PRESIDENT ROGER DEAS FINALLY CHAIRS A REAL LIVE FACE-TO FACE MEETING

Tuesday (22nd June) our members met face-to-face for the first and last time in the 2020/21 Rotary Year.

Roger ready to hand over the hallowed chain of office

Handover and Club Assembly, which marks the end of each Rotary year, was held in the garden of our new Club President – Rotarian John Slade. Socially distanced and following the guidelines that we have all come to live by, it was time for President Roger to hand over the Chain of Office to John and to wish him and his new team the very best of luck for the coming year.

“Over to you Mr President” – “Thank you Mr President”

No one foresaw the year that Roger and the members were going to have to contend with. In that time all meetings have been held on Zoom, including Council and Trustee meetings and whist there have been many restrictions on what we were able to do we have all come through with a great deal of credit. Attendances on line have been excellent and we have had many very good speakers to keep the interest going.

President John says “I’m in charge”

Roger was determined that he would chair at least one face-to-face meeting during his year and finally managed that on the last day. He thanked all of the Officers and members of the Club for their support during the past 12 months and believed that we have done well to come through generally unscathed and ready for the new challenges ahead.

The meeting was very well attended and both John and Roger hope that this bodes well for the future of the Club.

President John welcomes President Elect Peter Avis ensuring the line of succession is maintained for 2022/23
Club Members making sure they do it right.