With the counter attraction of an England-Germany match on television on Tuesday 29th June, the ‘Handover ‘meeting of Middlesbrough Erimus Rotary was postponed by an hour. The home side’s victory meant that the new Rotary year was welcomed with smiling faces on every segment of the Zoom screen.

Outgoing President Dave Whittaker thanked all members for their contribution to a very different year and in response the new President Alan Clifton congratulated his predecessor for his unstinting efforts to overcome the challenges posed by Covid. The club had met throughout the year online and contributed significantly toward Food banks and several other local charitable causes.

Alan set three goals for his year in celebrating the Centenary of Middlesbrough’s original Rotary club, resuming ‘outdoor’ fundraising as restrictions are reduced and returning to fellowship together once rules allow for this to happen.

In addition to this hat trick Mike Overy confirmed the club are making the Middlesbrough Sports Village cycle track available to any local charity for fundraising over the weekend September 4th-5th and many charities had already expressed a keen interest. For further details contact rotaryride@erimusrotary.org 

Here is the President’s chain being passed on whilst zoom attendees watch on.






Dave Whittaker hands over the President's chain to Alan Clifton


Handover Zoom attendees


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