Completed meetings and events 2016-2017
Thu 29th June 2017 Change-Over NightPartners welcome to join us for the evening when the President's chain is officially handed over from David to Kath.
Sun 25th June 2017 President's PartyA lovely social event to mark the end of President David's year read more...
Thu 22nd June 2017 Club Meeting
Thu 15th June 2017 Club AssemblyWe welcomed Assistant District Governor Graham Markwell who listened to the presentations given by our President Elect Kath Bishell, Junior Vice President Pam Fraser and the committee chairs giving their plans for the new Rotary year.
Tue 13th June 2017 Aquabox Celebrates 25 Years!Shottle Hall, Tuesday 13th June read more...
Thu 8th June 2017 Club MeetingJob talks were given by Pam Fraser and Martin Cruttenden. Both talks were humorous and fascinating, demonstrating again the depth of experience and expertise of which the Club can call upon.
Thu 1st June 2017 Council/Business Meeting
Sat 27th May 2017 Wirksworth Rotary Well DressingCelebrating 25 years of Aquabox read more...
Thu 25th May 2017 Crown Green Bowling EveningMatlock Bowling Club, followed by fish & chip supper. Please let Kath Bishell know if you would like to come along.
Thu 18th May 2017 Club AGM
Sat 13th May 2017 Plant Sale is Outstanding SuccessLarge variety of basket and bedding plants, perennials, herbs and vegetables read more...
Thu 11th May 2017 Cheese & Wine EveningA very entertaining evening was had by all, with John Dolan and David Udall telling us about their favourite wines and giving us the chance to sample them.
Thu 4th May 2017 Club MeetingJane Proctor of the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust delivered a very enthusiastic presentation about the trust's activities in protecting Derbyshire's wildlife and encouraging people to enjoy what's all around us.
Thu 27th April 2017 69th Charter Anniversary DinnerMatlock Golf Club, Thursday 27th April read more...
Thu 20th April 2017 Club MeetingChris Scott from the Lancashire Constabulary gave a highly thought-provoking talk on the project he is involved in investigating historical child sex abuse cases.
Thu 13th April 2017 Irish Themed EveningWe were treated to an evening of Irish food and entertaining talks about their working lives by club member Colin Lloyd (still gainfully employed) and President David Haspel (long since retired).
Thu 6th April 2017 Council/Business Meeting
Thu 30th March 2017 No Meeting, Scatter WeekSocial evening at the Boat Inn in Cromford with fabulous food and the quiz of course. Contact David Hood if you would like to come along.
Thu 23rd March 2017 Club MeetingPeter Swinscoe MBE of Worksop Rotary Club gave a very interesting update on the Jaipur Limb Project, bringing with him some samples of artificial limbs to illustrate his talk.
Thu 16th March 2017 Club MeetingTony Bolton returned to talk to us for the 3rd time, giving us a fascinating account of the WW1 battle of Passchendaele in 1917 and the strategies of the military commanders involved.
Sat 11th March 2017 Ashlea Guitar Duo In Concert For AquaboxGuitar Concert in aid of Aquabox read more...
Thu 9th March 2017 Club MeetingClub member Andy Webber gave a very informative talk, illustrated with some fine photographs, about the restoration of the 12th century St Lawrence Church in Warkworth, Northumberland.
Thu 2nd March 2017 Council/Business Meeting
Thu 23rd February 2017 Club MeetingDistrict Governor Nominee Dr Cheryle Berry from Clay Cross Rotary Club gave a very informative talk about the Hope Community Village in India, which she has worked tirelessly to support and raise funds for.
Thu 16th February 2017 Club MeetingAs always, Martin Cruttenden informed and entertained us with wonderful photos of his travels, this time from his trip to Namibia.
Thu 9th February 2017 Club MeetingChris Riggott, President of Amber Valley Rotary Club, gave a very informative talk about Peak4x4Response and the work they do to assist the emergency services, local authorities and other organisations at times of need.
