This week, Borderland Rotary welcomed a new member, Steve Jerman who has recently returned to the country and area of his youth after having spent the last two decades in Boise, Idaho which is situated in the north-west high plains of the USA.

Steve grew up in Weston Rhyn and some may remember the petrol station his family ran on the cross-roads at Gledrid before the bypass was built in the ‘70s. He attended Oswestry High School where he did an ‘A’ level in a very rare subject in those days – Computer Studies. He went on to Liverpool University and then to jobs with Hewlett Packard and Cisco Systems which prompted the move across the ocean to the United States.

Steve said, “I loved my time in Idaho but just felt it was time to return to my roots and, as I can happily work from home, it just seemed right. I have very happy memories of Oswestry, the surrounding countryside and the people and over the last year I have re-acquainted myself with all three. As I met my wife through Rotary in Gloucester, many years ago, I decided to get back involved and I’ve been made most welcome at Borderland and I look forward to getting involved with all their activities”.

Picture Left to right: Chris Bryan-Smith (President) Steve Jerman, Rob Hughes & Harry Williamson.