By Royle decree… new president takes reins

IAN Royle can expect a busy year after becoming the new president of Crompton and Royton Rotary Club.

Ian’s 12 months in office starts with a barbecue at Hanging Chadder Farm on July 21 followed by a ‘Bark in the Park’ event on September 9. The attention then turns to preparing the annual Christmas Float.

Ian, who takes over from outgoing president Andy Czakow, will be supported by first vice president, Philip Day, and second vice president, Andrew Gadd, who could not attend the handover meeting due to work commitments.

Ian was keen to pay tribute to his predecessor for raising the profile of the Club in the last 12 months.

“Andy has reminded us that Rotary is keen to work with the local community and I want us to continue in that vein,” he said.

As part of this approach, the club, which meets at lunchtimes, will also now hold an informal evening meeting each month.

This will be open to all members, friends and anyone who is interested in joining or would like to work with Rotary.

There was a presentation to Dennis Pollard a winner the Geoffrey Leonard Award for the best attendance over the year, being present for 94 per-cent of club meetings.

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