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President Alan Oliver was in the chair for the final time at the presidential handover meeting of Polmont Rotary Club. After dinner and some business, President Alan welcomed fellow Rotarians and partners to the meeting. Alan then spoke about his Presidential year – It had been a very busy and successful year and he paid tribute to the various conveners and Rotarians who had helped make it an enjoyable and successful year. Alan then invited President Elect Norman Black to come forward and Alan handed over the Chain of Office. President Norman’s first task was to hand over the President Elect’s Chain of Office to Brian Glanville and he in turn handed over his Chain to Ian McLean so completing the Presidential team. Norman then went on to talk about his hopes and plans for the coming year – encouraging everyone to enjoy their Rotary and to play their part in as many activities as possible. President Norman closed the meeting with the Rotary Toast. Information on Polmont Rotary Club can be found on our website at www.polmontrotary.org/
Come along and enjoy an evening walk while the sun still shines! This walk leaves from Polmont Station (by the bowling club) at 7 p.m. every Tuesday! Our walkers look forward to seeing you there for a blether along the way. For more information please call (01324) 673703.
At Wednesday morning’s meeting guest speaker was Ian Rule from Falkirk Rotary Club. Ian was accompanied by Bob Grant who provided technical assistance. Ian’s topic was “A Kenyan Water Project”. It was Ian’s task to inspect a water harvesting project in a Kenyan community on behalf of the Rotary Foundation which had provided the funds. Basically, the project involved running pipes from rooftops and constructing water storage tanks. Although water collected in this way is not filtered or treated it is used for drinking and cooking as well as washing. The project also involved tree planting and improvements to sanitation and toilets. Ian concluded his most interesting presentation by describing his visit to a “limb” centre and showed some beautiful photographs of animals at a safari park. Alex Brown gave the vote of thanks for an extremely enjoyable and informative talk. At the meeting on July 9 the guest speaker is Marjory Mackay from Strathcarron Hospice.