A LEIGH organisation has welcomed its new president.
Members of Soroptimist International of Leigh and District saw Bev Beenham pass on her presidential role to Aruna Kotecha, who is the official president for 2012/13.
Wendy Heydon, spokesman for the group, said: “A foretaste of an exciting year ahead was given when Aruna Kotecha took office as president.
“Aruna has been a member for 13 years, and is the first president from a non-European background in the club’s 65 year history.
“In handing over the chain of office, outgoing President Bev Beenham formally congratulated Aruna, thanked her and wished her a happy and successful presidential year.”