New man at the helm of Lyme Rotary Club

PUBLISHED: 07:01 20 July 2018 | UPDATED: 07:10 20 July 2018

Pictured at the presidential handover (l to r) Richard Main, John Berry, Peter Fortnam and Les Baker. Picture: SUBMITTED

Pictured at the presidential handover (l to r) Richard Main, John Berry, Peter Fortnam and Les Baker. Picture: SUBMITTED


Peter Fortnam is installed as president during a cruise on the River Exe

Lyme Regis Rotary Club’s has a new man at the helm

The presidential handover took place on a Stuart Line Cruise vessel during a tour of the River Exe Estuary, out of Exmouth. Rotarians, partners and a large number of invited guests, enjoyed three hours cruising, a barbecue meal and refreshments on a glorious summer evening.

Incoming president Peter Fortnam, who has been a member of the club since 1987 thanked his predecessor, Les Baker and his team for sterling work in leading the club through the previous year. They had undertaken a number of service projects in the town and distributed in excess of £12,000 in charitable donations.

Mr Fortnam urged Rotarians present to continue their good work in serving their community and in supporting those less fortunate than ourselves, both here at home and overseas, and promised them a great deal of fun while doing it.

He welcomed his new team which included John Berry who will succeed him as President in a year’s time, and Richard Main who will follow on from John.

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