New members for Senlac Rotary Club

Wed 27th February 2019 at 19.00 - 22.00

Sheila Figgett & Andrew Cruttenden

were inducted into Senlac Rotary Club on Wednesday, 27th February. 


Sheila is of an age commensurate with retirement and was widowed some nine years ago. Born in south east London she spent most of her life in the Croydon area where she ran a small payroll bureau, finance having always been her background.. Six years ago she decided to move to Bexhill and relocated her business to Hastings where she continues to practise with her business partner who decided to move with the business. Sheila was previously a Rotarian at RC Wallington, near Croydon, during which time she served as Treasurer and President but, on moving to Bexhill, Sheila decided to have a break from Rotary. She had met and become friends with Senlac Rotarian Chris Folley who invited her to come back to Rotary but Sheila decided she would wait until she felt the time was right. Not long ago she told Chris she now wanted to rejoin Rotary and decided to join the Senlac Club where a few years ago she had visited and spoken about a boxing event her then club, Wallington, had put on as a fundraiser. Sheila enjoys the ethos and fellowship of Rotary but she also enjoys socialising as a social member at Gullivers Bowls Club at the Waterfront. To relax Sheila likes reading, word puzzles and all sorts of music.


Andrew (Andy) Cruttenden was also inducted as a member of the Rotary Club of Senlac on Wednesday, 27th February. He and his wife, Angela, have been long term friends with Rotarian Geoff and Sally Gander and it has been Geoff’s ambition to get Andy to join the club as soon as he could. With Andy and Angela’s move to Bexhill last July came the opportunity for Geoff to pursue and succeed in his ambition and it was a rather emotional Geoff who sponsored Andy. Andy is no stranger to the club, he has been a regular helper at the car show for a number of years.
Andy, now 60, was born in Five Ashes, East Sussex, where he lived there for 27 years completing his education at Heathfield Secondary School. Andy was employed as a manager for Bishops’ Services, a commercial cleaning company based in Crowborogh, from the early 1980’s and stayed with the company for 34 years until the company closed two years ago.  He worked there alongside Angela who was the office manager. Andy said, “Geoff had told me all about Rotary and had persuaded me to help out at the car show. When we moved to Bexhill I decided to join because I want to meet people and become involved with the various things they do.” Andy is interested in sport, reading, cookery and travel and it goes without saying his family. Andy and Angela have a son and three grandchildren who live in Hailsham.

We welcome you both as new members of Senlac.