New ro­tary pres­i­dent is no stranger to role

Of­fi­cial han­dover

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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.”

To find out more about the Mon­k­lands club and its events and meet­ing times, visit www. face­book.com/Ro­taryCAM/

Shake on it Ge­orge (right) is wel­comed into his sec­ond pres­i­dency term by pre­de­ces­sor Colin

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