The Rotary Club of Epping held its handover meeting last Tuesday to welcome its new President for 2012-13, as outgoing President Roy Newland handed over the reins to Richard Crone.
During the past year, the 75th anniversary year of the clubs’ existence, substantial funds were again raised for distribution to mainly local charities, including St Clare Hospice, Chigwell Riding Trust, The Box and Crossroads. In addition support has been given to the international charity Mercy Ships, which takes top quality medical and surgical help to many sufferers in deprived parts of the world.
Richard has nominated the Evergreen Club at Pelly Court and the 414 Air Training Cadets as his Charities of the Year. He is looking to strengthen Rotary’s links with the Epping community while continuing with the many events that Rotary organise, such as Carols on the Green, the Copped Hall Run and the Christmas Sleigh collections.
It was also a very special occasion for Rotarian Norman Pegrum who joined the Rotary Club of Epping in March 1962 – 50 years ago, he was presented with the Paul Harris Fellowship by outgoing President Roy Newland – this special honour is named after the Founder of the Rotary Movement, it is awarded to Rotarians and other members of the community who have given exceptional service.
The Club normally meets on Tuesdays, 12.50 for 1.00pm, at “Prezzo”, The Thatched House, 236 High Street , Epping and offers a warm welcome to prospective members.
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