Presidential Address

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

David Burrows
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Presidential Message

The external Rotary Theme is "Service above Self". I would like members to think about this. My theme for this year is "To treat others as you would want to be treated yourself". So, we should be thinking about areas of support that provide that people have enough food, enough water, reasonable accommodation and a chance to earn a living. Hence our efforts should be focused on this both near to home and far away

Locally our District Governor has expressed a desire that we support a local hospice and we will continue the work that we have done over many years to support the Marie Curie Hospice in Bradford. In the past we have also given support to the Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice and the Martin House Children's Hospice and these are also possibilities.

This year's Rotary International theme is "Rotary Connects the World".  We are dedicated to assisting that theme.Our knowledge and skills are very varied, and I urge you to continue to use them to the best of your abilities. However, it is essential that we continue to have giggles and enjoy ourselves, whilst achieving these aims. I urge you to continue the friendships that have been developed over the years within this club.

We also need to keep an eye open for new members and new ways of connecting with other people in the Bradford district. We need to increase awareness of our work. Don't hide our light under a bushel. Send reports and photographs to Mike and Atif so that we can publish them on the web site and on Facebook and also issue press releases.

It has also been agreed that as a club we will support the District project of raising £20,000 to build a Sand Dam within 18 month and money has been provided in 2018/19 for this.

Please support your Committee and Blaize and if there is any problems, then do not hesitate to talk to me. Your Officers will continue to facilitate your work.

Good luck gentlemen

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