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Droitwich Rotary Clubs welcomes special guest

Droitwich Editorial 31st Oct, 2014 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016

DROITWICH Rotary Club welcomed District Governor John Crawford who was interested to hear about what the branch had been up to locally.

Vice president John Bodger gave Mr Crawford an overview of recent developments, including the installation of solar panels and the Droitwich club receiving a certificate commemorating its charter 75 years ago.

The District Governor was very impressed with everything he saw, including the secluded garden and newly refurbished ramp for wheelchair access.

He was also delighted to hear the building was used on a regular basis by local groups and charities, in the true spirit of Rotarians’ first responsibility to the local community.

They then went of to the St Andrew’s Town Hotel for lunch where Mr Crawford spoke about his two chosen charities for the year – Macmillan Cancer Support and Sand Dams – and why he had chosen them.

Sand Dams systems provide a clean, local, reliable source of water for communities which do not have them. They harvest rain water and store millions of litres under layers of sand to protect them from contamination and evaporation.

The District Governor concluded by praising Droitwich Rotary Club for its full and varied programme and wished members well in their fund-raising ventures.

He also urged them to join him at the District Conference in Bristol where one member, Edgar Harwood, will be his Sergeant at Arms.

President Helen Karakashian thanked him for his visit and wished him every success for the year ahead.

Any groups interested in hiring Rotary House should call John Bodger on 01905 770428.

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