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2016-2017 : President Peter

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The RI theme for the year 2016-17 is ‘Rotary Serving Humanity’ and this has always been Rotary’s prime focus. My theme for the club for the year – ‘Looking Out’ and we will be looking out for new ways in which we can serve humanity both here in Derby and across the globe. But we may also ‘look out’ in different ways – looking out for new members to enhance the club’s presence and range of activities, and also to ‘look out’ for each other, to keep an eye on each other to develop our friendship and fellowship.

During my time as President of the Rotary Club of Derby, I aim to continue the many exciting projects started over the past couple of years and in this way increase the public’s awareness of our club and its visibility within the different Derby communities. I also want to tap into the RGBI President Eve Conway’s agenda and also the ideas being fostered by DG Colin Gell.  I hope to:

  • consolidate and build upon our current activity programme,
  • increase membership by at least 6 with at least 3 being female,
  • involve all club members in club projects with more focused working groups
  • try to streamline the club’s decision-making processes.

As with all Rotary Clubs throughout the world, our aims are to :

  • support humanitarian and educational projects at home and abroad
  • encourage world peace and understanding
  • have fun and fellowship within the membership

 

Spring Fest in Derby Arboretum

On Sunday 19th March our club supported the Friends of Derby Arboretum and Spiral Arts at the Spring Fest in the Arboretum. It was a very windy day but a good number of Derby folk turned out to listen to music, watch Morris dancers and eat pancakes. Our club organised a number of activities – tombola, ‘Bat-the-Rat’ and ‘Roll-a-Coin’ games and a chance to ‘decorate your own pancake’. The Derby Telegraph were there and we got a slot in yesterday’s paper –

… the write-up in the Derby Telegraph!

Pancake making in the Orangery …

 

 

International Women’s Day Festival in Derby Market Square

President-elect Pat (left) with Derby MP Amanda Solloway selling jam

Several of our club members supported the International Women’s Day festivities in the Derby Market Square on Saturday March 11th. We were there to  tell the general public about our international project in Ghana which is aimed at raising the education levels of girls in a number of villages. Our target is to get 100 girls more involved in long-term education over the next couple of years. We took the opportunity to raise money for the End Polio Now campaign by selling JAM.

For the full story – see ‘recent posts’ on the right.

 

Derby In Bloom

We are beginning to get some photos from the 17 schools that took delivery of, and planted, crocus corms last October. Over the next week we will post images here of the super colourful displays now appearing in our school grounds –

Crocus display at St Peter’s Junior School in Littleover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the full story – see ‘recent posts’ on the right.

 

Club meetings

Our usual club meeting time is 12.00 noon for a 12.30pm start. Our meetings are normally held (except Bank Holidays) in the Gateway Centre at the Derbyshire Cricket Ground, Nottingham Road, Derby. Fellowship and fun is enjoyed at these lunchtime meetings by the 42 club members. We usually have an external speaker describing their work, their charity or some unusual activity in which they are involved. The meetings usually finish at about 2.00pm. On any 5th Monday in the month, we meet with our guests and partners in the evening at 7.30pm when we usually enjoy an evening meal together with a longer illustrated talk.

Interested in joining our Rotary club?

Are you interested in making a difference? We welcome into the club both men and women who want to make a difference in their local community and the wider world. New members are often introduced by other members or they can apply directly to the Club Secretary. You can download an application form from here. Please contact our Club Secretary, Angus Currie, at angus.rotaryderby@btinternet.com for further information.

 

Here you will find links to the RIBI website :

 

… and to the Rotary District 1220 website

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