New president for Redbridge Rotary Club

PUBLISHED: 12:01 11 July 2015

NewRedbridge Rotary president Martin Gudde, left, with departing president Steve Seager

NewRedbridge Rotary president Martin Gudde, left, with departing president Steve Seager


More than fifty Rotarians, family and friends attended an event to celebrate the changeover of Redbridge Rotary Club’s president.

Guests joined members at Luigi’s Restaurant in Beehive Lane, Ilford, to celebrate the succession of current president Steve Seager by new president Martin Gudde last Tuesday.

The pair were joined by guests including past Rotary International president Jonathan Majiyagbe and his wife Ayo, who were both inducted as honorary members of the Redbridge club.

The winner of the Recorder and Redbridge Rotary Young Citizen Award Bella Field, 10, also attended. along with Recorder editor Chris Carter.

New president Mr Seager’s chosen charity this year will be Remap, a national charity which makes and modifies special equipment for people with disabilities to help them achieve independence and a better quality of life.

Professor Richard Folkson, a former engineer at Ford who has retired, attended to receive a cheque for £1500 to buy a much-needed 3D printer.

Other awards were presented to Mike Wren (Yousef Khatri Cup) and Sandra Davidson (Rotarian of the Year Shield) for their contributions and commitment to the club.

Sandra and club secretary Sharon Nathanson both received bouquets for all their hard work through the year.

Newly-inducted President Martin said that wanted to make his year full of fun and fellowship, and hoped the club would find a worthwhile and fulfilling project to participate in.

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