Latest Events and Projects
Dronfield Community Lottery
The Dronfield Community Lottery is a weekly, cash prize community game. Cash raised supports projects in the Dronfield area. Your money makes a difference! 50p of every £1 played on the Dronfield Community Lottery goes directly to local causes in Dronfield. The remaining 50p of every £1 played is returned as prize money. EASY TO PLAY.... GREAT CASH PRIZES.... SUPPORTS LOCAL PROJECTS.

Click here to download a brochure and entry form or Email rotary.info@dronfieldrotary.org.uk to learn more.

The Community Lottery supports local charity Heidi's Heart. click here

Prizes winers to date.....
07-Jun-16 M010
14-Jun-16 M076
21-Jun-16 M101
28-Jun-16 M033

Music in the Gardens 2016
Music in the Gardens - Now in its 12th year! Thursday 30th June to Sunday 3rd July.
This year the bands include - "James "on Thursday; "The Feeling" on Friday; "UB40" on Saturday; and the ever popular "Last Night in the Gardens" on Sunday, with the most spectacular Firework Display. For tickets email rotary.info@dronfieldrotary.org.uk
Nepal Eathquake Appeal
Great news from our friends in Nepal!
The Stone Laying Ceremony at Prithvi Rupa Secondary school, Rupakot VDC, 25km east from Pokhara valley, took place last week. The school was totally damaged by the April 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.

The Rotary club of Pokhara Fishtail will oversee the construction of the two storey six rooms and toilet with the generous financial support of the Rotary Club of Dronfield UK. The total cost estimation of this project is NPR. 7,000,000 - (£40,000 to £50,000) and will hopefully be completed within six months.

See the latest excellent news on the appeal.

See the latest video on Facebook

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 04/12/2015 or see all our previous news letters.

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
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

Great day for young Dronfield footballers
The Rotary 1220 District Football Tournament took place at Burton upon Trent on May 15th and it proved to be a great success. read more

Bluebell Wood Colour Dash
The Bluebell Wood Colour Dash was back for its 3rd successful year in 2016 read more

New member for the club
Liz Hepworth is warmly welcomed as the newest member of the Rotary Club of Dronfield. read more

Dronfield Schools Musical Evening 2016
The third annual festival was held on 10 March 2016, with the Winding Wheel proving to be a popular and large enough venue. read more

Shark study field trip.
The club have agreed a donation of £200 towards the cost of a field study trip by a Dronfield Henry Fanshawe student, Katie Gill, for a shark study course. Katie will talk to the club about her trip on her return. read more

Visit to Nepal
Six members of Dronfield Rotary Club have recently returned from a fact finding visit to Nepal. The trip enabled them to see the work of the Fishtail Fund in the city of Pokhara. On one fabulous and unbelievable day the Dronfield team visited Prithvi Rupa School which we intend to rebuild on a safe site after the earthquake damaged the current school buildings. read more

Overland from Barnsley to Katmandu
Another great speaker at todays meeting. In 1967 John Driskell and David Peckett along with two other friends Les Simms and Pam Archer from Sheffield Teacher Training College set out on the adventure of life time 'Overland from Barnsley to Katmandu'. read more

Monster cheque boosts £40,000 school rebuilding effort
In a short ceremony on November 3rd, the club hailed a milestone in our efforts to rebuild an earthquake-damaged school in distant Nepal when the Rotary Benevolent Trust matched our fundraising with a cheque for £20,000. read more

