ROTARIAN KEN JOHNSTON MADE PAUL HARRIS FELLOW

ROTARIAN KEN JOHNSTON MADE PAUL HARRIS FELLOW

Our colleague, Past-President Ken Johnston has been made a Paul Harris Fellow recognising his service in Rotary, where he has done various jobs, particularly in community service and publicity. Keeping the members connected through Covid was of crucial importance and this he did, more or less single-handedly, maintaining members’ morale. 

Ken and Kath Johnston are well known in the community. Ken as former Divisional Planning Manager with Highland Council and more recently supporting the Upper Achintore Recreation Group project, currently underway. For many years Kath has recycled Christmas cards into gift tags, to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation.

Commenting on the award, Ken said; “I’m proud to have received this award from Rotary. The weekly newsletter was a collaborative effort. I  enjoyed collating and editing all the articles and photographs contributed by our members and others with an interest in Rotary over the eighteen months of lockdown. The feedback and general response was good and encouraging. Many thanks to everyone and in particular to our Press & Publicity Convener John Hutchison for his continuing support.

President Simon Hardiman, said; “At a time when we were unable to meet in person, Ken maintained the spirit of our existence by producing 75 weekly updates which made one and all feel less isolated and part of the family that is Rotary.”

ROTARY YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHER 2022

ROTARY YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHER 2022

The Rotary Young Photographer Competition went ahead this year as normal.  Heats take place in Rotary Districts across the UK and Lochaber’s winners go forward to the West of Scotland heat.  

Ellis John MacConnachie has won the Senior competition (14 – 17) with Cheryl C Macintyre the runner up, both from Ardnamurchan High School.

The Intermediate competition (11 – 14) was won by Fraser Sneddon from Lochaber High and the runner up Lexi Duncan from Ardnamurchan High School.

Winning entries are shown above: Ellis John’s to the left and Fraser’s on the right.

Organising Rotarian Mike MacGruer congratulated the winners and expressed his thanks to High School teachers Katie Cockerill from Ardnamurchan and Vicky Barclay from Lochaber for the encouragement given.

When presenting certificates and vouchers to the winners and runners up Rotary President, Simon Hardiman, added; “Rotary much appreciates the advice and experience of Iain Ferguson in acting as judge.”

Bowling

Rotary Club Member’s Bowling Team

Bike Ride to Lismore Island

Rotary Club of Lochaber
Walk all members and Partners/ Friends are welcome to join us on our member’s social activity Bike Ride to Lismore Island. We’ll meet at Port Appin at 10:30 am