This is the Chesterfield Scarsdale Rotary Website

Our club meets on Thursday evenings (except in the weeks following or prior to Bank Holidays) at 7 for 7.30 at the PROACT stadium, Sheffield Road, Chesterfield which is  about half a mile from Chesterfield town centre and is the home of Chesterfield Football Club.
We currently have 58 members plus 1 honorary member and are active in our local community of Chesterfield and district where we focus on raising money for local charities.
Our President for the year 2014/15 is Neil Baker


The Club Secretary is Past President Clive Robbins 

email - cfr@rftproperty.co.uk                     telephone daytime   01246 209950

The Club Webmaster is Past President Derrick Willmot email:  derrick.willmot@btinternet.com
Please feel free to browse our website and find out about the activities of our club
 (For Club Members the password to the 'Members Only' area is the first name of the President's wife (Case sensitive)  or can be obtained by contacting the webmaster)

Musical Extravaganza

The Rotary Club of Chesterfield Scarsdale 





Below is the Band of the Royal artillery with MC Past President Peter Beasrdsley

Below is President Neil addressing the audience at the Musical Extravaganza

Below Organiser Past President Brian Worthy with PP Peter Beardsley

Below President Neil with our wonderful RAF cadets and their collection

Presentation to Ashgate Hospice

On 26th February, President Neil presented a cheque to Esther Preston of the Ashgate Hospice. Pictured below is Esther receiving the cheque.

Chesterfield Scarsdale Charter evening

Chesterfield Scarsdale Rotary Club Charter evening was held on 18th February 2015 under the Presidency of Neil Baker at the Proact Stadium. Below are the Presidents guests on the top table.


President Neil in full flow


Treasurer and Past President Roy Cutt was the M/C

Rotary District Governor Steve Lawes speaking


Senior Vice president Dr Peter Stevens gave the toast to International


Junior Vice president Neil Swanwick gave a shortened oration


Past president and secretary Clive Robbins welcomed the guests. Clive had also organised much of the event.


President of Inner Wheel, Carol Hull gave greetings from her Club


Rotarian Alexis Diouf is also the mayor of Chesterfield and attended in both capacities


President of our mother (or father) Club Chesterfield Rotary gave greetings


President Neil presented a cheque to the Mayor to support his charities


Seen below is the mayor and mayoress with the royal speaker of the evening, 
King Charles II


New members inducted to Scarsdale

On January 15th , President Neil inducted Mark Pickering and Haslope Oldham as members of the club.

ABBA Concert Charity Event

The Rotary Club of Chesterfield Scarsdale held a very successful Charity event at the Proact Stadium on Saturday 24th January 2015.The Tribute Band entertained after guests had enjoyed a "slap up" meal.
Over £3000 was raised for Rotary Charities.

Rotary Xmas Party 18 December 2014

Rotarians and their wives and friends relax at the annual Xmas Party at the Proact Stadium.

Rotary Golf Day Success 2014

The Annual Chesterfield Scarsdale Golf Day was held on Friday 29th August at Chesterfield Golf Club. The event was organised by Past President Brian Harrison. Some £3500 was raised for Rotary Charities. In addition the Captain of Chesterfield Golf Club presented £1000 to Rotary Polio Plus which with matching grants will provide over £5000 to combat Polio worldwide.
Pictured is Captain Mike Mac Clean with Mick Staniforth and Rotary President Neil Baker.

Presentation to Kidney research

Past President Dr Andrew Matthews presents a cheque for Kidney Research to Mr and Mrs Reed

Ashover car Rally 2014 a great success

The Ashover car Rally organised by the Rotary Clubs in the Chesterfield area on Sunday 27th July was again this year a great success. Pictired below is President Neil Baker in front of the winning vehicle, the Queen Mothers personal bus.

Pictured below is the entertaiment provided at the rally

Pictured below are the Scarsdale Classic Car enthusiats summing up the day amongst the cars.


Junior Community Award Calow 2014

On 18th July 2014 Children of Calow Junior School were presented with their Junior Community Award. Throughout the last year the children had been prepared by Rotarians from Chesterfueld Scarsdale Rotary Club. Pictured are Past Presidents Keith Pollard, Peter Blake, Roy Cutt and Brian Ashall together with the children and Senior Teacher, Mrs Oldale, with Headmaster Martin Thacker.

