Gran receives Ro­tary award

Hon­our for ded­i­cated ser­vice

Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser - - Intimations - Jean Ward

An Air­drie woman has been recog­nised for her ded­i­ca­tion and ser­vice to Ro­tary.

Craigneuk grand­mother Janette Horn, a mem­ber of Coat­bridge, Air­drie and Monkands Ro­tary Club, has re­ceived the Medal Scot award for her many years of outstanding work to the Ro­tary and lo­cal com­mu­nity.

A re­tired com­mu­nity worker, Janette has six grand­daugh­ters and one grand­son, as well as a great-grand­son.

She told the Ad­ver­tiser: “I was quite amazed that the Ro­tary chose me for this hon­our as there were other peo­ple who were more wor­thy of it.

“I was ac­tu­ally asked to be the next pres­i­dent of the Ro­tary club, but I’m dis­abled so I had to turn it down. They were very dis­ap­pointed.”

Janette’s dis­abil­ity doesn’t “hold her back” and she is also the chair of a cre­ative writ­ing group.

“My body might not let me, but by mind does,” she quipped.

Janette, who turns 71 next month, de­votes a lot of her time to or­gan­is­ing char­ity events on be­half of Ro­tary.

And last year she raised £1680 to fund the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s Christ­mas char­ity pen­sion­ers’ lunch, which was held in the Tu­dor Ho­tel.

Janette ex­plained: “The Christ­mas lunch is for peo­ple who are alone over the fes­tive sea­son.

“It’s a pilot pro­ject and has only been run­ning for the past two years.

“Last time drama stu­dents from Glas­gow came along and per­formed the Lion King.

“And school­child­ren from Vic­to­ria Pri­mary sang Christ­mas car­ols. It was a great day.”

Janette is a reg­u­lar con­trib­u­tor to the Ad­ver­tiser’s poet’s cor­ner fea­ture and has penned the poignant trib­ute to the Stan­rigg Pit dis­as­ter cen­ten­ery on this page.

She is also an ac­com­plished writer, jointly pen­ning a poignant his­tor­i­cal rec­ol­lec­tion of Mon­k­lands sol­diers’ tales called Echoes of War with fel­low Ro­tar­ian Iain John­ston.

The book com­mem­o­rates the cen­te­nary of the First World War and sales have raised £1800 for veter­ans’ char­ity Ersk­ine Hos­pi­tal.

Award win­ner Janette Horn with the Medal Scot shield

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