WELCOME TO A NEW ROTARIAN

Chard Rotary welcomes a new member to the Club


A busy meeting of Chard Rotary Club was crowned by the induction of a new member.

The evening started with an excellent talk on the history of Lloyds Bank, both nationally and locally, which was given by Naomi Long the local branch manager.

Club members learnt how the bank started as Taylors and Lloyds, in Birmingham, in 1765 before expanding to its' current size by merger and acquisition. The origins of the branch in Chard stretch back to 1867 when the Wilts and Dorset Banking Company took on premises, in Fore Street, previously occupied by the Chard Arms Hotel. Wilts and Dorset was taken over by Lloyds in 1914 in their largest takeover to date.

Naomi then explained how the banking industry had changed over the years and some of the potential changes envisaged in the future.

Following Naomi's talk, District Governor Stewart Cursley was invited to induct Councillor Dave Bulmer into Chard Rotary Club. During his 2 year period as Chard Mayor, Dave was an honorary member of the Club and proved to be a great advocate and supporter of Rotary in the town. DG Stewart said that he was sure that Dave would prove to be a good and valuable member of the Club.

DG Stewart then went on to tell members a little about himself and his life in Rotary before explaining how he saw the future of Rotary.

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