At the Clubs weekly meeting held on the 15th of May 2017. A cheque was presented to the Rotary Club of Alfreton by Councillor Mary Kerry, the Mayor of Alfreton, on behalf of Alfreton Town Council. Also representing the Council were Councillor John Walker, Deputy Mayor and the Clerk to the Council David Holmes. The money will be used towards the building of a sleigh, by the Rotary Club, for use at Christmas by the Club and the Community.
Thanks was given to the Council, on behalf of the Rotary Club, by the President Roger Stevenson.
Presentation of the Cheque.
Left to Right – Mayors Consort Rotarian Mandy Oldknow, President Roger Stevenson, Mayor of Alfreton Councillor Mary Kerry, Deputy Mayor Councillor John Walker, Town Clerk David Holmes
The Club have purchased a trailer on to which they will build the sleigh.
Club Members building the Sleigh.
Our first Eco Greenhouse is going into Copthorne School in Alfreton.
Club members working on Phase One
That looks about right !
The Finishing Touches
16 million people including children in East Africa are on the brink of starvation and urgently need food, water and medical treatment.
The Club members held a Street collection on Saturday the 25th of March in Alfreton Town Centre. The amount collected £189.13 together with a donation from the clubs general fund enabled the sum of £200.00 to be forwarded to the Disaster Emergency Committee East Africa Disaster Appeal.
Thank you to the members of the public who gave so generously.
On Friday the 17th of March the club held an enjoyable and successful Race Night at Riddings Park Community Centre. Thank you to all who attended and contributed towards the evening, £630.00 was raised for charitable causes.
At their meeting on the 30th of January 2017 the club presented a cheque for £1093.00 to Danielle Hindle The Community Fund Raising Officer of the East Midlands Branch of the Alzheimer’s Society the money was raised by the club members at a sponsored walk in May 2016. A further £442.00 was raised and passed directly to the Society on the day of the walk.
President Roger presenting the cheque to Danielle
On the 9th of January the Club invited members of the Alfreton Inner Wheel Club together with guests of neighbouring Rotary Clubs and personal guests of members to their first luncheon meeting of 2017 at Higham Farm Hotel.
The guest speakers were the Reverend Julian Penfold and Reverend Helen Penfold who gave their New Year Message by way of an amusing and entertaining talk which was well received by all present.
Club Members and Guests being introduced to the Speakers
The Reverend Julian Penfold and Reverend Helen Penfold during their talk.
President Roger giving a vote of thanks
The Concert was enjoyed by a large audience who joined in the singing of some well known carols accompanied by the Shirland Welfare Band who also played a selection of seasonal music under their Musical Director Lyndon Cooper.
The Alfreton Treble Clef Girls and Ladies Choir under their Choir Director Jacqueline Ayres and Accompanist Andrew Edis sang carols together with other seasonal arrangements.
The Guest Soloist Mick Mullarkey entertained the audience with his humorous monologues, singing, playing the guitar and bango.
President Roger Stevenson thanked the Band, Choir, Mick Mallarkey for an enjoyable evening, the Mayor of Alfreton and the audience for attending thereby supporting Rotary Charities and wishing all present a Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year and a safe journey home.
The Mayor of Alfreton Councillor Mary Kerry welcomes Santa to his Grotto at Tesco’s store, Alfreton December 2016
Father Christmas in his Grotto