On Thursday 16th September 2021, President Alan Goodall welcomed 26 members and his guest, President Elect Ken from Scotland, to the monthly business meeting. Maurice Poole, PHF ran the Foundation Draw; the prize winners were: 1st David Hays - £50 2nd David Melton - £20 3rd David Hays - £10.
Bike bell boost for hospice Ashgate Hospice was presented with a cheque by the Chesterfield Canal Trust and the Rotary Club of Scarsdale Chesterfield at Hollingwood Hub. The money was raised as part of an initiative to encourage the use of bells by cyclists along the towpath. This followed a few complaints by walkers that they had been startled by bikes coming up behind them without warning. The Rotary Club provided a large box of bicycle bells. These were given away free to cyclists at the Chesterfield Canal Trust’s Information Centre & Shop at Hollingwood Hub. In return the pedallers were asked to make a donation to Ashgate Hospice. The highly successful campaign ran for several weeks until the bells had all gone. Alan Goodall, President of the Rotary Club of Scarsdale Chesterfield, said: “We are very pleased to have been able to contribute towards this initiative. We believe that the towpath will now be safer for all its users and we are delighted that Ashgate Hospice has been able to benefit in the process.” Chesterfield Canal Trust spokesperson, Rod Auton, said: “We gave away free bells so that cyclists can give a warning to walkers. Ever since the first lockdown, the Chesterfield Canal towpath has been busier than usual as many local people have discovered this glorious green oasis right on their doorsteps. “Whilst the vast majority of cyclists are polite and go at a moderate pace, a few seem to be in a hurry. This can lead to problems if they come up behind walkers unexpectedly. “We are very grateful to the Rotary Club of Scarsdale Chesterfield for their incredible generosity in providing these bells.”
The Harvest Festival, made a successful return to the club's programme this year. The festival was held at the Chesterfield Golf Club, on Thursday 26th August 2021, where it raised £350 for the Club's charity fund.
PP George Ling MBE PHF and PP and Honorary member PP Peter Blake PHF were among the many members and guests, who attended the Harvest Festival. President Alan thanked all of those who had contributed to the event's success, especially PP Peter Beardsley PHF for organising it and PP Neil Baker PHF for acting as auctioneer, for the night.
On Thursday 19th August 2021, President Alan Goodall welcomed 25 members to Technique Stadium to hear our speaker, Peter Slater, talk about his career as a sports broadcaster, including his recent trip to the Tokyo Olympics and his work on Radio 5 Live. President Elect Peter Bateman thanked Peter for a very entertaining talk.
The Rotary Club of Chesterfield Scarsdale met at the Technique Football Stadium on Thursday 12th August 2021. President Alan Goodall welcomed Past District Governor Val Leivers and her husband Terry. Val Leivers is a Rotarian and retired teacher who has supported the Sri Sai Vidyarthi School in Secunderabad, India for several years. Val works among the very poor in the country, which she referred to as the 'Hidden India'. Below is President Alan presenting Val with a cheque for £300, which is to be used to sponsor a girl to be given training and be supplied with a sewing machine for 3 years, in order that she may be equipped to earn a proper living, when she grows up.
On Sunday the 8th of August 2021, Immediate Past President John Hull took on the chain of office, one more time for the celebration of the 40th year since the club's formation, at the Technique Football Stadium.
John welcomed members, their wives, guests and ladies from the Inner Wheel Club of Chesterfield Scarsdale, including their President, Liz Cromwell.
Our very own PP Arnold Fear PHF gave a very interesting and entertaining speech summarising the principal events, which have taken place, over the club's history, including the raising over £350,000, for local and international charities, since 1981.
Two founder members, John Day and John Botham PHF were present and John Day gave the vote of thanks. The event was ably organised hosted by David Hayes PHF.
Rotary President Alan Goodall and Inner Wheel President Liz Cromwell hosted their Joint Presidents' Party on Sunday 1st August 2021.
Over 40 members and guests attended the party and enjoyed the lovely food and good company. Pictured below is President Alan, his wife Marie, Presndet Liz and her husband David.
Thursday 29th July 2021 saw the club return to the Technique Stadium for the first meeting since lockdown restrictions were lifted. President Alan Goodall welcomed 28 members to hear our speaker, Philip Riden, talk about 'Chesterfield Streets and Houses Past & Present'.
Above, President Alan Goodall PHF receives a cheque from PP Peter Beardsley, PHF for £5078, the club's share of the proceeds from the Ashover Car and Bike Show. The Ashover Car & Bike Show, was run by 3 local Rotary Clubs was held on Sunday 18th July, one of the hottest days of this year. This Event had record breaking high temperatures, the largest number of car and bikes on display and the most visitors ever in the history of the Show. Organised by the Chesterfield, Matlock and Chesterfield Scarsdale Clubs, the whole event was declared a great success by Rotarian Peter Beardsley, speaking on behalf of the Event Committee and the many volunteers and helpers. With over 1,000 Vintage and Classic Cars and Motorcycles on display, attracting over 1200 Visitors on the day, the three Rotary Clubs involved raised over £15,000 for local charities and good causes from the Event. Prizes for the Best Car and Best Bike were presented by The President of Matlock Rotary, Tom Moloney. The winning car was a 1966 5.2 litre Chevrolet Sting-Ray and the prize was presented to the Chief Mechanic and his father Corrin Mellor. (Picture). The Best Bike was a 1947 350cc Velocette Racing motorbike owned by Mark Bellamy. Responses from the visitors and exhibitors was a positive, ‘Great Show and Great to be ‘out’ again’ at such a wonderful event!’ Enjoying the sunshine and the offerings of the many stall holders and refreshment providers, together with walking the large area of exhibits on such a hot day was a tiring experience and everyone went hope after enjoying the longed-for ‘first day out’. Rotarians and helpers from the three clubs, and volunteers from Clay Cross Rotary looked after the separate Exhibit and Pedestrian entrances, together with the large public car park adjacent to the main site. Cleanliness and litter picking was by the local Scout Group. Adherence to the Covid-19 Rules on social distancing was the order of the day and plenty of signs and sanitizer were available to remind the many happy and smiling visitors and exhibitors. Thanks go to the many local Sponsors of the Event and for the Council and Insurers support on the day, and the first-aid help provided by the St John’s Ambulance team.
Fantastic weather makes the Rotary Ashover Car & Bike Show, on Sunday 18th July 2021, the place to be. Below is some of the Chesterfield Scarsdale Rotarians and their with their wives, between their duties as stewards. Thanks to all the people who attended, the helpers, organisers and the Scouts, for making the day such a success.
PP Rodger Heathcote commented: Many, many thanks to all you great people, for being so generous with your treasured books, but also thank you to all the lads who helped me on the day, before the day and after the day. We had a lot of laughs and raised £201.10p for the charity fund. Well done all, Thanks again for the help.
President Alan Goodall welcomed 24 members to the Zoom meeting on Thursday 15th July 2021, which was centred around a web presentation on behalf of Rotary International, from Oregon in the USA, on a programme to replace the 3 billion fires, used worldwide for cooking in homes, with 'clean' safer cookstoves.
Immediate Past President John Hull welcomed 27 members to the handover meeting, for the new Rotary year (2021-22), on Zoom on Thursday the 1st of July 2021. John handed over the role of president to PP Alan Goodall, PHF. President Alan thanked John and the retiring Council members for a marvellous effort to keep the club afloat during the pandemic. Maurice Poole drew the Foundation 50/50 Draw for July 2021. The winners were: 1st Prize Peter Beardsley 2nd Prize John Botham 3rd Prize George Ling - who asked for his winnings to be left in and so be donated to charity
President John Hull welcomed 27 members, meeting on Zoom on 24th June 2021. VP Peter Bateman introduced Alan Bush (from Sherwood Sunrisers Rotary Club) who spoke to us about a partnership between Rotary GB and Ireland and Carers UK, making carers visible across the UK. Alan explained that in June 2020, Rotary and Carers UK announced a 12 month' partnership to support the millions of unpaid carers in the everyday challenges they face caring for loved ones. Andrew Matthews thanked Alan for explaining to us the astounding facts about the number of carers, including young carers and the work involved to support them. President John thanked all members who had supported the club, on Zoom, during this extraordinary year.
President John Hull welcomed 24 members, our Club Assembly (10th June 2021) on Zoom, which was attended by Assistant District Governor David Hopkins. Maurice and June Poole drew the Foundation 50/50 Draw for May and June 2021. The winners were: for May 1st Prize Neil Swanwick 2nd Prize David Hays 3rd Prize Neil Baker for June 1st Prize Derrick Willmot 2nd Prize David Foster 3rd Prize Peter Bateman
President John Hull welcomed 27 members, our speaker and his guest Joy Hales, Editor of the Derbyshire Life Magazine, to our Zoom meeting on Thursday the 27th of May 2021 to listen to our Speaker: Ashly Franklin talk about 'My Derbyshire Life'. Ashley took us on a virtual tour around Derbyshire talking about villages and towns he has researched and those he knows well such as Milford a - land of mills and honey and Tissington where the famous well dressing takes place. The vote of thanks was given by Anthony Willmot who gave a big thank you for giving us some much interesting detail about the history of life in Derbyshire.
Members joined Rob Wadd and members of the mother club to set a up planter at Chesterfield Railway Station.
