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.
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Work is under way to set up this years Santas Sleigh. We are currently planning 5 full nights around the streets of the town. See the planned routes
If you would like Santa and the sleigh to vist you please email email@example.com and we will see if we can fit a visit to your house into the sleigh schedule. Santas Sleigh has been a Dronfield tradition for many years bringing lots of fun to the towns residents. If you would like to volunteer to help us please email us on the above address.
A great response to the 2015 Poppy Appeal. Over £11,000 collected in Dronfield! Thanks to all the volunteer collectors including the Air Training Cadets and Army Cadet Force. Thanks also go to Sainsburys for allowing us to collect instore likewise Co-Op and Aldi. And of course thanks to all who have given so generously.
This year the club organised the Poppy Appeal in Dronfield. The Poppy Appeal started to help those returning from the First World War. A century on from the start of that conflict, the Royal British Legion is still helping today's Armed Forces families in much the same way, whether coping with bereavement, living with disability, or finding employment. The poppy is a powerful symbol - it is worn to commemorate the sacrifices of our Armed Forces and to show support to those still serving today and their loved ones.
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.