The handover from President John Thraves to new Club President Ro Clark took place last week.
In less than ideal summer weather, Club members, family and friends assembled at the home of Past DGs Dave & Mary Pike to oversee the changing of the guard. Not to be daunted by the wet weather, David had managed to put up a marquee in his garden to ensure that no one got wet during the celebrations.
The evening was also the opportunity to present a number of Paul Harris Fellowships to individuals who have gone above and beyond in helping the Club and the local community. President Ro presented the awards to Mike Humpherson, David Huntley, Jenny Huntley and Kathie Stimpson who were all both surprised and delighted to be recognised.
A sumptuous buffet was provided by our usual caterers Bliss Food Co and a ready supply of Pimms was on hand to ensure that everyone was able to toast the start of the new Rotary year.
But there’s no time to lose, as the next Rotary-Supported events are already looming large – the Kingston Country Fair over the weekend of 8th and 9th July and the Summer Fête in Sandpit Field on Thursday 10th August. More details are available under ‘Latest News’.