Latest Events and Projects
New President for the club
At our Changeover on Tuesday 3 July 2018 Rob Barron became our new President. We hope he has a wonderful year leading the Club.
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.... SUPPORTS LOCAL PROJECTS... GREAT CASH PRIZE OF £75 EVERY WEEK.
Click
here to download a brochure and entry form
or Email
rotary.info@dronfieldrotary.org.uk to learn more.
Recent prize winners.....
22-05-18. M094
29-05-18. M079
05-06-18. M005
12-06-18. M050
19-06-18. M050
26-06-18. M056
03-07-18. M036
10-07-18. M055
17-07-18. M015
24-07-18. M016
31-07-18. M136
07-08-18. M070
14-08-18. M006
21-08-18. M002
28-08-18. M080
04-09-18 M142
11-09-18 M067
18-09-18 M084
25-09-18 M136
Sant's Sleigh 2017 raises over £4,400
Thank you to everyone who contributed in any way to the 2017 Santa's Sleigh for the Rotary Club of Dronfield. Total amount collected from our activities with the Sleigh in the week running up to Christmas is a magnificent £4441.19.

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
Club awards Paul Harris Fellowships
July 11th - 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

14 mile Rotary Walk reopens
The Relaunch of the route for the Dronfield Barn Rotary Walk took place on Saturday 12th May. Coal Aston Community Centre was the start point and the new Walk Brochure was available. The walk was re-opened by MP Lee Rowley. read more

Two new members welcomed into the club
At the 2017 Christmas Lunch held in Dronfield Hall Barn, two members, Sandra and David Cohen were welcomed to the Rotary Club of Dronfield. read more

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

2018 New president for the club.
Maureen Taylor stands down as Club President after her year in office. Rob Barron 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

Site last updated: 17/10/2018

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.
New President for the club
At our Changeover on Tuesday 3 July 2018 Rob Barron became our new President. We hope he has a wonderful year leading the Club.
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.... SUPPORTS LOCAL PROJECTS... GREAT CASH PRIZE OF £75 EVERY WEEK. Click here to download a brochure and entry form or Email rotary.info@dronfieldrotary.org.uk to learn more. Recent prize winners..... 22-05-18. M094 29-05-18. M079 05-06-18. M005 12-06-18. M050 19-06-18. M050 26-06-18. M056 03-07-18. M036 10-07-18. M055 17-07-18. M015 24-07-18. M016 31-07-18. M136 07-08-18. M070 14-08-18. M006 21-08-18. M002 28-08-18. M080 04-09-18 M142 11-09-18 M067 18-09-18 M084 25-09-18 M136
Sant's Sleigh 2017 raises over £4,400
Thank you to everyone who contributed in any way to the 2017 Santa's Sleigh for the Rotary Club of Dronfield. Total amount collected from our activities with the Sleigh in the week running up to Christmas is a magnificent £4441.19.
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.'


Club awards Paul Harris Fellowships
July 11th - 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 (2018) the club has chosen to award two Paul Harris Fellowships. These are awarded to club members Gerald Swift and Ian Ward. Many people in Dronfield will be aware of Gerald and Ian and the work they have performed in the community.



14 mile Rotary Walk reopens
The Relaunch of the route for the Dronfield Barn Rotary Walk took place on Saturday 12th May. Coal Aston Community Centre was the start point and the new Walk Brochure was available. The walk was re-opened by MP Lee Rowley.
At 10 am many groups left starting the walk in a clockwise direction, into the Moss Valley.
The walks are part of the Chesterfield Walking Festival. The Festival Walks are fully booked, but with help of the Walk Brochure (available on the day) anyone can follow the route easily for themselves. Just purchase the brochure, and away you go! The original walk was put together in 2000 by Rotary Club of Dronfield to celebrate the millenium. It is probably the only permanent memorial.
The cost was £65,000 including the East Access Trail starting in Holmesfield.




Two new members welcomed into the club
At the 2017 Christmas Lunch held in Dronfield Hall Barn, two members, Sandra and David Cohen were welcomed to the Rotary Club of Dronfield.
President Maureen led the formalities for an enjoyable and relaxed occasion which included music, a quiz, good food and companionship.



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.





2018 New president for the club.
Maureen Taylor stands down as Club President after her year in office. Rob Barron will be the President for the coming year.
Dr Gill Harvey is now President elect and Ann Ward Presidnt 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.



Site last updated: 17/10/2018