Rushden Rotary club hosts dinner to mark anniversary

Rushden Rotary President Mark Darnell, Police Commissioner Andrew Simmonds and Rotarian and County Councillor Michael Tye
Rushden Rotary President Mark Darnell, Police Commissioner Andrew Simmonds and Rotarian and County Councillor Michael Tye

The Rotary Club of Rushden was formed in 1935 and it held its 80th charter celebrations last month with distinguished guests at an event at the John White Golf Club in Rushden.

Organised by the chairman of membership, Geoff Bolland, the evening commenced with a three-course meal followed by a welcome to guests by president Mark Darnell.

Guests included presidents and Rotarians from the clubs of Rushden Chichele, Corby, Kettering and Kibworth & Fleckney as well as district governor Ken Billington, district secretary Dick Parsley, assistant governor Chris Davies, Rushden Inner Wheel president Kaye Rawlins and president of Rushden Rotaract Rebecca Dore.

Also present was the mayor of Rushden, Richard Lewis.

The district governor proposed a toast to the club after which guest speaker Adam Simmonds, Northamptonshire’s police commissioner, spoke about his passion to make the county the safest in England.