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Rotary club becomes the first in East Anglia to have consecutive female leaders

PUBLISHED: 10:19 28 June 2018 | UPDATED: 10:19 28 June 2018

Pat Mordey receives the president'’s chain of office from Janet Turner. Picture: Rotary Club of Diss Waveney

Pat Mordey receives the president'’s chain of office from Janet Turner. Picture: Rotary Club of Diss Waveney

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For the first time in East Anglian history a female Rotary club leader has handed over leadership to another woman.

The handover took place at the meeting of Diss Waveney Rotary Club the Park Hotel in Diss.

For the first time in the history of Rotary in East Anglia, Janet Turner, founder president of the Diss Waveney Rotary when it was formed in September 2016, handed on the chain of office to Pat Mordey, who will be in place for the next year.

Ms Mordey, 72, from Diss said: “It is quite the honour to take the role.

“I look forward to continuing all the fundraising we do in the area and the community is also very supportive.”

Secretary of Diss Waveney Rotary Rodney Howell said: “This is the first time within the 71 clubs in East Anglia that it has happened and uniquely within East Anglia, the membership of the club is majority female.”

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