Presidential Address

This is the page for the President's thoughts for his year of office.

President Atif with his wife Uzma

Presidential Message

Since becoming a member in 2008, I have enjoyed all the aspects of Rotary including serving the community, helping others and contributing to the wider society but for me Fellowship is the core of our club that binds us all together.  Keeping this mind, I would like to make “Fellowship and Improving lives of the less fortunate” as the main theme of my year.

The virus has brought new challenges to our lives but it has also brought new opportunities. Technology has become a more dominant force in our lives and taking into account the demographic composition of our club members we may only be able to meet virtually at least for the first half of the year. We need to be a bit more creative in finding and utilising the opportunities in the new world of social distancing.

Our Annual Golf tournament has been our main fundraising event. We have postponed this year’s event and at this point are not sure when will it be held but have pencilled in September/October as possible months. Our finances will be tested if this event is not held this year but we are a resilient group and will find a way to manage and thrive.

We will continue to support charities that are closer to our hearts and in line with district initiatives. Our charity dinner for the support of Marie Curie Hospice has also been postponed and an alternative date will be announced as soon as the uncertainty clears.

Rotary Opens Opportunities is theme of RI this year we will no doubt continue to create opportunities to better the lives of the less fortunate around us whilst keeping the fellowship at the core of everything we do.

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Presidential Address sub-pages:

Past President David Burrows

President's Final Report for the Year 2019-20

more Outgoing President Davidhas produced a final review of the work undertaken in his Presidential year.

Tony Ashton

President Tony Ashton's Review of 2016/17

more President Tony reviews the activities during his year of office 2016/17

Barry Smith hands over to incoming President Tony Ashton

President's Final Report for the Year 2015-16

more Outgoing President Barry has produced a final review of the work undertaken in his Presidential year.

President Barry Smith's Report for 2015/16

President's Interim Report for the Year 2015-16

more President Barry has produced a review of the work undertaken in his Presidential year.

President Barry on a visit to our twin club Vlaardingen 80

President's Review 1st 3 month

more As we are at the end of the first 3 mont of this Rotary year President Barry has produced a brief review of events during that period.