Introduction by President Norman Chapman
ROTARY CLUB OF FAREHAM PLANS AN EXCITING YEAR AHEAD
Rotary Presidents are in position for one year and a new President and vision began this week for 2016/2017. Outgoing President Bob Mussellwhite handed over his responsibilities to President Norman Chapman who will hold post until this time next year.
Incoming President Norman Chapman addressed Rotarians to explain his vision for the year ahead where an exciting and challenging programme of activities is planned. President Norman introduced one particular highlight when he will welcome Nigel Peake from Westbourne (father of astronaut Tim Peake) when he speaks to our Club this autumn.
A further highlight will be a Gala Dinner to celebrate 70 years of our Club – but more of that nearer the time!
President Norman announced our charity for 2016/2017 which is The Flat Spaces Foundation. He introduced the evening speaker Tom Yendell, who was born without arms and hands, who talked about freedom. (See more on the Project webpage)
As President Norman Chapman said, “Members of the Rotary Club of Fareham have a longstanding tradition of supporting charities locally and internationally each year. For my Presidential year Rotarians will be working together to support Flat Spaces which is an amazing charity with its first accessible holiday homes in this area. We heard that those who haven’t been able to take a holiday for many years can enjoy being families together away from home and that it has transformed their lives. We aim to support them this coming year to help them achieve their aims.