Whitley Bay Rotary Club has elected a new president.
Richard Hart, of Monkseaton Drive, Whitley Bay, plans to mark the club’s 90th anniversary by implementing a ‘Moving With the Times’ theme for the year, which will see the club create and run its own website.
He said: “I am honoured to be the president in this celebration year and I shall maintain our links in the community, which were established all those years ago.”
Members marked the start of the year by planting 90 trees in Rotary Way, Shiremoor, and visiting nine first schools in Whitley Bay, where they presented each Year 4 leaver with an Usborne Illustrated Dictionary for Life.
And the group will continue supporting local and national charities.