The Rotary Club of ILKESTON is The Rotary Club of Nottingham's first 'daughter club' and was 'chartered' into Rotary Club International in 1922. Ilkeston is one of 72 clubs which make up the rotary area 1220 which covers Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and a part of South Yorkshire.
Our club meets on a Monday night at the Stanhope Arms, Stanton by Dale, Ilkeston. Food is served at 6.30pm and the meeting starts at 7pm. We are a lively, warm and friendly group of people and exist to abide by the Rotary Moto 'Service above self' by putting all our efforts into supporting local, national and INTERNATIONAL charties.
In the past Rotary Clubs were male only membership, some still are. However, Ilkeston now welcomes lady members.
Thanks to Marks and Spencers we have, once again, been proud to help with the British Legion poppie sale. Amongst the sale items this year were some of the knitted popies from the display in Victoria Park which sold very well. As always we have been overwhelmed by the generosity of the people of Ilkeston.
Saturday 29th of September 2018
Helping Tree Tops out with catering at their 'ColourRush' Event on Markeaton Park.
RYLA (Rotary Youth Leaders Award) recently took place in Derbyshire
Our Vice President Andrea Garlick completed the Great North Run and raised well over £400. Well done Andrea! We love the outfit!
The club's annual garden party, very kindly hosted by Mrs Janet Rowston.
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Sunday 12th of August 2018 at The Vintage Car Show Ilkeston
Selling beefburgers and hot dogs on a bit of a wet day. As you know everything we raise is put back into the community so we are very grateful to all those who suported us on Sunday.
Monday 30th July 2018 at The Seven Oaks Restuarant Ilkeston
We were pleased to welcome some members from the Nottingham Rotary Club amongst them their President Paul Jones who told us all about his cyle trip from John O Groats to Lands End. He managed to raise over £1500 in aid of the paediatric unit at Nottingham's Q.M.C. Well done Paul!
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Our new President Teressa (Trez) Smith presented our Past President, Norman Hobson, with his Past Presidents medal.
Monday 7th July 2018 at The Seven Oaks Restuarant Ilkeston
Our new president Teresa (Trez) Smith
Doctor Cheryle Berry MBE the Director General of Rotary International area 1922 very kindly gave the address after the handover.
The Rotarian of the Year award was also announced on the same evening. This award is the result of a vote by all the members of the club and the winner was our Treasurer Roger Sissons. Well done Roger it was well deserved! 07/07/18
Left to right - Rotarians Phil Stone, Jeff Richardson and President Norman Hobson, errecting a 'plastic bottle' green house at Granby Junior School. Ilkeston
A big well done to the pupils, staff and parents who have collected over 2,000 plastic bottles to help complete the project which will replace the original, badly damaged, greenhouse.
If you want to know more about plastic bottle greenhouses and their advantages there is a great website HERE 02/05/18