Rotarians elect a new president
Warm welcome extended to new members
The Rotary Club of Rutherglen has confirmed Ian Wilson as its new president.
Ian, who replaces Bill Liggat, spoke of his pride at being elected to the position.
He said: “I am very proud. I’ve undertaken the president role before and it is a wonderful organisation where people can meet new friends, help run activities and help people less fortunate than themselves.
“One thing that we will look to do – that is myself and next year’s president – is aim to raise money for cancer charities and local charities in Rutherglen and areas around it.”
And Ian was eager to praise the outgoing president. He said: “Bill led us with humour. He had an illness but he didn’t let it get to him and we respected him greatly for that.”
Ian was sworn in at a meeting of the club last week.
Bill gave a short speech summarising his year which, despite some adversity in terms of health issues, had been “eventful, enjoyable and most of all rewarding.”
He expressed his sincere thanks to all the members who had supported him through his time as President of Rutherglen Rotary Club.
Past President Phil Spence gave the Vote of Thanks to Bill for his year, saying: “Tonight we have two presidents of different character but each with a church background - one as a session clerk and the other as a BB Officer.”
He joked that Bill’s relaxed demeanour will be followed by “The discipline of the ex-BB Officer,” although he added that Ian’s hospitality “knows no bounds.”
Ian’s first intention is to reach out through existing members and the media to appeal for new members. Anyone interested can attend a taster at their regular Thursday evening meeting in the Kings Park Hotel (5.30pm for 6pm) where there is a meal and normally a speaker.
These evenings are about socialising and networking as well as Rotary matters. They usually last until about 7.30pm.
Interested parties can find out more by contacting Secretary Brian Williams at email@example.com
night Rotary club members had a fantastic evening
Hello Goodbye Bill Liggat (left) hands over the presidency of Rutherglen Rotary Club to Ian Wilson
Lorra laughs Past-president Phil Spence gave a witty vote of thanks
El Presidente Ian Wilson gives vote of thanks after taking over as president
Laughs New president Ian Wilson shares a joke with outgoing president Bill Liggat