Joint-president David Dolman presided at the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield held at the Olde House, Newbold, on Friday 30 October 2015. He welcomed regular guest Frank Clifford, past-president of the Rotary Club of Bolsover.
Joint-president Ian Gaunt reported on his visit to the Charter Celebration of the Rotary Club of Clay Cross and brought greetings from their president and members.
Secretary John Hare reported that £260 had so far been generously raised from member donations for the purchase of sweets which will be given out when Santa’s Charity Fund-Raising Sleigh visits local supermarkets in December. Members were asked to bring their diaries as the board for Santa’s Sleigh volunteers will be circulated as from the next meeting.
Past-president Alan Clarke reported that the club had been drawn at home against the Rotary Club of Beeston in the first round of the District Ten-Pin Bowling Competition. Interested members were invited to a practice session at Chesterfield Bowl, Storforth Lane, from 8.00pm on Wednesday 4 November 2015.
Following an interesting question and answer session a vote of thanks was proposed by past-president Geoff Mitchell. The closing toast was proposed by past-president Jim Haggarty.