After a highly successful year in the chair, Lochaber Rotary Club President Iain Johnston stood down and handed over the chain of office to the new president – Clive Talbot – at the Club’s business lunch meeting on 26 June.

Iain told his fellow members that it had been an honour and a pleasure to serve as president for the last year and added “I hope I have lived up to your expectations”.
Incoming President Clive thanked Iain for his sterling work and said “You will be a hard act to follow”.

On taking over the President’s chair, Clive reminded members that they were part of a global organisation of 1.2 million rotarians in 35,000 clubs whose aim is “service above self” and the promotion of peace and goodwill in the world. Clive described this as a “scary and lofty ambition” and added “my aims for my year in the chair are firstly, to redouble our fundraising efforts to enable us to help more worthwhile causes and, secondly, to build up the Club membership”. 

Clive also urged members to come forward with their ideas and suggestions to develop the club and maximize its effectiveness. Clive will now serve for a year, with the Reverend Richard Baxter supporting him as President-Elect.