Long-standing Rotarian take on role of president

Outgoing president Les Baker (far right) and his successor Peter Fortnam (second right) pictured with John Berry, president-elect for 2019/20 (second left) and Richard Main, president-elect for 2020/2021 (far left)

THE presidential chains for the Rotary Club of Lyme Regis were officially handed over during a boat tour of the River Exe Estuary.

Outgoing president Les Baker handed them over to his successor Peter Fortnam during a Rotary trip with Stuart Line Cruises, out of Exmouth.

Rotarians, their partners and guests, totalling about 50, enjoyed the three-hour cruise including a barbecue and refreshments on a glorious summer’s evening.

Mr Fortnam, who has been a member of the Rotary Club of Lyme Regis since 1987, thanked Mr Baker and his team for sterling work in leading the club through the previous year, during which they had undertaken a number of service projects in the town and distributed in excess of £12,000 in charitable donations.

He then urged Rotarians present to continue their good work in serving their community and in supporting those less fortunate than ourselves, both at home and overseas, and promised them a great deal of fun while doing it.

Mr Fortnam welcomed his new team, which included John Berry who will succeed him as president in a year’s time, and Richard Main who will follow on from John in 2020/21.

If you are interested in finding out more about Rotary, visit the website www.lymeregisrotary.org or the club’s Facebook page.

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Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.

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