The Rotary Club of Bridgend held its president’s handover dinner at the Heronston Hotel on July 3 when the outgoing president, Dr Bob Broughton, inducted Wayne Morgan as his successor for the new Rotary year 2017-2018.
The incoming president was welcomed in by Pipe Major Michael Kelly of the Swansea Pipe Band
Dr Broughton presented the ‘Rotary Bell’ as a symbol of the transfer of the club’s administration to Mr Morgan who promised, to the best of his ability, to administer the duties of office of president in a businesslike manner and in accordance with the club’s constitution and bylaws.
In handing over the presidency, Dr Broughton said that it had been a privilege and a joy to represent the club over the past year. He expressed his sincere thanks to the chairs and members of his committees for all their hard work and also to their families of members for their support given during the year.
In his final act as president, Dr Broughton presented the Rotarian of the Year award to Roy Hodkinson, the club’s webmaster and IT adviser.
Dr Broughton said: “It is always difficult to single out an individual for recognition as there so many dedicated Rotarians who are fully committed to the organisation but on this occasion, he was recognising the work undertaken by Mr Hodkinson in promoting the club during the year.
The new president thanked his predecessor for his steady hand at the helm throughout his year in office which had been the hallmark of a calm and assured continuity, steady progress and harmony and expressed his wish to emulate the excellent work achieved during the past year and looked forward to working with his new team, his president elect, Hopkin Joseph, his president nominee Brian Roberts and the chairs and members of the various committees.
The Rt Hon Carwyn Jones AM, an honorary member of the Rotary Club of Bridgend and a past Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar, addressed the new president and the club.