We are actively looking for people to join Bakewell Rotary to help enhance our events, projects and fund raising activities.Details
Rotary Bakewell members collected money to help send Aquabox water filters to earthquake victims in Turkey and SyriaDetails
Rotary Bakewell Donates £1,000 to Aquabox for the Syria/Turkey Earthquake mission
From the proceeds of the collections in February at the Aldi Store, Bakewell, the Club is sending £1,000 to Aquabox in Wirksworth for urgent relief aid. This will fund water filters to provide drinkable water even where the supply is very poor.
Will Throssel guest speaker at Rotary Bakewell meeting on 15th March
At the Events Suite, Rutland Arms, Bakewell our speaker was Will Throssel from Archaeological Research Services (www.
Another New Member – Jane Meredith
Rotary Bakewell welcomed another new member to the club at the lunch meeting on 1st March in the Events Suite at Rutland Arms. Jane Meredith has visited several club meetings in recent months and after many years in Canada has settled in Tideswell where she is active in the local community including the regular Repair Shops which Bakewell Rotarians Allen Bower and Mike Gray are regular fixer/repairers!!
Rotary Bakewell welcomes Chatsworth Players
Rotary Bakewell guest speaker at the Rutland Arms on Wednesday 15th February was Lindsay Jackson, Director of the Chatsworth Players. She gave the meeting a very interesting, informative and entertaining presentation on the history of the “Royal” theatre at Chatsworth and its most recent history since refurbishment and formation of the Chatsworth Players by her mother Sylvia in 2007. The contribution of amateur dramatics in the UK generates some £34M income from 2,500 venues – and many professional actors started on this stage! The Chatsworth Theatre has 130 members who provide the artists and backstage crews for the annual programme which attracts some 2,000 to the shows and a further 3,000 online. Lindsay exuded the enthusiasm of the group – and clearly they have fun and great joy from the theatre. They have extended their reach to outdoor venues like Cromford Mills immediately post pandemic – and also at the Buxton Festival fringe. They also raise funds for various charities including Cancer Research and Alzheimer’s Society. The next show is Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” March 23, 24, 25, 30, 31 & April 1st. More details of forthcoming programmes can be found at www.chatsworthplayers.com. The speaker was introduced by Christopher Harrison and a vote of thanks given by John Burn.
Another New Member joins Rotary Bakewell - Margie Stuckey from the Medway Centre
Rotary Bakewell was delighted to welcome Margie Stuckey as a new and returning member to the club at the meeting on 15th February at the Rutland Arms. Margie is well known to Bakewell residents where she is based at the Medway Centre – and has had close contacts with the club for many years where we have hosted various events, most recently very successful quiz nights.
We have several new members lined up in the near future – and always looking for more to join our ranks - for more details please contact Membership secretary Ann Esders at email@example.com or (M) 07967 665580
Our speaker at the lunchtime meeting on 1st February was our Treasurer John Craike based in Hathersage, and a former Rotary District Governor, who gave us an interesting and informative insight into his life and career.
Spring is here
Last autumn Rotary Bakewell purchased thousands of crocus bulbs in support of End Polio Now. They were planted outside the Bakewell Agricultural Centre. In March there are several drifts of purple across the grassy areas.
Wed, Mar 29th 2023 6:00 pm
Speaker - Mayne Fakharuzi on Brain Health
Wed, Apr 5th 2023 12:30 pm
Regular lunchtime meeting at the Rutland Arms
We meet on Wednesdays at 12:30(We meet every 1st and 3rd Wednesday at the Rutland Arms Bakewell - and normally a social meeting on the last Wednesday of the month at 6pm.) Rutland Arms Function Suite
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