Joint-president Ian Gaunt presided at the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield held at the Olde House, Newbold, on Friday 27 November 2015. He welcomed Barry Thompson, guest of past-president John Keeton, and regular guest Frank Clifford, past-president of the Rotary Club of Bolsover.
Information boards circulated were:- the volunteer rosta for Santa’s Charity Fund-Raising Sleigh, the Club Calendar, and the club’s last ever Burns Night Celebration set to be held on Monday 25 January 2016.
Joint-president David Dolman reported that he and fellow joint-president Mike Hadfield had, on behalf of the club, attended a luncheon meeting of the Macular Degeneration Association held at Chesterfield College, where a superb meal had been served by catering students.
After concluding his talk by illustratively explaining how the illness affects a person’s behaviour, a vote of thanks to the guest speaker was proposed by past-president John Keeton. The closing toast was proposed by past-president Cyril Bates.