At our Club Meeting of the 13th November Colin Lloyd a Trustee and Treasurer of the Rotary Charity Aquabox was presented with a cheque for £565.00 being the proceeds from the recently held evening at Riddings Community Centre. When 100 people were entertained to an evening of Sea Shanty Songs and tales of the sea by the Stormy Weather Boys.
Colin gave an update as to where Aquabox filters have recently been sent for example to Bangladesh, Nepal and the Caribbean Islands and said that the £565.00 will help to replace these boxes for the next humanitarian crisis, where they will be needed.
President Dennis Fretwell and Rotarian Ron Young presenting the cheque to Colin Lloyd
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Here at Alfreton Rotary Club we get involved in a wide variety of projects not only locally but nationally and internationally too, some projects we all get involved and others maybe just a few members are needed, it all depends on what we are doing and who can help!
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On Friday the 20th of October an audience of one hundred had a fun evening at Riddings Community Centre being entertained by the ‘Stormy Weather Boys’ who gave amusing back ground stories to the sea shanty songs they were singing.
The evening raised £565.00 for the Rotary Charity ‘Aquabox’.
At the clubs meeting on Monday 18th September a cheque for £1090. was presented to a representative of the Royal Derby Hospital Macmillan Unit being the proceeds from the Clubs annual Golf Day held at Ormonde Fields Golf Club on the 1st of June 2017
Immediate Past President Roger Stevenson presenting the cheque
The Club members together with guests celebrated the 79th anniversary of their charter with a dinner and entertainment by the ‘Yester Year’ singing group at Riddings Community Centre on the evening on the 4th of September 2017.
President Dennis welcoming District Governor Michael Longdon
Some Club members and Guests
‘Yester Year’ with President Dennis
We are holding a fun evening in aid of Aquabox
Click on the link below for full details
The Club will be present at the Party in the Park, Alfreton
On Sunday the 3rd of September
A warm welcome waits all visitors to our stand.
Tickets will be available for our next charitable event
an evening of Sea Shanty Songs
for details click on the link below
President Dennis Fretwell, Immediate Past President Roger Stevenson and Past President Jack Brown were delighted to present a cheque on behalf of the club for £1061.00 to Val Grundy from the Alfreton Community Hall to help with the refurbishment of the Hall’s kitchen.
Val thanked the Club on behalf of the Community Hall Committee saying an upgrade was much needed and would help all of the local clubs who use the Hall.
President Dennis Fretwell, Past President Jack Brown, Val Grundy and Immediate Past President Roger Stevenson
Retiring President Roger Stevenson (left) handing over to the incoming President for 2017/18 Dennis Fretwell at his installation on the 3rd July 2017 at Higham Farm Hotel.
President Roger Stevenson and Junior Vice President Mandy Oldknow attended David Nieper Academy, Alfreton year 11 presentation evening at the invitation of the head teacher Doctor Hobbs.
President Roger presented the Matt Bingham Award to Nicole Limbert, this award is given to the student for their excellent contribution to academy life.
Alfreton Rotary Club also presented Nicole with a cash reward for her achievement.
Nicole receiving the Matt Bingham Trophy from President Roger