HENLEY town clerk Mike Kennedy was inducted as a member at the twilight meeting on Tuesday
HENLEY town clerk Mike Kennedy was inducted as a member at the twilight meeting on Tuesday last week.
At the invitation of the president John Grout, the informal welcoming ceremony was carried out by immediate past president Barry Prior in whose year Mr Kennedy had first attended as a visitor. In acknowledging his membership, Mr Kennedy thanked everyone for making him so welcome at the meetings he had attended and promised to do his best to assist the club as a member of the community service Â committee.
He said that he was 60 this year and this had coincided in his mind with the 60th anniversary of the club.
His previous involvement with Rotary had been when, serving as town clerk of Chesham, he was accorded honorary membership for one year of the local club in his capacity as chairman of Chesham Round Table.
He was 38 at the time and felt that if he had gone on to formally join the movement then it would have brought the average age down rather sharply!
In the absence of the advertised speaker, club secretary Philip Fletcher showed two or three short films about Rotary in general for the information of the new member and the second newest member Peter Thomson, who was inducted in June.
International chairman Maria Bunina appealed for lots for the charity auction which the club will be holding at Henley Golf Club on September 29.