St Francis Rotarians welcomed Lindsay Pearson as Club President for the 2023-24 Rotary year. Outgoing President Brian Codling handed over to President Lindsay the annual Induction dinner St Francis Links on 6th July 20-23.

“We are looking forward to a dynamic year under the leadership of this highly experienced Rotarian,” said outgoing President Codling.

After retiring as Principal of Grey Junior School, Lindsay transferred his membership from Rotary Club of Algoa Bay when he and his wife Noelle came to live in St Francis Bay in July 2021.

In 1988 he was a member of a Group Study Exchange team which travelled to Boston/Massachusetts, USA. This proved to be an incredible experience for him, he jumped at the opportunity of joining the Rotary Club of Graaff Reinet in 1995. When he moved to Port Elizabeth in 2002 he was invited to join the Rotary Club of Algoa Bay and served as President of that Club in 2008/2009, receiving a Paul Harris Fellow in 2005. In 2013 he led a GSE team to California and has since served on various committees, mostly Youth and International Affairs.