Presidential Handover Dinner a success!

On Thursday evening 27th June 2013 we held our Presidential Handover Dinner at The Blue Boar, Abridge.  67 people attended the evening including visitors from other Rotary Clubs, Loughton Probus, and other special guests and friends.  The Blue Boar served an excellent three course meal and we had entertainment from Cameron Bloomfield.

Cameron Bloomfield

Fran Maskell spoke about her year as club President and was thanked for her fruitful year of service.
Fran handed over her Presidency to the Revd Tony Miles for 2013/14.

Fran Maskell and Tony Tony Miles

Tony then took over and invested others officers – including Pesh Kapasiawala who will be the club’s new President Elect.

Pesh and Tony

Also as part of our evening the club was delighted to present Dick White with an award for 45 years of service to Rotary and also to recognise that he had become an Honorary member – aged nearly 93.  Dick will continue to attend meetings as and when he is able to do so.

Fran Maskell and Dick White

Tony Miles spoke about his plans for the year ahead, which included the club supporting the Chigwell Riding Trust for Special Needs as they were preparing to mark their 50th anniversary, and also supporting a clinic in Northern Ghana.  The club will also continue supporting other worthy causes, such as End Polio NowShelter Boxes, and Rotary Foundation.

The raffle for the evening raised £295, which will be for the Chigwell Riding Trust for Special Needs.