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President Barry Thompson presided at the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield held at the Olde House, Newbold, on Friday 2 November 2018.


Boards Circulating


Information boards circulated were: Attendance register, Joint Christmas lunch with Chesterfield Inner Wheel at the Sandpiper Hotel on Friday 7 December 2018, Burns Night Supper at the Olde House on Saturday 26 January 2019, and a board for volunteers for Santa’s Sleigh at local supermarkets in the lead up to Christmas. 


Forthcoming events


The president reminded members that the club’s 96th Charter Luncheon is being held at the Ringwood Hall Hotel this Sunday 4 November 2018, 12.30pm for 1.00pm.  The next club council meeting is on Monday 5 November 2018 from 7.30pm at the Olde House and the next meeting of the Satellite Club is on Wednesday 7 November 2018 from 5.30pm at Loundsley Green Community Centre. The Charity Quiz Night, organised by the Satellite Club, is being held at Loundsley Green Community Centre on Thursday 8 November 2018, 7.00pm for 7.30pm.


Poppy Appeal 2018


Vivien Miller, secretary and poppy appeal organiser for the local branch of the British Legion in Chesterfield, gave an update on all the hard work that takes place to organise the poppy appeal in Chesterfield. An innovation this year for 2018 is the wonderful display of thousands of locally knitted poppies on prominent buildings around the town, especially Chesterfield Town Hall.


Vivien Miller with president Barry Thompson (left) and speaker host,

immediate past-president Peter Barr (right)


After questions and answers, a vote of thanks was proposed by speaker host, immediate past-president Peter Barr.


Next Meeting


The next club meeting is the monthly business meeting on Friday 9 November 2018, which includes the SGM for the appointment of officers and conference delegates for 2019-20 and endorse the 2017-18 Year End Accounts, if available. Duty rotarian is Jim Haggarty.