Rotary Club of
Belper and Duffield
World Heritage Site
Website last updated 2nd August 2015
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Welcome to our new website
Message from the Club President
Thank you for visiting our web site which I hope gives you a good insight into our club.
This is a forward thinking club which fully supports the aims of Rotary whilst recognising the need to change with the times. Our motto this year is to ‘light up Rotary’ and we are introducing a wider range of activities to promote enjoyment, fellowship and support in the community.
We welcome friends, both male and female, of any age to visit us and see what we do as a club. We meet on a Monday evening at 7.30pm in the Lion Hotel in Belper and meetings finish by 9.30pm. We enjoy a meal together, discuss the work we are doing and have a range of activities such as a visiting speaker or a quiz.
If you would like to join us at a meeting please contact the club secretary a few days before the meeting to ensure that we can order a meal for you. If you prefer to talk to a member before you visit our secretary will be pleased to arrange this.
I hope to welcome you to the club soon
Best Rotary Club in East Midlands!
The Rotary Club of Belper and Duffield has just been presented with the “Gordon Taylor Trophy” for the best Rotary Club in the District by the District Governor, Steve Lawes.
When making the award Steve outlined some of the activities of the club that had contributed towards the club winning this, the most prestigious of awards presented to Rotary clubs in the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire District.
The club’s deep involvement in the community, with the “Pride of Belper and Duffield” awards, their assistance at so many community events and their monthly litter picks all went towards the award together with its involvement in international projects and its support for a number of nationally recognised worthwhile charities were all mentioned, as were the club’s initiatives in relation to attracting new members to the club.
The trophy was first presented in the early 1980’s and recognises excellence in Rotary
Clubs throughout the sixty Rotary clubs in the District. Gordon Taylor was a Rotarian
in Ilkeston who became the District Governor in 1963-
After receiving the trophy, Immediate Past President John Horwood said, “To receive this Gordon Taylor Trophy for the club considered to be the best in the District is a great honour for all members of the club who collectively have worked so hard during the last twelve months to assist our local community and to give support to communities across the globe. We were competing against clubs much larger than ours and to be considered as the best among them is the ultimate tribute to all the club members”