursday 18th January 2018.
President Malcolm Smith was in the Chair and was delighted to present a cheque to our speaker, for the evening, Jane Bentley to go towards her endeavours with the Community Transformation charity to develop Umbrellas Coffee Shop on the Grangewood Estate in Chesterfield.
John Day thanked Jane for the enthusiastic and uplifting way she spoke to us about her passion to stimulate change in one of Chesterfield’s local communities, by providing a facility mums and young children could use.
The club also welcomed Ray Harris from Scarsdale the Probus club, who was a guest of President Elect Ron Enock.
Rob Wallace informed members of progress with the ECO (bottle) greenhouse taking shape at Deer Park School in Wingerworth.
President Malcolm chaired the first meeting of 2018, at the Proact Stadium on Thursday 11th January, at which 40 members and one guest were present. The business meeting received reports from officers of the club and committee chairmen. Maurice Poole PHF ran both the 6 monthly and monthly Foundation draw, which were won by David Hays PHF and George Ling MBE, respectively.
Phil Round and his team were thanked for raising about £2,500 in their collection outside Sainsbury's, in Chesterfield. Our thanks also go to all those at the store who helped us to be able to put on the collection and to all the members of the public who gave so generously. Most of the sum collected will go to Ashgate Hospice, with a lesser amount being given to other local charities.
President Malcolm his wife Christine, members, their wives and guests enjoy the Christmas party at the Proact Stadium on 15th December 2017. Thanks to VP David Cromwell, Pat Willmot and PP Brian Harrison for providing the entertainment.
President Malcolm Smith chaired the business meeting on 7th November at which 36 members and 1 guest of Alan Wilkinson were present. Our Secretary PP David Foster reported that Iain Corran has raised about £180 so far, for taking part on the Chesterfield Santa Fun Run. Well done Iain. Treasurer John Hull announced that the collection taken during the joint Carol Concert, held at Wingerworth Parish Church, raised a total of £295, with the donations in lieu of Christmas Cards contributing a further £620, so far. PP Peter Blake brought good wishes to the club from our member Richard Lamb, who has sadly been unable to attend lately due to illness - we hope to see him again soon. Rob Wallace updated the club on the progress of the Rotary Youth Community Award scheme and the Bottle Greenhouses being established in a number of local junior schools. Rob also received the club's backing to provide 45 trees to the Manor Fields Association amenity scheme, in Chesterfield, as part of the Rotary initiative to plant a tree for each member in this Rotary year. Maurice Poole PHF carried out the Foundation Draw, which was won this month by PP Alan Beasley PHF.
Thursday 30th November 2017 Dr Peter Stevens entertained the club chairing light hearted group sessions considering the possible effects of a future pandemic for with very limited vaccines being available!
President Malcolm Smith chaired the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield Scarsdale, which took place on Thursday 23rd November 2017, at which 40 members, 2 guests were present.
PP Alan Goodall PHF introduced his guest Wyn Brooks from Swansea.
PP Professor Derrick Willmot introduced our speaker Lee Rowley MP for North East Derbyshire, who spoke to us about his local origins and his career which has led to his life as a recently elected Member of Parliament.
Lee spoke in a confident manner without notes and gave us a fascinating insight into the inner workings of the House of Commons. His talk stimulated a number of questions from members on a variety of topics and issues relating to the District, which Lee is involved with. VP David Cromwell thanked Lee, on behalf of the Club, for giving up his valuable time to come and meet us and wished him all the best in his career going forward. From the left: Vice President David Cromwell; President Malcolm Smith; Lee Rowley MP and President Elect Ron Enock
Thursday 16th November 2017 saw President Malcolm Smith chair the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield Scarsdale at the Proact Stadium, which featured a talk, given by PP Brian Ashall PHF, entitled 'The Ramblings of an Ageing Coal Man'. Brian's talk included details of low temperature carbonisation of coal, carried out at the former Coalite Works in Bolsover. PP Neil Swanwick delivered the vote of thanks. Rob Wallace announced plans had been agreed to light up the Parish Church, again, next year. PP Roger Heathcote asked members to look out for the Club's Christmas tree among the display of trees in the Parish Church (The Crooked Spire) from Saturday 18th November through to the 4th of December.
