Rotary’s District Governor, Lynne Marshall, paid a visit to the Stone Club in September, and Stone’s President, Len Bassett, took the opportunity to show Lynne the flowerbed planted by Stafford Borough Council in Stonefield Park to commemorate Stone Rotary’s 75th anniversary.
Lynne was very impressed with the Rotary display, and also the general appearance of the Park, which she said was a credit to the Town as well as the Borough Council team who look after it.
Later she joined the Club for the regular meeting at the Three Crowns, congratulating members on their achievements and encouraging the Club to ‘Light Up Rotary’ the Rotary International theme for the year. She was supportive of the Club’s innovative plans to encourage membership to enable the good work that the Club does in the Community to continue and expand.
The Club’s plans for the year include many of their regular events, such as Children in Need and the Santa Sleigh, as well as some new events, including a plan to organise a ‘water carry’ along the canal tow path to raise funds for Water Aid.
Lynne is one of 29 District Governors in Britain and Ireland, she is responsible for 55 Clubs (and nearly 1600 Rotarians) in Staffordshire, Shropshire and parts of the West Midlands, which comprise Rotary District 1210.
The Rotary Club of Stone and District welcomes men and women of all ages who want to put something back into the local Community, whilst having fun with a group of like minded people. Any local residents who would like to know more should contact the Club, either by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 01785 819807.