Rotary Club of Bakewell
Club ID – 20005 District – 1220
Founded – 1977 Members – ~20
President: Ann Enders
Meeting 1st & 3rd Wednesday at 12:30
Rutland Arms Hotel, he Square, Bakewell, Derbyshire
Greetings proposed by one of our members as his wife was visiting Bakewell for the “Bakewell Wool Gathering” with some like minded knitting friends (Stitch & Bitch). He felt it seemed fitting to send Bakewell RC our best wishes.
Rotary Bakewell’s work focuses on 4 main areas:
Careers interviewing, debating competitions, leadership & citizenship development, ‘KidsOut’, Young Citizen & Youth awards.
Supporting local charitable organisations and good causes, ‘Sailability’ and supporting local traditions, such as wells dressing and brass bands.
Working with other Rotary clubs to fund worthwhile international projects, funding efficient and effective international charities, responding to local floods, earthquakes, and other natural disasters and, most recently, Ukraine
Rotary Internationals own charity. Rotary Bakewell contributes to this and supports such priorities as polio eradication and promoting peace. Rotary foundation also provides grants to find sustainable solutions to such challenges as a literacy, poverty, malnutrition and climate change.
So far this calendar year, the club has run a Charity duck race on the River Wye, opened Rotary Bakewell Repair Café, and held a Quiz night, and organised a free concert: “Brass in the Park”.
On Saturday 23rd September the Rotary Club of Bakewell were very pleased to welcome Bakewell Mayor, Alyson Hill, to open the inaugural Repair Café at the Bakewell Methodist Church.
The event was a was well supported with many items brought in that in most cases, were successfully repaired, thereby saving items that might otherwise have been sent to landfill.
Local Rotarians were out in force to support the event, which was supported by donations from the local Aldi, the Better Derbyshire Dales Fund and from the people who had repairs undertaken.