President Malcolm Smith chaired the Special General Meeting of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield Scarsdale, which took place at the Proact Stadium on Thursday 9th November 2017. Officers were elected for the 2018/19 Rotary Year, as follows: President - Ron Enock President Elect - David Cromwell Vice President - John Hull Secretary - David Foster Treasurer - Roy Cutt The meeting was followed by the Foundation Draw, organised by Maurice Poole PHF, the winner of which was Clive Bolland with Anthony Willmot and David Cromwell taking the other prizes.
President Malcolm Smith chaired the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield Scarsdale, which took place at the Proact Stadium on Thursday 2nd November 2017. PP Peter Blake PHF announced that 37 members were present. Maurice Poole PHF thanked PP Alan Goodall PHF for organising the excellent trip to the war cemeteries in France, last week. After the meal, PP Derrick Willmot took us through a presentation of 'Pictorial Memories of the Club', with many recognising members past and present from the photos of events and activities, undertaken by the club during its history. Phil Round gave the vote of thanks.
Thursday 26th October - Scatter meeting
The weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield Scarsdale took place at the Proact Stadium on Thursday 19th October 2017. President Malcolm Smith was in the Chair with 38 members and 1 guest being present. President Malcolm welcomed Mr Trevor Jackson, a guest of past president Alan Goodall. The President and the meeting also gave a very warm welcome to Past President Alan Beasley who was accompanied by his son Stephen. The speakers for the evening were Julie Wheelhouse and Debbie Newton who gave a fascinating presentation about the Derbyshire Stroke Centre. The centre is a specialist stroke service based in Holmewood and is the only such stroke centre in the UK. I started in 2001 and moved to dedicated premises in 2015. Ms Wheelhouse explained that the centre looks after stroke patients and also people with aphasia and other neurological conditions such as multiple infarcts and head injuries. She described it as a place to make good friends and help and support each other. The president then presented Ms Wheelhouse with a cheque for £1500. After the excellent presentation Rotarian Iain Corran gave the vote of thanks. In the business section of the meeting Rotarian Rob Wallace gave details of the forthcoming World Polio Day activities and described the work that Rotaians and friends are to carry out to illuminate in purple several buildings in the town centre including, the Crooked Spire.
President Malcolm Smith presents a cheque for £1500 to Julie Wheelhouse and Debbie Newton of the Derbyshire Stroke Centre. Also in the photo, on the left, is past president Alan Beasley.
Rotary Club of Chesterfield Scarsdale World Polio Day Tuesday 24th October 2017 Rotarians Rob Wallace and Has Oldham have organised events to celebrate World Polio Day on Tuesday 24th October 2017 The Rotary Club of Chesterfield Scarsdale has teamed up with Ashgate Hospice to plant crocus corms in the grass verge outside of the hospice. Pictured below is the Rotary Roundel, which will be left in place until the Spring, so the purple crocus plants can grow between them. The initiative is part of efforts to raise money and awareness for the fight to eradicate this crippling and deadly disease from our planet! Rotary has played a large part in the success of reducing the incidents of Polio throughout the world from 350,000 cases p.a. to just 7. Only 3 countries still remain to be rid of this crippling disease. Purple for Polio Crocus Planting at Ashgate Hospice – October 2017
