Keen walker becomes Rotary president

David Ashdown (left) congratulates the new president Keith Mullen.
David Ashdown (left) congratulates the new president Keith Mullen.

A NEW president has been appointed to lead Hailsham Rotary Club.

Keith Mullen took over from David Ashdown to become the club’s 76th president at a ceremony on Tuesday, July 10.

Mr Mullen has been a member of the club for 12 years and is known to many residents as the owner and director of Hailsham Furniture until recently, when he retired from business.

The new president plans to encourage the club with several sporting and new activities during the year. He has already been busy supporting the Hailsham Rotary Golf Challenge at the Horam Manor Golf Club.

Mr Mullen will encourage women to participate in the club events, and to become members of the club.

The club is also active in its fund raising activities, recent donations include ‘Starfish’ the remedial stammering charity that is Hailsham-based; and contributions towards buying a digital projector for Hailsham Pavilion.

Mr Mullen is also a keen long distance trekker, having undertaken both the South Downs Way, and the St. James Path in Spain. Sponsored walking is likely to be on the Rotarian agenda in the coming year.