President John Hull welcomed 29 members to our Zoom meeting on Thursday the 13th of May 2021 for the AGM and to hear our speaker, Mike Kelly, who was introduced by PP Rodger Heathcote PHF. Mike gave a very interesting presentation about the Cromford Canal - The Sleeping Beauty - part of 3000 miles of the British waterways network. The route of the canal passes under Ripley, goes to Pinxton but, splits off to Langley Mill, although much of the original route needs re-building and restoring. The northern section from Cromford to Ambergate is a Heritage site. Mike explained that the canal was an amazing achievement, with no locks, 4 tunnels, 2 aqueducts and an underground harbour! VP Peter Bateman thanked Mike for an absolutely wonderful talk. PP Rodger asked members to look out for new planters which are to be set up at Chesterfield Railway Station, week commencing 24.5.21, in conjunction with our Mother Club, Chesterfield Rotary.
President John Hull welcomed 25 members and our speakers Ian & Elaine Ward to the Zoom meeting on Thursday the 29th of April 2021. Ian & Elaine, who are from Dronfield Rotary, were introduced by VP Peter Bateman and gave us a very informative talk about Nepal. Elaine described Rotary visits, which took place in 2013, 2015 and following the 2015 earthquake, in 2018. An extract from the Dronfield Rotary website reads: 'The Rotary Club of Dronfield is a proud partner of the Rotary Club of Pokhara Fishtail, in Nepal, Asia. Together, the two clubs operate The Fishtail Fund which has the intention of helping clever children from poor homes to stay on at school.' Elaine explained how Rotary has funded the building of a new school, which opened in 2018. For more information visit: https://www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/page.php?PgID=724393&ClubID=1303
PP Ron Enock PHF thanked Ian and Elaine and their supporting Rotary clubs for their great work and for giving us such a very interesting talk.
On Thursday 15th of April 2021 members, wives, partners and guests attended the ZOOM meeting & Quiz Peter Beardsley, which was won by Brian Harrison. President Elect Alan Goodall thanked Peter for putting together a quiz, which had something for everyone. Maurice Poole ran the Foundation Draw. The winners were: 1st Prize Andy Shooter 2nd Prize Barrie Thompson 3rd Prize Brian Harrison
Thursday the 1st of April 2021 saw President John Hull welcome 26 members Andrew Heading speak to us on Zoom about Alaska - starting with 3 lucky Swedish gentlemen in 1898 who found a seam of gold on the beach! Andrew, who is from Matlock, was introduced by VP Peter Bateman. Andrew's presentation included some wonderful photos of the resulting gold rush and the 1000mile dog sled race commemorating the dog sledge team which, back in the day, brought the diphtheria serum to Nome to mining communities besieged in the middle of winter. The 'mushers' start with 16 dogs and finish with at least 6, resting any that are dropped on the way, which and are then flown back to Anchorage - every effort is made to ensure that the dogs' welfare is maintained, and, as Andrew explained that the dogs wear safety boots. Andrew and his friend Mike cycled the route (as one can attempt the race on other modes of transport) and were just two out of the only 4 finishers of the 125 runners, bikers and skiers who started. Though, about 50 of the 80 dog teams which started ended up finishing! David Hays PHF thanked Andrew for his fantastic talk. President John awarded the following long service awards: 40 years: John Day; John Botham and John Bown. 35 years: Anthony Willmot and Clive Robbins. 30 years: Derrick Willmot and Maurice Poole. 25 Years: Roy Cutt; Peter Beardsley and Alan Goodall. President John also awarded PHFs to David Cromwell and Phil Round, and, upgraded members with PHFs as follows: 1 Sapphire: Neil Baker; Ron Enock; Rodger Heathcote; David Hays and Alan Goodall. 2 Sapphires: Clive Robbins and Peter Beardsley. 3 Sapphires: Roy Cutt.
President John Hull welcomed 29 members to ZOOM meeting on Thursday the 18th of March 2021 to watch Deborah Gray, Specialist in Special Care Dentistry and Assistant Dental Director Special Olympics GB, give a presentation on The Special Olympics. Deborah told us that, Special Olympics is recognised by the IOC and supports 4.9 million athletes over 172 countries. The next summer games should be in held Berlin in 2023. PP Malcolm Smith thanked Deborah for her very interesting talk.
Chesterfield Scarsdale Rotary - Laptops and Tablets for Schools - organised by PP Malcolm Smith
Dave Shaw, Headteacher at Spire Junior School, Jawbones Hill, Derby Road, wrote 'Thank you so much to you and all in the Rotary club for the kind donation of the 3 laptops. Thanks again for making a positive difference to our community.'
The laptops were donated by Neil Baker and Phil Round.
President John Hull welcomed 27 members to ZOOM meeting on Thursday the 4th of March 2021. PP Prof. Derrick Willmot PHF introduced our very own Maurice Poole PHF, who gave a presentation entitled 'Chasing The Dragon Part III - Burmese Style' - about restoring steam trains, in Myanmar (formerly known as Burma). Maurice spoke about his 500 mile tour of part of the country, off the tourist track around Bago, to see and travel on the three steam locomotives, which had been restored, and ran on oil! PP Neil Swanwick PHF thanked Maurice for his absolutely brilliant talk.
Later, Maurice ran the foundation draw. The winners were: 1st Prize President John Hull 2nd Prize Neil Swanwick 3rd Prize Clive Bolland
Chesterfield Scarsdale Rotary - Laptops and Tablets for Schools - organised by PP Malcolm Smith
Rachel Purvis, Headteacher at William Rhodes Primary & Nursery School, sent us this message and the photo, below, of the children with the laptops taken in the school library: Thank you so much for sending the laptops in to school. We really appreciate it! The laptops were donated by Peter Bateman and Clive Robbins.
On the 18th of February 2021 we joined Chesterfield 41 Club for a joint ZOOM meeting. Our speaker Dai Vaughan and members from the Swansea 41 club was welcomed by President John Hull. In all, 58 people logged on to the meeting to hear Dai (David) speak about his life from when he was born in Swansea, in 1937, travelling in taxis, during the war, with large bags of gas on their roofs (early days of alternative energy), National Service and to the Post Office, then in business, as a sound engineer. Dai told us about his fundraising events, in Round Table, with Tom Jones, Harry Secombe and Max Boyce, MBE, a Welsh comedian, singer and entertainer, who shared has a passion for rugby union and the mining communities of South Wales. Past President and former Round Tabler Clive Robbins PHF thanked David for his very amusing and entertaining talk.
Chesterfield Scarsdale Rotary - Laptops and Tablets for Schools- organised by PP Malcolm Smith
Past President Malcolm Smith is pictured with pupils from Highfield Hall Primary School, in Chesterfield, and three Venturer Challenger 10, 10.1 inch Android Tablets, which were donated to Chesterfield Scarsdale Rotary by Argos. Our thanks go Argos in Chesterfield and to Dawn Shelbourne, of Highfield Hall, who accompanied the children when Malcolm and his wife Christine presented them with the tablets.
President John Hull welcomed 27 members to ZOOM meeting on Thursday the 4th of February 2021. Our very own PP David Cromwell spoke to us about the institutions that sit behind the scenes, such as the Post Office Investigation Branch which was established in 1683. David's talk covered subjects such as the vast amount of worldwide international money transfers which are facilitated by Postal Orders, the Giro Bank and the former underground railway which was dedicated to the movement of the post.
Barrie Thompson thanked David for giving a talk on such a surprising subject.
President Elect PP Alan Goodall PHF gave members a summary of the committees which have been formed to come up with a 'way forward', for the club in the Rotary year 2021-22.
PP Malcolm Smith, of the Community Services Committee, reported that he has been in touch with Argos, in Chesterfield, who have donated 3 brand new tablets for the Club to present to a local school, next week – watch this space!
Maurice Poole PHF, ran the Foundation draw: the winners were: 1st prize Arnold Fear 2nd prize David Cromwell 3rd prize Henry Marsh
President John Hull chaired the ZOOM meeting of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield Scarsdale, on Thursday 21st January 2021. The 31 members joined to watch the presentation, given by PP Prof. Derrick Willmot PHF, on Taiwan - An East Asian Tiger. Taiwan, formerly Formosa (beautiful island), the size of Belgium off the coast of China. Derrick took us on a journey through the country, from the capital Taipai, which has the second tallest building in the world, to Chiang Kai-Shek's holiday resort and on to Taichung City. It was fascinating to see a photograph taken by Derrick inside of a TESLA electric taxi-car going down the motorway totally hands-free. PP Neil Baker, PHF thanked Derrick for his very interesting presentation, which followed on from Ron's earlier talk on the South China Sea and gave us much food for thought.
Maurice Poole PHF ran the Foundation draw: the winners were: 1st prize Peter Stevens 2nd prize Phil Round 3rd prize David Melton
On Thursday the 7th of January 2021, President John Hull welcomed 30 members who logged on to the ZOOM meeting of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield Scarsdale. VP Peter Bateman then introduced our speaker, Murray Jacobs, who spoke to us on the "Must Sees" of Cambridge, a virtual tour of this historic city. PP Brian Harrison PHF thanked Murray for his talk and discussed some of hotels he'd worked on and the architectural qualities of the buildings Murray showed us.
On Thursday 17th December 2020 members and their wives/partners logged on to the very entertaining Christmas event meeting, on Zoom, which was very well organised and presented by David Melton.
30 members of the Chesterfield Scarsdale Rotary Club and President John Hull joined the Zoom meeting, on Thursday the 10th of December 2020. PP Brian Harrison PHF spoke to us about Chesterfield's Remarkable Houses, including the 17th Century Dunston Hall, Chain Bar Cottage - probably the oldest property on Chatsworth Road, the Woodside, Walton Hall and 'The Antiquity' 191 Old Road, which had two Ox eyes embedded in the Cruck timbers - to watch over the original owners. Maurice Poole PHF and his wife & June drew the monthly Foundation Draw, the winners of which were Roger Heathcote, Henry Marsh and David Melton.
