Ann Bell named new president

HANDOVER: Ann Bell MBE (left) is named as the new president of the Fraserburgh Rotary Club.
HANDOVER: Ann Bell MBE (left) is named as the new president of the Fraserburgh Rotary Club.

The outgoing Rotary Club of Fraserburgh president, Gill Lamont, has handed over the role to her successor, Ann Bell MBE.

During Gill Lamont’s year as president, the Rotary Club of Fraserburgh has, with assistance of Aberdeenshire Council, placed three benches along the Fraserburgh ring road to enable walkers to sit.

The Club also supported Inner Wheel with their Palliative Care project to provide a special bed and a special chair for patient.

It has also run the Young Musician of the Year Competition at the Fraserburgh Academy, and sent two Academy pupils to the RYLA Leadership Courses.

International projects have also been undertaken. These include the Jolerider Project, collecting bikes to help children in remote areas get to school, and collecting for Life Straws to provide clean drinking water in places where drought, disaster, or poverty means that this vital need is not readily available.

Incoming President Ann Bell said that, during her year, she would like the Club to become more involved with the community, while continuing support for international projects.

She said: “We plan to hold a musical evening, highlighting the amazing amount of talented young people of all cultural backgrounds, in and around Fraserburgh. We also plan to continue to support Young Musician of the Year and RYLA.  We would also plan to give some support to Kinship4Kids. 

“I am looking forward to my year as President and wish to be working closely with Inner Wheel and other community organisations such Fraserburgh Development Trust and Fraserburgh Forward. I look forward to hearing more about SURF, as I have long wanted to see the beach train resurrected and wish them every success.”