Latest news from Berwick Rotary Club

Peter Walton will become president of Berwick Rotary Club on July 1. His vice-president will be Chris Hardie.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 29 February, 2016, 12:00

The appointments were confirmed at special general meeting recently.

Simon Landels will continue as secretary but will have an assistant in Chris Budzynski, the current president, whose term in office ends on June 30.

Peter Ayre, who reported that the club was in a healthy financial situation, will be treasurer for the coming year.

The three voting delegates to conference will be Peter Walton, Chris Hardie and past district governor David Conway.

At the business meeting which followed it was reported that from now on events organised by the club will need a risk assessment. It was agreed that when something is being planned the first approach should be to the Club Council and then Graham Exley, who is district safety officer and would help them. Members felt the club must err on the side of safety if necessary.

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Ken Budge, community service chairman, explained the procedure for collecting and delivering the popular books for the housebound service when collections begin from The Swan Centre at the end of the month. The library will be based at the centre for the next 12 weeks.

Peter Walton revealed that President’s Night will be a formal occasion in the Guildhall at the end of June.

David Ross said the Ways and Means Committee’s next event would be a fun quiz in Berlino’s on February 26 for club funds. Entries for the event will be for teams of six, and 25 people have said they were interested.

The club’s annual school poetry competition will be at Holy Trinity on Tuesday, March 15, and vocational services chairman Moira Thompson appealed for helpers for the annual Disabled Spirit of Sport competition on May 8, at The Swan Centre.

Arrangements have been made for grass cutting on Rotary Way during 2016.