Santa raises £5,000 for good causes!During December Santa, along with members of Church Wilne Rotary Club, walked the streets of Borrowash, Draycott and Ockbrook with collecting buckets to raise funds for good causes. Collecting also included a stop at Co-op Ockbrook and Oakwood as well as Tesco in Long Eaton.Rotary Club President Adrian Perkins, said “ With the generosity of the public the club raised almost £5,000, all of which will be used to benefit local organisations and individuals. If anyone knows of any local causes that would benefit from receiving a donation, please get in touch with the club secretary, Mick White, via this email or visit our Facebook page.”https://www.facebook.com/churchwilnerotaryclub/Rotary Club Christmas walk for Rotarians, family and friendsWednesday 27th December 2017On Wednesday the 28th December members and friends of the Rotary Club of Church Wilne enjoyed a wonderful walk organised by John Cox and Peter Woods around the fields and countryside of Ticknall.Starting at 09.30 am at the car park, the group walked off the Christmas calories whilst on the Christmas walk around Ticknall before going to the pub to put it all back on!We Will Remember ThemMembers of Church Wilne Rotary attend Remembrance Day Services 12th November 2017Church Wilne Rotary president Adrian Perkins joined together with Draycott scouts and guides along with other community groups in laying wreaths at the war memorial in the village.Having had a service at St Mary's Church the congregation walked to the memorial on Station Road where a sizeable number of the Draycott community had turned out to join in the proceedings.If you think you would like to 'Give something back', Church Wilne Rotary Club like other Rotary Clubs in the area are always happy to welcome new members so please contact Rotarian Nigel Roberts at: email@example.comAdrian PerkinsFor the Rotary Club of Church Wilne http://www.churchwilnerotary.org.uk/
The Rotary Club of Church Wilne recently welcomed Rotarian Andy Cartwright to its speaker evening. He gave a fascinating talk into the fight against Polio. There are now only 11 cases in the world. We are so close to .eradicating the disease. Tuesday 24th October is world Polio Day, established by Rotary International over a decade ago to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk who led the first team to develop the vaccine.The worldwide vaccination program championed by Rotary has reduced polio cases by 99.99%. Polio is a crippling and potentially fatal infectious disease..Famous polio survivors include Donald Sutherland, Alan Alda, Francis Ford Coppola, Lord Snowdon and Mary Berry. Currently showing in local cinemas from Friday is the film "Breathe", it is an inspiring filmabout the life of Robin Cavendish, who becameparalysed from the neck down by polio at 28, given only 3 months to live, he became the longest living polio survivors in. Great Britain. He and his devoted 1wife, Diana Blacker, travelled the world with hopes of transforming the lives of other like him. Well worth going to see.For more information on Rotary please visit our website http://churchwilnerotary.org.uk alternatively, contact Rotarian Nigel Roberts via emailRotarian Dr John A Cook
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The members of Church Wilne Rotary Club welcomed Chrissie Booth to its speaker evening on Monday 16th October when she gave an informative talk on the Women's Institute (WI). Chrissie who is the Derbyshire Federation Chairman with over 6,000 members within the county in 178 WI'sThe Women Institute was formed in 1897 in Canada and 1915 saw the formation of the first club in the UK. It is anon political organisation and Chrissie said "It can be what you want it to be" and has a motto of Home and Country. Nationally it is based in London and has a Chair plus 2 vice-chairs, a treasurer and a board of trustees.The Derbyshire Federation is lucky to have its own building in Sherwin Street in Derby.Chrissie spoke about their dedicated staff, being a registered charity, how they have to operate within the constitution and the membership age which is now from voting age upwards. 2015 saw the national celebration of their centenary when a baton was taken to every areain the UK. In Derbyshire it started at Cresswell Craggs then to Bolsover, Chatsworth before reaching Long Eaton and then handed over to Staffordshire at the National Arboretum. Next year Derbyshire WI celebrates its centenary with a special event in Chesterfield on Saturday 12th May, an afternoon tea at Chatsworth and many local events. Chrissie said like many organisations they are looking for younger members although locally it is strong with new clubs being formed. The club's vote of thanks was given by Ray Terry who said the WI is so much more that tea, cakes, jam and Jerusalem and he wished them continued success.