Liz a first for rotary club

A CHARITABLE organisation in the borough has welcomed its first lady president.

The Rotary Club of Whitley Bay has welcomed Liz York, a retired physiotherapist, as the club’s first female president since its foundation back in 1923.

She takes over the reins from Alan Furness and hopes during her year of office that the club will continue its practice of supporting a number of local organisations and charities, as well as backing a number of international projects.