On Tuesday 24th October to raise awareness, Rob, Has and their team of volunteers, plan to illuminate 5 buildings Chesterfield. Purple is the colour which has been chosen to represent the fight against Polio. Those buildings are: The Parish Church (Crooked Spire) - Town Centre S40 1XJ CASA Hotel - junction Lockoford Lane and the by-pass S41 7JB St John Ambulance HQ - Derby Rd S40 2ED St Thomas' Church - Chatsworth Rd S40 3AW Blenheim Court - junction of Newbold Rd and Sheffield Rd S41 7PG They have the services of a fully qualified electrician and lighting specialist Peter J Davies, who served his initial apprenticeship and qualified as a theatrical lighting engineer in London's West End Theatres. A working party under Peter's leadership will undertake the necessary works throughout Monday 22nd, with final adjustments being made after nightfall on Monday. (Effectively a dress rehearsal) - good opportunity to invite BBC Look North News film crew to, such that their film could be trailed on the early evening Look North News on World Polio Day! Participating Primary schools who have been working through the Polio Education Packs obtained through Doncaster St Ledger Rotary Club: Deer Park Primary School - Wingerworth S42 6TD Highfield Hall Primary School - Newbold S41 8AZ Hollingwood Primary School - Hollingwood S43 2JG All 3 schools have been supplied with sufficient crocus corms to enable everyone who has been studying the Polio Education Packs to plant a corm at their school as a perpetual reminder each spring. Crocus button holes - The school council at Hollingwood Primary have decided to make the Rotary Foundation Purple for Polio campaign, their primary fund raising project this half term. Chesterfield Scarsdale have supplied them with a box of 100 purple crocus buttonholes to sell as part of their fund raising spectacular this Thursday 19th October, when the whole school plans to dress in purple.
President Malcolm Smith presents PP Peter Beardsley with the Bill Tayor Golf Trophy, which he won on the day, before the meeting on Thursday 12 October 2017. PP John Coker announced that Peter was the winner, by a large margin, with his score of 36, including a back nine of 20. John Coker and PP Peter Stevens were runners up. The weather was kind for the competition, which was held, as usual, at the Chesterfield Golf Club.
President Malcolm Smith chaired the business meeting on Thursday 5 October 2017. Peter Blake reported 36 members were in attendance. Has Oldham announced that the Rotary Roundel has been put in place, in the grounds of Ashgate Hospice, ready for planting this year's consignment of crocus bulbs, in aid of the Polio eradication campaign. Brian Harrison won the Foundation Draw, which is run by Maurice Poole.
President Malcolm & Christine Smith hosted members and their wives at the 46th Rotary District Conference at Llandudno, from Friday 29 September 2017 to Sunday 01 October 2017, at the Empire Hotel and Venue Cumryu
Great entertainment on Saturday night by the Rollacoaster Showband!
President Malcolm Smith chaired the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield Scarsdale at the Proact Stadium on Thursday 28 September 2017, at which 35 members were present. PP Roy Cutt PHF said Grace and PP Peter Blake gave the attendance report. After a brief report from committee chairmen Rob Wallace and Has Oldham about the coming projects and initiatives, Rotarian Bill Preston gave a talk on his working life of "Ups and Downs 1960-2016" from Apprentice Mechnical Engineer aged 16 at Markham Colliery, through to being in charge of the Duckmanton Mobile Plant Workshops, them to the Railways and latterly working in Health & Safety on projects such as Installing/Maintaining gas mains, both the underground variety and those on high rise buildings. Andy Shooter thanked Bill for his very interesting presentation.
President Malcolm Smith welcomed 52 members, partners, guests and ladies of Inner Wheel to the Joint Rotary /Inner Wheel Harvest Supper, on Thursday 21 September 2017 at the Proact Stadium. The charity auction of produce raised £641, including a £20 donation from a Rotarian, who could not be present on the night . Our thanks to auctioneer Rotarian John Botham and to our host Rob Wallace. Visiting Rotarian and Past President Pauline Holmes PHF brought greetings from the Dronfield club's President Maureen Taylor. Pauline was a guest of Iain Corran who brought greetings and Rotary banners from Armenia in District 2452, following his recent visit to Rotary clubs there.
The weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield Scarsdale took place at the Proact Stadium on Thursday the 14th of September 2017. President Elect Ron Enock was in the Chair with 33 members and 2 guests being present to see a photographic presentation on the recent Morgan Car Factory visit. Ken Davis, a member of the Chesterfield Photographic Society, and Darrel Clark gave the presentation after being introduced by their host, PP Brian Harrison PHF. Rotarian Bill Wilkie gave the vote of thanks. Rotarian Alan Wilkinson, back from his trans Atlantic tour, brought greetings from the Rotary Club of Charleston USA and the amazing Past President Anita Zucker, business woman and philanthropist.
On Tuesday 12 September 2017 a group of members and their partners went on the Village Walk to Ashford-in-the-Water, which was well orgnasied by Rotarian David Melton. The evening was rounded off with a splendid meal in the Bulls Head at Ashford or as it used to be known Aisseford. Helen Outram, http://www.ellenoutram.co.uk/ who was our guide, did an excellent job, as she has done on a number of other occassions before. Below is a picture of Helen, a Blue Badge Tourist Guide for the Peak District and Derbyshire, talking to the party at the old bridge with the large pump in the background.
Vice President David Cromwell chaired the meeting held at the Proact Stadium on Thursday 7 September 2017. Wine was provided on the tables by VP David and PP Neil Baker, to celebrate their respective birthdays. Rob Wallace reported that 3 schools had agreed to take part in the use of the Rotary Polio Packs and develop ECO-Greenhouses, using recycled plastic bottles.
Friday 25 August 2017. Another fine day for the 25th Annual Golf Day at Chesterfield Golf Club, organised by PP Brian Harrison, which raised some £3,000 for charity. Special thanks to Thorntons for donating chocolates, the sale of which raised £315: well done Barrie Thompson and PP Arnold Fear for selling the chocolates. PP Peter Stevens announced that his team including, Bill Preston, and Paul Bywater came second in the recent Rotary Golf Competition, winning £850 for Rotary Foundation charity.
President Elect Ron Enock chaired the meeting on Thursday 24 August 2017 at which we heard a presentation from Andy Heading on how he and his friends managed to cross 1000 miles of Alaska, in winter, not once but twice! His team won the first time, being one of the few to finish the gruelling course from Nick to Nome, on the coast. Unbelievably, part of the race crossed the frozen sea. Andy was introduced by Rotarian Has Oldham. They took part in the race along the track over snow and ice - the Iditarod dog sled race.. PP Derrick Willmot gave the vote of thanks. P.E. Ron gave Andy a donation on behalf of the club.
President Elect Ron Enock chaired the meeting on Thursday 17 August 2017, at which 37 were present. PP Roger Heathcote introduced our guest for the evening Roger Glew who performed a number of George Formby songs on the banjo ukulele. Members joined in renditions of the favourite tunes.
Has Oldham reminded members to look out for Polio Day on 24 October. Efforts are in hand to seek permission to light up the Crooked Spire in purple - for Polio - on that day.
Rob Wallace thanked Roger Glew, on behalf of the club, for his enthusiastic and professional performance and insight into the life of George Formby.
Wine was provided by Phil Round, on the occasion of his impending 70th birthday - happy birthday Phil!
Thursday 10 August 2017 saw the Business Meeting being chaired by President Elect Ron Enock, standing in for President Malcolm. PP Henry Marsh won the monthly Prize draw. Ron welcomed Martin Cruttenden, visiting Rotarian from the Wirksworth Club and guest, former Rotarian, Trevor Jackson, who was invited by our Sgt at Arms, Les Ashmore.
Sunday 6th August 2017 – The weather held out for - ‘Allo Allo’ – joint Rotary/Inner Wheel lunchtime event at Alan & Marie Goodall’s, which was hosted by President Elect Ron Enock and President Sue Young.
Sunday 23 Jul 2017 saw the Ashover Car Show, another very successful jointly put on with Clay Cross, Chesterfield and Matlock Rotary Clubs. Our side was well organised by Phil Round - thanks Phil and to all of the helpers!
Thursday 27 Jul 2017 Speaker Meeting - Host Bill Ervine Vote of thanks PP Peter Stevens.
