Rotarians enjoy charity day on the golf course

Torbay Weekly

Golf enthusiasts had an ace day at Preston Rotary Club’s charity event last month.

The club’s annual charity golf day at Churston Golf Club suffered a few knocks when four teams had to decline - one due to Covid-related issues and three who were assisting at the G7 Summit at the time.

However, the event was a real hit and after a wonderful day in the sunshine, the winners were electrical specialists Denmans, with AB Coaches coming a respectable second and Enigma in third place.

Overall, the event raised £1,400 for Rotary charities.

One of the charities that will benefit is The Purple Angel dementia awareness campaign, based in Preston, which is the club’s president’s charity for this year.

It will receive a donation of £500 towards the reopening of their memory cafes.

In addition, a separate draw was held at the golf day which raised £205 for the Ricky Grant Day Centre at Torbay Hospital.

This was in memory of Mike Quarterly, of Denmans, who was a regular at the golf days.

The next charity golf day will be held on August 27 at Dainton Golf Club.

For more information or to enter a team, contact Rotarian John Turner on 07904 995 219.

All systems go for new Rotary year

At this time of year, Rotary clubs are usually celebrating the start of their new year and this means 'change-over' time with new presidents taking over the reins and making plans for the year ahead.

The hand-over event is normally something to really celebrate and is marked by holding some kind of social gathering.

However, with restrictions still preventing usual meetings to take place, some clubs have opted for a more informal, low-key ceremony.

At the Rotary Club of Tormohun, members opted for a small outdoor event to welcome their new lady president Joan Baily.

Joan said she is delighted to be leading the club forward and will be supporting Rowcroft Hospice as her chosen charity this year.

We wish her all the very best for her year ahead.

At Torbay Sunrise, president Daniel Boatwright has been persuaded to continue as president for another year.

As the past year has been such a strange time, club presidents have not enjoyed the usual pleasure that such an honoured role presents.

Therefore, Daniel has welcomed this opportunity to guide the club once more, alongside the new president elect Steve Holdup.