Cape Town: The Rotary Club of Seahouses and District welcomed visitors from Switzerland and South Africa as well as local Assistant District Governor Terry Long to the club assembley in the Olde Ship.
Special guest was Rotarian Don Lidgley, past club president and Paul Harris Fellow, who is leaving the club to settle in Cape Town.
Don has been the main link between Seahouses and Cape Town Rotarians, dealing with their shared international project of fund-raising to support Lavender Hill School in Cape Town. He will be sorely missed in Seahouses although the links and visits will hopefully be maintained for many years to come.
Incoming president Judith Bell-Taylor acknowledged the achievments of outgoing president Stuart Walton in his year of office which ends this month. She announced plans for the coming year, including her vision for exciting activities and fund-raising events.
Next week’s guest speaker Lord Joicey will talk about the Battle of Flodden and plans to commemorate the 500th anniversary. The club is sponsoring a high school student from Embleton to attend this year’s Rotary Young Leaders Course in August and plans are in hand for the summer BBQ and a visit to Eyemouth Rotary Club later in the summer.