It was all change at the latest meeting of Arbroath Rotary Club as the chain of office was passed on for another year.
Club president Ian Lamb delivered his closing address before handing over the reins to Iain Grimmond on Thursday evening at the Meadowbank Inn.
In his closing address Mr Lamb spoke about the club’s continuing commitment to focussing on and engaging with the community and this he believed was clearly demonstrated by the capacity crowd at their fund-raising concert at the Webster Memorial Theatre in March.
As a result of their fund-raising the club’s campaign to install heart defibrillators at strategic points throughout Arbroath will soon take place.
Mr Lamb also praised the generosity of Arbroath folk who provided tremendous support during the typhoon disaster in the Philippines in December, helping the club to raise £3,500 to supply life-saving ShelterBox kits to the survivors.
He added: “However, Rotarians are volunteers and we need more like minded people to come and join us and jointly enjoy the fellowship of Rotary Membership and of being able to help people who are perhaps not as fortunate as themselves.”
Mr Lamb concluded his address by saying that it had been an honour to have served as the president of the club and gave thanks to the support offered by the members and by the Club Council.
Mr Grimmond’s tenure as president officially came into effect on Tuesday.