It was out with the old and in with the new at the East Kilbride Rotary Club Handover dinner in the Crutherland Hotel last Friday. Each year at the end of June the current President steps down and like Doctor Who a new President is regenerated. Bruce Gunn, outgoing Club President, hosted the first half of the evening which included a scrumptious 3 course dinner. After welcoming Rotarians and guests Bruce gave a summary of a busy year during his time as President. Some of the events were arranging the primary school Burns competition, the High School's youth speaks competition, schools visit to the club, fund raising garden party, the golf AMAM to raise funds for the Dementia Carers Group and Toys for Children".  Throughout the year the club had many excellent speakers at their Friday lunch, a number of them memorable -  Jacqui Nelson and Angela Quinn's talk on their trip to Lourdes with disadvantaged children, Jenny Cook, our club selection for Rotary International Young Citizen and  the EK Hangout Club. Our annual dance was a joint effort with our daughter club and raised 1000, donated to EK Hangout Club.  Roddy Shanks organised the Poppy Appeal and collected over 12000. Throughout the year money collected from the wishing well in the Heritage Park was disbursed to local charities. Incoming President, Leslie Irvine, thanked Bruce for a successful year and his wife, Jaz, for her support, presenting a gift to Bruce and a lovely bouquet of flowers to Jaz. Leslie introduced his officers and outlined his plans for taking the club forward during his year in office notably the drive to increase the club membership.

East Kilbride Rotary Club
Leslie Irvine
Bruce Gunn