The Proact Stadium, home of Chesterfield Town Football Club was the venue for the 32nd Charter Celebration of the Rotary Club of Chesterfield Scarsdale. The Proact is now the normal home for Scarsdale having moved from The Red Lion at Stonedge a couple of months or so ago.
The Stadium has a fine function room and the food and service provided were excellent. Four courses were served - all excellent. President Rodger Heathcote was a gracious and welcoming host. During the evening we discovered that Roger had married his wife Christine at the same church in Chesterfield that Gail and I were married in a few weeks later and that Christine and Gail had been in the same class at Tapton House Grammar School - a long time ago.
The speaker for the evening was a Humberside police sergeant by the name of Alfie Moore. (He appeared at Mansfield Charter some weeks ago.) He tells stories about his experiences in the police and is very, very funny - but clean.
All in all a most enjoyable evening. My thanks to Rodger and Scarsdale for their hospitality and to President Graham Wright (Belper & Duffield) and his wife Liz for driving and accompanying us.