New President of Wilton Rotary Peter Edge is the 42nd to lead the charity fund-raising organisation.

During the past 41 years,  the club has supported the local community, including the Stars Appeal, Riding for the Disabled, Wilton Christmas Tree Lighting, and the annual Mammoth Car Boot Sale at Wilton House. Individual charities in the local community have also been assisted financially and with event support. Events and activities have been cancelled or curtailed due to COVD19, including the transfer of office at a meeting of club the 27 members.

A small reception outgoing President Rotarian Carole Slater included Rodney Shipsey, Andy Rhind-Tutt, and treasurer David Huckfield, all past Presidents. The club has increased its registered members which will help Peter with his plans for the coming year.

Peter said: “As we emerge from the Covid-19 crisis, I am keen that we try to integrate more with the community various groups like Wilton Wildlife, Wilton youth groups, Wilton businesses, emergency volunteers schemes, charity groups like Wilton Men’s Shed, Wilton Town Council and others.

“I also want to raise the profile of Rotary, increase its diversity and membership, and continue the great work of my predecessor Carol over the past two years. I am privileged to be only the second President of Wilton Rotary who has also been Mayor of Wilton. We have a great forward-looking club and I look forward to working with everyone involved – Rotarians, friends and helpers.”

Peter will be succeeded in 2021 by Becky Perry and Jeff Giles as President Elect.

An official presentation to Rtn David Huckfield on receiving a Rotary International Award for his services to Rotary and the club over many years. The award is in recognition of the deep appreciation of Rotary International for David’s efforts in the many areas of club activities.