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Coming soon – Summer Charity Concert

On Friday June 21st at St Mary’s Church, Derby there will be a grand charity concert. Taking part will be three Derby’s choirs – Derventio, The Dalesmen and the Derbyshire Community Choir. A leaflet with details is available by clicking here.


Eco-greenhouses – an update

Stop Press – May 1st – this week and next we will be getting on with building our next couple of Eco-Greenhouses. Watch this space for how two new schools have been getting involved.

Our club has been very active recently in promoting the Eco-Greenhouse project in Derby City Schools. Club member Kevin Griffiths has been into two local schools recently and has managed to get a firm commitment from each school to embark on this brilliant project.

Pictured here are Year 3 class teacher Claire Marshall and year 6 student, Maggie May Bull who are both members of Walter Evans Primary School Eco Team.

The school has just begun to collect 2 litre plastic bottles in preparation for the construction of an eco-greenhouse on the school site in the spring of 2019.

The Eco team were presented with a poster from Derby Rotary Club which will help the Eco Team monitor how many bottles have been collected.

… and pictured here at Springfield Primary School, are Deputy Head Teacher Jane Joyce and year 5 student, Jophiellia Roppa  receiving the Bottle Collection poster to help monitor how many bottles the school has collected.

The school is hoping to construct an Eco Greenhouse with the support of Derby Rotary Club in the spring of 2019.



October 2018 : Club city-break to Cardiff

The latest club away time was to Cardiff the Welsh capital city. This is the fifth city visit the club has undertaken in the past few years – other paces we have visited have been York, Shrewsbury, Liverpool and Bristol.  There were nine of us in the party – club members and some of our partners. We had our usual mix of entertainment – a theatre visit this time and a couple of guided tours around the city.  Storm Callum was raging during our visit but this did not dampen our spirits in the least. We had a very good time of fellowship during our stay and a full account can be found here.

Here’s a selection of photos of our somewhat wet stay –


August 2018 : Our first EcoGreenhouse

This week our club built its first EcoGreenhouse. We have been working closely with Arboretum School in Derby for some time and this week several club members helped staff at Arboretum School to build an EcoGreenhouse. The school has been working with Mercuryavs Limited, a local IT company, who have sponsored the greenhouse. Tom Marvin (commercial director) together with Joe Lynas and Ryan Stewart from the company came along and helped to build the greenhouse.

Over the past few months pupils and parents at the school (and a few Rotary club members) have been collecting 2-litre clear plastic bottles. About 1200 bottles are needed and it takes a couple of days work to build the frame and mount the bottles.

Look at all this hard work –

Other local Rotary clubs and schools that have built Eco-Greenhouses are –

Alfreton Rotary club working with Copthorne School

Kirkby-in-Ashfield Rotary Club working with Greenway Primary School

Bingham Rotary Club working with Robert Miles Infant School


Further details of how to get involved with building EcoGreenhouses can be found here.


Wow! – Saturday June 16th – what an event!

On Saturday it seemed the whole of Derby turned out to help our club celebrate its 100 years. The Derby and Nottingham clubs together put Rotary on the map in Elvaston castle.

This was a fantastic day – lots of activities for the whole family to  take part in and lots of things to do. There were food and craft stalls, a fun-fair, loads of music: solos, groups and a wind-band. There was a fly-past by two biplanes (100 years old) and a classic car display (were some of the drivers over 100!!!). There was a tombola, prize draw competition and a Derby Rocks painting competition.

… but everyone was a winner at this super family event.

Click here for a slide show sample of what was on offer (thanks to Simon Keeling of the Derby Satellite group)

…. and if that wasn’t enough –

More pictures of this event – click here

This year Elvaston Castle ….. next year ……???


Thursday April 12th – Derby Rotary Centenary Charter 2018

Last month we celebrated our centenary year with a party. Over 200 guests came along to the Derby County Football Club for a very special event to celebrate our 100 years of active service. The Mayor of Derby, RIBI President Denis Spiller, other civic leaders and many, many members of the Rotary family came and had a wonderful time. Lydia Slack, our comedian entertainer was magnificent.

Our Satellite club members were also there to help the club celebrate a hundred years of community and international service. We are looking forward to another century of ‘making a difference’.

Making a Difference is what Rotarians do and in this our Centenary Year we are going to make an even bigger impact than usual and immediate past President Pat says – “we will have lots of fun while we’re doing it!” Our next major event is –

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



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 about our meetings and activities.


Here you will find links to the RIBI website :


… and to the Rotary District 1220 website



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