A second Rotary club has been officially launched in Evesham.

Rotary in the Vale was officially chartered last week, with a celebration held at Evesham Boathouse.

Sandra Capaldi only got involved with the Rotary when the club was first formed, in 2019, but will now act as president.

She said: “It's been a very rewarding three years, not without its challenges in having to deal with the Covid lockdown but our team have stayed on course throughout in helping our local charities and community organisations through very challenging times.

“We have now reached our goal of getting our charter and are officially the second club in Evesham and I now hold the position of President of Rotary in the Vale.”

Evesham Journal: An evening of celebration was held at Evesham Boathouse to mark the occasionAn evening of celebration was held at Evesham Boathouse to mark the occasion

Sandra added: “Mindful of the fact we all have busy lives, we wanted to give people who have limited free time and need flexibility to suit their personal circumstances the opportunity to join Rotary in helping charities and community projects locally and further afield.

“We are grounded in the belief that everyone can contribute.  Everything we do is driven by these goals.

“We are committed to develop and sustain a good solid base to help others. To focus on where improvement is needed and to act on the many possibilities we see to help our community thrive. 

“We are looking forward to the future and to welcoming others to join us in helping carry on our work in our community.”

District governor Jim Currie handed Sandra with the charter certificate before president of Evesham Rotary, Sue Lomas, presented her with the Presidents chain of office.

Rotarian, and former president of the Evesham club, Chris Bloomfield said: “It was fantastic to see so many Rotary District members along with members of surrounding clubs all coming together to celebrate our achievements.

“The Initiative to create a second Evesham club came from the Rotary Club of Evesham about four years ago now, so has been a little while in the making!

“Both Evesham clubs will work hand-in-hand to offer a more diverse rotary experience to the Evesham community”.