Senior Vice-President ............Derek Orchard
Junior Vice-President..............Barry Austin
Assistant Secretary..................John Astell
Club Service..............................Gordon Ash
Community Service .................Maurice
Vocational ................................Wilfrid Baxendale Bains
International Service................Michael Hammond
Bulletin Editor..........................Derek Orchard
Attendance Officer..................John Flattley
At the start of the Rotary
year there were 32 Club Members
Average age of the 32
founder members at the date of our Charter Presentation was
44. Oldest John Pikett 57, youngest Martin Wilson 29.
|The Blue Ball, Risley.
||Monday April 28th, 1986
||The Regency Rooms, Ilkeston
Inaugural Members (at Grange Farm) from the bottom left:
John Flattley, Martin Wilson, Paul Juffs, Derek Orchard, Roger Graham, Barry
Austin, Brian Collyer, Dick Shaw ( District Representive, Beeston R.C.), Wilfrid
Baxendale-Baines, John Cox, Bob Hall, Maurice Adcock, Peter Dawson, Brian Machin,
John Astell, Roger Sanderson, Alan Welbourne, Peter Woods, John Welch, Vic
Taylor ( Long Eaton R.C.), Brian Smith, Ken Watson, Tim Barker, Michael Hammond,
Chris Bostock, Michael Stevenson, David Jones, Michael Fletcher, Gordon Ash, Len
Yates ( Long Eaton R.C.), Graham Stalker, John Pikett, Barry Halford,
Peter Mann. One inaugural member not present-Mike Basford.
THE FIRST YEAR 03.06.1985 –
The Club was presented with its
Charter by the District Governor, Arnold Crosby, on 03.06.1985.
It was held at Grange Farm, Toton.
The following gifts were received
President’s Jewel Long Eaton
Jewel Derby South
Aides to the Formation ( Len Yates & Vic Taylor )
Lectern Stapleford & Sandiacre
Bell Keyworth & Ruddington
Book Bulwell & Basford
Palette Castle Donington
It was attended by 31 of the 32
Founder Members. The average age of the Founder Members at the date
of our Charter Presentation was 44.
2. Membership 1985-86 –
Committee Chairman, Chris Bostock
The membership list was closed
between the dates of the Inauguration on 15.04.1985 and the Charter
Presentation on 03.06.1985.
6 new members were inducted
shortly after the membership list was reopened, including Mike Key,
Ron Acton and Geoff Plant, all of whom became the Club President in
On a minus note 4 Founder Members
resigned in the Summer of 1985.
At the end of the year in June
1986 the Club had 38 members, a net gain since Inauguration of 6.
The Club’s first meeting place was
the Rose and Crown Inn, Draycott. However, the room had to be
vacated by 8.15 p.m. to accommodate the Pub’s Pool Team. The time
problems came to a head at the DG’s visit on 22.05.1985 and from
June 1985 the Club’s meeting place was the Blue Ball, Risley ( now
called Risley Park ).
4. Social Events – Club Service
Chairman Gordon Ash
Many social events were held in
the Club’s first year as the members “ bonded together “ for the
Informal – with wives
Sunday Lunch Party at the
President’s House – Roger and Josie Graham
Barbecue – Tim and Ruth Barker
Barn Dance ( with friends ) – Blue
Indoor Bowls – Erewash Indoor
Ten Pin Bowling – Ilkeston
Christmas Dinner – with external
entertainment – Blue Ball
Cricket v Long Eaton –
Attenborough ( CWRC were easy winners )
can identify: Barry Austin, Michael Hammond, Roger Graham, Graham
Stalker, Gordon Ash, Bob Hall, Edward (Ted) Richmond, Alan Welbourne
and one Umpire Derek Orchard. ed)
Indoor Olympics Evening – Club
Night – with Long Eaton Rotary & Rotaract Clubs
Snooker Competition – members (
won by President & Alan Welbourne ) – Lenton Abbey
Ladies’ Evening – 22.11.1985 (
President’s 44th birthday ) – Ilkeston – 151 attendees.
1st Charter Anniversary
– 28.04.1986 – guest speaker Fran Cotton, Rugby Union ( England,
British Lions and Barbarians ) – Ilkeston – 129 attendees.
Long Eaton Indoor Olympics – booby
District Quiz – 1st
District Conference –
Scarborough – 4 - 6 October 1985
Attended by 4 couples - Roger and
Josie Graham, Derek and Margaret Orchard, Maurice and Pat Adcock and
Michael and Paula Hammond.
Jeffrey Archer was the Guest
Speaker on Sunday 6 October.
5.Community Service – Committee
Chairman, Maurice Adcock
5.1 Christmas Float
The first Club Christmas Float
collection took place in 1985. Street collections were made on 3
nights – Borrowash ( 2 nights ) and Draycott ( 1 night ) and a
static collection took place on a Saturday in Borrowash ( morning )
and Draycott ( afternoon ) .
A total of £555 was raised which
was distributed by way of a cash sum to 58 needy people in Borrowash
and Draycott. The Club was supplied with the names of the recipients
from various charitable, social and medical sources.
(Ken Watson, Barry
Austin, Michael Stevenson, Peter Woods, Tim Barker, Roger Graham and
Santa Maurice Adcock)
5.2 Help Calendar
This was a card with various
emergency telephone numbers printed on the front and the word HELP
on the back. A calendar for 1986 was also attached to the card.
600 cards were distributed to the
aged and infirm of Borrowash and Draycott in December 1985.
5.3 London Marathon 20.04.1986
Club member and future Club
President Geoff Plant ran the London Marathon in 1986. The Club
raised £325 for Geoff in aid of a computer for the Cancer Screening
Clinic at the QMC in Nottingham.
5.4 Probus Club
Discussions were held during the year in connection with the
possibility of forming a Church Wilne Probus Club.
6. Vocational Service –
Committee Chairman, Wilfrid Baxendale-Baines
6.1 Job Link 86
This was a counselling programme
for all school leavers at Western Mere School, Breaston. 2 group
sessions were held in February 1986 relating to the preparation of
CV’s and also interview techniques. Individual counselling sessions
on a one-to-one basis were also held in March 1986.
6.2 Heart Start
2 Heart Start evenings ( citizen
courses on resuscitation ) were held in June 1986. A total of 70
people attended – Club members, wives and members of the public.
7. International – Committee
Chairman – Michael Hammond
7.1 Water Aid – Ghana
The Club supported the “ Running
for Water “ project organised by the Nottingham Rotary Club. Our
Club was responsible for the section from Swarkestone to Trent Lock,
providing the runners and marshalls for that section. The project
was to “ relay run “ a bottle of water from the source of the River
Trent to its mouth.
7.2 Book Collection for
Ranfurly Library Service
30 cartons of books in good
condition were collected for transmission to the Ranfurly Library in
7.3 Emergency Box
1 Box was filled with the
appropriate items by the Club members and sent to RIBI in Manchester
for use when called upon.
Discussions took place with the
newly formed Hinnerup Club in Denmark with a view to starting a
twinning arrangement in the future.