Inauguration of New President Mr. Norman Smith

Jul 4, 2024 | Our News

On Tuesday, 24 June, the Rotary Club of Kenton on Sea held a splendid evening to inaugurate our new president, Mr. Norman Smith, who will serve for the upcoming year. The outgoing president, Mr. Vaughan Nisbet, was honored for his dedicated service.

The event took place at the House Kitchen in Kenton on Sea, with the venue filled to capacity with Rotary members, honorary Rotarians, and guests from neighboring towns Port Alfred and Grahamstown. Val and her team at the House Kitchen hosted a wonderful evening filled with delicious food and fun, making it a memorable occasion for everyone present.

President Norman Smith

Group photo, from left to right:  President Norman Smith, Sandy Smith, Bev Lloyd, Peter Reid, Eugene De Witt, Simon Matthews, Mike Peter, Alison Nisbet, Tony Swift, Vaughan Nisbet and Bruce Steele-Gray.

Will Braithwaighte (left) was awarded the prestigious Paul Harris Award, presented by Mike Peter (right), which is given to a Rotarian or member of the community who has made an outstanding contribution to the community.

Sandy Smith (right) received the President’s Significant Achievement Award for her exceptional services to Rotary Kenton. Presented by Past President Vaughan Nisbet (left)

The Wandelstok was presented to Bruce Steele-Gray (right) for being the most traveled Rotarian. Presented by Past President Vaughan Nisbet (left)

Additionally, the BSA (Big Stirrer Award) wooden spoon was presented to Justin Wilmot (left). Presented by Past President Vaughan Nisbet (right)

We look forward to the leadership and vision that Mr. Norman Smith will bring to our Rotary Club in the coming year. The evening was a testament to the camaraderie and community spirit that defines the magic of Rotary, and we are excited for the future under our new president’s guidance.

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