New rotary president is no stranger to role
It was a real passing of the torch at the Coatbridge, Airdrie and Monklands Rotary Club, when the organisation warmly welcomed its new leader.
Members turned out in force for the special “president’s handover” ceremony, which saw departing president Colin Ooi hand over the reins to his successor George Lindsay.
But there are unlikely to be any nerves for George as he takes up the chain of office – given this will mark his second presidential service to the Monklands club.
The ceremony was hailed as a “wonderful evening of celebration, fellowship and thanks” and members paid heartfelt thanks to Colin for his “first class presidency” tenure.
George then outlined his themes and plans for the year ahead and revealed he was “happy and honoured to serve as president” for a second term.
A Coatbridge, Airdrie and Monklands Rotary Club spokesperson told the Advertiser: “Colin completed his year as president in style and reflected on a busy, successful and enjoyable 12 months.
“This was also Colin’s second time as president and he has served the club with grace, class and distinction during both of his terms.
“Colin was typically gracious of the support he has received from all of our rotarians and thanked everyone for their kindness.
“The chain of office has now been handed over to George for a second time and he is really looking forward to returning as president.
“The club wishes him well and we’re sure he will lead us into a hugely successful year full of excitement.”
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Shake on it George (right) is welcomed into his second presidency term by predecessor Colin