President John Hull welcomed 24 members of the Chesterfield Scarsdale Rotary Club to the Zoom meeting on Thursday the 26th of November 2020. Our speaker this evening was John Miles, PHF of Leatherhead Rotary, from Woking, who told us about Global Sight Solutions - a charity which is 25 years old - and which started at Guildford Rotary Club. For more details please follow the link - https://www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/page.php?PgID=727277&ClubID=1452
Global Sight Solutions works with its Rotary club partners abroad to run hospitals to treat the millions of peaple needing eye care, thus avoiding them going blind or to treat avoidable blindness which has already occurred. For example, by 2025 the goal is to provide a minimum of 180,000 cataract operations each year. Our host was VP Peter Bateman, with PP Derrick Willmot running the Zoom platform.
On Thursday the 19th of November 2020 President John Hull welcomed 28 members of the Chesterfield Scarsdale Rotary to the Zoom meeting at 7 for 7-30pm. Our very own John Day spoke to us about 'My Childhood in World War 2'. PP Neil Swanwick PHF thanked John for a fascinating, interesting, informative and at times a chilling report of those times. It was a pleasure to have D.G. Dr Jill Bethell MBE, at tonight's meeting, who left us with the message that where possible we should try to encourage younger members into Rotary. Jill also thanked us all for the work we were doing and wished us all well.
Thursday the 5th of November 2020 President John Hull welcomed 30 members of the Chesterfield Scarsdale Rotary to the Zoom business meeting and SGM. Vice President Peter Bateman introduced Ken Cooke, who spoke to us about his 'Year as Master Cutler' in Sheffield. Ken was assisted by PP Gerald Swift of Dronfield Rotary Club. The vote of thanks was given by PP Rodger Heathcote, PHF. Maurice Poole PHF ran the first Foundation 50/50 draw, during the Covid situation, the winners were: 1st prize Peter Beardsley 2nd prize Mike Miller 3rd prize David Cohen PP Treasurer Roy Cutt, PHF announced that a £500 donation has been made to both Aquabox and Shelterbox charities this afternoon. We have agreed to denoted £1,500 to Ashgate Hospice.
Thursday the 22nd of October 2020 President John Hull welcomed 27 members of the Chesterfield Scarsdale Rotary Zoom meeting, when VP Peter Bateman hosted our speaker President Tom Hunt PHF, from the Rotary Club of Bretby, who spoke to us about the on-going work for eradicating Polio and Rotary's only charity, Rotary Foundation - 'doing good in the world'. This coming Saturday is World Polio Day. Even though only 129 cases of polio have been recorded in the world this year, those being in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the programme must still go on.
Thursday the 8th of October 2020 saw 26 members logging on to the Chesterfield Scarsdale Rotary Zoom meeting, hosted by President John Hull. Our speaker was Matthew Price of the Brain Tumour Research Charity. Matthew's host was VP Peter Bateman. The group of charities, Matthew was representing tonight, is calling for a £35 million investment into Brain Tumour research, which Matthew said is currently disproportionately underfunded. President John confirmed that our club would make a £100 donation to the charity, Matthew thanked us for that.
Thursday the 24th of September 2020 - 22 members logged on to the Chesterfield Scarsdale Rotary Zoom meeting, hosted by Vice President Peter Bateman. PP President Brian Harrison, PHF organised a quiz to entertain us all. PP Rodger Heathcote, PHF announced that he was meeting a guy called Jim Bower from the Chesterfield Canal Hub, tomorrow, to organise the planting of this year's batch of crocus bulbs, purchased by the club, in aid of the Rotary Purple for Polio campaign.
Thursday the 10th of September 2020 - 28 members logged on to the Chesterfield Scarsdale Rotary Zoom meeting, hosted by President John Hull. PP Ron Enock gave a comprehensive and interesting presentation entitled 'Chinese Aggression in the South China Sea' - the construction of man-made landforms and military and other bases in what was once sea.
Thursday 2nd July 2020 - 32 members logged on to the hand-over meeting on Zoom, where the outgoing President David Cromwell announced 30 year-long service awards for: PP Derrick Willmot PHF; Anthony Willmot; and, Maurice Poole PHF. Well done.
David then handed over to incoming President John Hull, who chaired the rest of the meeting. PP Alan Goodall moved up to President Elect and Peter Bateman was welcomed into the role of Vice President.
Monday 29th June 2020 - New Council and Outgoing Council Meeting,
Thursday 18th June 2020 - Club meeting attended by over 30 members on Zoom Speaker - PP Arnold Fear, PHF - 'English as she is spoken'
Thursday 4th June 2020 - Club Assembly Meeting - on Zoom with AG David Hopkins
Monday 1st June 2020 Council Meeting - on Skype
Thursday 14th May 2020 Business Meeting & AGM - By Zoom
President David Cromwell chaired the weekly meeting of Chesterfield Scarsdale Rotary, at the Proact Stadium, on Thursday the 12th of March 2020. Attendance Officer, PP Clive Robbins PHF announced that 31 members were present to hear our guest speaker, Neil Carter talk to us about the role of the Derbyshire Community Speed Watch (CSW) and its work, with the support of the Police, to monitor speeds of vehicles using radar speed detection devices. After Neil's talk, a lively discussion ensued about how excessive and/or inappropriate speeding is extremely dangerous and is responsible for many unnecessary injuries, as well as affecting the quality of life of many communities throughout Derbyshire. Members then voted to suspend further meetings and activities while the COVID 19 virus outbreak restrictions apply. It is planned to hold the next Council meeting, on 6th April, via Skype.
Past President Bill Singleton, Community Director, from Clare Rotary, in South Australia, exchanged banners with President David, when he joined us for the monthly business meeting, on Thursday the 5th of March 2020.
President David Cromwell chaired the weekly meeting of Chesterfield Scarsdale Rotary on Thursday the 27th of February 2020, which was held at the Proact Stadium. 31 members were present. PP David Rodger Heathcote PHF, introduced David Skillen who gave a presentation entitled ‘The Alamo in Texas’. Maurice Poole thanked David for giving an accurate historical account of the storming of the fort and for his superb visuals.
Our 39th Charter celebration dinner took place at the Proact Stadium, in Chesterfield, on the evening of Thursday 20th February 2020. President David Cromwell and his wife Elizabeth are pictured below with their top table guests: The Mayor of Chesterfield, Councillor Gordon Simmons and his wife Jenny; President of Chesterfield Rotary, Nigel Metham & his wife Stephanie President of Chesterfield Scarsdale Inner Wheel Christine Heathcote and her husband Rodger, District Governor David Hood PHF and the speaker - Tony Sherwood ‘The Not So Secret Agent'. Over 80 members and guests were present at this very enjoyable annual event, celebrating the formation of the club on 29th January 1981. The President made a special point of introducing two of the founder members, John Day and John Botham, who were both present.
President David Cromwell presented Oscar Ryan-Edwards and Esme Freeland, with the Chesterfield Scarsdale Young Musician's Bursary Award. Esme, who is aged 11 is studying the trumpet, while Oscar, who is aged 15, plays guitar, drums and sings in a local band. Oscar and Esme are pictured with Annabella Senior, who currently receives a Scarsdale music bursary. At the start of the evening Annabella gave an accomplished performance, on the violin, of 'Romance' and it was announced that she is to give a recital at the Royal School of Music.
During the evening, DG David Hood presented a number of awards to Chesterfield Scarsdale members, in recognition of past service, on the recommendation of the President and the honours team. Treasurer and Past President Roy Cutt's PHF (Paul Harris Fellowship) was upgraded to Level 3 pin with 2 Sapphires.
Past President Professor Derrick Willmot's PHF was also upgraded to Level 3 pin with 2 Sapphires.
Twice Past President Arnold Fear's PHF was upgraded to Level 2 pin with 1 Sapphire.
Past President John Coker received a level 1 PHF.
And, Past President Rodger Heathcote also received a level 1 PHF.
President David Cromwell presents a cheque for £750 to Tony & Ann Giles on behalf of Mercy Ships, at the meeting of Chesterfield Scarsdale Rotary on Thursday 13 February 2020. Also pictured in the photograph is Rotarian Peter Bateman, chair of our Rotary Foundation & International committee, who organised this event.
The President welcomed visiting Rotarian, Dr Tony Bethell MBE, from the Dronfield. 31 members were present to hear Tony Giles give a presentation on the invaluable medical support which has been given across the world, by Mercy Ships, since its inception in 1978. Members have been keen to support Mercy Ships, over the years, so they were pleased to hear that there have now been 2.7 million direct beneficiaries of this work and that the new ship 'Global Mercy' has been launched and is soon to be fitted out.
In 2018 Rotary’s President, Ian H.S. Riseley, challenged every Rotarian to plant a tree to help sustain the planet. Rotary’s love of trees has been passed down from its founder, Paul Harris, to the trees Rotarians are planting today.
On Tuesday 11 February 2020, President David Cromwell and a number of fellow Rotarians joined Peter Storey, Jamie Bingham from Derbyshire County Council and members of the MVLS (Markham Vale Land Services) who all braved the winter weather to commission the planting of one tree for every one of our Rotarians, and a few more besides!
The birch, beech, oak and other trees, supplied by the Woodland Trust, have been planted by MVLS, in the pattern of a Rotary Roundel, on top of the former colliery tip, next to the Markham Vale Environment Centre, off Junction 29A of the M1, in Derbyshire. When they grow the trees will be visible from the Town of Bolsover and its historic castle. Also, look out for them on the future fly-bys of Google Earth.
