Pictured Island Rotary presidents, from left, Sandown's Gerry White, West Wight's Tony Goodman, Vectis Sunrise's Maggie Smee, national president's husband Dennis Phipps, national president Nan McCreadie, Ryde's Nitin Pradhan, Newport's Roland Atikinson and Cowes's John Hamar. Picture by JENNIFER BURTON
THE enormous amount of fundraising carried out by Isle of Wight Rotarians was highlighted with a two-day visit by the organisation’s first woman president.
An exhaustive programme saw Nan McCreadie, who was inaugurated last July, find out more about projects involving Island Rotary clubs.
She took afternoon tea with students at Medina College, who are fundraising for the Age UK Activity Kitchen, toured the new John Cheverton Centre at the Earl Mountbatten Hospice and attended a gala dinner at the Riverside Centre.
She also met inspirational sailor Natasha Lambert, who has cerebral palsy and is supported by Cowes Rotary, and residents and service users at The Foyer.
Mrs McCreadie, who visited with husband, Dennis, said: "We were impressed at the breadth and number of projects involving Rotary clubs on the Isle of Wight.
"The community obviously benefits from the input of Rotarians and the family of Rotary. We are grateful to the Rotarians on the Island for their welcome and hospitality.
"Our special thanks to the Rotary Club of Vectis Sunrise for hosting us."