A STALWART of Arbroath Rotary Club, Derry Sangster, was honoured at the weekly meeting in the Meadowbank on Thursday for his 50 years service to the club.
Special guests were Cath Chorley, district governor, who was accompanied by her husband, Stephen, Mike Robins, assistant district governor, and John Miller, president of the Rotary Club of Carnoustie.
The club was especially delighted to welcome Mr Sangster’s wife, Winnie, and son, Colin, to the meeting.
Mr Sangster’s membership began in 1962. In 1973/4 he was club president and during that time he introduced the Inner Wheel to Arbroath, his wife, Winnie, being a founder member.
He is already a proud recipient of the Paul Harris award, Paul Harris being the founder of the Rotary movement. Cath Chorley spoke about Mr Sangster’s interests of golf, gardening and, in particular, music, and revealed that he was an accomplished performer in Gilbert and Sullivan operas and is a great lover of music in general.
He was presented with a framed certificate celebrating his 50 years in Rotary signed by the President of Rotary International, as well as a special letter of thanks.
Bill Watt intimated that the Rotaract Race Night had been a great success, with a total of £1,300 raised. He said that Rotaractors and Rotarians had worked hard to make the event happen, but special thanks went to compere, Paddy Quinlan.
He also reminded everyone that Santa is at the Abbeygate tomorrow (Saturday) and is to be there every Saturday until Christmas and also on Sunday, December 23.