Former Rotary Club of King’s Lynn president’s medal is returned to club

This photograph was taken at the Rotary Club of King's Lynn's handover dinner on Monday 29th June - on the left: Bob Sharp outgoing President and Mrs Margaret Bullen MBE. ANL-150907-143107001
This photograph was taken at the Rotary Club of King's Lynn's handover dinner on Monday 29th June - on the left: Bob Sharp outgoing President and Mrs Margaret Bullen MBE. ANL-150907-143107001
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Just over 12 months ago, the Rotary Club of King’s Lynn’s most senior past president Geoffrey Bullen died aged 92.

Geoff, who followed his father, Frank, (president 1932-33) into Rotary, joined Lynn Rotary in 1977 and was president in 1984-85. Geoff remained a member right up to his death and despite his illness he maintained his attendance until the very last. At the end of a presidential year, all presidents are presented with a medal and these are proudly worn at all important occasions.

It was Geoff’s wish that his medal would not languish in a drawer following his death and he decreed that it should be presented back to the club.

At the club handover meeting, Geoff’s widow, Margaret Bullen presented the medal (which had been inscribed) to Bob Sharp whose year of office came to an end and he had handed over the chain of office to new president Keith Boyce. Bob said he was very proud to be able to wear Geoff’s medal and he thanked Mrs Bullen for kindly presenting it.