David takes over as Duns Rotary Club president

New rotary president
New rotary president

The photograph shows Duns Rotary Club’s past president Eric Bridgewater (right) congratulating the incoming president David McLuckie on his appointment.

Last Thursday saw the start of a new session for Duns Rotary Club, with president David McLuckie taking the chair for the first time.

David has lived in Duns since 2000. For the past 11 years he has been Director of Estates and Facilities of NHS Borders, based at Borders General Hospital. He joined Rotary in 2004 and within a short time served as Club Secretary for two years. He has now taken on the Presidency during the Club’s 40 Anniversary year.

After receiving the chain of office, the new president said: “An emphasis for my year as president will be to recognise the need for transformation within our country in the fight against Dementia, an illness, as we all live longer, which may affect one in three of the population. The Club, I hope, will make a contribution to research into this debilitating disease through links with Alzheimer Scotland and with other emerging complimentary initiatives.”

David will be supported by senior vice-president Ian Gaston and the team of committee chairmen, as the Rotary club celebrates its ruby anniversary.