SALE Rotary Club has installed its first ever female president.

Barbara Blundell becomes the first woman president in 84 years of the club's history.

Barbara, who runs her own clothing business, is a past national president of the Designers Federation, and has been a member of Sale rotary for many years.

She said: “I am honoured to be elected by fellow club members as their new president.

"I will do my utmost to raise the club’s profile in the community and support other members in the terrific work they do. I am particularly keen to increase our membership further in the coming year.”

Retiring president Minesh Vaiwala said: "Barbara is an outstanding choice for our 2017/18 president, and I look forward to supporting and working with her."

Pictured - New president of Sale Rotary Club, Barbara Blundell, is welcomed by retiring president Minesh Vaiwala