Pride and delight of new Rotary chief

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FORMER Bulwell businessman Malcolm Darroch has expressed his ‘pride and delight’ at being invested as the new president of BULWELL AND BASFORD ROTARY CLUB in what promises to be a particularly special year.

Forty-two years after his father, Neil, took on the same role, Malcolm has followed in his dad’s footsteps and the jewel of office will be worn proudly in what is the club’s golden jubilee year. He succeeds Bill Smith in the position.

The Darrochs ran their structural steelworks business in Greasley Street, Bulwell, for 50 years and Malcolm played his part in its success, eventually becoming managing director.

A Rotary member for just five years, he says: “I am totally committed to a club with a reputation second to none.

“Being club president in its 50th anniversary year and what is also the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year is really exciting and a great privilege. I feel honoured.”

“Bulwell and Basford Rotary Club owes much to wonderful businessmen — my father included — who have helped to put Bulwell on the map.”

The club first met at the Newstead Abbey pub on St Albans Road, Bulwell. Over the years, members have raised many thousands of pounds for a variety of worthy causes.

n OUR PHOTO shows Malcolm (right) welcomed into his new role by outgoing president Bill Smith (PHOTO AND STORY by Peter Jordan)