Harrogate Rotary Club celebrates 101 years with prestigious awards

A total of 190 members of the Rotary Club of Harrogate and their guests celebrated the club’s 101st anniversary at a very special dinner at The Majestic Hotel in Harrogate.

By Graham Chalmers
Monday, 4th April 2022, 2:34 pm
Updated Monday, 4th April 2022, 2:48 pm

Celebrations had to be delayed last year for obvious reasons so the opportunity was also used to welcome the dawn of a new century.

Guests on Saturday night included The Mayor and Mayoress Harrogate Coun and Mrs Trevor Chapman , the Past President of Rotary GB&I Tom Griffin, the Rotary District Governor Stephen Ellis.

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Rotary Club of Harrogate Centenary Dinner - Alistair Ratcliffe receiving his Paul Harris Fellowship.

One very special guest speaker was Peter Wright, The Yorkshire Vet, who gave members a fascinating insight into his life and work in the Dales and the making of such a popular programme.

The fact that he had been taught at school in Thirsk by Ann Percival, our President-Elect, added to the occasion.

The event was also an opportunity to present a Paul Harris Fellowship to last year’s club president Alistair Ratcliffe with a second one due to be presented to Past President Eric Mitchell who unfortunately was not able to attend on the night.

A very special evening was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Further details of this, the club and membership are available on the club website www.harrogate.rotary1040.org