Latest Events and Projects
Christmas Hampers for local residents
Members of the Rotary Club of Dronfield delivered Christmas Hampers to local residents. The recipients were identified by the Dronfield Henry Fanshaw School, who organised the collation and packing of the Hampers. For a number of years the RC of Dronfield have undertaken to deliver the 50+ Hampers, and despite the icy weather, 2017 was no exception. Recipients verbally expressed their thanks for the arrangements made and for the delivery.
Poppy Appeal raises £14,756.16.
We are delighted to announce that the 2017 Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal in Dronfield raised a total of £14,756.16. The Rotary Club of Dronfield would like to thank the many hundreds of volunteers and supporters across the community who gave their time and effort to raise this magnificent total.
Can you help us with Santas Sleigh 2017?
We need volunteers to help us run Santas Sleigh 2017. If you can give us a couple of hours of your time on just one evening in the week before Christmas please let us know. Last year we raised over £3000 and this year we can increase that with your help.

Full details of Santas Sleigh at http://dronfieldrotary.org.uk/santa2017.htm.

Bill Gates and Rotary's 30th Anniversary of Polio Plus

Today at #ricon15, Bill Gates congratulated Rotary on the 30th anniversary of the PolioPlus program. Thanks to Rotary members’ vision in 1985 of a polio-free world, we’ve made incredible progress and are closer than ever to ending polio. Get involved: http://www.endpolio.org/

Posted by Rotary International on Monday, June 8, 2015


The Rotary Club of Dronfield is a friendly and lively club whose members come from Dronfield and the surrounding towns and villages. We meet on Tuesday lunchtimes, and occasionally for an evening dinner meeting with guests specifically invited.

Our club brings together people who want to make a difference to the lives of others who are less fortunate than ourselves. We do this whilst enjoying the fellowship within our club. We are one of over 34,000 Rotary Clubs spread over more than 200 countries, each starting with a commitment to 'Service Above Self.'

Find out exactly how Rotary makes a world of difference by watching this short video.

Latest News
Visitors from Nepal
The club had the pleasure of a visit from a member of our sister club in Nepal - and what's more, their President!
read more

Strassenfest in Sindlefingen
The Rotary Club of Dronfield was officially twinned with the Rotary Club of Sindelfingen in November 2016. To mark the event a joint Rotary Club stand was organised for spring this year at the strassenfest in Sindlefingen. read more

Welcome to transferring Rotarians.
The Rotary Club of Dronfield has now officially welcomed some Rotarians who were previously involved with The Drone Valley Rotary Club read more

2017 new president for the club.
Gerald Swift stands down as club president after his year in office. Maureen Taylor will be the president for the coming year. read more

Rotary Junior Community Award
At an event held at the end of June in the Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School, 63 children from across Dronfield were guests of the Drone Valley Rotary Club's annual event to present the Junior Rotary Community Award. read more

Dronfield Schools Music Festival

On the 9 March 2017, The Rotary Club of Dronfield hosted its fourth evening of music performed by some students and primary pupils from Dronfield Schools read more

New member for the club
William Jones has been inducted as the newest member of the Rotary Club of Dronfield club by Club President Maureen Taylor read more

New Venue for Club Meetings
The Rotary Club Dronfield will be at a new venue from Tuesday 23 August @ 12.30pm Dronfield Hall Barn High Street Dronfield, S18 1PY read more

Support for local charity - Heidi's Heart
Local charity Heidi's Heart gained substantial benefit from our club funds at the end of June. read more

Site last updated: 15/12/2017
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The Rotary Club of Dronfield is a friendly and lively club whose members come from Dronfield and the surrounding towns and villages. We meet on Tuesday lunchtimes, and occasionally for an evening dinner meeting with guests specifically invited.
Christmas Hampers for local residents
Members of the Rotary Club of Dronfield delivered Christmas Hampers to local residents. The recipients were identified by the Dronfield Henry Fanshaw School, who organised the collation and packing of the Hampers. For a number of years the RC of Dronfield have undertaken to deliver the 50+ Hampers, and despite the icy weather, 2017 was no exception. Recipients verbally expressed their thanks for the arrangements made and for the delivery.
Poppy Appeal raises £14,756.16.
We are delighted to announce that the 2017 Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal in Dronfield raised a total of £14,756.16. The Rotary Club of Dronfield would like to thank the many hundreds of volunteers and supporters across the community who gave their time and effort to raise this magnificent total.
Can you help us with Santas Sleigh 2017?
We need volunteers to help us run Santas Sleigh 2017. If you can give us a couple of hours of your time on just one evening in the week before Christmas please let us know. Last year we raised over £3000 and this year we can increase that with your help. Full details of Santas Sleigh at http://dronfieldrotary.org.uk/santa2017.htm.
Our club brings together people who want to make a difference to the lives of others who are less fortunate than ourselves. We do this whilst enjoying the fellowship within our club. We are one of over 34,000 Rotary Clubs spread over more than 200 countries, each starting with a commitment to 'Service Above Self.'