This project was initially kicked off by Past President Malcolm Smith and then followed through by Rob Wallace PHF in President Ron Enock’s year, before being brought to a successful conclusion this year by our Community Service Chair, Past President Rodger Heathcote.
Peter Storey heads up the County’s team carrying out the redevelopment of the former Markham and Seymour Colliery sites, which, in total extends to about 900 acres, with 600 acres of green space and has so far produced 1628 jobs, across 40 companies and removed the dereliction left by the closure of the former collieries. Jamie Bingham is the Project Engineer, who has specific responsibility for Markham Vale and has made this planting happen.
MVLS are a group of community volunteers, who are based in Unit 14, at Markham Vale, and carry out maintenance of the extensive grounds and footpaths, along which steel statues have been erected to commemorate miners lost in the various disasters at the former Markham Pit.
Chesterfield Scarsdale Rotary looks forward to working with Jamie and the MVLS team, next year, in planting thousands of purple crocus bulbs, as part of the Rotary Purple for polio campaign.
Thursday 6 February Business Meeting, chaired by President David Cromwell. Maurice Poole PHF ran the monthly Foundation Draw, which was won by PP Neil Swanwick, with Bill Preston and John Grant taking second and third prizes.
On Thursday 23rd January 2020, President David and 12 Rotarians travelled to The Hostess Restaurant Sookholme Rd, Mansfield for the annual joint meeting with Warsop, Shirebrook and District Rotary. President Elect Geoff Milnes and all of the other members present, made us very welcome. The meal was excellent as was the talk afterwards, which was given by Dr Tim Gray MBE of EMICS (East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme), which he founded in the 1980s. The scheme provides specially qualified doctors to give immediate care, usually following trauma and prior to the patient being admitted to hospital. Remember to put the date of the 6th of April 2020 in your diaries, which will be the 50th Charter of Warsop, Shirebrook and District Rotary.
President David Cromwell chaired the business meeting, on Thursday the 16th of January 2020. President David confirmed that a donation of £750 had been made to Hasland Baptist Church, to support its work in Malawi and £2,500 has been given to Ashgate Hospice, following the Christmas collection at Sainsbury's.
Maurice Poole, PHF, ran the monthly Foundation draw, which was won by PP Henry Marsh PHF (1st) ,PP Malcolm Smith (2nd) and Phil Round (3rd); and the twice-yearly super draw, which was won by Bill Ervine.
Hollingwood School hosted the 5th meeting of the RotaKids group and the Rotary Junior Community Awards on Tuesday the 14th of January 2020. The RotaKids have so far raised £200 and collected books and pencils for needy children in Africa - Well Done!
Happy New Year to all! 2020 was kicked off by our first meeting of the new year, on Thursday the 9th of January, at the Proact Stadium, where 35 members were present. President Elect John Hull and host Arnold Fear introduced our latest member, David Cohen, who spoke to us about his career as an Osteopath. David, started life as a journalist but, after a serious car accident, took an interest in manipulative healing and went on the qualify, in the subject, opening clinics in Lincolnshire. David explained how, as well as his many adult clients, he has also treated animals and newborn babies. David told us that many newborns respond to gentle cranial manipulation and horses, because of their strength and size are usually sedated before the techniques can be used on them. Professor Derrick Willmot thanked David for enlightening us on such an interesting subject.
President David, welcomed members and guests to the Christmas party, held at the Proact on Thursday 19th of December 2019. The evening began with a short violin recital by 11 year old music student, Annabella Senior, who receives a music bursary from Chesterfield Scarsdale Rotary. Anabella's parents told us that she had recently been awarded a distinction at level 6 for the piano. Rotrian David Melton organised the evening, which went very well indeed and was rounded off by performance of singing and humour by Mike Tipler, Steve Andrews and their accompanist Chris.
PP Peter Blake PHF is pictured receiving a prize from PP Peter Beardsley PHF, for all his help over many years, appearing as Santa at the senior citizen's Christmas Party.
Eveyone gave congratulations to David and Pat Melton on the occasion of their 55th wedding anniversary.
Our special thanks to Rotarian Phil Round, the collection team, Sainsbury’s of Chesterfield and all its customers who helped raise over £2,000 at the Chesterfield Scarsdale Rotary collection, on behalf of Ashgate Hospice, this weekend! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all.
President David Cromwell presents Cliff Lea, with a donation to help with the restoration of Sir Richard Arkwright's Mill, in Cromford. Cliff came to our meeting of Chesterfield Scarsdale Rotary, on Thursday 12th December 2019, as the guest of PP Malcolm Smith, and spoke to us about the ‘First Oil Refinery, at Riddings, Near Alfreton in 1847’ PP John Coker thanked Cliff for his excellent and polished talk on such an interesting topic of local history.
President David Cromwell of Chesterfield Scarsdale Rotary and President Christine Heathcote of Chesterfield Scarsdale Inner Wheel, welcomed members, guests and local residents to the annual Christmas Carol Service, held at Wingerworth Parish Church on Tuesday 10th December 2019. Music was provided by Chesterfield Phoenix Concert Band, who not only performed very well indeed, but also donated half of their usual fee to Rotary charities. Afterwards, refreshments were served in the Church Centre. The event was organised by PP Alan Goodall, PHF and his wife Marie.
Tuesday 10th December 2019 - RotaKids & Rotary Junior Community Awards at Hollingwood Junior School - run by Rob Wallace, PHF.
Thurs 5th December - Business Meeting
Santa and his helpers made an appearance on Sunday 1st December 2019 at St John's Church Hall, Walton when over a 100 attend the Chesterfield Scarsdale Rotary Senior Citizen's Christmas Party, organised by PP Rodger Heathcote.
Thursday 28th November - Speaker Meeting Host - PP Brian Harrison PHF
President David Cromwell chaired the weekly meeting of Chesterfield Scarsdale Rotary on Thursday 21 November 2019. Attendance Officer, PP Clive Robbins PHF reported 31 members were present, plus our guest speaker for the evening Dr Ann Featherstone. Ann, who was introduced by PP Rodger Heathcote, performed many songs from the music halls, including those by Nelly Power, Vesta Tilley and Katie Lawrence. PP George Ling MBE, PHF thanked Ann for her entertaining us in such an accomplished manner. President David reported that the new RotaKids group and the Rotary Junior Community Awards were now well underway, at Hollingwood School. Don't forget that on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd of December our team led by Phil Round will be collecting at Sainsburys, on behalf of Ashgate Hospice.
31 members were present when President David Cromwell chaired the monthly business meeting and Special General Meeting, at the Proact Stadium in Chesterfield, on Thursday 14 November 2019. The SGM confirmed officers of the club for the coming Rotary year, 2020/21 as: President - John Hull President Elect - PP Alan Goodall PHF Vice President - Peter Bateman Secretary - PP David Foster PHF Treasurer - PP Roy Cutt PHF
After the business meeting, Maurice Poole PHF ran the October Foundation Draw, which was won by John Day with Neil Baker and John Grant taking 2nd and 3rd prizes.
President Elect John Hull chaired our weekly meeting, at the Proact Stadium in Chesterfield, on Thursday 7 November 2019. 32 members were present to hear the Reverend Jonathan Brook speak to us about the Lighthouse Charity Shops and Valley Cids (Christians Involved in Developing Society), which began in and around Swanwick and Heanor, but has extended to other areas, including Chesterfield.
Jonathan, a former printer and a Vicar in Clay Cross, spoke to us with enthusiasm, about the work in 'Blend' Youth Projects, Turner Farm, Cids, 'Quest' Exploring Faith in Schools and the 36 Lighthouse shops, which fund a charity spend of £450,000 a year. Pres. Elect John gave Jonathan a cheque for £100 as a donation to the charity.
It is with great regret that we have to announce that one of our founder members, PP Harry Reeve, passed away on Sunday the 3rd of November 2019. Harry was a great Rotarian: he and his wife Rosemary made me (Neil Baker) and my wife Jill very welcome at our very first joint president's party back in 2007. We offer our sincere condolences to Rosemary and all of the family.
On Thursday 31st October 2019 members listened to Digital PCSO Sarah Dufton educate us on Cyber Crime and ways to protect ourselves from the growing menace of cyber criminals, who target children as young as 4 years of age. President David Cromwell was in the chair with 39 members being present.
Thursday the 24th of October 2019 was World Polio Day. Rotarian Peter Bateman thanked members who worked with him this week to light up buildings, in Chesterfield, purple in aid of the effort to eradicate polio from the planet - we are nearly there!. President David welcomed Miles Ellis and his wife Margaret. Miles spoke to us about the people and way of life in Myanmar (Burma) - the country of gold pagodas. PP Derrick Willmot thanked Miles for his presentation and for his photography, which was a great treat.
Thursday 17th of October 2019 saw the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield Scarsdale, held at the Proact Stadium, chaired by President David Cromwell. PP Clive Robbins PHF reported that 32 members were present.
The President welcomed David Lomas, a former founder member of the club, who was the guest of Jim Crowther.
Mike Miler introduced our speaker, Charlotte Mitchell who gave us a lovely talk on the Chesterfield Museum, from its beginnings as a small room in the original part of the Stephenson Memorial Hall to this years’ celebration of the 25th anniversary of the modern museum.
During the week, several members visited Hollingwood Primary School for the first meeting of the new Rotakids Club, which was set up in June of this year. Afterwards those members also mentored the young people participating in this years’ Rotary Junior Community Award.
International Chair Peter Bateman reported that 3000 Crocus bulbs were being delivered to Deer Park School, in Wingerworth, to be planted by the school children as part of the Rotary purple for polio scheme.
