President Rob Wadd presided at the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield held at the Olde House on Friday 24 October 2014
He welcomed the Mayor of Chesterfield, Cllr Alexis Diouf and Chesterfield BC leader, Cllr John Burrows, who were making their annual civic visit to the club. He also welcomed his personal guests Peter Barr and Richard Coe, Jim Imlach, guest of past president Alan Clarke, and regular guest Frank Clifford, past president of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield.
The president reported on the club’s successful 92nd Charter Anniversary Luncheon which had been held at the Ringwood Hall Hotel on Sunday 19 October.
Past president David Windle reported that 19 youngsters from 10 local primary and junior schools had taken part in the club’s annual junior verse speaking competition held on Thursday 23 October at Calow CE Primary School. The competition this year had been run in two categories, for schools with less than 200 pupils, and for bigger schools with more than 200 pupils. An award was given to the runner-up and winner of each category. The overall competition winner was Emily Gow.