Thu 03 Aug 2017 Museum Visit to Brightgate House - at George & Maria Caldicott's home. George and Maria were very ably assisted by Andy & Ruth Shooter. George entertained us with recitations, music from his pianola and drinks and the ladies put on an excellent spread of food. A wonderful time was had by all.
President Malcolm Smith and the team welcomed District Governor, Michael Longdon PHF to the meeting of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield Scarsdale on Thursday 20th July 2017. During the meeting, our newest member, Peter Batemen was inducted into the club. Peter was proposed by Iain Corran and mentored by PP Neil Swanwick. Below, is a photograph of Mr Longdon presenting Peter with his Rotary badge. The Governor spoke about Rotary's success in working to reduce the incidents of Polio throughout the world from 350,000 cases p.a. to just 7. Only 3 countries still remain to be rid of this crippling disease. He thanked the club for its efforts and for the work in does in the community. Look out for World Polio Day on the 24th of October.
The sun shone on Sunday the 16th of July for the Lunch, hosted jointly by President Malcolm Smith and the Inner Wheel President Sue Young, and which was held at Pond House, the home of Peter and Colleen Beardsley.
Thursday 13 July 2017, saw the annual Bowls competition with the Stand Road Bowling Club, organised by David Melton- which was declared a draw! Later, at the meeting chaired by President Malcolm Smith, 33 were present to hear a most humorous talk by PP Arnold Fear PHF on 'The Lure of the Limerick. Arnold was introduced by VP David Cromwell. The vote of thanks was given by David Hys PHF who rendered an appropriate limerick, of his own. PP Peter Blake announced he and his former employer, Henry Boot, would shortly be making a donation of £250 into the club's charity account.
President Malcolm Smith, President Elect Ron Enock and Vice President David Cromwell, took office for the Rotary Year 2017-18, at the Handover meeting of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield Scarsdale, held at the Proact Stadium on Thursday 6 July 2017. Immediate Past President Neil Swanwick handed over the chain of office to Malcolm and thanked everyone who had contributed to making last year' a success. PP Peter Blake reported 31 members ad a prospective member, Peter Bateman, were in attendance.
ThePP Brian Harrison reported that the Rotary Golf Day, on 25th August, will be the Silver Jubilee of the event. The Golf Day was started by one of our former members, Nev Needham. Over the past 24 years this event has raised £78,000 for charity. Next year, Brian will be handing over running of the golf day to Paul Bywater and Andy Warwick. The club thanked Brian for all his efforts over the years.
Maurice Poole PHF held the monthly Foundation draw and the 6 monthly draw, which were respectively won by John Day and Bill Preston.
Sergeant at Arms PP Peter Beardsley PHF, handed this duty to Les Ashmore, having first announced the winner of the ‘fines pot’ draw – David Hays PHF, who’s guess of the amount raised for the year was the closest to the £520 total.
