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Karen takes up the reigns as new President of Hyde Rotary Club
Monday 9th July 2018 @ 11:00 by Nigel Skinner
Denton & Audenshaw Dukinfield Hyde Stalybridge Tameside

Hyde businesswoman Karen Dorney has officially taken up the ‘reigns’ as the new President of Hyde Rotary Club.

Former president Alan Oldham handed over the chains of office at a grand installation ceremony at Hyde’s Oaklands Hall on Friday.

Some 70 guests, including Karen’s close family and friends and members from the Rotary clubs of Tameside, Dukinfield and Stalybridge, Denton and Audenshaw as well as the Civic Mayor of Tameside, Cllr Denise Ward and her consort Cllr David McNally, all attended the special event.

Following a sumptuous dinner, two Paul Harris Fellowship awards were presented to outgoing President Alan and Ann Pike, who accepted the award on behalf of her late husband Colin.

A long service award was also presented to Barry Carey in recognition of his 30 years of Rotary Club membership.

Karen, who has been a Rotarian for two years, is the owner of Paper Tulips, Hyde’s premier craft and gift shop, and also organises the towns highly successful monthly Artisan Market.

Speaking after the event Karen said the club, now in its 81st year, would continue to support local and International community projects, Polio eradication, and Rotary International charities.

She also nominated Mental Health community organisations as the her chosen charities.

If you are interested in joining the Rotary Club you can contact Karen on 07825 148140 or visit the Hyde Rotary Club website – or Facebook page.

HONOUR: Karen is presented with the chains of office by outgoing President Alan Oldham.