John Morton installed as Club President for 2018/19
John became club President at a meeting held at his home in Woodseaves on 2nd July 2018.
John is a Sheffield man by birth, but has lived in a number of locations in the UK. He is an experienced Rotarian, holds Paul Harris Fellow honours and is a past member and President of Tavistock Rotary Club. John and his wife Judy moved to nearby Woodseaves where they have also become active in village life since moving from Tavistock 3 years ago.
At the same meeting Rotarian / Councillor Brian Price was made a Paul Harris Fellow for his dedicated contributions to the community and his support for The Rotary Club of Eccleshall Mercia, of which he was a founding member (2010). The award was presented by retiring President Sylvia Keris at a meeting of the Club on 2nd July 2018. Brian was Mayor of Stafford in 2007 and Deputy Mayor on 2 occasions including 2017 and has served on Stafford Borough Council since 1987. Brian hails from nearby Tittensor and is a councillor for Swynnerton and Oulton Wards.
Assistant Governor Simon Sims attended and complementing the club on its range of activities and plans for the coming year.
In praising Sylvia for her enthisastic contribution to club activities during her year, which included raising of over £2,000 for the 'End Polio' campaign with a canal towpath walk of the 4 Counties Ring. John also mentioned Sylvia's activities as a mascot for the Club's 'Hook a Duck' stand, which included where children enjoyed having a go at hooking a duck at the High Offley Church Fete held on 1st July. In recognition Sylvia was presented with 2 gifts:
Duck Memorabilia Presentation