New president Neil Baker

At the Rotary meeting on 3rd July 2014 Past Prresident Andrew Matthews handed over to new President Neil Baker


Young Designer 2014 presentation

The joint winners of the Scarsdale Young Designers competition were Jess Emmingham who designed a Jungle Bed and Joshua Benton who designed a Floating Chair.  Sidonie Wells with her Self Lowering Cot was the runner-up. The  photograph shows (from left to right) Neil Baker (SVP), Jess Emmingham, Joshua Benton, Dr Andrew Matthews (President), Neil Swanwick (JVP Elect) and Rotarian David Cromwell

Presentation of Cheque to Ashgate Hospice

Presentation of Cheque to Ashgate Hospice by President Andrew Matthews

Presenting a cheque to Dame Professor Shaw

President Andrew presenting a cheque to Dame Professor Shaw at our 3rd April meeting for her Motor Neurone Disease research

Donation to Alzheimers Society

Earlier in the year Past President Peter Blake donated the collection of £600 from the funeral of his wife Joan to the club and President Andy was able to make a donation of £1000 including a club amount of £400 to Hazel Shaw who is Debenture Support Manager for the Alzheimers Society and she thanked Peter and Andy for their support.

Kids n Cancer presentation

President Andrew presented a cheque to Kids n Cancer after the excellent presentation by Angela Hooley at the February 27th meeting.

Scarsdale Charter a Great Success

Pictured below are some of the Highlights of the Charter evening  of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield Scarsdale held on Thursday 20th February at the Proact Stadium, Chesterfield.

The President and his guests
The Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield
Speaker, Mr Peter Hart who spoke on Earl Haig
Rotarian David Hays receives his Paul Harris Fellowship from the District Governor Mr Peter Moralees

The Archers comes to Scarsdale

The Archers came to Scarsdale at a recent meeting when. Chris Thompson,a scriptwriter for the BBC, spoke about writing for the Archer and Emerdale and many other productions. Pictured is President Andrew presenting a cheque for Chris's favourite charity.

Rotary Xmas Party 2013

On 19th December 2013 Scarsdale Rotary held it's annual Christmas Party. Entertainment was by the Chesterfield Ladies Choir Aurora.

Walking Weekend 2013

The Scarsdale Walking Weekend was organised in North Yorkshire this October by Rotarian Maurice Poole. It was regarded as one of the best in recent times.

Young Chef Competition

Scarsdale Organised the Young Chef Competition held at Hasland Hall School. Pictured are some of the young chefs.

Scarsdale Old Folks Party 2013

President Andrew delighted the guests

Pictured below are the Rotarian Helpers


President Andrew Matthews recently presented a cheque for £1000 to Malcolm Cowper of the Chesterfield Samaritans

Scarsdale walkers triumph again

The walking group of Scarsdale Rotarians and guests triumph on one of the regular walking weekends..
Below shows PP Roy, Philip, Sherpa Frank, Neil, PP Mike, David, PP Peter and Peter during a grueling hike.

District Governor visits Scarsdale

President Andrew with the District Governor Peter Moralee

David Howes - Chesterfield 1884 to present day

David Howes receiving a donation to the Ashgate Hospice from president Andrew Matthews following his excellent presentation to Chesterfield Scarsdale Rotary on Thursday 15th October 2013 - "Chesterfield 1884 to present day"

PP Brian Worthy takes Scotland by storm

PP Brian Worthy was invited to participate in some of the best Salmon fishing in Scotland. Seen below is Brian preparing to take on the mighty Atlantic Salmon in one of Scotland's prestigious rivers.(Photo PP Roy Cutt)

New President Andrew Matthews

The new President of Chesterfield Scarsdale Rotary club for 2013/14, Dr Andrew Matthews was inducted at the Rotary meeting held at the Proact Stadium on Thursday 4th July 2013

Scarsdale Rotary Members in Scarborough

Pictured below is President Andrew Matthews with his guests at the pre dinner event at the District Conference in Scarborough on 18th October 2013.

Rotary Wirksworth walk 15th August 2013

Below are some images of the intrepid walkers
Below is the magnificent stained glass window of Wirksworth church seen by Rotarians and wives on the walk.

Ashover Classic Car Rally

On Sunday 28th July the Ashover Classic Car Rally organised by the Rotary Clubs of Chesterfield, Chesterfield Scarsdale and Matlock was held at the Rectory Fields Ashover.

