Rosie proves a grand little helper for Rotarians

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Jethart Callant Grant Raeburn visited Jedburgh Rotary Club.

After being welcomed by president Gordon Stuart, he joined the members for dinner. Afterwards he gave a speech and everyone sang “Jeddart’s Here!”, together with a recently-revived number from the town songbook, “A Woodland Memory”.

The president presented the Callant with a club banner (pictured bottom left).

Rotarians helped with car-parking duties at the Waterloo re-enactment at Penielheugh. At the exit from the site, club members – and, Rosie Stuart, five-year-old granddaughter of the president (pictured) –presented buckets for drivers to drop in change, collecting £510.26.

The annual club assembly saw a change of president – from Gordon Stuart to Tony Rae (pictured, bottom right).

Assistant district governor Jo Pawley, from Eyemouth, gave a speech of support, while the new president outlined his aims for the year ahead and committee chairs gave reports on the progress of their respective bodies and plans for the future.

To mark Mr Stuart’s achievements during his two years at the helm, which included the recruitment of the Rotary club’s first female member, a dinner was held in his honour at The Capon Tree on Tuesday.