Our President for 2022/23 is Mike Luck, a semi-retired automotive engineer whose interests range from production car racing to wood-turning.
Mike, whose father Charles was also a member of our club, is very much looking forward to his year of Presidency of the Rotary Club of Redditch.
The club follows the aims of Rotary through fellowship, and provides help and support to local communities whenever it can. In recent years, the Club has supported local charities including Carers Careline, Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra, Midland Air Ambulance, Marie Curie, Worcestershire Acute NHS Hospitals Charity, Severn Freewheelers and the Trussell Trust together with international charities Shelterbox and Aquabox. More recently, we have joined the wider Rotary effort to support refugees in Ukraine and Poland, working through the Rotary network in those countries.
Mike’s chosen charity to support locally is Where Next?, an organisation that provides gainful employment for disabled people who would not otherwise find employment in a conventional working environment. It’s hoped to involve the club and its members in open day events held by Where Next?, which will provide an opportunity to publicise our activities. Our commitment will also provide specific and measured financial support.
We will continue to support Shelter Box as a recognised R.I. charity and will respond with contributions to enable this highly successful charity respond to global events that present acute challenges in housing affected populations.
On a longer-term basis, the club has committed to funding the provision of a fully converted mobile eye surgery and dental hygiene facility that will ultimately be based on the east coast of India. This project was initiated by Immediate Past President Bichitra Das, who has secured significant contributions from personal contacts in the ophthalmic health sector. This project will ultimately benefit from a further substantial contribution from R.I. Foundation.
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To help pupils access remote learning during lockdown, our club procured and supplied redundant laptops to one of our local high schools.more
Co-Ordinating local collection of redundant tools, for refurbishment and supply to communities in Africa.more
Rotarian Peter Williams helps the 'Feckenham in Bloom' team plant 4,000 crocus corms at the entrances to this picturesque village, in the south of the Borough.more
During the pandemic, the Rotary Club of Redditch has continued to support its local communities in various ways.more