Our Club

The Rotary Club of Bolsover meets at Ringwood Hall Hotel, Brimington every Wednesday evening.

Ringwood Hall

The Rotary Club of Bolsover was formed in 1980, and has been active in our Community since then.  As well as supporting local activities, such as Bolsover Gala, the Freedom Community Project and helping local schools, we have also contributed to overseas projects including The Gambia Schools Appeal, The Friends of Kadzinuni, Aquabox, Shelterbox, and other Rotary projects. We have a varied and interesting program of events and speakers throughout the year. 

If you would like to know more about our club, or about becoming a Rotarian please contact us.

If you would like to understand more about Rotary, and see some of the work that Rotary International does throughout the world, view the Rotary International in Britain & Ireland website.


What are we up to this year?  Would you like to come along?

BOLSOVER GALA - We will be helping with set-up and takedown, and running the 50/50 raffle.  A great community day.  Helpers needed.

BOLSOVER LANTERN PARADE - Rotary will bring Santa on his sleigh.  He will be there all day, and will lead the lantern parade again.

CHRISTMAS SANTA COLLECTIONS - Helpers always needed for our annual big fund raiser  

for more details email the secretary HERE

and finally...a word from the President

Richard Drabble, Club President

The calendar marches on and we shall soon be reaching the end of my year as President on 30 June.  

We are building up to another distraction of funds through our Community Grants programme.  This is a unique way for local groups to apply for small grants to support their valuable work in our community, and the last tranche was very successful with almost £4,000 being distributed to a wide range of local groups.  If you are involved with a group that you think could benefit please read the details - click here.

In line with tradition we have had 2 concerts with the Shirebrook Miners Welfare Unison Band in my year, and the most recent was only a couple of weeks ago, on St George's Day.  Unfortunately Mark Wilcockson was indisposed and unable to conduct the band in his inimitable way, but stand in John Davis did a very competent job, and everyone enjoyed the evening.  The evening was also a success financially contributing almost £1000 to Rotary's charitable trust fund.  The next concert will be on Saturday 22nd October 2016.

We have also recently had our formal birthday party -  our 36th Charter Anniversary Dinner at The Hostess Restaurant, Sookholme, Mansfield.  70 Rotarians and guests help us to celebrate this wonderful event. I was particularly pleased to welcome Champion Boxer Steve Ward as our main speaker, and Jade Ashcroft, an up and coming young boxer who the club has helped over the last few years.  We have been excited to watch Jade progress in her chosen sport, and she is now on the threshold of representing Great Britain in International competition.  Good luck to her.

We are gearing up for another busy summer.  We shall be taking our crepes stall and other activities out to events during the summer, and we look forward to seeing you at Bolsover Gala on June 26th.

If you would like to join me in that work, and have a deal of fun in the process,  let me know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  Richard Drabble, Club President 2015-16