NEW Barry Rotary Club members Brian Fakir and councillor Leighton Rowlands were inducted in the club’s first hybrid live/virtual event.

In front of a Zoom conferencing audience, Club president David Jakeway presented Mr Fakir and councillor Rowlands with their new member packs and certificates of membership, while welcoming them into the fold.

The event was made special by the online attendance of Rotary district governor Alison Sutherland and assistant governor Brian Pippen.

Mr Fakir and councillor Rowlands are already active in the community and are keen to start using their experience and skills to enhance the Club’s activities, especially so where youth projects and virtual projects are concerned.


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Barry Rotary has been holding virtual club meetings since lockdown began and has already trialled several online competitions.

To meet the new challenges that face the Barry community and to maintain its status as one of many community champions, the Club is planning to increase its virtual presence with more online competitions and the introduction of activities and events.

The Club is also investigating the possibilities of combined live/virtual events.

For more information on the Club, its activities, and membership, call Mr Jakeway on 07533 048620 or you can find them on Facebook.