Joint-president Ian Gaunt presided at the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield held at the Olde House, Newbold, on Friday 29 January 2016. He welcomed regular guest Frank Clifford, past-president of the Rotary Club of Bolsover, and Barry Thompson, guest of past-president John Keeton.
Apologies were received from joint-president David Dolman and rotarian Ian Gordon who were attending the annual club sponsored Young Chef Competition being hosted this day by Parkside Community School.
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.
The president reminded members that the memorial service for the late rotarian Derek Botham is to be held at Ashover Parish Church on Tuesday 2 February at 12.15pm.
Past-president Jim Haggarty reported that a Whisky Tasting Evening will be held at the Olde House on Friday 4 March 2016 (7.00pm for 7.30pm). Tickets priced at £22 will also include a Scottish supper of haggis, bashed neeps and champit tatties. A board will be circulated for names.
Past-president Alan Clarke reported that the club’s ten-pin-bowling team have been drawn against the Rotary Club of Church Wilne in R3 of the Rotary District Ten-Pin-Bowling Competition. The date of the match, which will be played at Ilkeston, has still to be agreed.
Guest speaker Ian Morgan (centre) with joint-president Ian Gaunt (right)
and speaker host, rotarian Roger Peck (left)
A vote of thanks was proposed by rotarian Roger Peck and the meeting was brought to a close when past-president Bryan White proposed the closing toast.