Sergeant at Arms
Tony Orpwood is our Sergeant-at-Arms for 2014-15.
The Sergeant-at-Arms is responsible for ensuring that behaviour at Rotary Meetings is appropriate.
Happily, this is rarely the case and the Sergeant-at-Arms has many opportunities each week to fine members for their misconduct raising large sums of money for our nominated charities.
Fortunately, this whole process is carried out in an extremely light-hearted way and members look forward to the spectacle of ritual humiliation (often driven along by cruel informants who are only too glad snitch on their fellows!).
At the end of the year, when the collecting tin is overflowing, a sweepstake is held to guess the amount of money which has been extracted in fines, the winner gaining a bottle of champange and the tin gaining a large additional sum.