Sec­ond time around for new Ro­tary pres­i­dent

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

A CLUB which raised more than £20,000 for char­ity last year has a new pres­i­dent.

Mike Ley­land is serv­ing for the sec­ond time as pres­i­dent of Mis­bourne Matins Ro­tary Club, tak­ing over the reigns from Sue Wal­ton.

A founder mem­ber, Mr Ley­land pre­vi­ously served as pres­i­dent in 2004/2005.

The club, of which just un­der half its mem­bers are fe­male, have met for one hour, once a week for break­fast at the Bull Ho­tel, Ox­ford Road, Ger­rards Cross for the past 18 years.

Mr Ley­land ad­mit­ted he felt a de­gree of re­spon­si­bil­ity but added: “At the end of the day you feel it’s im­por­tant you do your best be­cause when you are rais­ing all this money, you want to make sure it’s done prop­erly. To rep­re­sent the Ro­tary is a bit wor­ry­ing but it’s also an hon­our.”

The club has sup­ported char­i­ties such as the Iain Ren­nie Hos­pice, the Thames Val­ley Air Am­bu­lance and Scan­nap­peal.

It has also funded vis­its from the Life Bus STOKE POGES: Po­lice are ap­peal­ing for in­for­ma­tion fol­low­ing a garage break in.

The in­ci­dent took place

HON­OUR: Mike Ley­land has been an­nounced as the new pres­i­dent of Mis­bourne Matins Ro­tary Club and first aid teach­ing at schools and taken dis­abled peo­ple for trips on the River­time Boat Trust spe­cially-adapted boat on the Thames.

The club funded a de­fib­ril­la­tor in Chal­font St Peter and has plans be­tween 3.30pm on Satur­day, July 25 and for another in Ger­rards Cross, and it has a con­tin­ued as­so­ci­a­tion with the youth clubs in Chal­font St Giles and Chal­font St Peter.

It also con­tin­ues to work in­ter­na­tion­ally, seen in its close part­ner­ship with the Nepal Trust.

Mr Ley­land said: “The ad­van­tage of Ro­tary is that it makes you feel you’re mak­ing a dif­fer­ence.”

Visit www.mis­bourne matins.org for more. Pen­nyletts Green, with of­fend­ers steal­ing tools.

Any­one with any in­for­ma­tion is asked to con­tact the po­lice on 101.

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