Change Over June 2017
Account of the Change Over Dinner
New President of Rotary Club of Fareham takes over reins
July is here again and, around the world, Rotary Clubs are beginning their new Rotary year with a fresh team. The Rotary Club of Fareham is no exception and this week at a black tie dinner to celebrate the occasion, Immediate Past President Norman Chapman handed over his chain of office to incoming President Bob Marshall.
In his opening speech to Rotarians and guests President Bob outlined his plans for the year which included fundraising, community and international support and Fellowship for members.
On his charity choice for the year President Bob explained "we were all truely inspired by Tom Yendell of Flat Spaces at Ropley near Alton in Hampshire with their amazing holidays for those less-abled, their families and carers. It is purpose built, luxurious and spacious and those that have used it speak so highly of all that it offers. we have already presented £1500 in the previous Presidential year and we will continue to give them support during my year 2017/2018"
Outgoing President Norman Chapman thanked everyone for their support and said it had been a pleasure working alongside Rotarians in the Club to acheive excellent results through the year and fulfilling the need for Rotarians to provide Service Above Self.
During the evening Rotarian Dr Lyndon Palmer was installed as President Elect and Rotarian Michael Cleaves as Vice-President.