Charter Presentation to RC of Ongar and KH&V

DG David Willis presented the new Charter to President Michele Rawlings, followed by the Induction of 3 new members.
Held at Ivy Hill Hotel, Margaretting - 37 attended

Order of Ceremony

Noelle Hones:  Having organised the evening, Noelle said a few words of welcome and thanked all the guests for joining us and gave a brief explanation of why we are here tonight. Amongst the guests we were delighted to welcome DGE Anne Moriaty, AG Mark Chambers and Gloria Nichols

The Loyal Toast - THE KING
Call to stay upstanding for a minute silence for Barry Turner [ Founder Member - RCOI ], who sadly died on Monday 12th February.


Peter Phillips: A brief speech from the President when KH&V was created as our “Daughter” Club - an early Satellite club in 1240.

District Governor 1240 David Willis - Charter Presentation to Rotary Club of Ongar and KH&V

President Michele Rawlings:  Replied for Rotary Club of Ongar and KH&V

Neil Macalister [Ingatestone]: Led the Induction Ceremony.
Michele introduced the three new members of 
 Rotary Club of Ongar and KH&V - Carol Tustanowskyj. Carol Brown and Peter Jenkins 

Dr Michael Polling read The Object of Rotary
Neil then welcomed the new members to Rotary and read out their obligations and objectives as Rotarians
Michele then pinned on their badges while outlining the committments to Rotary.
She then commended them to us and called for the toast " Rotarians Carol, Carol and Peter.

Final Toast - "Rotary and Peace - the World Over." 

Thanks to Helder Lemos & Wendy Snewing for their photos
Congratulations to our ex-Satellite Club - KH&V on being granted the "Ongar and Kelevedon Hatch & Villages" [RCOKH&V] Charter and full club status.

It has taken a long campaign, but Michele's perseverance and determination won the day. Mention must be made of others (past & present) who worked hard in the development of the club.

In welcoming your club to the World of Rotary - may Ingatestone Rotary and Ongar and KH&V continue to enjoy our mutual friendship and fellowship.

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