Spotlight on David Thompson President of the Rotary Club of Hart
How did you first become involved in Rotary?
I first became involved in Rotary about 11 years ago. I joined at the Hartley Wintney Festival
What were your first impressions?
My first impressions were and remain very good, there is the fellowship and making a contribution to the local community.
Why did you decide to join Rotary?
I had moved to this area a few years earlier and I saw an opportunity to meet local people
What surprised you most?
How welcoming the members were to a new arrival especially a Northerner
What did you find most challenging?
Learning the names of all the 35 members
What do you get out of Rotary membership?
Fellowship, friendship and the ability to contribute time to local voluntary events such as Santa Sleigh, supporting Naomi House, litter picking, the Senior Citizens party and helping other charitable organisations.
What would you say to someone thinking about joining Rotary?
Please just do it you will enjoy.
When your friends and family found out that you were a member of Rotary what do they say?
They gave me their full support and enjoy supporting many of our family events.
Sum up Rotary in as few words as possible.
You are contributing to the local community in many ways and you are building long lasting friendships and fellowships.
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