President, 2022 /2023 Year Summary

President William Wills' Objectives for the Year

Presidents Key Objectives for 2022 / 2023

It gives me great pleasure & honour to be able lead the Club again for the Rotary year 2022 / 2023 and maybe beyond. 

We are in a challenging period for the Club as it re-establishes itself following the past two years which have been greatly affected by the Covid pandemic. We are starting to return to a more "normal" situation, but things should not go back to the way in which we are all operating, say, three years ago. To do so would be to move backwards and not forwards as is needed for what should be a modern and vibrant organisation.

This cannot be acheived by any one individual. It will require the effots of all of us. All I ask is that each person contributes in terms of time what they can to Rotary.This will be different for everyone. We need to work as a team and engage and incude everyone.

In the words of Melinda Gates " We all want something to offer. This is how we belong - it's how we feel included. So, if we want to include everyone, we have to help everyone develop their talents and use their gifts for the good of the community. That's what inclusion means - everyone is a contributor."

I beleive that we have a strong team for the forthcoming year,and I shall allow allow each of them to lay out their plans in their reports. I will not steal their thunder!

However, we will be looking to strengthen our relationships with our corporate members and friends and plan to hold an event in July to start this process. Funds for this are included in the budget that is being presented to you today.

There will be an outline programme for the forthcoming half year available and circulated to all members after the June Council meeting.This will include Club District and relevant national events.A reminder that District Conference will be in Torquay on 4th & 5th March 2023.

We shall aim to have a variety of social events throughout the year which may include vocational visits, walks, meals and other activities as people wish.

 The Rotary International President, Jennifer Jones, has set a theme for 2022-23 -"Imagine Rotary." I say imagine Rotary without Plymouth Mayflower Rotary Club - it does nor bear thinking about.

May the forthcoming year enable us to enjoy our Rotary - a combination of service, fellowship and, hopefully, some fun.

William Wills

25 May 2022

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