Inspirational ladies are citizens of the year

Arbroath Rotary Club presented of the Citizen of the Year Awards at the Meadowbank Inn on Thursday evening. From left - Young Citizen of the Year Dionne Geddes, Citizen of the Year Morag McKenzie, sponsor Kerri Price from JourneyCall, Harry Simpson Rotary president, Mike Phillips of Rotaract.
Arbroath Rotary Club presented of the Citizen of the Year Awards at the Meadowbank Inn on Thursday evening. From left - Young Citizen of the Year Dionne Geddes, Citizen of the Year Morag McKenzie, sponsor Kerri Price from JourneyCall, Harry Simpson Rotary president, Mike Phillips of Rotaract.

Arbroath Rotary Club’s two Citizens of the Year for 2017 are both shining examples of hard-working, community-spirited individuals.

At the Club Meeting on Thursday (March 23), Morag McKenzie received the Citizen of the Year Award in recognition of the long service and assistance she has given to the Arbroath Pipe Band.

Morag is well known for her voluntary work in supporting the town’s pipe band, an association which she “has enjoyed for over forty years”.

Dionne Geddes, a senior pupil at Arbroath Academy was presented with the Young Citizen of the Year Award.

Dionne’s hard working and caring nature has resulted in her raising substantial amounts of money for various local and international charities.

Her nominations expressed how inspirational and warm hearted she is as a person.

After receiving multiple nominations Arbroath Rotaract Club decided she was very deserving of the Young Citizen of the Year Award.

Kerri Price from local company Journeycall, the principal sponsor of the Citizen of the Year, presented an engraved bowl to Morag.

She said: “As a major employer in Angus Journeycall is pleased to support the Citizen of the Year project which recognises, in many cases, the unseen work done by members of our local community.”

Mike Phillips, the Chairman of the Rotaract Club of Arbroath presented the Young Citizen of the Year award.

He added: “Arbroath Rotaract Club, on the occasion of its fifth birthday, is pleased to be associated with the Young Citizen of the Year, an initiative which focuses on the work done by younger members of our community.”