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An exciting new Rotary venture has been launched by the Rotary Club of Chesterfield to enable busy younger business people in the town to help others.


The new Rotary Satellite Club of Chesterfield Central, which will meet monthly, has been launched by a group of interested local men and women who, despite being time poor, aim to use their variety of skills to offer help and support to the local community.

Launch meeting at Calabria on Wed 23 March 2016


This brand new concept in Rotary recognizes that busy professionals in today’s workplace want to do things differently, with less formality, and enjoy a fun social program as well.  The new club, which is now set to choose its own projects and priorities, is also part of the worldwide organization of Rotary International.


The new officers of the club appointed at the launch meeting are chairman Peter Blant (Cheetham Jackson – independent financial planners), secretary John Nettleship (BRM Solicitors), and treasurer Martin Swain (Stopfords – chartered accountants).

Officers from l to r: John Nettleship (secretary), Peter Blant (chair),

Martin Swain (treasurer)


The club is due to meet early evening at Calabria once a month at 5.30pm, and the next full meeting is on Wednesday 20 April 2016. (5.30pm) when project plans, fund-raising, and recruitment, will be discussed.


Potential members can obtain more details from or ring 01246 555111.


About Rotary International


Rotary is a world-wide organisation of business and professional men and women who volunteer their time and talents to serve their communities, locally, nationally, and even internationally, and in doing so enjoy the friendship and fellowship of other like-minded individuals.


The Rotary Club of Chesterfield has been supporting the local community of Chesterfield for 94 years since being set up in 1923 with Sir Ernest Shentall as its first president. It has extended Rotary in the area by setting up additional Rotary Clubs:- Dronfield (1975), Chesterfield Scarsdale (1980), Bolsover (1980). 


On 11th March 2016, The Rotary Club of Chesterfield passed a resolution that a Satellite Club be formed for new younger business people, hence the launch of the Rotary Satellite Club of Chesterfield Central on Wednesday 23 March 2016.