Assistant Governors



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Assistant Governors with Areas of responsibility:

Area 1 Claire Waldie

Born and raised just outside of Bristol, Claire moved to Penzance in Cornwall with her family in 1996 after a career in Nursing in and around Bath.

Claire joined the Rotary Club of St Ives Bay RC in 2012 and was President two years later. Unfortunately, St Ives Bay closed in 2015 which is when she transferred to Mount's Bay RC. This is Claire's second year as AG and she has a particular interest in promoting Rotary to a younger audience so that Rotary will remain strong in West Cornwall.

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Area 3 Pete Williams

Born in the village of Polruan in 1958, and attended the village County Primary School. Then on to Fowey Comprehensive School, crossing the Fowey harbour daily in all weathers! Pete's career was Firefighting with Cornwall Fire Brigade in 1977 serving his County for 36 years. This was possibly what inspired him to community work. Pete joined the Rotary Club of Bodmin in 2011, was President in 2016-17, and continues to be an active member working and serving his community. As the "New Boy" on District, he looks forward to working alongside seasoned members of the District 1175. 

Area 4 Keith Harris

Area 5 Maureen Dickerson 

Area 6 Sally Anne Wilcox 

Area 7 Richard Morgan 

Area 8 Roger heath 

Area 9 Jan Eamer  

Area 10 Lyn Smith 

Area 11 Michael Champion

Michael has been a member of Bideford Bridge Rotary for over 20 years, he has served on the District Foundation Committee, led two teams on the Group Study Exchange programme to Brasil, and separately two trips to Brasil to lead humanitarian projects after being invited to return. One was in the South of Brasil in Parana State where he worked with recovering drug users and the other was in Alto Paradiso near Brasilia where he spent a Christmas and new year assisting street children. He received a R.I. Presidential citation for this work. He is a PHF and Past President of his Club.  

Area 12 Roger Byrom

Born in Andover, Roger moved with his family to Braunton at the age of 5, where he has spent most of his adult life. He joined Braunton Rotary in 2009 and became a founder member of Braunton Caen Rotary in 2010, becoming President in 2016-17 and Assistant Governor in 2017. He has a keen interest in the eradication of polio worldwide and as well as fund raising locally, plans to return to Bhiwadi in India to take part in his third National Immunisation programme next year.

A wood machinist by trade, he has been a Funeral Director for the past 20 years and still owns and runs funeral homes in Braunton and Torrington. Roger has a long history in scouting and was involved in 37 local Gang Show performances in North Devon. He also has an interest in renovating classic cars, DIY and gardening.


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