President Mike Cudzich-Madry presided at the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield, held at the Olde House, Newbold, on Friday, August 2. He welcomed guests Trevor Sharpe, Luke Modiri, son of Rotarian Mike Modiri and Frank Clifford, past president of the Rotary Club of Bolsover.
The president reported that the recently held Ashover Classic Car & Bike Show had been a big success with a record attendance. The event had also raised a record £12,000 for the nominated charities of the four organising Rotary Clubs of Chesterfield, Chesterfield Scarsdale, Clay Cross and Matlock. He thanked member volunteers for their hard work on the day.
The president put out the last call for those members who wished to attend the club’s annual barbecue which was being kindly hosted by past president Bryan and Heather White at their home on Sunday, August 18, 12.30pm for 1pm.
The president formally installed past president Geoff Mitchell as the club’s new junior vice-president for 2013-14. As chairman of finance and resources, JVP Geoff Mitchell reported that the club was intending to hold a St George’s Day dinner at the Proact Stadium on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, and all ten Rotary Clubs in District 1220 Peak Group had been invited to join in this English celebration.
The guest speaker was Rotarian Mike Hyman who is also founder of Chesterfield based charity Kids ‘N’ Cancer UK. He gave a thought-provoking talk on ‘New Proton Treatment for Prostate Cancer’. Past president Cyril Bates proposed the vote of thanks.
The meeting was brought to a close by junior vice-president Geoff Mitchell who proposed the closing toast.
The next meeting tomorrow (Friday) is the club’s monthly business meeting. Duty Rotarian is Rob Woodhead.
If you are interested in joining the Chesterfield Rotary Club contact Alan Clarke on 01246 811616.