PP Rodger Heathcote – Community Service Chair – also reported that 200 trees had been purchased to be planted by Derbyshire County Council staff at Markham Vale. We’re doing our bit for the environment!
The September Foundation Draw, run by Maurice Poole PHF, was won by Clive Bolland with Alan Goodall and John Bown taking 2nd and 3rd prize, respectively.
Thurs 10 October 2019 – Business Meeting President David Cromwell chaired the monthly business meeting of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield Scarsdale, held at the Proact Stadium on Thursday 10th of October 2019. Past President Clive Robbins PHF reported that 32 members were present.
President David Cromwell chaired the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield Scarsdale, held at the Proact Stadium on Thursday 3rd October 2019, at which 37 members were present. In addition, the President welcomed visiting Rotarian, David Cohen of the Dronfield Club and our speaker Drew Lilleker. Drew entertained members with a fascinating talk on the history of the Model T Ford - in its day 'the car for everyone' - which he collects. Drew explained how he currently is his specially assembled Model T - the Rainbow Car - around car dealerships in Chesterfield, so people can tie ribbons to it and thereby help raise much needed funds for Ashgate Hospice. Below is a picture of President David handing over a donation to help with that collection.
President David Cromwell with club members and their wives at the President’s reception during the District Conference at Scarborough 4th to the 6th October 2019. Happy birthday too to Arnold Fear.
Thursday 26th September 2019 - Scatter Meeting as 20 Members were away on the Croatian Cruise.
Thursday 19th September - Vice President Alan Goodall PHF chaired the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield Scarsdale, at which 32 members were present. VP Alan is pictured with Asia Sutton, before she leaves the Proact Stadium to embark upon her higher education course at Leeds University. Members had a collection for Asia to thank her for her work, as part of the Proact team, who help make our meetings such a success. PP Peter Stevens ran a picture quiz of famous buildings and scenes from around the world.
President David Cromwell enters into the spirit of the Last Night of the Proms Evening, at the Proact Stadium, on Saturday 14th September, which was organised by VP Alan Goodall, PHF and David Melton.
Members, wives and partners pictured in Hathersage on Thursday 12th September for the ‘Bronte Walk' led by Ellen Outram, Blue Badge Peak District Tourist Guide, which was followed by a very enjoyable dinner at the Scotsman’s Pack - all organised by David Melton.
President David Cromwell chaired the monthly Business Meeting at the Proact Stadium on Thursday 5th September 2019, which was preceded by the Annual Bowls Competition at Holymoorside Bowls Club, which was organised by Rotarian David Hays PHF.
ASHOVER CLASSIC CAR AND BIKE SHOW 2019 SHOW REPORT by Rotarian Phil Round
Thanks to glorious weather the crowds flocked in for the ninth annual Ashover Classic Car & Bike Show which this year raised over £14,000 for the benefit of local charities. Organised jointly each year by the Rotary Clubs of Chesterfield, Chesterfield Scarsdale, Clay Cross and Matlock, the event, held on Sunday 21st July 2019 once again provided a showcase for an amazing variety of more than 700 classic cars and bikes from all eras brought by their proud owners for what is possibly the East Midlands biggest show of its type.
A great atmosphere was enjoyed by many car clubs and picnickers as illustrated by American car owner Andy Barker from Sheffield with his group of rock n’roll enthusiasts.
Best Car was adjudged to be a 1959 Morris Mini Minor, owned by Mick Hannen of Chesterfield. This is a very rare early model of what is one of the most significant and influential cars of all time.
Chesterfield Scarsdale Past President, Ron Enock, presents the Best Bike Winner prize to Alan Wood with his magnificent 1962 650cc BSA Rocket Gold Star, in amazing condition despite its regular outings, including trips to the Isle of Man.
The organising committee wish to thank everyone for their continued support, and a big thanks go to all of our sponsors, including the main sponsor, Stoneacre Motor Group.
The weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield Scarsdale, held at the Proact Stadium in Chesterfield, on Thursday the 22nd of August 2019, was chaired by President David Cromwell. 33 members and guests were present, including our two speakers and visiting Rotarians Ken Austin and Adrian Perkins from the Church Wilne Rotary Club. President Elect John Hull introduced Ivan Brentnall and Richard Godley, from the Tibshelf Local History & Civic Society, who spoke to us about the Tibshelf Ambulance Corp 1880 - 1939 "From Miners to Medics". John Day thanked Ivan and Richard for informing us about such a go-ahead and worthwhile society.
President David Cromwell welcomed Dr Tony Bethell from the Rotary club of Dronfield and Ann Norris of Eckington and District. Tony, the guest of Clive Bolland, spoke to us on Indonesia - "The Land of Fire, Ice and Chocolate" where his daughter and son-in-law are working hard to develop their factory, so local people can produce sustainable chocolate, grown in the region. The company - Alam Bumi Enterprises- in English means Fruit of the Earth.
30 members were present when President David Cromwell chaired the monthly business meeting of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield Scarsdale, held at the Proact Stadium in Chesterfield, on Thursday the 8th of August 2019. The President welcomed Brian Rutter from the Dursley Rotary Club in Gloucestershire. Maurice Poole ran the monthly Foundation Draw, which was won by Clive Robbins with Andy Warwick taking 2nd place and John Grant 3rd.
Dreadlocks and party gear on display at the Caribbean Street Party on Sunday 4th August 2019 at VP Alan and Marie's home, which raised £640 for charity.
President David Cromwell chaired the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield Scarsdale on Thursday the 1st of August, at the Proact Stadium in Chesterfield. 41 were present including our speaker James Shooter and his guest Harry Caldicott, both sons of members of Scarsdale Rotary, together with visiting Rotarians PP Mel Askew and Silvia Netley from the Matlock club. James, a game keeper, nature guide and photographer, gave an interesting and provoking presentation of photographs he takes of wildlife in Derbyshire and in the mountains of Scotland, where he now lives and works, with the Big Picture Media.
President David Cromwell with George and Jackie from Chesterfield Street Pastors, who were John Grant's guest speakers at our meeting on Thursday the 25th of July. Chesterfield Street Pastors have been doing their work in this community since 2011. Jackie told us there are 40,000 street pastors in the UK and that in addition to individual donations, the Chesterfield group, which has representatives from 17 of the Town's churches, is supported by the Borough Council and the local Police. The pastors are there to help anyone who finds themselves in distress or in need on local streets. PP Brian Ashall PHF thanked George and Jackie for the sincerity shown in their talk and for the valuable service they perform in the community. President David, on behalf of the club, was pleased to make a donation to this worthwhile charity.
Rotarian Phil Round's report on the Ashover Car Show which took place on Sunday 21 July 2019.
A huge thank you to everyone who helped with this event, poster fixing, site preparation and on show day.... you know who you are..... I greatly appreciated all of the support received from club members.
We had great co-operation and support from Matlock, Clay Cross and Chesterfield clubs supplemented by past Rotary club members, Stuart Bradley et al, badged as the 'Stateless' who are essential to the successful running of the show.
Just a special mention for Dee Foster and Margaret Hayes who provided a haven for rest and refreshments to our troops in the Scarsdale bunker amongst the show cars...thank you.
The weather was kind and we had a fantastic day, a brilliant range of show vehicles and a great response from visitors.
Initial indications from Show Committee Treasurer, Roy, is that the show should clear £13,600 enabling £3,400 to be distributed to each of the four participating Rotary Clubs, an excellent financial result.
President David Cromwell chaired the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield Scarsdale, at the Proact Football Stadium on Thursday the 18th of July 2019. PP Neil Swanwick PHF and Chair of the District Foundation Grants Committee gave a presentation to the cub on the workings of the grants procedure and explained where our Foundation grant contributions go to. PP Rodger Heathcote gave the vote of thanks.
Members , their partners, guests and friends relaxed at the Presidents' Party for the new Rotary Year, held on Sunday 14 July 2019, which was hosted jointly by our club President David Cromwell and President Chris Heathcote of Chesterfield Scarsdale Inner Wheel. Our thanks also go to Elizabeth and Rodger.
33 members were present on 11 July 2019 to see ADG Melany Holmes hand over the cut glass decanter for the Foundation Award, the Martin Tubbs Trophy and the other two awards previously mentioned by DG Cheryle. Members were interested to hear PP Arnold Fear, PHF give a presentation to the club on "English as She is Spoke".
At the Rotary meeting held at the Proact Stadium on Thursday 4th July Rotarian David Cromwell was installed as President of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield Scarsdale for the year 2019-2020 by retiring President Ron Enock, PHF.
President David said, It is a privilege to be the 39th President of Chesterfield Scarsdale Rotary Club. Those of you who attended the Club Assembly when the DG and the ADG of the District were present will have heard of the extensive programme of activities for the coming year. I am extremely grateful to those many members who have taken up office and duties in order to deliver such a challenging programme of fundraising and social activities. Another pleasing aspect of our club is that, despite its large size, all members contribute in one way or another in the running of the club. Such support is what makes the club such a pleasure to be part of, ensuring that many charities and organisations benefit from our donations. Our outgoing President Ron oversaw an outstanding year for the club and we all appreciate his efforts and commitment during his year of office. Finally, I hope all members enjoy the coming year and the friendship and fellowship of one another.
District Governor Dr Cheryle Berry MBE PHF; Sheffield Rotary Club President & Assistant District Governor, Melany Holmes PHF & President Ron Enock PHF attended at pre-meeting at our club on 27th June 2019. DG Cheryle presented the Charter and badges of office to the first Rotakids Club in the District. 20 pupils from Hollingwood Primary School have decided to become Rotakids for the coming Rotary Year 2019-20. The new club officers from Year 5 are: President Harry Smith; Vice President Miah Booth; Treasurer Phoebe Watson and Secretary Jessica Fielder. The Rotakids club received a donation of £50 to start them off and we wish them every success in their aim to support charities and do good works in the community.
