Welcome to the website of the Rotary Club of Matlock
The Matlock club has been in existence since 1927. Over the years it has tried to serve the needs of the local, and wider, community and constantly monitors its format and rules to keep abreast of the modern needs of its membership, both current and potential.
We are a friendly Club with around 40 members both women and men. We have relaxed meetings and a great atmosphere. We meet on Mondays, (except bank holidays), in the evening for a meal followed by either a speaker or some Club business.
Like all Rotary Clubs we welcome potential new members. We have an active social programme, which includes Partners evenings, Christmas Party, Summer BBQ's, Theatre visits, Ten-Pin bowling and other trips. These, with the fellowship and participation in our fund raising projects, prove that raising money and showing "Service above Self" can also be great fun. We are also twinned with and arrange meetings and exchange visits with the Rotary Club of Silves, in Portugal's Algarve.
Matlock Victorian Market
At the Matlock Victorian Market in December, our mulled wine and shortbread went down very well and over the three day event we had takings of £3,500. A record! After costs, a profit of £2,853 was made. This is a terrific result and thanks go out to the organisers and all those who staffed the stall and helped drum up customers.
Sainsbury's Christmas Collection
At Sainsbury’s Christmas Collecton we raised £1,180 over two days, for the Greenaway Workshop, which was originally set up by the club in 1981. Another great result. Greenaway provides employment for disabled persons in the Matlock area
Treemendous - Tree planting at Castle View School
To celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee, Matlock Rotary Club has provided sixty trees to Castle View Primary School, Matlock. Matlock Rotarians, a teacher and six pupils, together with two helpers from Matlock Transitions, planted trees in a corner of the school playing fields on Thursday 29 November. The trees, a mix of rowan, alder, silver birch, holly and bird cherry, will provide a good habitat for birds and improve the appearance of the playing field whilst helping to reducing the school’s carbon footprint through absorbing carbon dioxide and giving out oxygen
Matlock Rotary Invited to attend Rainbows Hospice opening of a new Shop in Matlock
Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People opened their third Charity Shop in Matlock on 21 September 2012. Following Matlock Rotary Club’s donation of £3,333.00 to Rainbows Hospice, proceeds of last year’s Golf Day, Matlock Rotarian and Assistant Governor John Shipman was invited as an official guest to the opening.
The opening ceremony at the new shop was performed by Rainbows Patron, former International Snooker Star and now BBC Commentator Willie Thorne. Rainbows Community Fundraiser for Derbyshire, Paula North thanked John Shipman for the continuing support of The Rotary Club of Matlock towards the work of Rainbows Hospice, and reminded him that this was now recorded by an inscription on a glass block on the Wall of Celebration at the Hospice at Loughborough.
Dove Dale Dipper Challenge - 10th Anniversary a sucess
The Rotary Club of Matlock would like to thank all who particpated in our 10th Annual Challenge Event and the Ramble for their support and making this a successful day.
A full report and the reults of the event and photographs are now available and can be accessed on the event page.