Celebrating 100 years of Rotary in Derbyshire

Celebrating 100 years of Rotary in Derbyshire

In July the Rotary Club of Derby sees the start of its 100th year of existence. To launch this significant milestone year a fabulous concert will take place at Derby Cathedral on Saturday 8th July. The programme features one half of the internationally renowned Opera Babes, Karen England, with the well known and much admired Derbyshire choirs, The Dalesmen and The Derventio singing a selection of popular music. In keeping with the Rotary values of ‘Service above Self’, in addition to celebrating the Rotary Club’s centenary year the concert will also support three very worthy charities, Treetops Hospice, Padley and the Friends of Amasango.

Coincidentally, the choirs are also observing significant milestones with The Dalesmen celebrating 30 years and The Derventio 25 years.

In addition to this concert to launch the Centenary Year of The Rotary Club of Derby, there will be a number of events to commemorate its auspicious beginning. Two of these are; a glittering Centenary Dinner which will be held in April 2018 to celebrate the actual Anniversary of the Club being Chartered and will be attended by the President of Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland and other national and local dignitaries and to end the year, there will be a Family Extravaganza at Elvaston Castle on 16th June 2018, this will be an event packed full of things to do for all of the family, in fact a fantastic day out.  In between these events there will be lots of other activity which will see Rotarians delivering service and fund-raising to support the local community and local and international charities.

The Rotary year is from July to June and the President during this Centenary Year is Pat Zadora, currently Chairperson of Padley. Pat says “To be President during this significant year for the club is a great honour and what better way to kick it off than with this wonderful concert.  I cannot thank my fellow Rotarians enough for the hard work they have put in to arranging such spectacular events during our Centenary Year but most importantly for their tireless commitment to making a difference on a day to day basis both locally and across the world.  They make me enormously proud to be their President and a Rotarian.”

Tickets for the concert are £15 and available by telephoning John Beswarick on 01332 824509 or emailing jgbeswarick@gmail.com . It starts promptly at 7:30 p.m.

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