A NEW president was sworn in at Chard Rotary Club, as the outgoing member was shocked by an award.

Outgoing president Robin Williams passed the chain to Mike Trott.

Robin was then surprised with a Paul Harris Sapphire pin, in recognition of outstanding service to Rotary.

Club secretary Gerald Bray and club treasurer Bob Jackson were also given sapphire pins.

Nora Arnold was inducted as a Paul Harris Fellow, the highest award a club can give a non-Rotarian.

This was for work with the Friends of Chard Hospital, Chard Street Pastors and Chard Methodist Church.