Site last updated: 28/6/2016
rotary.info@dronfieldrotary.org.uk
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.
Dronfield Community Lottery
The Dronfield Community Lottery is a weekly, cash prize community game. Cash raised supports projects in the Dronfield area. Your money makes a difference! 50p of every £1 played on the Dronfield Community Lottery goes directly to local causes in Dronfield. The remaining 50p of every £1 played is returned as prize money. EASY TO PLAY.... GREAT CASH PRIZES.... SUPPORTS LOCAL PROJECTS. Click here to download a brochure and entry form or Email rotary.info@dronfieldrotary.org.uk to learn more. The Community Lottery supports local charity Heidi's Heart. click here Prizes winers to date..... 07-Jun-16 M010 14-Jun-16 M076 21-Jun-16 M101 28-Jun-16 M033
Music in the Gardens 2016
Music in the Gardens - Now in its 12th year! Thursday 30th June to Sunday 3rd July. This year the bands include - "James "on Thursday; "The Feeling" on Friday; "UB40" on Saturday; and the ever popular "Last Night in the Gardens" on Sunday, with the most spectacular Firework Display. For tickets email rotary.info@dronfieldrotary.org.uk
Nepal Eathquake Appeal
Great news from our friends in Nepal! The Stone Laying Ceremony at Prithvi Rupa Secondary school, Rupakot VDC, 25km east from Pokhara valley, took place last week. The school was totally damaged by the April 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. The Rotary club of Pokhara Fishtail will oversee the construction of the two storey six rooms and toilet with the generous financial support of the Rotary Club of Dronfield UK. The total cost estimation of this project is NPR. 7,000,000 - (£40,000 to £50,000) and will hopefully be completed within six months. See the latest excellent news on the appeal. See the latest video on Facebook 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 04/12/2015 or see all our previous news letters.
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.'


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.



Great day for young Dronfield footballers
The Rotary 1220 District Football Tournament took place at Burton upon Trent on May 15th and it proved to be a great success.
A coach left Dronfield bright and early carrying 41 young football players from Dronfield and their supporters.



Bluebell Wood Colour Dash
The Bluebell Wood Colour Dash was back for its 3rd successful year in 2016
The 5 km walk, jog, run, hop skip or jump at Rother Valley Country Park was a riot of colour from start to finish with supporters raring to go for big laughs and messy fun.

Club members Liz and Alan Hepworth joined in raising valuable funds for the hospice which serves our community.



New member for the club
Liz Hepworth is warmly welcomed as the newest member of the Rotary Club of Dronfield.
As Liz becomes 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 Liz will very much enjoy being part of the Rotary organsisation.



Dronfield Schools Musical Evening 2016
The third annual festival was held on 10 March 2016, with the Winding Wheel proving to be a popular and large enough venue.
The 200 participating pupils and students and an audience of 400 witnessed a programme which featured primary school choirs, students from Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School, two of their individual violinists, 3 vocalists as well as a sixth form band.



Shark study field trip.
The club have agreed a donation of £200 towards the cost of a field study trip by a Dronfield Henry Fanshawe student, Katie Gill, for a shark study course. Katie will talk to the club about her trip on her return.


Visit to Nepal
Six members of Dronfield Rotary Club have recently returned from a fact finding visit to Nepal. The trip enabled them to see the work of the Fishtail Fund in the city of Pokhara. On one fabulous and unbelievable day the Dronfield team visited Prithvi Rupa School which we intend to rebuild on a safe site after the earthquake damaged the current school buildings.
Club members in the UK have steadily raised almost £20K towards the project. The Rotary Benevolent Trust matched our effort with a further £20K and so with £40K towards the project the school can be built, after just six months of fundraising!



Overland from Barnsley to Katmandu
Another great speaker at todays meeting. In 1967 John Driskell and David Peckett along with two other friends Les Simms and Pam Archer from Sheffield Teacher Training College set out on the adventure of life time 'Overland from Barnsley to Katmandu'.
John related the story of their journey in their trusty Land Rover through Europe, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan and India to Nepal before a 150 miles of hard walking to what is now Everest base camp but was at the time a deserted valley high in Himalayas.
A truly fascinating talk superbly illustrated with great photographs.



Monster cheque boosts £40,000 school rebuilding effort
In a short ceremony on November 3rd, the club hailed a milestone in our efforts to rebuild an earthquake-damaged school in distant Nepal when the Rotary Benevolent Trust matched our fundraising with a cheque for £20,000.
In Prithvi Rupa, Nepal, the local community despaired of continuing their children's education. In stepped in their local Rotary Club, who in turn invited us to help. Beginning in April 2015, the day after the earthquake, club members here steadily collected almost £20K towards the project. Just as they were despairing of making more, the Rotary Benevolent Trust matched their fundraising: so now the school can be built at last, after just six months of intensive fundraising!




Site last updated: 28/6/2016