MEMBERS of the Clydebank Rotary Club and friends were treated to a well-deserved civic reception recently.

West Dunbartonshire Council celebrated the continuous work done to support the local and wider community by the Clydebank club that’s in its 50th anniversary year.

On Friday, March 1, a civic reception was held in Clydebank Town Hall.

Provost William Hendrie listed and expressed the thanks of local organisations which have benefitted from the fundraising efforts of the club over the years, including St Margaret’s Hospice, Bankie Talk, local schools, and art groups.

The work done to raise money for overseas projects in times of disasters was also a focus of the Provost and president Colin O’Brien’s speeches.

Special Rotary awards were given to Tom McKendrick, a local artist whose long-term work has taken images of Clydebank-linked people and industry to the world.

Owen Sayers, MBE and former Justice of the Peace, was recognised for his continuous support to a variety of Clydebank-based organisations.

And Dr Alan Wade and Colin O’Brien of Clydebank Rotary were delighted to receive an award for their dedication to promoting and supporting Rotary initiatives both at home and abroad.

The efforts of the younger generation were also noted as Amy Anderson and Georgina Wilkie of Clydebank High were recognised following their participation in the Rotary Euroscola project in Strasburg.