COWDENBEATH Rotary Club received a major boost on Thursday when three new members joined the organisation, which meets at Wee Jimmies, on High Street.

The trio, all with strong connections to the Cowdenbeath-Lochgelly area, are keen to play their part in helping the club have a successful centenary year.

They are Cowdenbeath undertaker, Colin Sneddon; Cardenden Second World War expert, John Bald; and Cowdenbeath FC director, Craig Bennet.

The induction ceremony took place during Thursday’s meeting, and after it concluded, club president, John Gilfillan said: “To be able to welcome aboard three people with the qualities possessed by Colin, John and Craig is indeed a major boost for us.

“They have individual assets which will be of massive use to the club, as we seek to continue to serve our local communities.

“They are three people who want to do their best for the communities in the Cowdenbeath-Lochgelly area and I look forward to working with them.”

Colin Sneddon said after the induction ceremony: “I feel really privileged to have this opportunity to do what I can to help local good causes.”

John Bald added: “When I did my recent talk at the club I was impressed by what I heard members were doing and I look forward to trying to play my part in tackling anything that is needed.”

And Craig Bennet said: “I had a spell as a member of Dunfermline Rotary Club around 20 years ago, but couldn’t find enough time to do myself justice, through work commitments, however, now things are different and I am looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead.”

The trio are the first new members recruited by the Cowdenbeath club since well before the Covid pandemic struck.