Alan first became a Rotarian by joining the Rotary Club of Shrewsbury Darwin and then joined the Rotary Club of Hereford Wye Valley in 2006. He has served as president of both clubs and held most other offices besides treasurer, and has also served as assistant district governor and district conference chair.
During his year as president of his current club he spearheaded a project to bring improved training and education to the Caribbean island of Dominica. The Hudsons visited Dominica in 2013 to review the project’s results and progress, which were the result of a Rotary Global Grant Alan has also been a Rotary Group Study Exchange leader, visiting Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Martinique, Guadeloupe and Antigua in that capacity.
Alan was born into and worked with the agriculture industry all his life, recently retiring as a franchisee of the National Farmers Union Mutual Insurance Society. a company that underwrites life and general insurance lines for rural communities within the UK. His successful efforts led to award-winning ceremonies in Dublin, London, Stockholm and Dubai.
His wife Anne lived and worked in Norway during the 1970s, spending five years in Tromso, in the far north, and an additional two years in Stavanger (farther south, but not by much) and as a result speaks fluent Norwegian. Anne is active in International Inner Wheel, a Rotary affiliated woman’s service organization based in the UK.
During the meeting we will hear from Zach Stockwell who is being sponsored by Nailsworth Rotary for this year's Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA), which will have taken place in The Forest of Dean from 25th-30th July.
RYLA is a Rotary International programme for young people. It offers young people one of the most rewarding experiences of their lives by taking part in developing qualities of leadership, team working, initiative and probem solving at the start of their careers. For more details about RYLA in our Rotary District click here.
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