Joint-president David Dolman presided at the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield held at the Olde House, Newbold, on Friday 16 October 2015. He welcomed past-president Jim Savage who was returning after a recent absence and regular guest Frank Clifford, past-president of the Rotary Club of Bolsover. He also welcomed Inner Wheel member Jenny Windle who, with her husband past-president David Windle, were hosting Mrs Barbara Harrison and Mr David Botham who had both been nominated for the club’s Citizen of the Year Award.
Information boards circulated included details of the club’s 93rd Charter Anniversary Luncheon, which is to be held at Ringwood Hall Hotel on Sunday 1 November 2015; and a chance for members to make a donation for the purchase of sweets which will be given out when Santa’s Charity Fund-Raising Sleigh visits local supermarkets in December.
Past-president David Windle formally introduced Mrs Barbara Harrison and Mr David Botham who were this year’s joint recipients of the club’s Citizen of the Year Award for their unselfish and unstinting charitable service to the local community. He revealed that through the charitable work they had undertaken they had brought much pleasure to so many people over so many years. He congratulated them on their sterling efforts in leading a Saturday Singalong for the residents of Harehills Court, Grangewood, every week since the home opened 22 years ago, an event that was much loved and eagerly anticipated each week by the enthusiastic participants.
The closing toast was proposed by joint-president Ian Gaunt.