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Welcome to the new President

On Monday July 1st, our club welcomed its new President Andrew Plant.

Andrew’s theme for this year is ‘Everyone is Valued’ and so he will be calling upon the strengths and talents of all club members during the year to fulfill his aims for the club.



Eco-greenhouses – an update

Since our last report four more schools have benefited from an eco-greenhouse. The initiative is really catching on thanks to the extra hard work of Kevin Griffiths. In addition to the three schools showcased here was St Werbergh’s C of E School. This great little project allows us to effectively demonstrate Rotary in Action.

Schools in the pipeline: Brackensdale Primary, Ravensdale Junior, Wyndham Academy, Murray Park, Portway Infant, Bemrose Community School, Walter Evans and Homefields. And enquiries are still coming. So we will need the continuing support from our members, outside volunteers and the schools themselves to get hands on for the building programme.

Our club has been very active recently in promoting the Eco-Greenhouse project in Derby City Schools over the past 18 months. 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.


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.


Coming soon

Our C & V team are planning for the new Rotary year with another visit to the TOC-H camp at Osmaston Polo Ground on Tuesday 30th July 2019. Our Rotary Club has hosted these games since 1926!! This is always a popular event followed by a social at the local hostelry. Many members & friends help run the activities and we have already got 43 volunteers to help with the evening’s activities!


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 –



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 our past President Pat says – “we will have lots of fun while we’re doing it!”



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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