The monthly business meeting of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield was held at the Olde House, Newbold, and presided over by president-elect Mike Cudzich-Madry in the absence of president Jim Haggarty who was attending the annual charter celebration of the club’s sister organisation, the Inner Wheel Club of Chesterfield.
The meeting attendance was also significantly reduced due to members wishing to attend the special memorial service for Ian Vardy, a well-known Rotarian member of daughter club, the Rotary Club of Chesterfield Scarsdale.
An update was given on new member recruitment which was currently focused on potential active men and women who were reaching retirement age and looking for new interests in the local community. The club was attending the pre-retirement seminars of a number of large organisations in the town for this purpose.
Members noted that the charity Classic Car & Bike Show was being held at Renishaw Hall on Wednesday, June 12, and a board was circulating with details of the president’s social evening at the home of past president John and Liz Keeton on Friday 21 June from 7pm.
It was reported that local charities which will benefit from the club’s annual disbursements will be announced shortly.
Past president Jim Savage proposed the closing toast.
The next meeting tomorrow (Friday) is the annual club assembly attended by assistant district governor John Shipman. President-elect Mike Cudzick-Madry and his team will reveal the club’s goals for the new Rotary year, which starts on July 1, as well as the club’s 2013-14 programme of projects and initiatives in support of the local community and internationally.