2016 President's Party at Vale Royal
Northwich Vale Royal Rotary Club held their President's Party Night on Saturday 18th June at Vale Royal Abbey. Retiring President Gordon Atkinson welcomed all the guests and thanked all club members for their support over his year in office.
Amongst the guests were a party from Cheshire Downs Syndrome Support Group, who are the first Charity Partner group to be adopted by the Club.
During the evening two special awards were made. The first, the Paul Harris Fellowship Award, was to Rotarian Graeme Soutar for his tireless contribution to Club activities over many years. The second was the presentation of the club's first Life Honorary membership award which was presented to Mr Brian Phillips from T W G Hyundai Northwich and a trustee of the Petty Pool Trust.
President Gordon Atkinson explained that Mr Phillips has long supported the Rotary Club of Northwich Vale Royalm particularly with the Christmas float and he had also has been very much involved in the partnership working between the Rotary Club of Northwich Vale Royal and Petty Pool College.
The club presented Mrs Atkinson with flowers and President Gordon with a tankard.
Following the meal and presentations guests were entertained by FreeWay Music.
The whole evening was arranged by incoming club President Mr Peter Chapman.