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Last week saw Rotarian Margaret Boyd’s last attendance at the weekly business lunch meeting of Lochaber Rotary Club.
After a very active and participative five years of membership, she is leaving Lochaber to live nearer to her daughter’s family in Castle Douglas in Dumfriesshire.
Her departure will leave a small empty seat at the Rotary table but very large empty space in the Rotary work team.
Margaret, a community development officer with Voluntary Action Lochaber, joined the club in March 2014, sponsored by past president Donald Young and inducted by the then president John Rosie.
A native of Glengarry, her career has seen a diverse range of jobs that have included tractor driving and co-ordinating the UHI Learning Centre Unit.
During her five years with the club, Margaret has put a huge effort into its youth activities work and, in association with Highlands and Islands Enterprise, has introduced a new Young Entrepreneur event and trophy that will be competed for in the coming Rotary year.
She has also been a major promoter and marketer of the club’s children’s bedtime stories book that has raised more than £3,000 for the club’s charity fund.
Margaret thanked her fellow Rotarians for their support, friendship and fun over the last five years and club president Clive Talbot responded: ‘We’re very sorry to lose you and we wish you all the best for your new life in Castle Douglas’.
Local Rotarians bid a fond farewell to departing member, Margaret Boyd, centre.
NO F36 Margaret Boyd departure