CLAY CROSS: Dr Cheryle Berry is new president of town’s Rotary club

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Following a very successful year, the Rotary Club of Clay Cross held their “handover” meeting at the Blue Bell, North Wingfield, last Thursday.

The outgoing president, Neil Greatorex, thanked Rotarians for support during his year and handed over the proceedings to the incoming president, Dr Cheryle Berry MBE.

Dr Berry outlined plans for the next twelve months.

The endeavours of the club during the past year and plans for the future had not gone unrecognised by Rotary District 1220. The Rotary Club of Clay Cross has been awarded the prestigious Rotary Endeavour Shield, which is given to clubs who have made a good all-round effort during the year with fundraising and other projects. This is the first time Clay Cross has received it since it was first presented in 1986.

Dr Berry was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Years Honours list 2013 for services to education, health and charity.

In March this year she received a Serving Sister award from The Priory of St John Ambulance and then went on to run the London Marathon for the 13th time in April.

Dr Berry, who is also chairman of the Sir Joseph Banks Society and trustee of several other charities, announced plans for a forthcoming Rotary visit to the Sir Joseph Banks Centre and the Banks Tribute Garden in Horncastle.