Formby Rotary has a busy month!

The Rotary Club of Formby has had a busy couple of weeks. On the first Sunday in July the Club once again stewarded the car parking arrangements for the very popular Garden Party at St Joseph’s in Formby. The Club also made a donation to the Friends of St Joseph’s to help fund inclusive technology equipment to enhance the work the home does with their clients and their smartboards. The Club recently had a talk from Debbie and Heather from the home and were impressed with the dedication and support the home gives to it’s clients.

The photo shows Club President Peter Connor presenting a cheque to John Bruce, the secretary of the Friends of St Joseph’s.

A couple of days later, the President brought his presidential year to an end, when he handed over the chain of office to incoming President, George Rodda, who is to quote George, our first recycled President! This being his second term as President!
George’s first duty that night was to present club member Simon Matthews with a Paul Harris Fellowship award. This award is the highest one Rotary can make and is presented to those Rotarians who have served Rotary above and beyond what would normally be expected. Whilst Simon has been a Rotarian he has served the club as President, he has also been secretary, treasurer and chairman of the clubs committees. He also supported the Clubs work in Ruanda, raising funds to support a community which had suffered badly from the genocide there. He is now in charge of our 50th Anniversary project in Nepal, raising funds to rebuild a school severely damaged in the earthquake. Congratulations to Simon on achieving this award!

The photos show outgoing President Peter handing over to incoming President. And new President George presenting Simon with his award.