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I would like to thank you all for allowing me to lead our club as President for the next Rotary year. I would also like to thank outgoing President Brian for the help which he has given me to make this transition as painless as possible.
How did I get to this position? It all began with a knock on my front door in April 2012. My neighbour and good friend Vic Young invited me to a free lunch with bon homie and banter. On entering the dining room, I was scooped up by Tom Farmer and 4 weeks later I was a fully paid up member of Wellington Rotary club. I have served the Club as Protection officer and Chairman of the Youth committee. Now is the for me to give something back to our community as President of Wellington Rotary Club.
The RI theme for 2018/19 is “Be the Inspiration”. I hope that I can inspire each and every one of you to fully participate in this coming year. We all know our roles and purposes as Rotarians and lest we forget them they are written in our fabulous club handbook again magnificently put together by David Lovatt. For this year I have decided that the cover colour would be Man Utd red to show my football allegiance. If Brian Richards is a Leicester Tiger, I am most definitely a Man Utd Red Devil.
Plans for the upcoming year. Our big events the Film evening, the Tree of Light, the Sportsman’s evening and hopefully the Charity Golf Day will take place as usual. I say hopefully around the golf day as we need 2/3 of you to step forward to help run it next year. My committee chairmen are in place and ready to hit the ground running, with the Gateway BBQ and canal trip in July. I will also have visits to Wrekin View primary school and Charlton school to present prizes. Our Big Event in 2019 will be our 90th Charter and I would like as many of you as possible to be involved in those celebrations.
We know that the more we give of ourselves the more we are likely to receive so that we can continue to make a difference to the lives of others. Thank you for your support.
We meet for lunch every Friday at the Buckatree Hall Hotel, situated on the side of the wooded ridge of The Wrekin with a view overlooking the Shropshire plain. Why not COME ALONG AND MEET US! Are you interested in joining friendly group of men and women of all ages who volunteer some of their spare time to help others in the local community?
Please take a look round our site, learn a bit more about us, and maybe get in touch - all are welcome.
Peter Williams - President 2018-19