Rotary club’s first female president praised

A ROTARY club’s first female president has been praised for her achievements at its annual president’s celebration evening.

Shoreham and Southwick Rotary Club president Alison Boram presided over the event, the first time a woman has done so in the club’s 66-year history.

She was joined by 24 members, their partners and guests, the club’s district governor Michael Goodridge, her father Cecil, her two sisters and her two daughters, Rebbeca, who returned from her job in Qatar for the celebration, and Emily.

After dinner and toasts, Mr Goodridge said he was pleased to be able to attend this landmark event to celebrate the first lady president in the club’s long history.

He said it was good to be at such a thriving club and wished it well for the future.

Mr Goodridge congratulated members for all their work in the community and their first-class fundraising efforts.

He then presented president Boram with a certificate of merit to mark the achievement of the goals set at the start of the rotary year.

He finished by wishing the president well for the last few months of her year in office and wished her successor every success in the following year.

The evening concluded with a quiz based on the panel game Would I Lie To You.

Rotarian Les Baker said: “This was enjoyed by all and finished a very pleasant and successful evening.”