24 pupils also received the RJCA (Rotary Junior Community Award) certificate and badge, presented by President Ron and Rob Wallis, PHF, who organised the event and heads up the Community Service and Youth Committee.
All children receive a copy of the Rotary Diary for Life.
DG Cheryle later wrote to President Ron "Thank you both so much for a really great Evening with your Youth Awards and Charter Ceremony for the new Rotakids Group at Hollingwood School. The Children were a sheer delight and it was a very moving moment when they said their Rotakids Pledge. I had Tears in my Eyes and a Lump in my Throat. All the Children receiving Youth Awards were so proud and the Support from Parents was fantastic. I am full of admiration for all you have done in Youth Service this Year and delighted that I was able to Award your Club the Rami Seth Youth Trophy. I also awarded your Club the Best Project Award (Ernest Pappin Trophy) for the Prostate Cancer Screening and The Foundation Award( Martin Tubbs Trophy ) for your super Foundation work. Well done on a truly great Year !!"
Our thanks also go to Head Teacher Angela Huthart, all the staff and the parents for their support with making the award scheme such a success.
Barrie Thompson & PP John Coker also reported on the annual Rotary Kids Day Out to The National Space Centre, which took place on Wednesday the 26th of June and was attended by 28 pupils and 3 teachers from William Rhodes Primary & Nursery School, Hunloke Avenue, Boythorpe. Head teacher, Rachel Purvis, kindly took the trouble to write to the club thanking the guys for giving up their time and for the energy to support the trip, which is greatly appreciated by the children and goes some way to help increase their age related expectations in their knowledge of the world, at large.
Below, is a photo of the Rotakids and those with their RJCAs.
President Ron Enock PHF chaired the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield Scarsdale, held at the Proact Stadium, on Thursday the 20th of June 2019. PP Derrick Willmot introduced Gabbie Pattison, Irene Cooper and Roger Jenkinson from Guide Dogs Chesterfield. The President also welcomed Phil Cooper from New Zealand and PP Ann Norris PHF from the Rotary Club of Abbeydale, Sheffield. President Ron is pictured with Gabbie, Irene and Demi - presenting a cheque for £100 to the Guide Dogs charity. Demi is Irene's current guide dog. Irene told us how she has been a guide dog owner since the age of 21 and has become greatly attached to Demi. Gabbie explained that it costs £60,000 to train and look after a guide dog throughout its working life or £5 a day. Bill Ervine said he was privileged to offer the vote of thanks to Gabbie and Irene and wished them continued success in their work raising funds for such a worthwhile charity. Bill Preston reported that, despite the challenging weather, last weeks' golf day raised £3,914.82 for charity. Our thanks to the 35 entrants, Bill, Paul, Andy, Rodger and all who helped and those who sponsored the event.
PP Harry Reeve received his long service award for his 38 years in Rotary.
Below is President Ron presenting Mike Miller with his award for 37 years' service to Rotary.
District Governor Dr Cheryle Berry MBE PHF; Sheffield Rotary Club President & Assistant District Governor, Melany Holmes PHF; President Ron Enock PHF and 38 members we present for the Club Assembly on Thursday 13 June 2019, which was chaired by President Elect David Cromwell
George Ling MBE - is presented with his long service award for 40 years of service to Rotary, by DG Cheryle.
John Botham - founder member with 38 years of service
John Bown - founder member with 38 years of service
Henry Marsh - 37 years long service award
Keith Pollard - 37 years long service award
Peter Blake - 37 years long service award
Arnold Fear - 37 years long service award
District Governor Dr Cheryle also brought long service awards for Harry Reeve, Bob Marshall, Alan Beasley and Mike Miller, who unfortunately could not be present at the meeting.
The weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield Scarsdale, held at the Proact Stadium, on Thursday the 6th of June 2019, was chaired by President Ron Enock PHF. The President welcomed ADG & PP Rob Wadd, PHF, who thanked members for their support during the Rotary Year. The meeting coincided with the 75th anniversary of D-Day, which was commemorated across the Country and by the President's special 'Dit-of-the-day'. Rob Wallis PHF reported that the 5th Eco bottle-greenhouse was well underway at Staveley Junior School (photo above) and that £900 had been received by way of a District Grant to go towards the Market Garden project, at the same school. Maurice Poole, PHF ran the May Foundation Draw, which was won by David Melton, with runners up John Bown and Anthony Wilmot. Look out for the Golf Day on 14th of June (see the Upcoming page. The Rotary Kids Day out is scheduled for the 26th of June.
Members braved the elements on Sunday 26th of May for the visit to George Caldicott's home. Maurice Poole began proceedings with a walk across the fields which was followed by a BBQ lunch, cooked by Roy Cutt, with food a drinks provided by the ladies of Inner Wheel and Peter & Colleen Beardsley. Funds raised will go towards the senior citizens’ Christmas party, planned for December 2019. President Ron gave his thanks to everyone for attending and to George for his hospitality and for showing us around his gardens and his impressive collection of artefacts, historic memorabilia and for entertaining us, playing the pianola and his various mouth organs.
President Ron Enock PHF chaired the meeting of the Chesterfield Scarsdale Rotary Club at the Proact Stadium on Thursday 23rd May 2019. Past President George Ling MBE PHF, provided wine for those present, on the occasion of his 83rd birthday. 33 members were present. Our 5 guests for the evening included Robin Morrison, President of the Tattenhall Rotary Club, in Wolverhampton, and his wife Jenny, the Inner Wheel Club President were at the Proact Stadium to hear Colin-van-Geffen give a talk entitled ‘All at Sea’. Colin, a life-long friend of President Elect David Cromwell, is an established and well-known artist living and working in the New Forest. Since winning a prize in a national competition for schools in the early 1960s Colin has progressed to greater things and now has examples of his work distributed to satisfied customers around the world. Working in a variety of media from simple pencil or pen & ink impressions to more formal fine art using acrylic or watercolour and happy to consider almost any subject, Colin has achieved success with his range from aviation, maritime, portraits, pets, nature & wildlife, landscapes and transport subjects. Colin was accompanied by his wife Marian and their friend Jill. Maurice Poole PHF ran the monthly charity draw which was won by John Botham, with Simon Havenhand second and PP & Secretary David Foster third.
Date: 18 May 2019 Outstanding Burton-upon-Trent volunteer Sarah collects national Rotary award
Sarah Jane Minns has collected a Community Champion award after being recognised by Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland for her role in and innovative campaign to encourage more men to be screened for prostate cancer.
The ceremony was held at the stunning Nottingham Council House as part of Rotary’s annual Conference and Showcase taking place in the city.
Community Champions are part of Rotary’s Champions Awards, which are hosted each year to recognise the outstanding and inspirational humanitarian and community service of volunteers from around the country.
Sarah, from the Fighting Prostate Cancer campaign, was nominated by Chesterfield Scarsdale Rotary, and was among 14 winners who received their awards from the Lord Mayor of Nottingham, Cllr Liaqat Ali.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK, with 47,000 men diagnosed every year. Knowing that men are reluctant to access these health services, Sarah and her colleague set up an innovative pop-up clinic at a local football club to screen men for the disease.
The familiarity of the environment encouraged men to come into contact with healthcare professionals and demystified the daunting process of being screened.
Over a two year period, the project screened 2000 men, with many being referred for further investigation, which has no doubt saved lives.
The search for this year’s winners was carried out across Rotary’s vibrant network of over 1,700 Rotary clubs, with Rotary members and also members of the public having their extraordinary work recognised. This ranged from tackling mental health and supporting education, to alleviating poverty and fighting prostate cancer.
Barry Rassin, the global President of Rotary International, said at the evening’s ceremony, “We recognise those who are making significant change in their communities, which is why Rotary exists as an organisation.
“These individuals are making change happen every single day in their communities. They have set others in the right direction and they are truly champions. We thank them for making our world a better place.”
Rotary International in Great Britain & Ireland is a membership and humanitarian service organisation. Through membership of their local Rotary club, members use their time and talents to make a difference in their own communities and around the world.
President Elect David Cromwell chaired the monthly business meeting and AGM of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield Scarsdale, on Thursday 16 May 2019, at which 34 members were present.
Rotarians living it up in Dublin.
Thursday the 2nd May - Canal Cruise in Sheffield, with Pie and Pea Supper, organised by Peter Bateman.
President Ron Enock chaired the weekly meeting on Thursday the 18th of April 2019, at which 36 members were present. PP Neil Baker PHF gave a presentation on Wado-Ryu Ju-Jitsu Kempo, which has been a part of his life, since he began training in karate in 1968. Maurice Poole PHF thanked Neil for his presentation. PP Peter Stevens reported that President Ron won the Bill Taylor Golf Day on Monday 15th of April, at Chesterfield Golf Club.
30 members were present when President Ron Enock chaired the weekly meeting on Thursday the 11th of April 2019. Jane Wells and JJ Talat spoke to us about their work with Junction Arts and in particular about the Tapton Lock Festival, held each September, which the club has been asked to become involved with and so wished to hear about. Maurice Poole PHF reported that 6 Rotarians covered 18 miles on the walking weekend to the Hadrian's Wall area.
PP Neil Swanwick PHF, JJ Talat & Jane Wells of Junction Arts and President Ron Enock, PHF.