A record attendance at means that that approximately  £12,000 may have been raised for Rotary and other charities. The Classic Car winner was Ivan Spurrier-Smith from Wirksworth with a 1931 Lagonda and the Classic Bike winner was Billy Batholomew  with a 1971 BSA Rocket .

Pictured below are some enthusiastic Rotarian car owners discussing the merits of the various vehicles.

Rotary Community Award Scheme

Year 6 pupils of the Calow C of E School celebrated their year`s Personal and Social Educational Programme embraced in the National Junior Rotary Community Award Scheme.  Their success was rewarded with a badge and certificate which were presented in the NE County Council Offices by Rotarian President Dr. Andrew Matthews supported by fellow Rotarians of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield Scarsdale who had guided the pupils. Headteacher Martin Thacker and class teacher, Mrs J. Oldale had given unstinting support for the project.

New member Mr John Hawkins

New member Mr John Hawkins was inducted recently to the Club by President Rodger. John has been a Solicitor in Chesterfield for many years and is well known in the community.

New member Alexis Diouf

President Rodger had the pleasure recently of inducting a new member Alexis Diouf and he was warmly welcomed by club members. Cllr Alexis is Mayor elect Chesterfield and will bring his experience of making contributions to the town and its people to the club.

Ashgate Hospice Donation

The Rotary Club of Chesterfield welcomed Lucy Mickson the Chief Executive Officer of Ashgate Hospice and presented a donation for £1000 to the Hospice. Lucy thanked the club for our continuing support which has totalled £24,000 plus over 20 years.

Pictured holding the cheque are President Rodger Heathcote, Lucy and Senior Vice President Andrew Matthews

Rotarian Ambassadorial Scholar Courtney Rachal

At our recent meeting Past President Keith Pollard introduced Rotarian Ambassadorial Scholar Courtney Rachal who is from Luling Los A. USA. She is studying International Media and History at Nottingham University. She is a member of Rotary Club of St John Parrish club in Los Angeles and whilst in Nottingham she is enjoying Charity work and raised £1000 for the City Poppy Appeal.
She gave a summary of her current studies and an insight into her local Rotary Club.
Pictured left to right are  President Rodger Heathcote, Courtney and Past President Keith Pollard (District Co-Ordinator for Ambassadorial Scholars).

Visit to JCB

Pictured below is the team of Chesterfield Scarsdale Rotarians visiting the JCB factory in Rocester on Tuesday 9th April 2013

Charter Night 14th February 2013


 The 32nd Charter night was held at the Proact Stadium, Chesterfield  and was a great success

Pictured is President Rodger presenting a cheque to the Mayor of Chesterfield to support his Charity Appeal.

Pictured below are the top table guests at the Charter Dinner

Pictured below is the presidents wife, Mrs Christine Heathcote with the president of Chesterfield Rotary Club and guests

Master of ceremonies Mr Roy Cutt takes charge...

Senior Vice president, Dr Andrew Matthews proposes the first toast

Junior Vice President Neil Baker responds

District Governor, David proposes a toast the the Club

President Rodger responds and introduces the speaker, Mr Alfie Moore

Alfie Moore gave an excellent speech

The critics section

Jennifer Devereaux wins Leicester competition

Jennifer Devereaux wins the Rotary District 1220 young Chef competition in Leicester.

The picture shows Jennifer with her teacher Dawn Grocott.
The picture below shows her table.

PP B Harrison presents 2012 charity cheques

In August of this year The Rotary Club of Chesterfield Scarsdale presented cheques to the Ashgate Hospice and the Special Care Bay Unit at Chesterfield Royal Hospital.

Pictured below is Past President Brian Harrison (centre),  in whose year the funds were raised, presenting the cheques in the company of President Rodger Heathcote and District governor David Ashley. These charities were the specific choice of PP Brian.

Our Rotary Club

We are a traditional Rotary Club that maintains very close links with our ladies Inner Wheel Club, sharing many fund raising and social activities together.

Our membership is drawn from a broad section of achievers across the local business and professional community whose interest and commitment we retain.

A place to be for those who not only enjoy the stimulus and fellowship of like minded people but who also value an environment with much humour and fun, together with creative innovation and constructive independence, without any prejudice to the Rotary ethos and ideals.