David takes the reigns

The New President is David Druett

David takes control

The new President of Knaresborough Rotary is specialist bookseller and professional philatelist David Druett. After attending Harrogate High School, David joined Myers Stamps in Leeds in 1979 where he was an auction describer and valuer, before setting up on his own in1982. With a keen interest in the postage of the Caribbean David is a past president of Harrogate Philatelic Society. A keen badminton and cricket player, David has recently been President of Harrogate Hockey Club having been a member for 45 years. David joined Rotary in 2004 and this will be his second term as President of Rotary in Knaresborough, having previously held the office in 2011-12. David’s partner is Chandy Koria, a physiotherapist at York hospital

Outgoing Rotary President Helen Westmancoat, whose year in office has been entirely dominated by the pandemic restrictions, said, I wish the new President, David, success in his year, and hope that it will be more ‘normal’ than mine has been!”  

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Helping Knaresborough in Bloom with a weeding session in Bebra Gardens.

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The PhysioNet loading team at Gelsthorpe Farm with Harrogate and Knaresborough MP Andrew Jones, The Mayor of Boroughbridge Cllr Pat Taylor and Rotary District Governor Stephen Ellis.

Yorkshire based PhysioNet, a national charity with a strong Rotary influence, has loaded its 108th container of unwanted physiotherapy equipment for disabled people including its 15,000th wheelchair.

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Helping Knaresborough in Bloom with a weeding session in Bebra Gardens.

Helping Knaresborough in Bloom with a weeding session in Bebra Gardens.

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Rotary Paul Harris Fellowship recipients, left to right: Leslie Couldwell, Hazel Haas, Mike Dixon, Helen Westmancoat, David Kaye and Brian Souter

Named for Paul Harris the Founder of Rotary, the Fellowship is the highest award given to Rotarians, marking their contributions to the life and work of Rotary over a number of years.

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Helping Knaresborough in Bloom with a weeding session in Bebra Gardens.

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New Knaresborough Rotarian David Moon receives covid elbow bumps from Past President Helen Westmancoat and President David Druett as they welcome him to Rotary International.

Knaresborough Rotary Club have welcomed David Moon to membership

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Knaresborough Rotary President Helen Westmancoat is to jump out of an aeroplane to raise much needed funds for the organisation. Like so many charities, Rotary fundraising events have been stopped by the Covid19 virus pandemic.

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