Latest Events and Projects
Nepal Eathquake Appeal
Working with our fellow rotarians in Pokhara, Nepal we have chosen the village of Talmari to support and repair. Talmari is in the district of Rupacot, west of the epicentre of the earthquake and 25 kilometres from the town of Pokhara.
The local Prithvi Rupa School was badly damaged in the earthquake. The school's foundations have been destroyed and six classrooms cannot be used safely. The school is also directly below a landslide slope. At the moment two or even three classes are crammed into a single classroom and the Head Teacher is desperate for help.
We would like to build a new school on a new much safer site. We estimate we will require £32,000 to complete the project which means we now need to raise an addtional £20,000. To find out how you can help please see our Dronfield Nepal Earthquake Appeal Facebook Page for pictures and current news or Download our latest newsletter 30/7/2015 or see all our previous news letters.
Grant a Wish
The majority of people have dreams and ambitions - a 'bucket' list. Many people achive these ambitions but some do not either because their life is limited by physical or mental difficulties or they may have a short life expectancy.
The Rotary Club of Dronfield is looking towards providing assistance to someone in our community to help in achieving their ambition.
Find out more
Activists praise and support for Rotary
Bono the Irish singer-songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, businessman, and philanthropist who is widely known for his activism in third world countries shares his praise and support for Rotary. Watch this short YouTube video

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
Local Scout heads to Japan Jamboree
The club are delighted to be able to support local Scout Fiona Baxter who is currently in Japan attending the international Scout Jamboree. read more

Youth Awards
The club has beaten 52 other Rotary Clubs in Derbyshire and Nottingshire to win the Youth Awards Trophy. read more

The Sick Childrens Trust Collection
The club was at Sainsbury's Dronfield on a warm and sunny Friday, July 3rd supporting the Sick Childrens Trust. We were helping to run a bucket collection for the Trust. read more

Club awards a Paul Harris Fellowship
July 7th - The Rotary club of Dronfield awards an annual Paul Harris Fellowships to a Rotarian or member of the community who has shown tangible and significant assistance for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among people of the world. read more

New President for the club.
June 31st - The club welcomed new president Brian Simpson at this evenings meeting. read more

Shoot for club members.
June 27th - Members and guests of the club visited Renishaw to experience a morning of air rifle shooting alongside members of the local Anston Field Target Club. read more

National Rotary Football Competition
The National Rotary Football Competition was held at St George Park at Burton upon Trent on May 31st and Dronfield Town FC took park. read more

Collection at Sheffield United FC
Great morning at Bramall Lane home of Sheffield United FC where members of Dronfield Rotary Club joined together with members of Sheffield and Clay Cross clubs plus friends to raise money for the Nepal Earthquake appeal.
read more

Great day for Dronfield Town FC
The Rotary 1220 District Football Tournament took place at Burton upon Trent on Sunday March 22nd. read more

Site last updated: 30/7/2015
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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.
Nepal Eathquake Appeal
Working with our fellow rotarians in Pokhara, Nepal we have chosen the village of Talmari to support and repair. Talmari is in the district of Rupacot, west of the epicentre of the earthquake and 25 kilometres from the town of Pokhara.
The local Prithvi Rupa School was badly damaged in the earthquake. The school's foundations have been destroyed and six classrooms cannot be used safely. The school is also directly below a landslide slope. At the moment two or even three classes are crammed into a single classroom and the Head Teacher is desperate for help.
We would like to build a new school on a new much safer site. We estimate we will require £32,000 to complete the project which means we now need to raise an addtional £20,000. To find out how you can help please see our Dronfield Nepal Earthquake Appeal Facebook Page for pictures and current news or Download our latest newsletter 30/7/2015 or see all our previous news letters.
Grant a Wish
The majority of people have dreams and ambitions - a 'bucket' list. Many people achive these ambitions but some do not either because their life is limited by physical or mental difficulties or they may have a short life expectancy.
The Rotary Club of Dronfield is looking towards providing assistance to someone in our community to help in achieving their ambition.
Find out more
Activists praise and support for Rotary
Bono the Irish singer-songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, businessman, and philanthropist who is widely known for his activism in third world countries shares his praise and support for Rotary. Watch this short YouTube video
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.'


Local Scout heads to Japan Jamboree
Fiona join the club at a lunchtime meeting recently and in a short presentation explained all about her trip. Fiona explained how hard she has worked to raise money to fund her trip with cake sales, extra jobs, and competing in the annual Dronfield 10k race.



Youth Awards
The club has beaten 52 other Rotary Clubs in Derbyshire and Nottingshire to win the Youth Awards Trophy.
The clubs Youth projects in 2014/15 included...

Young Chef, wining student was Isabella Marshall

Dronfield FC in the National Rotary Football Competition

Dronfield Schools Music Festival





The Sick Childrens Trust Collection
The club was at Sainsbury's Dronfield on a warm and sunny Friday, July 3rd supporting the Sick Childrens Trust. We were helping to run a bucket collection for the Trust.
The Sick Children's Trust believes keeping families together significantly improves the recovery of seriously ill children. They provide free, high-quality 'Home from Home' accommodation, as well as emotional and practical support, to families with sick children in hospital in the UK.

Over the weekend £850 was raised for the Trust.



Club awards a Paul Harris Fellowship
July 7th - The Rotary club of Dronfield awards an annual Paul Harris Fellowships to a Rotarian or member of the community who has shown tangible and significant assistance for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among people of the world.
This year (2015) the club has chosen to award two Paul Harris Fellowships. These are awarded to club members David Oldale and Michael Whetton. Many people in Dronfield will be aware of David and Michael and the work they have performed in the community.



New President for the club.
July 7th - The Rotary club of Dronfield awards an annual Paul Harris Fellowships to a Rotarian or member of the community who has shown tangible and significant assistance for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among people of the world.
The outgoing president of Dronfield Rotary Club Tony Bethell welcomed the incoming president who will lead the club from July 2015 to June 2016.



Shoot for club members.
June 27th - Members and guests of the club visited Renishaw to experience a morning of air rifle shooting alongside members of the local Anston Field Target Club.
Hunter Field Target (HFT) practice with both rifles and pistols in woodland was topped off with bacon sandwiches and coffee for all. Targets are made from metal and mimic typical UK-based quarry such as rabbit, rat, crow, magpie, grey squirrel and their counterparts in both shape and size. When shooting the shooter adopts one of three stances: prone (laying down), kneeling, or standing.



National Rotary Football Competition
The National Rotary Football Competition was held at St George Park at Burton upon Trent on May 31st and Dronfield Town FC took park.
It was a good day, even if the team did not win through the knock out stage. The boys very much enjoyed the day. Stephen Lawes District Governor presented the teams with their certificates.



Collection at Sheffield United FC
Great morning at Bramall Lane home of Sheffield United FC where members of Dronfield Rotary Club joined together with members of Sheffield and Clay Cross clubs plus friends to raise money for the Nepal Earthquake appeal.

The local derby with Sheffield FC playing Chesterfield FC was attended by 25,000 people. Our collection started in the rain but finished in sunshine with over £750 pounds collected.



Great day for Dronfield Town FC
The Rotary 1220 District Football Tournament took place at Burton upon Trent on Sunday March 22nd.
It was a great day for Dronfield Town FC as they got to the final by playing seven games scoring 18 goals and not had a single goal score against them.



Site last updated: 30/7/2015