Three members of Axminster Rotary Club receive top award

Pictured with new president John Foulkes (front row right) and outgoing president Chris Painton (fro

Pictured with new president John Foulkes (front row right) and outgoing president Chris Painton (front row left) are Rotarians Nick Smy, Jim Reaney, Simon Dunn and Martin King. - Credit: Archant

Axminster Rotary Club has a new president.

John Foulkes was handed the club’s regalia from the outgoing president, Chris Painton.

Mr Foulkes is Devon born and educated. After gaining a First Class degree from Exeter University, as well as being a London University post graduate, he pursued a career in research and teaching. Now retired and living in Smallridge, he is married to Barbara with two children and three grandsons.

At the same meeting, three Rotarians, Nick Smy, Chris Painton, and Barrie Castle, received Paul Harris Fellowship Awards - the highest accolade the Rotary movement can bestow on its members in recognition of the services they have given.


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