37 members were present when President Ron Enock PHF chaired the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield Scarsdale, at the Proact Stadium, on Thursday 28 March 2019. David Hayes PHF introduced our speaker, Mr Glynn Waite, Author and ex-railway man, who gave us a history of the Matlock cable tram system, which was established in 1890's. PP Arnold Fear, PHF thanked Glynn for his presentation, which was accompanied by many historic photographs, of the period.
President Elect David Cromwell with Harry Marcroft, Katie Beresford and Rob Wallis PHF. 40 members were present to hear Katie and Harry speak eloquently of their experience gained over four days, at the Rotary Young Leaders' Award in Derbyshire. These young people, who are both from Staveley Netherthorpe School, are the first to be sponsored, by the Rotary Club of Chesterfield Scarsdale, to take part in RYLA. Rob Wallis organised their attendance at the course and introduced them to the club.
Thursday the 14th of March 2019 saw President Elect David Cromwell in the Chair to welcome our speaker Susanne Bingham and induct two new members, Jim Crowther and Chris Lightfoot. PP Rodger Heathcote introduced Suzanne, who gave a very lively and absorbing talk on the Blitz in Sheffield, which mainly took place in and around December 1940. The bombing raids destroyed much of the old town and the Georgian quarter. PP Alan Goodall reported that the evening fellowship evening in the Chesterfield Cricket Club Pavilion on Saturday raised £550 for charity.
Congratulations, Sarah on winning a Rotary Champions in the Community Award
For more information see Rotary Community Champion Awards https://www.rotarygbi.org/community-champions-winners-2019/
President Ron Enock PHF, chaired the joint meeting with 41 Club, on Thursday 28th February 2019, at the Proact Stadium. Our president welcomed Chesterfield Rotary Club's President, Barry Thompson and Robert Kenworthy Chairman of the Chesterfield 41 Club and visiting members of that club.
Les Ashmore hosted our speakers, Ann Wyatt, of the Sick Children’s Trust, who is House Manager of the Tree Top & Magnolia Houses at Sheffield Children's Hospital and Marcus Leverton, who together with his wife, used the residential facilities, provided by the Trust, when their son was suddenly taken very ill. The Trust, which operates at a number of locations across the Country, came into being about 30 years ago when two clinicians identified that having loved ones on hand aids a child's recovery. Marcus and his family continue to raise funds for the charity. Philip Round gave the vote of thanks and President Ron made a donation of £100 to the Trust.
The Rotary Club of Chesterfield Scarsdale held its 38th Charter (anniversary celebration) on Thursday the 21st February 2019, at the Proact Stadium, in Chesterfield. President Ron Enock welcomed, members of Inner Wheel friends and distinguished guests, including: District Governor Dr Cheryle Berry MBE; The Worshipful Mayor of Chesterfield, Councillor Stuart Brittain and his wife Anne, the Lady Mayoress; Lynda Wallis, the President of Chesterfield Scarsdale Inner Wheel; North East Derbyshire MP, Lee Rowley; Chesterfield Rotary Club's President, Barry Thompson and our Speaker, Matthew Parris. The evening began with a recital by 11 year old violinist, Annabella Senior, who received her Rotary District 1220 Young Musician Bursary, worth £500, from DG Cheryle. The Governor also presented our President with a Paul Harris Fellowship (PHF), for his services in the prostate cancer testing campaign. During the evening President Ron gave out a number of awards, the highlight of which was adding 5 Sapphires to PP Henry Marsh's PHF, the highest award given out by the club, so far, for his long and very dedicated service to Rotary, within a number of clubs, across the UK. Secretary and PP David Foster and PP Neil Swanwick also received a PHF, with PP Brian Harrison being upgrade to PHF with 3 Sapphires.
11 year old violinist Annabella Senior, pictured below is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Chesterfield Scarsdale, to be the recipient of the first Rotary District 1220 Young Musician Bursary, worth £500. Annabella was nominated by the North East Derbyshire Music Centre, after President Ron Enock made contact with them, just before Christmas.
Annabella impressed the assessors with her musicality and technique when she played for us, before the club meeting on 14 February 2018. She shows remarkable talent for her age and definitely has great potential. She is a delightful young lady who also plays piano, sings in choirs and goes to ballet class. In order to reach her full potential, she now needs to sit her music theory exams to support her instrumental progress and, because of her dyslexia, she will need individual tuition on a weekly basis. The bursary will make that possible.
Annabella will perform briefly next week at the club's Charter, when her bursary will be announced.
President Ron Enock chaired the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield Scarsdale on Thursday 14 February 2019. Clive Bolland introduced his friend and neighbour, Chris Leteve, who gave an in-depth presentation on his career with the Ordnance Survey. David Hays PHF thanked Chris, on behalf of the club.
President Ron chaired the Business Meeting on Thursday 7th February 2019, at which 32 members were present. President Ron announced that young musician, Annabella Senior will be interviewed next week for the Rotary music bursary - good luck to her. Barrie Thompson won the Foundation draw with Has Oldham taking both the second and third prizes!
President Ron Enock was in the Chair as 29 members of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield Scarsdale welcomed 5 prospective new members to our meeting on Thursday 31st of January 2019. Those guests were: Ray Harris; Peter Kennan; Richard Lindsey; Jim Crowther & Chris Lightfoot. Rotarian Bill Wilkie hosted our speaker for the evening, Trevor Negus, a successful novelist from Nottinghamshire, who spoke of his careers in the Police Force and as a writer of crime thrillers set in and around the time of the 1980s miner's strike. President Ron announced that the Club had put in a bid for a Rotary bursary to support a local 10 year old, budding violinist, who was put forward by the NED Music Centre. Master at Arms, George Caldicott thanked Trevor for his very interesting talk.
PP Rodger Heathcote announced that there had been a good response so far for teams to take part in the 27th Annual Rotary Charity Golf Day, at Chesterfield Golf Club on Friday the 14th of June 2019, but several places remain to be filled. Anyone interested should contact Rodger, Bill Preston or Andy Warwick, at the Golf Cub, or email us through the contact page on our web site. Also, anyone who wishes to make a donation, through the Rotary Club of Chesterfield Scarsdale, so we may expand our support for local and international charities, organisations and projects we support, may do so through the Donations page on our web site, using PayPal.
33 members were present on Thursday the 24th of January 2019, to hear Peter Jenkinson, from Crich, talk about campanology. Peter, who was originally from Clitheroe in Lancashire, explained to us about the very welcoming bell ringing community he had met while ringing at some 130 of the 5000 churches with bells, in this Country. Rotarian John Day gave the vote of thanks and members appreciated this valuable insight into what many hear but few see in practice.
36 members were present on Thursday 17 January 2019 to watch Frank Bagshaw give a presentation on the history of the Crich Tramway Village Museum, from its inception in 1959, through to the present day. PP Dr Andy Matthews thanked Frank for an excellent talk and President Ron Enock handed over a donation to the Museum, on behalf of the club. Congratulations to Mansfield Rotary Club who just managed to beat us in the 3rd Round of the District Ten Pin Bowling Competition.
President Ron Enock welcomed members to the first meeting in 2019, on Thursday 10 January, which was a business meeting. 29 members were present. The £60 biannual Foundation draw was won by Pres. Elect David Cromwell. The monthly draw was won by Secretary David Foster, with John Grant and John Day taking the 2nd and 3rd prizes. Rob Wallace PHF announced that 3 young people, from the local community, had successfully been enrolled on the Rotary Young Leaders Award (RYLA) course, to be held at Castleton in February - first for this club! The President thanked Phil Round for organising the Christmas collection at Sainsbury's Store in Chesterfield and confirmed that the money raised had been rounded up to £2,700 and had been sent to Ashgate Hospice. Members voted the make PP Keith Pollard, PHF and honorary member, in regard for his service to the club.
Thanks to Phil Round, Vice President John Hull, members and friends of the Chesterfield Scarsdale Rotary Club to Sainsbury's of Chesterfield and especially to all of the shoppers, who donated £2671.61 for the Ashgate Hospice Christmas collection.
President Ron Enock, members, their wives, partners and guests at the Christmas Party on Thursday 13 December 2018. After a lovely meal, entertainment was provided by "the music man" Andrew Marples and vocalist Stephen. Our thanks to David Melton for organising the party, to the staff at the Proact, to PP Brian Harrison for the stand-up-sit down bingo and to Rob Wallace, PHF for the pass the parcel. PP John Coker, who won the bingo, donated his winnings of £66 to the club funds.
Vice President John Hull chaired the monthly business meeting, of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield Scarsdale, at the Proact Stadium on Thursday 6 December 2018. Members were informed that the club has just donated £500 towards the Chesterfield Night Shelter Project, run by local churches, to give food and shelter for the 13 people within in the Chesterfield District, who unfortunately have no home to go to this Christmas. The November Foundation draw was won by Simon Havenhand, with John Grant and Brain Ashall 2nd and 3rd. Peter Bateman reported that he and the rest of the club's ten pin bowling team; Clive Robbins, David Hays, Peter Beardsley and Alan Wilkinson have got through to Round 3 of the District competition. He thanked the team members and Peter Blake, John Day and Secretary David Foster for going along to support the event.
On Sunday 2 December 2018, the Rotary Club of Chesterfield Scarsdale put on its annual Senior Citizens Christmas Party, at St John’s Church Hall in Walton, Chesterfield. 26 Rotarians assisted as waiters and drivers, with ladies of the Chesterfield Scarsdale Inner Wheel Club, running the kitchen. All the food and drink was provided by Rotarians; the surplus, which was not used, was parcelled up by Past President George Ling MBE, PHF and his wife Jackie and donated to the Chesterfield Night Shelter Project, run by local churches, to give food and shelter for the 13 people within in the Chesterfield District, who unfortunately have no home to go to this Christmas.