Thu 2nd February 2017 Club MeetingClub member Chris Lamb regaled us with stories from his life working in the IT industry.
Sat 28th January 2017 Burns Supper raises over Â£600 for AquaboxA fabulous evening of food, music and dancing! read more...
Thu 26th January 2017 Social Evening at the Boat Inn, CromfordPlease let David Hood know if you wish to attend. As usual there will be great food on offer and of course it's Quiz Night! The winner of the quiz last time we were there, President-Elect Kath, will be there to defend her crown!
Thu 19th January 2017 Club MeetingMike Haynes, Commercial Manager at Lhoist, delivered a very interesting and entertaining talk on the process of extracting lime from the Buxton quarry and the various uses of lime in everyday products and materials.
Thu 12th January 2017 Council/Business Meeting
Thu 5th January 2017 Social Evening at the Boat Inn, CromfordPlease let David Hood know if you would like to attend. David and Lorraine Mountford have indicated that there will be a quiz that evening and are willing to serve up their usual high standard of gastronomic dishes.
Thu 29th December 2016 No MeetingNo meeting in the week between Christmas and New Year
Sat 24th December 2016 Christmas Collection at the Co-op WirksworthSanta and his helpers are appearing at the Co-op in Wirksworth on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th December to help raise money for local good causes which the club supports
Fri 23rd December 2016 Christmas Collection at the Co-op WirksworthSanta and his helpers are appearing at the Co-op in Wirksworth on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th December to help raise money for local good causes which the club supports
Thu 22nd December 2016 Club Christmas MealEnjoy a festive meal, carol singing and games! read more...
Tue 20th December 2016 Wirksworth Santa Sleigh RunThe Santa Sleigh will be taking to the streets of Wirksworth
Mon 19th December 2016 Cromford Santa Sleigh RunThe Santa Sleigh will be taking to the streets of Cromford
Sat 17th December 2016 Christmas Collection at Sainsbury's MatlockSanta and his helpers are appearing at Sainsbury's in Matlock on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th December to help raise money for local good causes which the club supports
Fri 16th December 2016 Christmas Collection at Sainsbury's MatlockSanta and his helpers are appearing at Sainsbury's in Matlock on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th December to help raise money for local good causes which the club supports
Thu 15th December 2016 No Formal MeetingInformal meeting at the Boat Inn at Cromford for a bite to eat at 7pm followed by their world famous quiz at 8.30. If you would like to go please let David Hood know so he can organise a table.
Thu 15th December 2016 Brassington School Carol ServiceSanta and his Sleigh (at Brassington Church)
Thu 8th December 2016 Club MeetingOur guest speaker Colin Adams talked to us about the Mount Cook Adventure Centre
Mon 5th December 2016 Lea and Holloway Christmas FairSleigh only
Sat 3rd December 2016 Switching On The Christmas Tree LightsThe Wirksworth Christmas tree lights up the Market Square read more...
Thu 1st December 2016 Council/Business Meeting
Sat 26th November 2016 Santa Sleigh Makes Its Debut!Switching on of the Cromford Christmas Tree Lights read more...
Thu 24th November 2016 Club MeetingAmerican Thanksgiving themed evening read more...
Sat 19th November 2016 Harrogate Christmas MarketCoach trip organised by Danny and Frances Murphy to visit the ever-popular festive market in Harrogate
Thu 17th November 2016 Club MeetingOur guest speaker Zoe Woodward told us about Helen's Trust and how they provide support for people with terminal illness.
Sun 13th November 2016 Remembrance Day ParadePresident David Haspel lays a wreath at the Wirksworth War Memorial read more...
Thu 10th November 2016 Club MeetingLouise Fretter, Leader of the 10th Matlock (Wirksworth) Scout Group, ably assisted by Peter Hume, Chairman of the Executive Committee and former member of Matlock Rotary Club, updated us on the scouting movement and the activities of our local scout group
Sat 5th November 2016 9 to 5, Derby TheatreA group of 17 members, partners and guests enjoyed a wonderfully entertaining evening at Derby Theatre read more...