Meeting Report from the Rotary Club of Chesterfield Scarsdale on Thursday 29th June 2017, at the Proact Stadium, Chesterfield President Neil Swanwick, PP Neil Baker, Rob Wallace (Chair of the Community and Vocational Committee) and Rotarian Arthur Young judged this year’s Rotary Young Designer Competition. Our thanks went to Mr Jon Fullwood, Head of Design and Technology and Marj Pratt, 2nd in Design and Technology, at Tupton Hall School, a Specialist Sports College with ICT, for organising the heats, which took place at the School. The whole Year, of some 230 students, took part. These were whittled down to 40, whose design boards were displayed prior to selecting the 5 finalists, pictured below. The brief was to design a low-voltage lamp, made from recycled materials. The finalists were, from the left: Emma Wilbourne (whose brother Craig won the competition in 2015); Evee Wass; Katie Warren; Alisha Hurrell; and, Our winner, Kiera Goodridge, on the far right of the picture
They each received a £20 gift token and a certificate, while Kiera was also presented with the Trophy by President Neil Swanwick. Kiera’s design was for a battery powered LED light, in the form of a mushroom, made from recycled plastic, which is to have detachable rubberised pieces, which would, themselves, illuminate. Judges were particularly impressed that some thought had been given to costing the design and selling add-ons to potential purchasers. The runner up was Katie Warren with a light made from recycled tea cups. Her ‘Mad Hatter’ artwork was very impressive. All of the young designers produced work to an excellent standard and it was a pleasure to be involved with this, our 6th annual competition. Later the same evening, President Neil Swanwick welcomed 31 members and our guest speaker, President Ruth Screeton of the Rivelin Valley Rotary Club, in Sheffield, to our main meeting – the last in this Rotary Year. Ruth’s talk on RYLA, the Rotary Young Leader Award, is centred round a residential course, designed to encourage and develop young people, who are showing potential to become leaders, in a field of their choice. Ruth explained how Rotary clubs have the opportunity to sponsor children, in the 15 to 17 age group, to attend one of two residential centres, in either Buxton or Castleton. The 4 day event costs around £150, the next one being run at Castleton will take place over the 4 day period from Saturday 10 February to Tuesday 13 February 2018. The Vote of thanks was given by Rotarian Bill Ervine. Rotarian Barrie Thompson reported that he and PP John Coker ran this year’s Rotary ‘Kids day out’ on Wednesday 28 June. 22 Year 6 Pupils from William Rhodes Primary School, in Chesterfield, accompanied by 3 teachers, attended the National Space Centre in Leicestershire. Next week the office of President will change to Malcolm Smith.
President Elect Malcolm Smith welcomed 31 members and 3 guests; President Pauline Holmes, PP Mich Oglesby PHF, both of the Drone Valley Rotary Club and our speaker PP Alan Geeson PHF, of the Rotary Club of Grantham and Kesteven. Alan was introduced by PP John Coker, who had learnt about Alan’s work with ‘Trade Aid’ while at the District Conference.
Trade Aid is a charity set up by some members of the Rotary Club Grantham and Kesteven, to provide tools-in-a-box. The idea came into being following the 2004 tsunami, when it was realised that not only was immediate aid required following a disaster, but that people also needed tools with which to rebuild their lives. Trade Aid really got going in 2007. The charity is primarily funded by the club members, though over the years it has obtained matching grant funding from the Rotary District fund. In addition tools-in-a-box and training are provided to projects in areas not directly affected by disasters, to enable communities to develop skills and make things, not only for their own use, but to trade and so obtain much needed local income. Malcolm presented at donation to Alan.
The Vote of Thanks was given by PP Brian Ashall PHF, who was very impressed that in the 10 years Trade Aid had been going, it had delivered 1000 boxes, each costing about £425 – an impressive outcome for a very local charity run by volunteers.
Thursday 18 May 2017 - President Neil Swanwick with guest speakers PP Ian Ward of the Dronfield Rotary Club and his wife Elaine, who came to speak to us about CRY - a charity dedicated to addressing Cardiac Risk in the Young. Ian and Elaine have been involved since 2009, working to screen young people in Dronfield, Wickersley (Rotherham), Swanwick and Abbeydale (Sheffield), for hidden heart defects. The aim is to eliminate premature deaths in people under the age of 35. Their son Neil was the victim of such an unexplained and premature death. Ian and Elaine praised the many NHS volunteers, who gave up their valuable time to run the screening events. The President made a donation of £50 to the Charity. Jonh Botham also gave his Foundation draw winnings to CRY. Our speakers were introduced by their host, for the evening, Iain Corran and the vote of thanks was given by PP Brian Harrison PHF. PP Peter Blake reported that 39 were in attendance. A new member Andy Warwick was inducted by the President and welcomed by the club, having been sponsored by Paul Bywater. Brian also reported on the successful visit to the Morgan Factory, held on Tuesday 16 May.
Has Oldham reported that £2,555 had been transferred to the Friends of Baback for Phase 2 of that on-going International Project to improve a school on Baback, Senegal in Africa. Our contact there will be our member and former Mayor, Cllr. Alexis Diouf.
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