Our newly elected President is Paul Penfold, who came to live in Wantage four years ago, having spent most of his life in High Wycombe. Although quite new to the area, and indeed to Rotary, Paul was an active member of High Wycombe Round Table, having served as both Chairman and President. He therefore brings a wealth of experience of service clubs, and all that membership entails.
Paul worked in the construction industry for many years, primarily fulfilling sales and marketing roles, both as supplier and contractor. For the last ten years of his working life, he was with a firm of commercial surveyors, negotiating lettings, sales and acquisitions of properties for a variety of clients.
Paul is marrried, with three sons, and lives with his wife, Barbara, and dog Peggy. He plays golf (badly!), and is a keen cyclist.
Paul's aspiritions for his Presidential year are to build on the excellent reputation of Rotary, by increasing membership, and concentrating on local charity work, following these difficult times.
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Each year, with invaluable help from some of the Friends of Rotary, we stage a number of Road Shows- an evening of entertainment (some talent, much enthusiasm) at several of the local residential care homes.more
A successful annual fundraiser for the Club involves the sale, and free delivery, of Christmas trees, in a variety of types and sizes. Overall, this involves quite a lot of man hours, but the service is widely appreciated in the Wantage area.more
2019-2020 Club Admin take care of the day to day running of the Rotary Club. We also make all the arrangements for such events as Meet the President, Club's Christmas Dinner, and the President's Farewell Dinner. We play a full part in fundraising.more
Wantage Foundation & International Committee looks after our efforts to help when natural disasters strike around the world. The committee further oversees a variety of international humanitarian projects to which we offer financial support.more
We will be heavily involved in the running and funding of competitions for debating, photography and chess. We will sponsor 3 of the most promising sports people from King Alfred's Academy. We will sponsor 1 person for the Rotary Young Leaders Award.more