Angela hands over to Ken

Ken and Angela

On the 6th July Angela McKinney handed over to Ken Rainey as President of Enniskillen Rotary Club in this our 60th Diamond Jubilee Anniversary year.

Having come to Enniskillen in 1985 Ken joined Rotary in 1987 and served as Treasurer for 10 years in the 1990s. He was honoured by the Club with a Paul Harris Fellowship in July 2012 for his charitable work in Romania and he is looking forward to the year ahead. The focus of the club during Ken's year of office will be to assist those with disability. Ken has already recently been involved in supporting local disabled athletes and his main local project for the year will be to provide a Sensory Garden and Recreational area for Killadeas Care Centre based at Lackaboy Industrial Estate, Enniskillen.

Ken who is originally from Markethill graduated from Queen's University in Belfast and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1983. Having been a partner in a national firm of accountants, Ken set up his own practice in 2002 and is now in partnership with Tom Patton trading as Rainey & Associates in East Bridge Street, Enniskillen.

He is married to Pamela, also a Chartered Accountant, who works for The Fermanagh Trust. Their interests are their family, their friends and their faith. They have four children, Andrew, Joanne, Philip and Stuart who have all agreed to support Ken in his year as President. Ken and Pamela are members of Enniskillen Presbyterian Church where Ken is an elder and Pamela is Treasurer.

The Rotary motto is "Service above Self" and Ken hopes to serve Rotary not only with local projects but also internationally through a project known as "School Aid 4 Zambia". This programme will involve local primary schools in supplying literacy boxes to pupils in schools in Zambia, Zimbabwe and the Philippines. Anyone interested in more details of how they can help should contact Ken.

The Rotary International Theme for the incoming year is "Be a Gift to the World" and it is Ken's intention to use some of his gifts and talents for the benefit of the local community in Fermanagh and wider afield.

Ken and Pamela both try to be active, recently completed the Enniskillen 10K together and their next challenge is to climb Ben Nevis together in early August. It sounds like a busy year ahead for Ken.

Angela and Ivan

Having taken the oath of office President Ken proceeded to swear in all his officiers for the coming year, presenting President-elect Kenny Fisher with his jewel of office.

Before handing over to Ken President Angela McKinney took the opportunity to present Past President Ivan Kee with the Rotarian of the Year Trophy, this is to acknowledge his extraordinary service during the year 2014 - 2015.