S40 Community News

Rotary Club – Chesterfield Supporting the ‘Three Bedded Bays Project’.
The Rotary Club of Chesterfield is delighted to support the ‘Three Bedded Bays Project’ at Ashgate Hospicecare, a £750k major upgrade of the in-patient bays to provide a more flexible, cost effective, pleasant environment. This donation of £2,750 is from the proceeds of Chesterfield Rotary’s 2018 Eckington Classic Car & Bike Show.

Local Schools Public Speaking Competition 2019.
The final of the Chesterfield Public Speaking Competition for local secondary schools was held on Friday 18 January 2019 and organised by Chesterfield Rotary for the 53rd consecutive year. The winner, in a high-quality competition, was Iona Blair from St Mary’s Catholic High School, with her political talk on ‘What’s the point of public demonstrations’. Runners-up were, Megan Trevis from Hasland Hall Community School, Abigail Maycook from Whittington Green School, and Leo Andrews also from St Marys. Organiser was rotarian Paul Davies, secretary of the Rotary Satellite Club of Chesterfield, who congratulated all the finalists on their excellent talks.

Calling Musicians:
Founded in July 2001, the Phoenix Concert Band was formed to provide adult wind, brass and percussion players the opportunity to play a wide repertoire of music in a friendly enjoyable environment. Concerts are performed regularly throughout the year, and weekly rehearsals take place at the beautifully refurbished Methodist Church in Hasland on a Friday evening, attracting approximately 40 regular players from a wide area, with a range of ages and professions.
Always interested in identifying new players, the band is currently planning a workshop/play day to give people with all levels of ability an opportunity to try out and explore the enormous pleasure of playing music together. If interest is sufficient, this may develop into a new ensemble, which is an exciting prospect for both the band and community.
Details of the band’s future programme and contact details can be found of the website https://phoenixband.net or on their Facebook page.
If you would like to join the Friends of the Phoenix Band and receive regular updates of the bands activities, contact Mike Allen by email at mda@bcs.org.uk or call Elaine Rudge on 07970 291599 or John-Charles Tanner on 01246 201696 or 07710 065140.

Chesterfield Town WI seeks to welcome new members.
Chesterfield Town WI is now accepting new members for 2019. Meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of every month at Chesterfield Studios on Rose Hill. The next meeting will be held on the 5th February and the speaker for the night will be Courtney Paige Makeup who will be demonstrating some of her favourite looks.
Chesterfield Town WI welcomes all women from the age of 18 from all walks of life. Visitors are encouraged to come along to try a meeting before joining as a member. Visitors are asked for £5 donation.

WANTED: Jumble!
Advertised in the What’s On listings is a Jumble Sale that’s taking place at Ashgate Croft School to raise funds for the outdoor playground.
As well as needing people to visit on the day, Saturday 23 March, be sure to make a date, they are also looking for items of quality jumble to sell on the day.
If you fancy a clear out they’d love to collect the items from you (no electricals please). Please give them a call on 01246 520920 where they will make arrangements for volunteers from Chesterfield Rotary Satellite Club to collect your donations.