District Handover 2019
This year's District Handover was a special event for a number of reasons. See below photos for text.
The District Handover was this year held in the beautiful setting of the Macdonald Marine Hotel in North Berwick. After a delicious meal with a spectacular sea view, we celebrated Agnes' year as District Governor and welcomed Jo Pawley as our new DG.
But we didn't
just welcome the new team. There were a couple of very special awards.
First to Ken Logan, the District Polio Offier. Ken has kept us all
abreast of the current polio situation via the weekly newsletter. He has
tirelessly promoted the sale of crocus corms and lapel badges to keep
up awareness of the campaign and has been the driving force in getting a
large number of very well-known buildings lit up in purple for Polio
Day in October. His commitment to this cause has been recognised with an Rotary GB&I People of Action Polio Award.
And there was a surprise
in store for Past District Governor Allan Maclaughlan. Allan has
championed The Rotary Foundation for many years, both within the
District and further afield. He has held senior roles within RFUK and
trained Foundation chairs in District, Rotary GB&I and RI. A stunned Allan was
tonight presented with Foundation's highest honour, the Rotary Foundation Distinguished
Service Award. Only two of these have previously been awarded in the
District so it is a mark of Allan's commitment to Foundation and the
respect in which he is held that he becomes the third recipient in the
District's history. Well done Allan, thoroughly deserved.
We wish the new Rotary and Rotaract teams fun and success in the coming year.