Held in the magnificent surroundings of Oakland’s Hall, Hyde Rotary Club celebrated their ‘Annual Charter Dinner’ and awards ceremony on Friday evening.
The Civic Mayor of Tameside, Cllr Philip Fitzpatrick joined Hyde Rotary members and friends to celebrate the Hyde Rotary Club’s 80th anniversary at a special Charter Dinner to mark this significant milestone.
Assisted by local and national dignitaries, including Cllr Andy Kinsey, Cllr Maria Bailey, Rotary District Governor, Stan Bowes and Rotary Club members from Tameside and Stockport Lamplighters Rotary Clubs, Cllr Fitzpatrick toasted the octogenarian Club, paying a particular tribute to their 80 years of successful fundraising and fellowship.
The Hyde Rotary Club was founded in 1937 and raises thousands of pounds each year for a number of national and international charities.
However, over 80years, the Hyde Rotary has changed considerably since the club’s formation.
Although all the members are extremely proud of their heritage, the club is now made up of both men and women, who meet weekly and enjoy a very active social life, members work on behalf and within the community, and organise such events as the Gee Cross Fete; The Father Christmas Sleigh, and other charitable community events, where all profits from these activities are donated to local community projects every year.
The District Governor, Stan Bowes, presented President Kevin Maddox with an 80th Charter Certificate, which comes from RIBI in the states. states.
Speaking to us after the evening’s activities and fabulous celebratory dinner, Club President, Kevin said, “This is my second term as president of this wonderful club; especially one that is so steeped in history and tradition!
I am so proud to be President in this our 80th year, and tonight, it was my pleasure to welcome all our guest and friends and the unforgettable guest speaker ‘The Chester Town Crier’ Mr. David Mitchell, who certainly kept everybody royally entertained.”
And with that, he raised his glass for another 80 successful years for the Rotary Club’s success here in Hyde.
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