Like every Rotary Club around the world the 30th of June sees the end of one Rotary 'Year' and the start of a new one and Halifax is no different - except that this year we are!
The Club has been a fixture in the town since 1922 and has seen many changes, both in the communities it serves and the way in which the club itself undertakes projects and programemes. We have continued to operate through a World War, were formed at the end of one pandemic and continued through the current one, our members have been involved in a wide variety of projects and programmes at home, nationally and Internationally.
Over the years we have:- organised children's days out, established a day care centre for the elderly, provided the personnel to install security equipment to the homes of elderly people, supported the establishment of a centre for elderly and disabled people, run training schemes for young people who have demonstrated leadership potential, organised quizes for primary school children and technology tournaments for secondary schools, we have sent teams to Africa to help install water facilities to a hospital, members have been to India to take part in mass immunisation drives against Polio, undertaken the leadership of educational exchanges with several countries over the years, facilitated school age exchanges - The list is endless!
We are proud to have been part of the town for 100 years and have a series of events planned to celebrate our 'birthday' but first we celebrated the end of one year with the annual awards ceremony and then the handover of the chain of office from outgoing President Linda Parker to the new holder of the office, President Caroline Pell.
By the way ...... for all of you out there that thought we are just a men only organisation Caroline is our 4th female President in a row!
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