Rutherglen Rotary’s new president got his premiership off to the perfect start by helping out a local club.
Ian Wilson was paid a visit by Archie Durie of Durie’s Gym, after members agreed to make the club one of the organisations who would benefit from their charitable fund this year.
Durie’s were forced to make a plea through the Reformer for funds in an effort to keep the club going.
And the community has responded, with the Rotary only too happy to help out.
Coach of the club Archie Durie said: “I can only imagine they read about our plight through the Reformer.
“I hadn’t checked my mail box for four days then I checked it and there was a cheque for £1000, I was over the moon!
“I’d like to thank the Rotary Club fromt he bottom of my heart.”
Other groups who will benefit from the Rotary’s fund this year will be: Rutherglen Abbeyfield, Strathcarron Hospice, Carrot, Burnside in Bloom, Rutherglen Swimming Club, Special Needs Rutherglen, Kidneys for Kids, Local Autistic Support Group and the Local Women’s Aid Group.
Plans for the new session were made at a recent meeting, Ian’s first as president.
He kicked off proceedings by thanking retiring office bearers including Past President Bill Liggat, Past Secretary John Lloyd and Convenors Nigel Allon and Jim Fitzpatrick. Thanks were due also to Jim Quigley for his excellent