Charity Bob steps down

Group: Deeside Steam and Vintage Club members at the group's recent A.G.M. Outgoing chairman Bob Lawrie pictured: bottom row, third from right.
Group: Deeside Steam and Vintage Club members at the group's recent A.G.M. Outgoing chairman Bob Lawrie pictured: bottom row, third from right.

Deeside Steam and Vintage Club’s Bob Lawrie handed over the chairmanship after eighteen years at the helm.

Bob had previously told the Piper that he would be stepping down and his replacement, Mike Morrison, was announced at this week’s annual general meeting.

During his near two decades as chair he helped the club raise over £80,000 for local charities.

His last piece of goodwill was handing a cheque over for £3,500 to the Monty’s Maggie’s cancer appeal after a successful steam rally in Milton of Crathes.

Bob’s wife Clara also stood down from her role as club secretary at the meeting.

Bob and Clara were presented with a quaich and shopping vouchers in recognition of their service.

The meeting also saw Len Rennie standing down from his position as Vice Chairman to be replaced by Neil Wright.

Len was presented with a watch by the members.

Bob previously said: “We’ve always tried to give to the local community and local charities and hospitals have always been a priority for us. We try and do a big hospital donation every year, anything to help out the community.”