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In the initial absence of president Barry Thompson, on duty with Santa’s Sleigh, immediate past-president Peter Barr presided at the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield held at the Olde House, Newbold, on Friday 30 November 2018.


Boards Circulating


Information boards circulated were: Calendar of events, Attendance register, financial contribution for Santa’s Sleigh sweets, Burns Night Supper at the Olde House on Saturday 26 January 2019.


Forthcoming events


Immediate past-president Peter Barr drew attention to a busy week of Rotary commitments coming up.  Saturday 1 Dec: Santa’s Sleigh at Sainsburys, Sunday 2 Dec: Santa’s Sleigh at Sainsburys for Chesterfield Inner Wheel, also District Rotary/Inner Wheel Carol Service at St Thomas’ Church, Somercotes (2.30pm); Monday 3 Dec: Club Council, Olde House (7.30pm); Wednesday 5 Dec: Induction of two new rotarians by the president at the Satellite Club meeting at Loundsley Green Community Centre (5.30pm); Thursday 6 Dec: Kids Out Trip to the pantomime Cinderella for the pupils of William Rhodes Primary School (1.45pm), also the Ian Gordon Art Prize presentation at Parkside School (6.30pm); Friday 7 Dec: Joint Christmas meeting with Chesterfield Inner Wheel at the Sandpiper Hotel (12noon); Saturday 8 Dec: Santa's Sleigh at Morrisons, Brampton.


Prestigious Award for Rotarian's Family Business


Immediate past-president Peter Barr reported that the home care company jointly owned by president-elect Nigel Metham, and his wife Stephanie, had received a prestigious award from the Ministry of Defence.  Home Instead Senior Care Chesterfield, which provides care to people in their own homes, received a Silver Employer Recognition Scheme Award from the MOD at a special awards ceremony to recognise their support and commitment towards the Armed Services Covenant. Members congratulated the achievement.


Stephanie Metham receives the Award from Air Commodore Simon Edwards 
on behalf of the Secretary of State for Defence, & Chief of the Defence Staff

Cotton Millers Club


Barbara Turner from the Holymoorside based, Cotton Millers Club, gave an interesting update on the support and activities provided for young adults with learning difficulties at the monthly held meeting. There are also extra activities away from the meeting place during the summer months. A cheque for £250 was presented as part of the Rotary club’s annual disbursements.


 Barbara Turner receives a cheque from president Barry Thompson (left)

and immediate past-president Peter Barr (right)


Next Meeting


The next club meeting on Friday 7 December 2018 is a joint Christmas meeting with Chesterfield Inner Wheel at the Sandpiper Hotel, The Brushes, from 12 noon.  There is no Rotary Club meeting at the Olde House on this day.