TRIBUTES have been paid to a long-serving and dedicated Rotarian.

Michael Clutton, known as Mike, has been a member of rotary since 1995 and part of Llandudno Rotary Club since 1999.

He died on Friday, February 12 - just a few months after his 80th birthday.

Mike, a member of St Paul's Church for many years and an active lay reader for the Aberconwy mission area, was married to Anne and had daughters Sarah and Rachel. He was also Taid to his adoring grandchildren.

Rosalind Hopewell, Llandudno Rotary Club president said: "Llanduno Rotary has lost one of its most long-serving, devoted and distinguished members.

"Michael joined Thornton Heath Rotary in 1995 and when he and Anne retired to Llandudno, Mike joined the Llandudno Club in 1999.

"He has always been a true Rotarian – someone who never really sought office but who also never stepped back when called on to serve.

"He served in good measure; as president of the Club in 2003/04 and again in each of 2014/15 and 2016/17, on each occasion to fill a void of that time. Mike also served as an assistant governor and, true to his 'never step back' philosophy, agreed to fill the place vacated by the premature death of a district governor elect. This then led to Mike being the second member of the Llandudno Club ever to be district governor in 2009/10, in the (then) 82 years of its history.

"Mike’s warm and friendly disposition and terrible jokes sometimes belied his commanding and impressive persona and he earned huge respect for his work as a community service chairman and editor of the club’s bulletin plus the innumerable behind-the-scenes actions that a good club member will do almost unthinkingly, to keep the wheels turning."

Mike died after his health declined. His death is not believed not to be Covid related.

Rosalind added: "Incredibly, as well as being an active Rotarian, Mike somehow found the time to be a lay preacher, regular bowler at Craig y Don, train enthusiast and Crystal Palace aficionado.

"He will be sadly missed by all who knew him in all those activities."