Matlock rotary club celebrates 89 years

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It has been 89 years since the Rotary Club of Matlock was formed and to celebrate the club’s birthday, an annual charter dinner was held at the New Bath Hotel.

Around 90 Rotarians and guests including partners, enjoyed a very pleasant evening of fine dining, witty speeches and general bonhomie.

Notable guests included Councillor Brian Smith, district governor Colin Gell and the famous wildlife artist Pollyanna Pickering.

Entertainment was provided by the Yorkshire comedian Mike Farrell, who had the audience laughing their socks off with his wide ranging topical jokes and anecdotes.

Diane Blount, the president of Matlock Rotary Club, said: “It was a lovely evening which I enjoyed very much.

“All the speeches were thoughtful, short and amusing and I am grateful to the organiser Rotarian Cynthia Machent.

“I would also like to thank all of those who attended, some who had travelled some distance to Matlock.”