Completed meetings and events 2016-2017

Thu 29th June 2017 Change-Over Night

Partners 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 Party

A lovely social event to mark the end of President David's year A 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 Assembly

We 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 Shottle Hall, Tuesday 13th June read more...

Thu 8th June 2017 Club Meeting

Job 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 Dressing

Celebrating 25 years of Aquabox Celebrating 25 years of Aquabox read more...

Thu 25th May 2017 Crown Green Bowling Evening

Matlock 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 Success

Over £1700 raised for local charities and good causes Large variety of basket and bedding plants, perennials, herbs and vegetables read more...

Thu 11th May 2017 Cheese & Wine Evening

A 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 Meeting

Jane 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 Dinner

Dancing to the music of the New Orleans Strollers Matlock Golf Club, Thursday 27th April read more...

Thu 20th April 2017 Club Meeting

Chris 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 Evening

We 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 Week

Social 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 Meeting

Peter 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 Meeting

Tony 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 Aquabox

Guitar Concert raises more than £500 for Aquabox Guitar Concert in aid of Aquabox read more...

Thu 9th March 2017 Club Meeting

Club 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 Meeting

District 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 Meeting

As 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 Meeting

Chris 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 Meeting

Club member Chris Lamb regaled us with stories from his life working in the IT industry.

Sat 28th January 2017 Burns Supper raises over £600 for Aquabox

A fabulous evening of food, music and dancing! A fabulous evening of food, music and dancing! read more...

Thu 26th January 2017 Social Evening at the Boat Inn, Cromford

Please 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 Meeting

Mike 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, Cromford

Please 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 Meeting

No meeting in the week between Christmas and New Year

Sat 24th December 2016 Christmas Collection at the Co-op Wirksworth

Santa 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 Wirksworth

Members of the Pick family from Lea with Santa and our wonderful Elf Toni Santa 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 Meal

Enjoy a festive meal, carol singing and games! Enjoy a festive meal, carol singing and games! read more...

Tue 20th December 2016 Wirksworth Santa Sleigh Run

The Santa Sleigh will be taking to the streets of Wirksworth

Mon 19th December 2016 Cromford Santa Sleigh Run

The Santa Sleigh will be taking to the streets of Cromford

Sat 17th December 2016 Christmas Collection at Sainsbury's Matlock

Santa 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 Matlock

Santa is ready to greet the shoppers Santa 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 Meeting

Informal 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 Service

Santa and his Sleigh (at Brassington Church)

Thu 8th December 2016 Club Meeting

Our guest speaker Colin Adams talked to us about the Mount Cook Adventure Centre

Mon 5th December 2016 Lea and Holloway Christmas Fair

Sleigh only

Sat 3rd December 2016 Switching On The Christmas Tree Lights

The Wirksworth Christmas tree lights up the Market Square The 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 Switching on of the Cromford Christmas Tree Lights read more...

Thu 24th November 2016 Club Meeting

American Thanksgiving themed evening American Thanksgiving themed evening read more...

Sat 19th November 2016 Harrogate Christmas Market

Coach Trip, Saturday 19th November Coach trip organised by Danny and Frances Murphy to visit the ever-popular festive market in Harrogate

Thu 17th November 2016 Club Meeting

Our 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 Parade

President David Haspel lays a wreath at the Wirksworth War Memorial President David Haspel lays a wreath at the Wirksworth War Memorial read more...

Thu 10th November 2016 Club Meeting

Louise 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 Theatre

9 to 5 - The Musical A 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 Night

Another 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 Meeting

Our 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 Day

Wirksworth Rotary Club raises funds for campaign to end polio Help end Polio - visit the Rotary Purple4Polio website for more information read more...

Thu 20th October 2016 Club Meeting

Danny 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 Meeting

We 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 Sale

Spring bulbs selling quickly in Wirksworth Memorial Hall Spring bulbs selling quickly in Wirksworth Memorial Hall read more...

Fri 30th September 2016 - Sun 2nd October 2016 District Conference, Scarborough

Enjoying ourselves on Friday evening at The Mount Hotel! Enjoying ourselves on Friday evening at The Mount Hotel! read more...

Thu 29th September 2016 Council/Business Meeting

Note this meeting has been brought forward from 6th October.

Sun 25th September 2016 Annual T'Owd Man Race

Wirksworth Rotary marshals help the race run smoothly Wirksworth Rotary marshals help the race run smoothly read more...

Thu 22nd September 2016 Club Meeting

Retired 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 Meeting

Careline offers friendship to those who are feeling isolated or lonely Jane 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 competition

Wirksworth Rotary flat green bowlers in action Wirksworth Rotary flat green bowlers in action read more...

Sat 10th September 2016 Water Concert raises over £1,600

Raise Your Voices Community Choir sings for Aquabox Raise Your Voices Community Choir sings for Aquabox read more...

Thu 8th September 2016 Club Meeting

Mike 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 Meeting

Peter Leatherhead gave a very informative presentation on the Ambergate Reservoir renewal project

Thu 18th August 2016 Club Meeting

Guest speaker Alayne Green entertained us all with her experiences of keeping bees

Thu 11th August 2016 Club Meeting

Our resident globetrotter Martin Cruttenden gave a fascinating talk on his travels to Uzbekistan

Mon 8th August 2016 Memory Cafe celebrates its 1st birthday!

Guests at the Wirksworth Memory Café enjoy their birthday party 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 Meeting

Informal meeting at The Crown, Matlock, for a curry night

Mon 1st August 2016 Joint Meeting with Matlock Rotary Club

District Governor Colin Gell presented his vision and objectives for the coming year

Thu 28th July 2016 Club Meeting

Steph 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 Service

The Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire presents the Queen's Award The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service is formally presented to Aquabox read more...

Thu 21st July 2016 Club Meeting

Nick Bristow described the project he has undertaken to create a Thermally Efficient House

Sat 16th July 2016 BBQ at Alderwasley Village Hall

Chefs John Wright and David Hood display their culinary skills! read more...

Thu 14th July 2016 No Formal Meeting

Informal meeting at the Boat Inn, Cromford, for a meal

Thu 7th July 2016 Council/Business Meeting

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