Rotary Club of King’s Lynn celebrate 90 years of supporting good causes in the town

Rotary district governor Derek Rothwell (right) presenting a special citation to the Club’s presiden

Rotary district governor Derek Rothwell (right) presenting a special citation to the Clubs president Michael Pellizzaro (left) at the 90th anniversary ceremony of the Rotary Club of King's Lynn. Picture: Rotary Club of Kings Lynn - Credit: Rotary Club of Kings Lynn

The Rotary Club of King's Lynn celebrated their 90th anniversary with a special ceremony at Town Hall.

The Rotary district governor, Derek Rothwell, presented the club with a unique and much coveted citation certificate from the president of Rotary International, John Germ, who is based in Illinois in the United States.

The ceremony on February 25 was attended by mayor David Whitby, president of Rotary International for Great Britain and Ireland Eve Conway and visiting presidents from local clubs and over 100 Rotarians and guests.

Press officer, Ron Jackson, said: 'Rotary is currently celebrating its 112th anniversary and was founded in America in 1905.

'The first Rotary Club in England was formed in 1912. The spread of Rotary worldwide was rapid making King's Lynn's formation in 1925 number 19,193, but nevertheless one of the very early clubs in England, particularly in East Anglia.'

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