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Welcome the New Club President
After a very successful and rewarding twelve months in charge, Malcolm Carmichael has passed over the reigns to the Plympton club to Gustaf Eriksson.
Gustaf who hails from Sweden came to the UK in 2002 and has stayed here ever since although he does make regular trips back home to see his family.
Originally from Gothenburg where Gustaf lived for 20 years, he then spent 20 years on the east coast of Sweden before heading to the UK.
It was in Sweden that he first joined Rotary 1985 and he served as a Club President as well as the District Foundation Chairman. The Rotary Foundation is Rotary’s own charity and helps fund many projects around the world. It was in this role he initiated and completed a project in Latvia, close to the Russian boarder renovating a children’s home from a very low standard to a decent, modern level.
Through help from the Rotary Foundation, Gustaf hopes that the Plympton Rotary club can finish a large water project in Nepal this coming year and he has a few other international based projects that he would like the club to explore.
Closer to home, he hopes the club can continue to support the local community and will be looking to support the Shekinah Mission in particular and the great work that they do.
Outside of Rotary, Gutsaf works as a dentist and his interests range from motorcycling and camping, travelling as well as reading and Tae KwonDo.