Hastings Rotary Club

LAST Friday’s meeting saw the induction of Jacqueline Armstrong into the club.

Her classification is education, and she joins her husband, Peter, in the club, who jointly run Imagen Gallery and picture framing in Trinity Triangle.

Jacqueline is also a respected author and has many books published.

This followed the induction of local solicitor Jo Holden at the previous meeting, who has had a loose association with the club for a number of years.

The meeting also saw the acceptance of Pauline Ash as an honorary member.

Pauline has been a great supporter of Rotary, who with her dance school, Laton Ash, has provided the entertainment at many of the club’s functions.

The club also saw a record number of visitors, including Rotarian Don Hammett’s visitor from Taiwan.

The meeting was chaired by president elect Darryl Johnston and the club sent their best wishes to President Raymond, who has recently had a spell in hospital.

The speaker was Rotarian Ray Dixon, who gave his My Job My Life talk; these talks are given to integrate new members into the club.

Ray, who is not new to Rotary, ‘transferred’ from the RC of Bexhill last year.

He was born in Wembley, Middlesex, and also lived in Dorset, moving to Hastings 27 years ago, where he joined the board of Castelham-based HCP.

Since his retirement he, as an RYA senior instructor, ran the Bexhill Sailing School, is an active member of the International Caravanning Fellowship of Rotarians and assists the audiology department as a volunteer.

Ray is also very active within Rotary, and outlined some of the local and overseas projects that he has been involved with.

For more information on the Rotary Club of Hastings visit www.hastings.rotaryweb.org.