Inspirational James takes the helm
THE Rotary Club of Macclesfield Castle has appointed a new president.
James Anderton was handed the reins by Michael Drapes in front of 60 members and guests.
He was also awarded Rotary’s David Hopkin trophy for his role in generating a 25 per cent membership growth.
He says he will continue the focus on young people, ‘the building blocks of Rotary’, with a new Rotakids group and an Interact club to instil community spirit.
These will take place in addition to the mock interview training offered at some Macclesfield schools.
The club, which helps charitable causes and is part of Rotary International, will also focus on alleviating isolation and loneliness among the elderly and will continue with the annual senior citizens party.
Advice and funding for local groups will continue along with the international programme which supported the Nepal Earthquake Appeal, Ebola Crisis and the Global Polio Eradication initiative. James said: “I am delighted to take on the role with such a vibrant club.”
This year’s Rotary theme is ‘Be a gift to the world’.
●● Macclesfield Castle Rotary president James Anderton (centre) being congratulated by retiring president Michael Drapes, with (from left) president elect Ray Kramer, honorary secretary Alan Bishop, Keith Dobson and treasurer Judy Nicholson