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Vol.30


Monthly Newsletter for Members and Friends of The Rotary Club of Barnstaple February 2015


Rotarian Awarded BEM


Congratulations to Past President James Waldron who has been honoured in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours.


James has been awarded the British Empire Medal for his services in the community in Bishops Tawton.


James Waldron The official presentation is due to take place in April at Exeter. Headteacher to be the Next President


of the Rotary Club of Barnstaple. David Atton has been elected to be the 92nd President of our club for the year 2015-2016. David became head teacher of The Park Community School in 1997 and continues a long affiliation with our club as previous masters at the school were Past President Jimmy Morgan and Bill Benson. A native of Lincolnshire, David taught science at three schools before taking a deputy headship at Great Torrington School in 1983. He joined Park School in 1986 as Deputy Headmaster and his promotion to Head Teacher made him the first internal appointment to the post in the school’s history.


David Atton District Magazine has New Editor


Good news, we now have a District Editor. It has been announced that John Wokersien who is a past member of Exmouth Rotary Club is the new part-time editor. John is originally from Portsmouth and has


John Wokersien


recently retired as Exmouth Town Clerk, a position he held for 12 years. Please forward any items for the District Magazine to: eltbjrdes@aol.com


CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARD 2015


The C & V committee are seeking nominations for someone, who in their opinion has done or is doing something in the community, worthy of the award. Please contact Gordon Tamlyn with your nominations before March 2014.


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