Handing Over The Collar

Our new Rotary Year began on 1st July and on 14th July we finally managed to meet as a club at the Rock Hotel and last year’s President, Marian Hale, handed over her chain of office (at a responsible social distance of course!) to incoming President Jennifer Stentiford.

It was quite night for accolades as member Sylvia Leay was awarded Best Attendance Award for last year plus a Paul Harris Award, in recognition of all the sterling work she does for the club as photographer, Welfare Officer and Raffle Organiser Extraordinaire!

PP Marian and PP John MacKillop Smith informed the members of, and displayed, the Nautilus Project Sustainability Green Beacon Award which had been presented to the club on the 8th of July.

In the year 2019-2020, under Marian’s guidance the Club raised over £18,000 which was donated to various causes both local and international. We hope, in spite of restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, to raise a similar amount in the year to come. Our grateful thanks to all members for their hard work and to the very generous community in which we thrive.