HELENSBURGH Rotary Club’s new president was officially installed at a recent presentation which coincided with the annual visit of another of the society’s top brass.

Outgoing president, retired surgeon Mike Jane, welcomed District 1230 - covering the area from Stranraer to Fort William - Governor Jimmy Johnston MBE at the luncheon in the Royal Northern and Clyde Yacht Club at Rhu.

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Mr Jane began the ceremony by thanking all the members for their support, and in particular the organisers of the many charitable and youth events run during the year, adding that this had made his term of office very enjoyable.

He then presented the president’s chain of office to his successor, retired solicitor Douglas Dow, who is chairing the club for the second time, having first done so in 2006-7.

The new senior vice-president is Derek Hall, with Reay Mackay becoming junior vice-president.

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The district governor outlined the aims for the year ahead, which are to increase the impact of rotary, expand the movement’s reach, engage in changing the environment, and increase rotary’s ability to adapt to a changing world.

He also spoke of a hope of seeing more men and women of different nationalities and backgrounds join rotary in Scotland.

He said: “Be bold, be brave, learn to think differently.”