Club News - April 2019
With Spring in the air, it isnice to see the crocuses around the Rotary tree in Scott Freeman Gardens in bloom. The crocuses were planted to symbolise the Eradication of Polio.
Our Male Voice Choir Concert raised £1,372.11 including a £200 donation which we are very grateful for. This was a very enjoyable evening and we are very grateful for all the support from St. Matthew’s Church and the very enthusiastic Male Voice Choir - all proceeds will go towards The White Lodge Centre.
We also had a very enjoyable evening at a local Indian restaurant to raise money for club funds.
We will be holding a Race Night at St. Matthew’s Church Hall on Saturday 11th May. This should be a great social occasion and opportunity to meet members of The Rotary Club of Ashford. The Race night is a first for the Club and the evening will include a fish and chip supper. The cost will be £15 a head including food but please bring your own drinks and glasses.
We had a presence at the Spelthorne Business Expo; it was a very useful exercise in giving us a wider profile with the business community.
New President Inducted
Monday 2nd July saw the induction of our new President, Peter Grainger. Peter joined the club for 5 years ago and has been a very active member in that time. After being presented the President's jewel by outgoing President Anthe Lacey, Peter's first job was to induct Vice President Kevin Butler who will take over the Presidency of the club in July 2019.
Peter inducted by outgoing President, Anthea
Vice President Kevin Butler being Inducted by Peter
Kevin, Anthea and Peter
Peter's chosen charity for his year in office is the White Lodge Centre in Chertsey. The White Lodge Centre supports disabled children, young people and adults, their families and carers in Surrey and throughout the surrounding areas, specialising in care for those with a diverse range of disabilities.
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