Letchworth Howard keeps it in the family

It was all in the family at Letchworth Howard Rotary Club’s handover evening on Monday July 1st when President Tony Silver stood down at the end of his year of office – to be succeeded by his wife, Angela.


The sun shone – mostly – and threatened rain held off as Rotarians and guests enjoyed a garden party at the home of club member Colin Green and his wife Karen to mark the Rotary year end.

Among the guests were representatives from various organisations the club had fund-raised for during the year, who were presented with ceremonial cheques. Sue Plummer, chief executive of Garden House Hospice Care in Letchworth, received a cheque for £2,883; Faith Hojeer from Herts Home-Start, the charity that helps families with young children, was presented with a cheque for £500; and Ray Shakespeare-Smith, chairman of Helping Herts Homeless, received a cheque for £205.

The club also welcomed Sean Abbiss and Peter Mountney, winners – both on points and in level of sponsorship moneys – of its darts marathon evening in November, who were presented with their prizes. 

The event came a day after club members had enjoyed a fascinating visit to the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance base at North Weald, which left everyone far more knowledgeable about the invaluable work of the air ambulance service. The only sadness was that the ambulance normally based at North Weald had been called out just as club members arrived, continuing its vital life-saving work rather than being available to inspect.

David Walker
Letchworth Howard
2nd July 2019