Latest Events and Projects
Music in the City Hall
Members of the club are involved in the organisation of the up coming Music in the City Hall. The event has three concerts over three nights features Courtney Pine on the 18th March, China Crisis on the 19th of March and Spring into Music with big band, brass band and singers on the 20th of March.
Santas Sleigh 2015
After five fantastic days and nights the Sleigh has ended another Christmas season with over £3,000 pounds being collected for good causes. Every night was very busy with thousands coming out onto the streets to see Santa's Sleigh. In fact we must apologise for the late running of the Sleigh Tuesday and Wednesday nights due to the hugh number of people who wanted to meet Santa.
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
Shark study filed 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

An excellent guest speaker
Todays guest speaker Michael Lewis told the compelling story of his mother Helen Lewis a holocaust survivour. Her book A Time To Speak, about her experiences before and during World War 2, was published in 1992. read more

Mayor Launches Poppy Appeal
Dronfield Town Mayor Liz Blanchard was at Sainsburys this Saturday to launch the 2015 Poppy Appeal. read more

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

Bucket collection for CRY
The club was at Sainsbury's on Friday, July 31st supporting CRY - Cardiac Risk in the Young. With the support of the very generous Sainsburys customers our bucket collection raised £420 to support CRY. read more

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

Site last updated: 7/2/2016
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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.
Music in the City Hall
Santas Sleigh 2015
After five fantastic days and nights the Sleigh has ended another Christmas season with over £3,000 pounds being collected for good causes. Every night was very busy with thousands coming out onto the streets to see Santa's Sleigh. In fact we must apologise for the late running of the Sleigh Tuesday and Wednesday nights due to the hugh number of people who wanted to meet Santa.
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.'


Shark study filed 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!




An excellent guest speaker
Todays guest speaker Michael Lewis told the compelling story of his mother Helen Lewis a holocaust survivour. Her book A Time To Speak, about her experiences before and during World War 2, was published in 1992.
Helena Katz was born in 1916 into a German-speaking Jewish family in Trutnov in Bohemia (later in Czechoslovakia, now in the Czech Republic).



Mayor Launches Poppy Appeal
Dronfield Town Mayor Liz Blanchard was at Sainsburys this Saturday to launch the 2015 Poppy Appeal.
The Mayor joined members of the Rotary club along with Air Training Core and Army Cadet Force members for the offcial launch.



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



Bucket collection for CRY
The club was at Sainsbury's on Friday, July 31st supporting CRY - Cardiac Risk in the Young. With the support of the very generous Sainsburys customers our bucket collection raised £420 to support CRY.
Every week in the UK at least 12 young people die of undiagnosed heart conditions. Since its formation in 1995, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) has been working to reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac death (YSCD). CRY supports young people diagnosed with potentially life-threatening cardiac conditions and offers bereavement support to families affected by YSCD. CRY promotes and develops heart screening programmes and funds medical research. CRY publishes and distributes medical information written by leading cardiologists for the general public. CRY funds fast track referral, screening and cardiac pathology services at leading UK hospitals.



Local Scout heads to Japan Jamboree
The club was at Sainsbury's on Friday, July 31st supporting CRY - Cardiac Risk in the Young. With the support of the very generous Sainsburys customers our bucket collection raised £420 to support CRY.
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.



Site last updated: 7/2/2016