The event was organised by the Club’s Head of Community and Vocational Services, Rob Wallace PHF and guests were welcomed by President Ron Enock. Hillary Vardy brought a number of guests from Contact the Elderly, a local voluntary group she is involved with, and which, as its name suggests, helps address loneliness among the elderly.
A group of Flutists from Music ‘n’ Stuff, based in Staveley and their leader Claire M Lisi, BA (Hons), ATCL, ALCM, opened the entertainment, with Mrs Pat Willmot rounding off the performances providing seasonal readings, humour and accompanying Carols, on her electronic piano. Past President Brian Harrison, PHF ran the Bingo before Santa (Past President Peter Blake, PHF) distributed presents. A number of guests expressed their thanks for Rotary putting on such an enjoyable event. In addition Phyllis Chater won the prize for oldest person, Phyllis will be 102 on 16 December.
42 members were present as President Ron Enock chaired the weekly meeting, of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield Scarsdale, at the Proact Stadium on Thursday 29 November 2018, where PP John Coker arranged for Mr Peter Storey to give us an interesting presentation on the redevelopment of the former Markham and Seymour Colliery sites, at Junction 29A on the M1. Peter, who works for Derbyshire County Council, is Head of the Markham Vale project which has so far produced 1628 jobs, across 40 companies and removed the dereliction left by the closure of the collieries (Markham Colliery closed in 1994). The aim is to provide 4100 jobs before the project ends in a few years' time. This transformational project is even bigger than Derbyshire's Toyota development. PP Dr Peter Stevens gave the vote of thanks.
President Ron Enock chaired the weekly meeting on 22 November 2018. 39 members heard a presentation by Richard on the Barlow Carnival, which has been running since 1957. The Carnival Committee is seeking assistance from volunteers to help run next year's event through the 100 helping Hands Initiative. The Carnival is held at the Village Hall and Recreation Ground, Millcross Lane, Barlow, Dronfield, Derbyshire, S18 7TA.
President Ron Enock and DG Dr Cheryle Berry MBE presented Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust with a cheque for £2500 at the District Council meeting, held at the Derbyshire Hotel on Wednesday 21st November, following a presentation made by Jyoti Shah, Macmillan Consultant Urological Surgeon and Sarah Minns, Macmillan Urology Advanced Nurse Practitioner, both of Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
President Ron Enock chaired the meeting of Chesterfield Scarsdale Rotary Club on Thursday 15th November 2018. The President started the evening by reminding the club that today was the anniversary of one of the fleet air arm’s greatest achievements when Italian battleships were sunk in Taranto harbour by 24 Swordfish aircraft from the carrier Illustrious. President Ron then gave a warm welcome to a guest Terry Woodhouse and the speaker for the evening speaker Rotarian Mike Waters from the Rotary Club of Sheffield Abbeydale. President Ron also welcomed back Rotarian Alan Wilkinson from his overseas travels. After a short business meeting the speaker Mike Water spoke on “Gods Terrorists” and gave a fascinating history of Islamic terrorism from its inception until today. A simple message came over from the talk that, It’s easy to wipe out people but not ideas. The vote of thanks was given by Past President Derrick Willmot.
28 were present as President Ron Enock chaired the monthly business meeting of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield Scarsdale, held at the Proact Stadium, Chesterfield, on Thursday 18th November 2018. PP Peter Blake PHF was thanked by the President for his long service as Attendance Officer, he is now handing on to PP Clive Robbins PHF. Peter will still continue to be Almoner. David Hays, PHF ran this month's Foundation Draw, which was won by Simon Havenhand, with PP Rodger Heathcote, PHF and PP Harry Reeve, PHF, taking second and third spots. The club sends best wishes to David Melton and hope his operation goes well and that he recovers soon.
30 members and guest of PP Alan Goodall PHF, Jim Crowther, were present at the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield Scarsdale, held at the Proact Stadium on Thursday the 1st of November 2018. PP Brian Harrison PHF completed the collection of used spectacles for the Nottingham Police Aid Convoy trip to Malawi in Africa. The National Police Aid Convoys started in 1993 when a group of police officers used their influence, networks and negotiating skills to find and deliver humanitarian aid to places, all over the world, which other NGOs couldn’t reach. Our speaker for the evening was Rotarian John Hawkins, who gave a photographic presentation of his 500 mile cycling trip across Albania, from the Capital Tirana over the mountainous country, to the coast and back. Members were interested to hear that Norman Wisdom is held in very high regard in Albania, virtually a national hero, as during the communist rule only western films, in which he starred, were allowed to be shown in the country. Rotarian Andy Shooter gave the vote of thanks.
President Ron Enock hosted a new event on our club's Rotary calendar - Trafalgar Night - which was held at the Proact Stadium on Thursday 25th October 2018. The President started the evening by being piped aboard by immaculately turned out members of the Chesterfield Sea Cadets, to whom he presented a cheque for £100. The President then compared the evening and introduced his friend Richard Ball, from Plymouth, who gave us little known insights into the battle of Trafalgar and naval history.
Rotarian David Melton organised introducing the evening's entertainment, which included a recitation by Tony Dobell, and a performance of songs from the opera H.M.S. Pinafore, by a very accomplished group of singers - Eleanor Fear, Arnold Fear, June Dobell, Pauline Kendall, Iris Henderson, Carole Pilkington, Albert Thomas and David Melton, with baritone Tony Dobell, taking the lead. The evening was rounded off by a rousing solo performance by Eleanor.
Thanks to Rob Wallace PHF and all those who helped, setting up the lights for World Polio Day
Lighting up the Crooked Spire for World Polio Day 24 October 2018
St Thomas' Church Brampton also goes purple
Walking 23 October 2018
28 were present as President Ron Enock chaired the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield Scarsdale, at the Chesterfield Golf Club on Thursday 11th October 2018. The informal evening was concluded by a picture quiz run by PP Peter Stevens and President Elect John Hull. Rotarian Andy Shooter stood in for the Master at Arms.
Pictured above are some of the delegates at the President’s reception during the District Conference at Scarborough 5th to 7th October 2018
The President’s piece from President Ron Enock
There are a number of milestones in any president's year and the district conference is certainly one of them. This year's conference in Scarborough saw 30 Rotarians and their wives make the journey for what proved to be a great weekend for all of us. The majority stayed at the Weston Hotel, with two couples in equally impressive accommodation on offer at the adjacent Mansion House B&B and two more couples billeted at the Crown Spa and Filey respectively.
Clive and I organised and played in the conference golf competition on the Friday. The weather was not on our side and did it's best to put a dampener on what was otherwise a good golf course with tremendous views from the cliff tops out over the town, the castle and the bay. We just missed out on the prizes in what was a very close competition but overall the day went well and all the players, sponsors and District officials seemed well pleased.
The staff at the Weston hotel were just brilliant and provided excellent food, service and menu choices which changed daily. The, proximity of the hotel to the Cliff lift should have been a real bonus but a mechanical failure which caused a serious accident put the lift out of action for most of the time that we were there. As there were too many of us to take pre-dinner drinks in our room, we had our own group drinks reception in an ante room in the hotel on both evenings. This also allowed us to celebrate Arnold and Has' birthdays on the Saturday evening, just ahead of their actual birthdays the following morning. Arnold provided several bottles of champagne for his 85th birthday, which we were all delighted to share!
The conference provided a broad range of speakers and topics, many of which were thought provoking and some were really inspirational. For the few who braved the trip down to the conference centre after dinner, the evening entertainment did not disappoint! This was my first Rotary conference: so a big thank you to all who supported Caroline and myself and made it such a memorable experience for us both.
President Ron Enock chaired the business meeting of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield Scarsdale, at the Proact Stadium on Thursday 4th October 2018, at which 29 members were present. Maurice Poole PHF ran the Foundation draw, which was won by PP Secretary David Foster PHF. Rotarian John Grant stood in for the Master at Arms.
Below is a copy of the Award recently presented to the Club by District.
Prior to the meeting, there was a good turnout for the annual Crown Green Bowling competition at Stand Road. Thanks to Maureen Kaiser and Julie for putting on tea and cakes and to the members for allowing us to play. President Ron presented Maureen, with a cheque for £100, on behalf of the bowling club. Peter Beardsley and Andy Matthews won with Paul Bywater and Andy Warwick in second place.
President Ron Enock chaired the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield Scarsdale, at the Proact Stadium on Thursday 27th September 2018. 33 members were present to hear Sarah Nadin, Director and Head of Wills & Probate at Banner Jones Solicitors, speak to us about Why Have a Will? Sarah, who was introduced by Bill Preston, set out 3 examples of what can happen if a deceased person's wishes are not properly documented and other pitfalls which should be avoided by those left ot administer the affairs. Les Ashmore thanked Sarah, for her thought provoking presentation.
31 members and 2 guests attended the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield Scarsdale, on Thursday 20th September 2018, which was chaired by President Ron Enock. One of Ron's guests was his friend John Hayes, the other being Mr Paresh Solanki, who came to speak to us about the benefits (and risks) of Social Media. Paresh's talk and visual presentation was well received and Clive Bolland thanked him for giving up his time to come and speak to us. Clive Robbins and DavidHayes and their wives successfully completed the Polio Walk, which generated a substantial donation to the end polio now fund. Following the meeting PP Neil Baker PHF set up a WhatsApp group for members, which now has 26 participants. As well as informing members of upcoming events or sudden changes to the programme, members requiring a lift or other assistance can now contact others instantly, through the app. PP Peter Beardsley reported that the 10 pin bowling team had now progressed to round 2 of the District Competition, thanks to their star player, Clive Robbins!
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 Rodger 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
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!