Brechin Rotary Club hold their club assembly

Pictured are, from left -  Mike and incoming president Jim showing how close Rotary is to ridding the world of polio.

Pictured are, from left - Mike and incoming president Jim showing how close Rotary is to ridding the world of polio.

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The Brechin Rotary Club held their annual Club Assembly last week, where members discussed club programmes and activities.

Jim Houston, who takes over as president from Paul Roberts next month, outlined a host of new ideas for running the Rotary club.

Jim also forecast an exciting year ahead with many projects, some established and some new, building on the club’s achievements over the last few years.

Also in attendance, was Rotary assistant district governor, Mike Robins from Stonehaven.

Mike commended the club for an ambitious and appropriate programme, reflecting on the work of individual clubs, like that in Brechin, enabled Rotary to be such a force throughout the world.

In particular, he praised the club for being a part of Rotary International’s end polio campaign, which has eradicated polio throughout the world except for a few small areas.

Mike said that Rotary were close to ending the scourge of this dreadful disease.

Rotary has been involved in the eradication of polio for more than 25 years.

Througth those years, Rotary has led the private sector in the global effort to rid the world of this crippling disease.

Rotarians work to encourage both donor and polio-affected governments to commit the political and financial resources needed to eradicate polio.