Changes all round at Welwyn Hatfield's Rotary clubs

ROTARY clubs in Times Territory have elected new presidents for the coming 12 months. * In Hatfield, outgoing Robert Addleman handed over to the new president, John Hopley. One of Mr Hopley's first tasks was to present a cheque for �350 to Barry Clark of

ROTARY clubs in Times Territory have elected new presidents for the coming 12 months.

* In Hatfield, outgoing Robert Addleman handed over to the new president, John Hopley.

One of Mr Hopley's first tasks was to present a cheque for �350 to Barry Clark of the Breaks Manor youth centre, pictured top left, to support its work with young people in Hatfield.

Mr Clark said: "We're very grateful to the Rotary Club for thinking of us. The money will be going towards out motorcycling project, which provides the opportunity for young people to ride motorbikes skilfully and safely."


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* In Brookmans Park, Michael Jones succeeded Paul Johnson and hopes to build on his achievements.

Mr Jones will be joined by vice-president Steve Northcott and junior vice-president Margaret Thorpe.

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He said he is looking forward to a year where the club can match or exceed monies raised for charities.

Mr Jones also wanted to raise the profile of Rotary and build close links with local organisations.

* At the WGC club, which meets at Homestead Court Hotel, the presidency was handed over to John Walton by the outgoing Ralph Maslin.

Mr Walton said he would be hoping to collaborate with new Hatfield president John Hopley with a specific focus on young people this year, by continuing with regular Rotary events like the technology competition, chef of the year and the Christmas story competition.

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