If ‘We’re for Communities’ means anything in Rotary – and it does! Then honouring people in our communities who have done outstanding things, or given exceptional service need recognition by us for these actions, because we are working on the same side. Recently RC Senlac, based in Bexhill, but with coverage also eastwards into St.Leonards had a presentation evening for three women who, in their view had merited recognition.
Sue Adey – manager of the RVS (Royal Voluntary Service) for their St. Leonards Centre. Over six years she has conducted several initiatives to strengthen and broaden the service given by this group, from a starting point of ten volunteers she now manages over 90, and serves 10,000 people per month in the St. Leonards area.
Club President Jimmy Carroll gave each of them a framed certificate and a cheque to assist them in their work. A very good example of ‘We’re for Communities’ in action.
Joan Harding a serial fund raiser for Save the Children over 20 years. More recently she has been also giving her talents to the Macmillan Cancer Charity. She is a compassionate pragmatist who offers support to friends and neighbours. Joan has also fostered several young people.
Barby Keel, who runs an animal sanctuary for dogs, cats, donkeys, horses, ponies, goats,sheep, pigs, and many other creatures.Beginning this work in 1971 she now looks after over 600 animals. She also has a charity shop, which supports her work.