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DCC CHAIRMAN'S MEDAL PRESENTATION TO CLUB PRESIDENT LINDA WATSON PHF,
(Photographs courtesy of Rotarian Brian Corker)

 

(left): Club Secretary, Kevin Jobson, introduces the Guest Speaker, Councillor Linda Marshall JP, Chair of Durham County Council, to members of the Rotary Club of Chester-le-Street, and other guests.

On Friday 1st March 2013 - Councillor Linda Marshall JP, Chair Durham County Council, accompanied by her Consort, Councillor David Marshall, addressed members of the Rotary Club of Chester-le-Street at the Club's luncheon meeting and presented Club President, Linda Watson PHF, with the Chairman's Medal for services over many years and several generations to Education, Drama & the Arts for young people within the Chester-le-Street community. The Chairman's Medal being the highest honour Durham County Council can award any of its citizens.  Congratulations President Linda.

(right): Councillor Linda Marshall JP, addresses the assembled members of the Rotary Club of Chester-le-Street, their wives and other guests, about her work as Chair of Durham County Council (DCC), and the charity and other work it entails.  Her talk was entitled 'Another Life'.  Among her gift is the responsibility to present the Counties' highest award, the DCC Chairman's Medal, to outstanding citizens of County Durham.  She announces that on this occasion she is about to present our Club President, Linda Watson PHF, with the Chairman's Medal for her services over many years and several generations of young people, to education & drama within the Chester-le-Street community.

(left): President Linda Watson's facial expression bears witness to her absolute surprise when she realises that she is the recipient of the DCC Chairman's Medal.

Club Secretary, Kevin Jobson and his wife Ursula, watch the proceedings with amusement.

(right): A non-plussed President Linda Watson PHF, receiving her award of the DCC Chairman's Medal from a smiling Councillor Linda Marshall JP, Chair of Durham County Council.

Congratulations President Linda.

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