from President Monty Pearson
President for The Rotary Club of Duns
Monty Pearson, the incoming President of The Rotary Club of
Duns was brought up in Duns. On leaving school,
he moved to Edinburgh where he studied and worked as an Architectural
Technician until 1982 before returning to his hometown to raise a family and
take over the family Coal Business. What
followed was 35 years of expansion at ‘PEARSONS of DUNS’. Monty oversaw diversifications which included
Builders Merchants, Stove Shop, Garden Centre and Café. He has recently moved
into semi-retirement handing over the reins to his son Garry. Gary has continued along the same theme as
his Father and they now offer extra services to the local community, a Kitchen
Centre, Self-Storage and Van Hire. More
recently they have acquired the Border Chainsaw and Lawnmower Services in
Earlston with father now firmly in the “Consultant’s” seat.
Monty’s interests over the years have included Rugby, Badminton,
Squash and Tennis whilst also competing in all aspects of Rallying - Navigating,
Driving and Organisation. He is also President
of the Border Ecosse Car Club a role he has filled for many years.
Not one for being idle, Monty joined the Rotary Club of
Duns in 2016 to help raise funds for both the Community and International
projects. He assumes the Presidency on 1
July and will inherit a club of some 27 Rotarians.
Anyone interested in helping organise events/fundraising
can contact the Club by email email@example.com
or google The Rotary Club of Duns.
Under normal circumstances the Rotary Club of Duns meets in
the White Swan Hotel in Duns on Thursday evenings at 1745 for 1800 hrs. A meal is taken after which business is
conducted. Until meetings of large
groups in doors is permitted, the Club continues to meet virtually through