Rotary Club appoint new president

All Change at the top in the Bridlington Rotary Club. Out going president Terry Atherton hands over the chain of office to incoming president Rev John Fisher  NBFP PA1627-2

All Change at the top in the Bridlington Rotary Club. Out going president Terry Atherton hands over the chain of office to incoming president Rev John Fisher NBFP PA1627-2

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Bridlington’s new Rotary Club president said he is happy be taking over the role after more than 38 years in the organisation.

Reverend John Fisher, of Bridlington Methodist Church, has taken over from outgoing president, Terry Atherton.

Rev fisher said: “It is a task that has to be done and there are going to be a changes, like most organisations.

“Terry did very well and had a full year. He threw his heart and soul into it, I am sure, and he enjoyed it.

“I think we will continue to support St Catherine’s Hospice and Yorkshire Cancer Research.”

Rev Fisher is taking over from Terry Atherton, who said he “thoroughly enjoyed” his time as president.

He added: “John also stood in for me for six weeks and, unfortunately, had to do it for me in the last six weeks.

“Obviously I am extremely grateful for the way he handled everything.

“I thoroughly enjoyed the year between and attended many events and raised an awful lot for charity.

“I donated to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and St Catherine’s Hospice.

“They are worthwhile causes and both do an excellent job.”

During his time as president, Mr Atherton presided over an excursion to Light Water Valley for Bridlington School Children, a rotary golf tournament and Bridlington’s annual Christmas Tree Festival.

Rev Fisher, who was formerly president of South Shields Rotary Club, added that Bridlington’s club is always 
appealing for new members.

He said: “Anyone who is interested in learning more about Rotary Club can email me at john@crowle75.fsnet.co.uk.

“I would be happy to give people literature or talk to them about the club.”