Membership & Youth Rewarded
At the recent club meeting at Royal Dornoch Golf Club, East Sutherland Rotary, Rotary District 1010 and Past Presidents and Youth Chair Fiona Risk all received recognition and awards because of the success they have had in growing membership, in delivering change in membership demographics and in expanding the involvement of Rotary in schools, in community and international support through Rotakids clubs.
It was fitting that the awards took place at an East Sutherland meeting which should have been chaired by the immediate past president of Rotary International - Barry Rassin (had it not been for the Bahamas Hurricane Dorian) as the local club has more junior Rotary Clubs than any other in the UK.
Fiona Risk as the youth chair for the past 10 years was presented with a Sapphire Paul Harris Fellowship award for her huge contribution in transforming the clubs’ youth service.
While Past District Governor Ian Dow was presented with two trophies-The Membership Cup for the best recruitment of any district in the UK & Ireland last year, and also the Rotakids Shield for the highest growth in Rotakids clubs in the UK & Ireland.
“These awards are not unconnected” said District Youth Officer Alistair Risk “in East Sutherland we passionately believe that in supporting schools and in developing young people so that they influence their community, we are building the Rotary membership of the future”