Rotary introducing

Tue, Jan 31st 2023 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Greg Layzell will give a talk about his life

Greg Layzell - Rotary introducing spoke about his introduction to the building trade due to his father and uncle being builders and how this came to be the retail business it is today.  Greg also works on the funeral side of the business with his brother Paul.


Greg served in the Royal Navy for 7 years and was on a number of ships, he worked as a radar operator which he thoroughly enjoyed.

He spoke of his time at Ottery Football Club with the inception of a girls team.  He did many fundraising events for the club.


He joined Rotary in 2010, was President in 2016, and told of his trip to Italy on Vesper motorbikes with fellow rotarian Paul, this was to raise money for Headway.  A lot of beer was consumed enroute along with making many Rotary connections.

Greg has been our lead member on the Rotary Lend with Care scheme for many years and through this a lot of people in poorer countries have gained financial independence and created jobs in their community.”

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This team looks to support projects that will benefit local people. To understand where help is most needed, the club has close links to support groups & charities serving our local community. Support given can be financial, but is often in other forms


There are over 30,000 Rotary Clubs in over 130 countries across the globe. The Rotary Foundation is our own global charity undertaking humanitarian projects around the world. Our International team plans and co-ordinates our involvement in that work.


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Otter Valley Rotary enjoys its Rotary. Undertaking successful projects that make a real difference to people's lives is satisfying. But we're also privileged to hear guest speakers talk on a wide variety of interesting topics. Here are some examples.


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