A FORMER nurse has been elected as the new president of Shoreham and Southwick Rotary Club.
Mrs Liz Box is the second woman to take on the role, following in the footsteps of Alison Boram, who was president two years ago.
Mrs Box was inducted on Thursday, at the club’s regular meeting at The Amsterdam public house in Shoreham.
Rotarian Les Baker said: “The Rotary year commences on July 1 and, for the second time in the club’s history, a lady president was elected.
“Mrs Liz Box, a local lady, brings with her much valuable life experience and the wish to carry on the success our club has become over the many years of its existence.”
After training as a nurse in Hastings, Mrs Box worked in the operating theatre of a Swedish plastic surgery hospital.
On her return to England, she worked in theatre and the intensive care department at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.
After several years, she left nursing to join a medical company as a representative until the birth of her son.
She then started her own business, which involved dispensing surgical goods to patients all over Sussex, Surrey and Kent. When she retired after 30 years, she sold the company.
It was soon after her retirement that Mrs Box joined Rotary and she quickly became fully involved in all the activities of the busy Shoreham and Southwick club, with much involvement in fundraising for local and international charities, service work with charities and youth work, as well as time for the club’s social side.
In her address, Mrs Box said she wanted the club to go from strength to strength and continue the successful history it had enjoyed for many years.
She added that some new members would be most welcome, in order to help out with her ambitious programme for the coming year.
Anyone interested can find out more via the Shoreham and Southwick Rotary Club website or find the club on Facebook.
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