An Evening with Bernie CliftonBernie Clifton helps Church Wilne Rotary celebrate their 33rd Charter President Adrian Perkins was joined by Church Wilne Rotary members, guests, friends, other Rotary Club members and representatives from other organisations at Trent Lock Golf & Country Club to enjoy An Evening with Bernie Clifton.It was a great evening in celebration of Church Wilne's 33rd Birthday. The humorous story telling of Bernie Clifton regaling us with his life in show business was very enjoyable and well received.Adrian PerkinsFor the Rotary Club of Church Wilne http://www.churchwilnerotary.org.uk/
The Rotary Club of Church Wilne recently welcomed Rotarian Andy Cartwright to its speaker evening. He gave a fascinating talk into the fight against Polio. There are now only 11 cases in the world. We are so close to .eradicating the disease. Tuesday 24th October is world Polio Day, established by Rotary International over a decade ago to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk who led the first team to develop the vaccine.The worldwide vaccination program championed by Rotary has reduced polio cases by 99.99%. Polio is a crippling and potentially fatal infectious disease..Famous polio survivors include Donald Sutherland, Alan Alda, Francis Ford Coppola, Lord Snowdon and Mary Berry. Currently showing in local cinemas from Friday is the film "Breathe", it is an inspiring filmabout the life of Robin Cavendish, who becameparalysed from the neck down by polio at 28, given only 3 months to live, he became the longest living polio survivors in. Great Britain. He and his devoted 1wife, Diana Blacker, travelled the world with hopes of transforming the lives of other like him. Well worth going to see.For more information on Rotary please visit our website http://churchwilnerotary.org.uk alternatively, contact Rotarian Nigel Roberts via emailRotarian Dr John A Cook
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The members of Church Wilne Rotary Club welcomed Chrissie Booth to its speaker evening on Monday 16th October when she gave an informative talk on the Women's Institute (WI). Chrissie who is the Derbyshire Federation Chairman with over 6,000 members within the county in 178 WI'sThe Women Institute was formed in 1897 in Canada and 1915 saw the formation of the first club in the UK. It is anon political organisation and Chrissie said "It can be what you want it to be" and has a motto of Home and Country. Nationally it is based in London and has a Chair plus 2 vice-chairs, a treasurer and a board of trustees.The Derbyshire Federation is lucky to have its own building in Sherwin Street in Derby.Chrissie spoke about their dedicated staff, being a registered charity, how they have to operate within the constitution and the membership age which is now from voting age upwards. 2015 saw the national celebration of their centenary when a baton was taken to every areain the UK. In Derbyshire it started at Cresswell Craggs then to Bolsover, Chatsworth before reaching Long Eaton and then handed over to Staffordshire at the National Arboretum. Next year Derbyshire WI celebrates its centenary with a special event in Chesterfield on Saturday 12th May, an afternoon tea at Chatsworth and many local events. Chrissie said like many organisations they are looking for younger members although locally it is strong with new clubs being formed. The club's vote of thanks was given by Ray Terry who said the WI is so much more that tea, cakes, jam and Jerusalem and he wished them continued success.