At the December 2nd meeting, ADG Lynne Chant presented the BEL Club with the Presidential Citation 2012 - 2013, for outstanding service to the local and global communities and for upholding the ideals of Rotary. 


The Presidential Citation recognizes Rotary clubs for achieving an array of accomplishments that help them become stronger, deliver more effective service and enhance their public image.  By qualifying for the Presidential Citation, clubs contribute to Rotary's organizational goals and multiply the impact of their good work through the collective focus of 34,000 Rotary Clubs worldwide.

The BEL Club was congratulated for meeting these goals.  During the 2012 - 2013 year, the club conducted an assessment activity to ensure that all members are actively involved in the club and that the club activities and projects reflect the needs of the community.

They were engaged with youth through the sponsorship of students to the Rotary Leadership Weekend, Adventures in Citizenship program and involvement in the international Youth Exchange Program. 

They were visible in the community in their continued development and maintenance of Rotary Park, their stewardship of the Bridgenorth Rotary Trail and partnership with the schools through citizenship awards and project helping hands - the provision of instructional material to primary aged children.

On the International scene the BEL Club continued to support the eradication of Polio and work with other local clubs to provide computers to schools in Haiti.

This is a brief overview of the Club's accomplishments during the 2012 - 2013 Rotary year.  Well done BEL Rotary!