ROTARY CLUB OF CLITHEROE 2016 – 2017
President, Mary Robinson 2016-17.
It is a great honour to have been invited to be your President for the next year, also to be the first Lady President of the Rotary Club of Clitheroe.
A second first for me, as I was also the first Lady Mayor of Clitheroe.
For those non Rotarians and members of other Rotary Clubs visiting our website, welcome, I hope you find something of interest and feel free to join us at one of our lively meetings.
It is always a hard act to follow someone who has worked as hard as Howard, but for me it is also a very hard act to follow all the past presidents that I have had the privilege to have known.
I am a great believer in if it ain’t broke don’t try to fix it, we’re not broke.
I look forward to working with all our club committees; I also hope to support our DG Malcolm’s charity, Blood Bikes.
For the Golf day I have nominated Alzheimer’s charity. In our ageing community far more people are suffering, along with their families.
I am also looking at having one open lunch every 6 or 8 weeks, to enable committees to have short meetings, also for people to talk to other members. In particular I would hope as we talk to our more mature members we could all glean something from them.
With the support of President Elect Frank and Second Vice Sandy, I look forward to some interesting Fifth Thursdays.
Finally I hope we will continue to support MacMillan and Rosemere, along with other Rotary Charities like Water Aid, and possibly Mosquito Nets.
I am sure we will all do our bit especially when it comes to volunteering for local events and international collections when it is necessary. Youth activities have always been a big part of our year and we look forward to re-energising some of the competitions. We will also be active in the local Ribble Valley community, supporting a variety of events such as Stroke Awareness Day.
As members, I know I can rely on your support to give Service Above Self.
Yours in Rotary
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(FIFTH THURSDAY MEETINGS: evenings with partners - contact Secretary 01200 442418 for changed venue on these occasions.)
The Rose and Crown Hotel, Castle Street, , Clitheroe, BB7 2BT
01200 442848 BB7 2BT