Thursday, 6 February 2014
South Ayrshire woman is first female Rotary president
Councillor Robin Reid hosted a civic reception on behalf of South Ayrshire Council to welcome Nan McCreadie, the first female President of Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland, back to South Ayrshire, and to congratulate her on becoming the first female president.
[Pictured: Councillor Robin Reid welcomes Nan McCreadie and fellow Rotarians to the County Buildings.]
Councillor Robin Reid said: “Nan has strong links with South Ayrshire and it is great that a South Ayrshire woman has become the first female president of Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland.
“A global humanitarian organisation, with five clubs in South Ayrshire, the members give up their free time to enhance the lives of others in our communities.
“I know that Nan will make a great contribution to the organisation and guide it well.”
William H Campbell, District Secretary of Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland said: “The president of Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland, Nan McCreadie, visited Rotary District 1230 (West of Scotland) during which visit she was presented with a quaich by South Ayrshire Council to mark the centenary of Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland and in recognition of the fact that she is the first female president of the organisation. Nan was born and brought up in Ayrshire, attending Ayr Academy as a pupil.”
South Ayrshire Council is a Founder Member of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.