On Monday the 8th of January the Club invited members of the Alfreton Inner Wheel Club together with guests of the neighbouring Rotary Clubs and personal guests of members to their first luncheon meeting of 2018 at Higham Farm Hotel.
The guest speaker Peter Singleton a Lay reader at St Martin Church, Alfreton gave his New Year message of ‘Hope’ for the present and the future.
Santa and his helpers thank everyone who gave so generously by dropping money into our collection boxes at the lights switch on in Alfreton, Seven Square and at Tesco Store Alfreton in the period leading up to Christmas.
The total sum collected amounted to £2,484.47 which will be used to benefit Local Charities and Communities.
Thank you and we wish everyone A HAPPY NEW YEAR.
Thank you Mr Benton and the Students Zack, Billy, Josh, Mathew, Lucca and Rhylee from the David Nieper Academy who voluntary gave of their own time outside school hours to so professionally assist in decorating the clubs new Christmas Sleigh built by Rotarian’s Keith, Fred, David and Roger.
The Club has entered the District Bowls Knockout Competition. Round one against Derby Dawn Breakers was held at Ilkeston Bowl. After coming from behind our team stormed to victory. We are now looking forward to Round two.
At a fun packed Christmas Fair held at the Village Hall Pilsley Santa arrived on his new Rotary Sleigh.
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
Your invitation to visit us…………..
Have you ever wanted to help others in your local community but don’t know really where to start? You don’t want to join lots of charities because you feel it will be too time consuming?
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!
We all do what we can when we can,
Everyone joins Rotary for different reasons and for that reason we are a diverse group of volunteers, from our 40’s to our 80’s, working or retired ladies and gentlemen.
By coming along to a meeting there is no commitment to join us all you are doing is seeing if its fit for you and your life.
We meet at Santos Higham Farm on a Monday, if you would like more information please just complete the contact form or telephone the club’s secretary 07484101274.
The Sleigh on its first outing transporting Santa to The Pisley Village Christmas Fair
After much hard work, it’s ready for the off.
Look out for Santa in his new sleigh in and around Alfreton this Christmas.
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’.