Joint-president David Dolman presided at the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield held at the Olde House, Newbold, on Friday 22 January 2016. Members joined together at the start of the meeting for a minute’s silence in memory of rotarian Derek Botham who had sadly passed away. The funeral will take place at Ashover Parish Church on Tuesday 2nd February 2016 at 12-15pm.
The president welcomed James Haggarty Jnr, son of past-president Jim Haggarty, and Barry Thompson, guest of past-president John Keeton. There was also a warm welcome for rotarian Ian Gordon returning after a period of ill-health.
Information boards circulated included the club calendar and details of a theatre visit to see Chesterfield Operatic Society’s performance of Jesus Christ Superstar in April 2016.
Two forthcoming events were noted: The Club’s annual Burns Night Celebration which is being held at the Winding Wheel on Monday 25 January, and the launch of the Club’s new Satellite Club for busy younger professionals at the Calabria Italian Restaurant on Wednesday 27 January from 5.30pm.
A vote of thanks was proposed by past-president John Keeton and the meeting was brought to a close when joint-president Mike Hadfield proposed the closing toast.