Thu 3rd November 2016 Council/Business Meeting
Fri 28th October 2016 Bakewell Rotary Club Quiz NightAnother sterling performance by the Wirksworth Wonderers team of John Dolan, Danny Murphy, John Wright and Chris Lamb, who finished joint 3rd out of 15 teams
Thu 27th October 2016 Club MeetingOur guest speaker Graham Illing told us about his expedition to climb Mt McKinley (Denali) in Alaska, illustrated with superb photos of the dramatic snow-covered mountains, but clearly understating the challenges and danger!
Sat 22nd October 2016 Polio Awareness DayHelp end Polio - visit the Rotary Purple4Polio website for more information read more...
Thu 20th October 2016 Club MeetingDanny Murphy entertained us with stories from his varied and sometimes colourful working life, from his time as a young councillor to his current job in the paper industry
Thu 13th October 2016 Club MeetingWe had a very enjoyable Quiz Night, with thanks to Colin Lloyd as our question master. Congratulations to the winning team,The Top Table, comprising Kath Bishell, Danny Murphy, Norman Laud and John Holden.
Thu 6th October 2016 No Meeting, Scatter Week
Sat 1st October 2016 Spring Bulb SaleSpring bulbs selling quickly in Wirksworth Memorial Hall read more...
Fri 30th September 2016 - Sun 2nd October 2016 District Conference, ScarboroughEnjoying ourselves on Friday evening at The Mount Hotel! read more...
Thu 29th September 2016 Council/Business MeetingNote this meeting has been brought forward from 6th October.
Sun 25th September 2016 Annual T'Owd Man RaceWirksworth Rotary marshals help the race run smoothly read more...
Thu 22nd September 2016 Club MeetingRetired Detective Chief Inspector, and former colleague of Norman Laud, Rod Repton entertained us with tales of "A Policeman's Lot"
Thu 15th September 2016 Club MeetingJane Fulham told us about Careline and how they aim to make people"™s lives better by calling those who feel in need of support read more...
Sun 11th September 2016 Runners-up in District bowling competitionWirksworth Rotary flat green bowlers in action read more...
Sat 10th September 2016 Water Concert raises over Â£1,600Raise Your Voices Community Choir sings for Aquabox read more...
Thu 8th September 2016 Club MeetingMike Tomlinson updated us on the proposals to close the Oker Ward at the Whitworth Hospital and explained what we can do to help oppose the closure
Thu 1st September 2016 Council/Business Meeting
Thu 25th August 2016 Club MeetingPeter Leatherhead gave a very informative presentation on the Ambergate Reservoir renewal project
Thu 18th August 2016 Club MeetingGuest speaker Alayne Green entertained us all with her experiences of keeping bees
Thu 11th August 2016 Club MeetingOur resident globetrotter Martin Cruttenden gave a fascinating talk on his travels to Uzbekistan
Mon 8th August 2016 Memory Cafe celebrates its 1st birthday!The Wirksworth Memory Café celebrates its 1st birthday with singing, music and of course a birthday cake read more...
Thu 4th August 2016 No Formal MeetingInformal meeting at The Crown, Matlock, for a curry night
Mon 1st August 2016 Joint Meeting with Matlock Rotary ClubDistrict Governor Colin Gell presented his vision and objectives for the coming year
Thu 28th July 2016 Club MeetingSteph Grayson gave a very thought-provoking talk on the work of the Teenage Cancer Trust
Fri 22nd July 2016 Aquabox receives the Queen's Award for Voluntary ServiceThe Queen's Award for Voluntary Service is formally presented to Aquabox read more...
Thu 21st July 2016 Club MeetingNick Bristow described the project he has undertaken to create a Thermally Efficient House
Sat 16th July 2016 BBQ at Alderwasley Village Hallread more...
Thu 14th July 2016 No Formal MeetingInformal meeting at the Boat Inn, Cromford, for a meal
Thu 7th July 2016 Council/Business Meeting