New President’s Quaich

Duns Rotary
Duns Rotary

The Rotary Club of Duns had a most unusual session last week when not only members but most of their wives also attended the weekly meal at the White Swan.

Founding president Ken Candlish was the instigator of this happy occasion. It was in March 1975, that Ken took the chair to preside over the newly established Rotary Club of Duns. Since then many presidents have followed him, continuing the service that he started. Many members have come and gone, but three members, Jack Cameron, David Cochrane and Grant Stephen, who were present were also at the 1975 meeting. Ken wanted to do something to recognise the contribution made by presidents over the years that would continue into the future. He and his wife Isobel came up with the idea of a President’s Quaich to be presented to each president at the start of his year of office and remain with him until he passed it on to his successor. So, with suitable ceremony, Ken and Isobel presented the Quaich to current president Bob Tait.