Joining Matlock Rotary
Matlock Rotary are looking for new members
How to join Rotary
To join Rotary you need to become a member of a local club. Matlock Rotary Club are looking for more men and women of all ages and backgrounds to join our club, to use their time, talents, professional skills and energy to improving the lives of people in their local communities and others around the world.
If Rotary sounds like the organisation for you, we'd like to hear from you! Simply click on the link below to and select "enquire about membership" and we will contact you and arrange for you to attend an event, without any obligations we would welcome you as a guest of the club.
The Rotary Club of Matlock
The Rotary Club of Matlock is part of the worldwide "Rotary International"organisation. We provide service and/or financial assistance to deserving persons, charities and other charitable concerns locally, nationally and internationally.
By joining Matlock Rotary you won't just be a member of the Matlock Rotary Club you'll also be part of a vast international network of 1.2 million Rotarians worldwide. Wherever you are, at home or abroad, one of the 32,000 clubs is nearby, waiting to give you a warm welcome.
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 50 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.
Twice a month, we invite interesting speakers to come to the Club to talk on a wide range of subjects. We hope this expands our awareness, knowledge and understanding by listening to, and questioning these specialist speakers. All members serve on one of the clubs four committees to arrange aspects of the club, such as community and international service, fund raising and club administration.
We raise funds locally via a variety of fund raising events and projects, none of which would be possible without the voluntary assistance of our members. More recent projects have included:
- Annual Dovedale Dipper Challenge walk with several hundred participants.
- Charity Golf day.
- Running a mulled wine stall at Matlock's victorian market
- Managing and emptying our local wishing wells.
- Public coin and cash collections for worthy causes
- Ashover Car show - arranged in conjunction with 2 other Rotary Clubs
- Cromford Meadows Car Rally
- Many other events and individual sponsorship events.
Of the funds we raised in recent years the following were some of the supported charities
- Macmillans Cancer Care
- Ashgate Hospice
- Kenyan Educational Support
- Sand dams project
- Helens Trust
- Mountain Rescue
- MS Trust
- St. Johns Ambulance
- Eradication of Polio
- Rainbow Hospice
- Fairplay *
- CItizens Advice ( Matlock)
- SSAFA (assisting military personnel affected by conflicts)
- Air ambulance
- Rainbows Hospice
- Bluebell Hospice
We also provided help to local disadvantaged children and regularly send a group of children to a Pantomime in Buxton and Youlgrave.
* A joint project with other Rotary Clubs in the Derbyshire area to purchase as minibus.