Club to represent region for award

A CHARITABLE group in North Tyneside has beaten off competition from across the globe to win a prestigious award.

The Rotary Club of Monkseaton Centenary has won Rotary International’s prestigious Significant Achievement Award for 2011.

The club had been selected from the 68 clubs in the district to represent the north east in the worldwide competition, after it won the Rotary International Best Cooperative Projects Award for the fifth time in a row.

The award was presented to club president Jim Coulthard by Rotary district governor Tony Wortman.

President Jim Coulthard said that the award was the “icing on the cake”, after the club became the first Britain to win the Best Cooperative Projects Award for five consecutive years.

“With over 32,000 Rotary Clubs in the world, it is rewarding that our club has now won the Significant Achievement Award for a record second consecutive year,” he said.