Visitors from Nepal
The club had the pleasure of a visit from a member of our sister club in Nepal - and what's more, their President!

Laxmi Thapa, the current leader of the Rotary Club of Pokhara Fishtail, recently spent time in Dronfield as part of her first visit to Europe. She helped the Rotary Club of Bristol celebrate their centenary, then joined us for a week. Business was mixed with pleasure. Laxmi was hosted by Senior Vice President Rob Barron and President Maureen Taylor. She visited beautiful Derbyshire and the city of York; she got to know many people and places around our town.

Picture: Laxmi Thapa meets local people, including Dronfield Town Mayor Philip Wright, in front of the Rotary flagpoles outside the Peel Centre.



Strassenfest in Sindlefingen
The Rotary Club of Dronfield was officially twinned with the Rotary Club of Sindelfingen in November 2016. To mark the event a joint Rotary Club stand was organised for spring this year at the strassenfest in Sindlefingen.
The stand served Drone Valley Brewery beers with the brewery represented by Jez Horton along side local Schonbuch beers from Sindlefingen.

We are hoping to arrange for members of Rotary Club of Sindelfingen to visit Dronfield in the spring of 2018.




Welcome to transferring Rotarians.
The Rotary Club of Dronfield has now officially welcomed some Rotarians who were previously involved with The Drone Valley Rotary Club
The latter club has now ceased to exist. The Rotary Club of Dronfield welcomes the expertise and experience that these Rotarians bring with them. These assets are seen as further agents to strengthen the work currently undertaken, and to assist in the future development of additional projects both in the immediate S18 community and also with international projects.





2017 new president for the club.
Gerald Swift stands down as club president after his year in office. Maureen Taylor will be the president for the coming year.
Rob Barron is now president elect and Liz Blanchard president nominee.



Rotary Junior Community Award
At an event held at the end of June in the Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School, 63 children from across Dronfield were guests of the Drone Valley Rotary Club's annual event to present the Junior Rotary Community Award.
In order to attain the Award, the Y6 aged children had to successfully complete a programme of activities in Community Service, Social Experience, Physical Recreation and develop a personal skill. The programme is designed to raise the individual child's self-esteem and confidence. This is in tandem with the development of a knowledge and understanding of life in a community which has diversity in terms of ages and other differences.



Dronfield Schools Music Festival

On the 9 March 2017, The Rotary Club of Dronfield hosted its fourth evening of music performed by some students and primary pupils from Dronfield Schools
The various performances of choral singing, solo instumentalists and individual vocalists, plus a clarinet choir all added to an entertaining evening. The event opened with a 6th form band, and concluded with a communal song involving all of the audience numbering 500 plus in the Winding Wheel theatre.



New member for the club
William Jones has been inducted as the newest member of the Rotary Club of Dronfield club by Club President Maureen Taylor
As William ecomes a member of the club we are all reminded that Rotary is the world's oldest service organisation and with the concept of 'service above self' at its heart we are sure that Phil will very much enjoy being part of the Rotary organsisation.



New Venue for Club Meetings
The Rotary Club Dronfield will be at a new venue from Tuesday 23 August @ 12.30pm Dronfield Hall Barn High Street Dronfield, S18 1PY
If anyone would like to join us for lunch we would be very happy to welcome you Ring 01246 411966 before 12 noon on a Monday



Support for local charity - Heidi's Heart
Local charity Heidi's Heart gained substantial benefit from our club funds at the end of June.
This local initiative is trying to place a defibrillator in every Dronfield School. Along with the gear comes substantial training for a teacher to use it effectively. Local mum Samantha is shown accepting a donation of £1,000 to pay for two defibrillators. Also on the picture is daughter Heidi, whose heart problems began mother Samantha on her attempts to achieve funding.



Site last updated: 15/12/2017