Ludlow in winter

Junior Community Awards

Dog Day 2017

Mock interviews at Ludlow College

Representatives of 14 organisation that received awards from Ludlow Rotary Cares

Representatives of the 4 main beneficiaries of Dog Day 2017

Switch on of Tree of Light 2017

Medieval Fayre Mulled Wine Stall 2017

Rotakids at Clee Hill School planting purple crocus for End-Polio-Now


Who’s who

Port Ripaille Angus Kerr – President – Angus enjoyed a varied career; firstly as an Army officer, serving in Northern Ireland, with Command Forces, and in Hong Kong before the handover.  After taking an MBA, he joined the oil and gas construction industry as a purchasing manager for projects in the Middle East, Thailand, and Africa, before returning to UK as a director of supply with an international helicopter operating company.  Angus first became a Rotarian when he started work in helicopter operations in Aberdeen.  Joining Rotary gave him opportunities to make a useful contribution to the local community, and to make new friends.  That aspect of fellowship and working with each other to help groups across the community is what most appeals to him, and holds true still in Ludlow Rotary Club.

 Fiona Jacklin – Past President – After qualifying as a Registered nurse and Health Visitor,I worked in Community Health in Salford, specialising in working with children and families. Then I worked within the Sure Start initiative as Health lead and Programme manager. I was also a Magistrate in The City of Salford Courts. My connections with Rotary started in Salford through family and friends and when I moved to Shropshire I joined the Ludlow Club  5 years ago. I enjoy the fellowship of Rotary and being able to work within the community on fundraising events and service projects.

 Sarah LoweVice President and Club Archivist – Sarah trained as an architect and practised in Bath and the North West before changing her path to concentrate on the Historic Built Environment.  She now works for Malvern Hills and Wychavon District Councils as a Senior Conservation Officer, following several years in Cheshire, Shropshire and Herefordshire. After moving to the area in 2006 and joining Rotary in Ludlow in 2011, Sarah has been able to become more actively involved in the local community, its health and wellbeing whilst enjoying the fun and friendship of Rotarians at fundraising events and club meetings. Being enthusiastic about all things historic, it is probably appropriate that Sarah also keeps the archives of the Ludlow Club!






Barry Forrester – Hon Secretary – Organisational design and the management of change have been at the core of Barry’s professional career, the majority of which was in the UK Civil Service. Roles included financial controller of major capital spending projects, HR Director of a government agency, and principal policy adviser to the UK Civil Service Commission. He was made an OBE in 2010. Shortly after retirement to Ludlow, he was encouraged to join the local Rotary Club as a means of meeting lively people with a commitment to serving the local community. He has not been disappointed.

Robert Hodge – Treasurer -The first part of Robert’s career was spent in management advisory and consulting roles in the stockbroking, investment banking and international banking sectors.   The next twenty-odd years were with US based international software companies with responsibility for large groups of professional staff.  Before taking the opportunity to retire early, his focus was very much on organizational and people development in projects that took him around the globe.   Robert was encouraged to join Rotary by a fellow member and has enjoyed both the fellowship and the opportunity to contribute to community and other charitable causes.  He is actively involved in other local charities and groups.

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Stewart Officer – Membership Secretary – I joined Rotary having lived and worked overseas for some thirty years and seen how Rotary as a charitable organisation contributes and supports local/international communities to improve their well being. I enjoy the fellowship that Rotary brings in the development of young people and the support of local community projects including fund raising at charitable events.

 Christine and Geoff Tutt – Speaker Secretaries – Christine and Geoff, a retired police officer, have been married for 55 years and joined Ludlow Rotary Club 3 years ago. Geoff was a member of Bromley Round Table and when he became of age joined Bromley Rotary Club. After moving to Herefordshire he joined Leominster Rotary Club and was President in 2007. Christine was a member and Past President of Bromley Ladies’ Circle and later member and Past President of Leominster Inner Wheel. On moving to Ludlow she joined Rotary.

Update 15/07/2017