Rotarians receive New Year’s Honours
Rotarians receive New Year’s Honours

We are delighted to announce that a number of Rotarians from across Great Britain have been named in the 2016 New Year’s Honours List.

This includes the award for one Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) and six Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) accolades.

Ben Goss, from the Rotary Club of Elgin, has been awarded an OBE for services to people with disabilities and disadvantaged people in the UK and Abroad.

Ian Beattie, from the Rotary Club of Bristol, has been awarded an MBE for services to charity and to the community in Bristol.

Mike Elkerton, from the Rotary Club of Wallasey, has been awarded an MBE for services to people with disabilities and to charity in North West England.

David Hughes, from the Rotary Club of Chester-le-Street, has been awarded an MBE for services to charity.

Phil Leason, from the Rotary Club of Stone & District, has been awarded an MBE for services to Royal Mail and to the community in Stone, Staffordshire.

Following the announcement, Phil commented: “I am very proud of Stone. I was born in the town and have lived there all my life. I wanted to put something back into the community and I am proud of what I have contributed.”

Dr Philip Smith, from the Rotary Club of Milton Keynes, has been awarded an MBE for services to business and to the community in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire.

On his award, Philip said: “I am humbled that my efforts have been rewarded in this way. I try to put what I can into the roles I perform in Milton Keynes, but this is something special.”

Alexander Stewart, a Past President of the Rotary Club of Perth St. Johns is “delighted and extremely honoured” to have been awarded an MBE for voluntary service in Perth and Kinross.

Thomas Delwyn Roberts has also had his voluntary service to the community in Llangollen, Wrexham recognised, which has included arranging exchange trips for local children in his community and in India as part of Rotary’s Youth Exchange programme. He has been awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM).

In total, 1,196 people have received an award, all of which will be invited to Buckingham Palace to collect their honour.

 

Published: Wednesday 27th January 2016

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