Immediate Past President, Mike Gillingham's year went out with a bang as 60 Rotarians and guests came together at the Haynes International Motor Museum to witness the Rotary Handover of President to incoming President, Roger Hampton.
In a packed evening of business and pleasure, the Club also inducted Stuart Cave as a new member, presented a cheque for £1,200 to Chris Hardiman of the Nepal Trust and heard a presentation from the Chief Executive of the Museum, Chris Haynes.
Mike was congratulated on leading the Club through a very succesful year and everyone wished Roger the very best of luck as he embarks on his year as President - a year in which he wants the Club to focus on local issues and thereby raise the profile of Rotary in the Langport & Somerton area to help grow membership.
More pictures of the evening can be seen in the montage below.
SAVE THE DATES
This Rotary year sees three signicant events taking place, so now is the time to "save the date".
Thursday 21st December 2017 - Christmas Party - Rotarians and their friends & familes are invited to warm up for the Christmas celebrations with a good old fashioned party at the Langport Arms Ballroom, with food, fun and fancy footwork on the dancefloor.
Saturday 24th February 2018 - 70th Birthday Celebrations - with a black-tie dinner at Long Sutton Golf Club featuring entertainment and dancing.
Saturday 19th May 2018 - Summer Charity Ball - returning for a second year at the Edgar Hall, Somerton, with dancing to the internationally renowned 70s icons The Tremeloes.
Further details of both events will follow shortly
We love the Langport & Somerton area which is why we strive to support those within our community who need help.
This includes the elderly, the young, and in the case of this picture, those on the Somerset Levels affected by the devastating floods of 2014.
Want to know more about our community work? Click HERE
Some say charity begins at home, and while it might, it does not mean we ignore those in strife overseas.
With Rotary featuring in over 200 nations across the globe, the Rotary network is hugely influential so can really make a difference in times of trouble such as through Waterboxes.
Have a look HERE at our latest support for an international project.
Rotary is not all about hard work! Whatever we do, we do with a smile on our faces as seen from these likely lads & lass working on the Rotary stall at the 2016 Drayton Street Fair.
We forge friendships with likeminded people and the work we do together fosters life-long bonds.
Wondering what Rotarians get up to?
Have a look at our calendar of activities HERE
The objective of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis
of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:.....
1. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
2. High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the
worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s
occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
3. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business,
and community life;
4. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace
through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in
the ideal of service.
Rotary's Four-way Test