Lynn is Sidmouth Rotary’s first lady (president)!
- Credit: Archant
ROTARY Club of Sidmouth celebrated a landmark moment when it appointed its first-ever female president.
A proud Lynn Ellis took up the role at a special lunch last Wednesday and said she was looking forward to the challenge.
Mrs Ellis added that receiving the chain from predecessor Barry Chapman was a ‘great honour’.
She was inspired to join rotary by her father’s long association with the organisation – and hopes to inspire more people to join.
The handover last week marked the end of the Rotary year.
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Mr Chapman reflected on a busy 12 months at the helm that saw 75th anniversary celebrations and the compilation of a special booklet.
Fundraising and community events took place and nearly £8,000 from the annual Swimathon was handed to the 1st Sid Vale Scouts – the subject of a Herald campaign this year.
- 1 Stuart Hughes retains Sidmouth county council seat
- 2 Jess Bailey secures a seat at Devon County Council
- 3 Reid family follow in the footsteps of Sir Captain Tom
- 4 Tributes paid to GP who dedicated 36 years to Sid Valley patients
- 5 Demand for properties in Sidmouth is high as South West becomes more desirable
- 6 Sidmouth candidates looking for your vote at the County Council elections
- 7 Otter Valley candidates get ready for County Council elections
- 8 Hopes high that half marathon will be an annual event
- 9 Three Barbaras and a dog move in at Lockyer Lodge
- 10 Initial details revealed for this year's week-long Folk Festival
Past district governor Bill Titley thanked Mr Chapman, on behalf of all members, for his hard work.
President Mrs Ellis was welcomed into her new role and wished well for the year ahead.