Club’s new president

A BOROUGH rotary club has inducted its seventh president.

Jim Coulthard has become the new president of The Rotary Club of Monkseaton Centenary, following in the footsteps of an impressive team of past presidents.

He is a widower with two children and he is a regular visitor to New Brunswick in the United States where his son lives.

Speaking at a formal meeting of the club when he took over from retiring president Tracey Hartley, Jim said: “There is a very rich history of work done throughout the world that has brought smiles and hope to otherwise helpless people in the developing world.

“I am proud of the record of the Rotary Club of Monkseaton Centenary in that history, particularly the members who have selflessly volunteered to work in deprived areas.”

Immediate past president Tracey Hartley said: “The work of Rotary in providing solutions to needs in deprived communities will continue without letup in Jim’s capable hands.”

At the same meeting, President Jim announced that his ambitions for his year of office included continuing support for the club’s highly successful Cancer Care Project, with the addition of Target Ovarian Cancer.

President-Elect Erena Boyd, Incoming President Jim Coulthard, Outgoing President Tracey Hartley and District Governor Tony Wortman at the induction of the new club president of The Rotary Club of Monkseaton Centenary.