Speaker Yolanda Ride

Guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Alfreton on the 14th August 2017 was Yolanda Ryde from Else Solicitors in Burton on Trent.

Yolanda is Rotarian at the Rotary Club of Etwall and Hilton.

Yolanda spoke at length about the changes to legislation in reference to Wills, Probate, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Inheritance Tax.

Many pitfalls that can be experienced when things go wrong or are not drafted correctly were discussed at length.

It was a very informative session and Roger Stevenson thanked Yolanda for her presentation.

Meet the Presidents

Presidents Pauline Summers of Alfreton Inner Wheel and President Dennis Fretwell of the Rotary Club of Alfreton welcomed over 60 members and guests to a ‘Meet The Presidents’ luncheon at the Matlock Golf club on the 30th July 2017.
This annual event is arranged to introduce the new presidents to members and guests of both Rotary and Inner Wheel and includes District officers and other club representatives from the area.
Guests enjoyed fellowship with a two course lunch and coffee along with a general quiz to help along the conversation.

 

Welcome to Joanna and Julie

Membership News

The Rotary Club of Alfreton are delighted to welcome two new Associate Members. This association is allied to Tesco’s Alfreton store, which is offering assistance with Rotary activities aimed at benefitting the local community.

We welcome Joanna Dronfield and Julie Rossington as Rotarians of our club. Induction took place at our regular lunch time meeting at Santo’s, Higham Farm on Monday the 2nd of  October.

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We look forward to working with Joanna and Julie and in particular over the next few weeks when we will be hosting Santa Clause in his Grotto at the Tesco store. Santa has kindly offered his services, and Joanna and Julie are providing a place for him to meet the children and listen to their wishes for Christmas.

If you are interested in joining Joanna and Julie as members of our club, please see our section on ‘Becoming a Rotarian’.

David Smith – Membership Committee Chair

Quiz Results

QUIZ NIGHT 2nd November 2016

A great Quiz night was held at The Community Centre on Mansfield Road Alfreton on Wednesday the 2nd of November 2016.

Seventy members and guests took part in a challenge set by the club Secretary John North whose musical questions were as usual played out expertly on his key board.

Winner were a team lead by President Roger Stevenson and runners up were a team lead Vice President Dennis Fretwell.

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The best dressed team on the theme of Olympics was Mandies Marvels from the Inner Wheel Club of Alfreton.

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During the interval Part a fish and chip supper was provided.

The raffle raised over a three hundred pounds and the funds raised from the event will go to charities supported by the club this year.

Our next event is on Friday 25th November 2016  

‘AN EVENING WITH MARTIN BUSH – ON HIS VOLUNTARY WORK AND EXPERIENCES WITH THE AFRICAN MERCY SHIP’

7.30 pm Riddings Community Centre, West Street, Riddings.

Tickets £7.50 including pie and pea supper

Contact the Secretary John North on 07484101274 for Tickets

ALFRETON LIGHTS SWITCH ON THE 26TH NOVEMBER

Club members will be present in Alfreton between 1.pm and 3.pm and then from 5.pm to 7.pm when the lights will be switched on.

 

CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL 7TH DECEMBER

The club will be represented at the Tree Festival

at St. Martin’s Church at 11.am

 

SANTA’S GROTTO AT TESCO’S ALFRETON

Santa and his Elves will be at Tesco’s Alfreton on the 3rd, 10th, 17th, 18th, 21st, 22nd, and the 23rd of December at the times advertised in the store.