It was of great sadness to members of the Rotary Club of Chippenham that we learnt of the closure of the Rotary Club of Calne our daughter Rotary Club on 30th June 2020,. Their membership had fallen to an unsustainable level but it is said that every cloud has its silver lining so it was with the closure of Calne Rotary Club, eight members applied to join the Rotary Club of Chippenham, four as full members and four as associate members. We are proud to see you all inducted today (6th July 2020) and may we say what a pleasure it will be to see you join our great club and we have agreed to help you out with your continued fund raising events for 2021. A warm welcome to you all.





Rotarian Denise Addison pp - Retired Director Music Industry

Married to Kenneth with one son, Jules, who lives in Corsham, and runs his own recording company, 4 Part Music, as well as being an organist and conductor of several Wiltshire choirs. I was born in Bromley, Kent, and after College started my working life with a building and development company having responsibility for sales and all administration. Moving to Cranleith in Surrey, I worked for central government heading teams involved in the acquisition and management of property and land for the south east’s motorway programme, yes including the M4. During raising a family, I became a parish councillor and diocesan marketing co-ordinator for the Mothers’ Union, and then returned to work co-ordinating refurbishment contracts for Guildford Borough Council, followed by setting up an interior design business as well as running an award winning B and B. On moving to West Sussex I became MD for a property management company for 8 years. Kenneth and I then moved to Charlton Down, Dorchester for 12 years where I was President of the Chamber of Commerce and President of Inner Wheel on 3 occasions. So decided it must be time to move!



Rotarian Alistair Muir pp - International Marketing

“I Joined Calne Rotary in 2004 and was first President of Calne in 2007/2008 (Bill Greenwood was my oppo in Chippenham). I was then a District Officer for a number of years including two years as New Club Formation Officer – we started four Clubs including Larkrise in that time. I organised the Calne Rotary Fun Run for some 10 years – for which I was always eternally grateful for the support of Chippenham Rotary on the day – thank you. I am Involved with the charity Calne WordFest – helping adults with a reading age under 11 (some 5.2million people in the UK – with some horrendous consequences – you can’t even get a driving license, because you are unable to do the online test ). I also work with Wiltshire Community Foundation, I was a Trustee many moons ago. I was a Calne Town Councillor and still get involved in helping in town events. I specialise in International Marketing and Business Strategy and also own an international online retail business - Farm Cottage Brands. I am here to help as required. If you need lots of laser


Rotarian Eddie Sims - Freelance Outdoor Instructor

Joining Chippenham from The Rotary Club of Swindon Old Town. I started rotary life around 10 years ago and have chaired the foundation committee, been club secretary and district 1100 RYLA chair. A highlight was managing a global grant to put a breakfast club and library into Aloe High School in West Cape. Most of my working life has been in education with the last 12 years at The Ridgeway School, Wroughton. Currently I am working as a freelance Mountain Leader and just developing skills as a family and community Mediator. My wife Margaret is a trustee of Resolve Mediation Reading. One of the people in my photograph is Chris Bonington who is pictured on the right!


Rotarian Kate Tompkins - Health Care

Kate was born and brought up in London and trained as a nurse at Kings College eventually becoming a Chief Nurse and then Chief Executive in the NHS. Towards the end of her career she became the Regional Director for the Royal College of Nursing in the South West and finally Chief Executive of the Cavell Nurses Trust. Kate is currently the Chair of the Board of Trustees for Dorothy House Hospice and is a Trustee on the Board of Hospice UK, representing UK Hospice Chairs, she recently stepped down as Chair of the Royal Osteoporosis Society. Kate is married to Peter, with three daughters and four granddaughters and for many years supported Peter through Round Table, 41 club and various Rotary clubs in Hampshire, Wiltshire and Devon. “ I have always enjoyed Rotary as Peters wife, and in the last 5 years as a Rotarian. I very much look forward to being part of the Rotary Club of Chippenham and getting to know fellow Rotarians.”


ASSOCIATE MEMBERS - (No details available at time of going to Print.)

Danny Boswell - School Bursa
Doug Edge - National Sales manager
Ivor Watkins - Business Communications
Cliff Thomas - Automobile Distributor
We await to hear about Lord Lansdown and the Mayor of Calne.