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New club president ‘rising to the enormous challenges’ caused by pandemic

PUBLISHED: 11:46 07 July 2020 | UPDATED: 11:46 07 July 2020

Downham Market Rotary's new president - Howard Phillips. Picture: Downham Market Rotary

Downham Market Rotary's new president - Howard Phillips. Picture: Downham Market Rotary

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A new club president has said they are rising to the challenge during the current crisis to help others, despite fundraising events being ‘impossible’ to hold.

Downham Market Rotary President Elect - Kay Lincoln. Picture: Downham Market RotaryDownham Market Rotary President Elect - Kay Lincoln. Picture: Downham Market Rotary

Howard Phillips, became Downham Market Rotary’s new president on Wednesday, July 1 and will be supported by president elect Kay Lincoln.

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The club have said it along with all other Rotary colleagues have had to “totally rethink” its way of working during Covid-19, to continue “giving something back” to the community.

A spokesman said: “The pandemic has brought enormous challenges. Downham Rotary have been successful in the past with events to raise money for good causes. Those events are now impossible.”

Mr Phillips added: “We are rising to the challenge and through the medium of our regular online meetings we are introducing new ideas which will help us keep up the momentum of helping others.”


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