HOPE VALLEY: Alisma and Angus Clark scoop Nordic Aviation Trophy

Alisma and Angus Clark from the Rotary Club of Hope Valley and the Rotary Club of Sheffield Vulcan have just flown in, following a mammoth tour of Europe in their light aircraft. The highlight of their tour was an International Fellowship of Flying Rotarians’ conference in Riga, where they were presented with the prestigious Nordic Aviation Trophy.

Chairman Rolf Mikkelsen said: “The Nordic Aviation Trophy was instituted by the organisers of the Scandinavian Annual Meeting in 1994, and has since been awarded once every year to outstanding contributors to the success of the Scandinavian Rotary section’s work and activities. Flying Rotarians Angus and Alisma have devoted much of their spare time to support national and international charities, and are worthy recipients of this award.”

So in twelve months time the couple will have to take to the air again and fly to northern Norway, to hand on the trophy to the 2014 winner.

As an example of their commitment to charitable work, Alisma and Angus flew back to their home in the Hope Valley to organise another charity event for the Rotary Club of Hope Valley. So if you are a Traditional and Dixieland Jazz enthusiast, or want to support a local charity helping youngsters, you’re in for a real treat. Alisma has just announced that the Mart Rodger Manchester Jazz band have promised to appear for the Rotary Club of Hope Valley’s tenth Charity Jazz Evening at Calver Village Hall on Saturday, October 19. Proceeds will be passed directly to the Dukes Barn charity and other local charities.

The fun starts at 7.30pm, with tickets costing £10 each. Book your place/s by contacting Rtn Alisma Clark on 01433 631585 or email ian@ian-ord.co.uk Tickets will not be sold at the door, but once payment has been made it will be possible to pick up tickets at the door, on the night.