President for 2022/23
Colette Crossen chairs the COMMUNITY & VOCATIONAL PROJECTS COMMITTEE
Dedicated to improving the quality of life in the local Community. Involves assistance to youth, the aged, the disabled and others who look to Rotary as a source of hope for a better life
Peter Woodhead chairs the FOUNDATION & INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS COMMITTEE
Rotary Foundation is the charity set up to support the efforts of Rotary International to advance world understanding, goodwill or peace. Dedicated to improving health & education and alleviating poverty internationally, responding to humanitarian causes & disasters across the world, and facilitating the international dimension of Rotary’s work
Keith Crowther chairs the MEMBERSHIP SERVICES COMMITTEE
Devising and implementing strategies to recruit & retain members
Monty Reid and Drew Dodds chair the SOCIAL COMMITTEE
Improving the social life of members, contributing to fund-raising through social & other events and helping the Membership Committee in recruitment & retention
Paul Kennedy chairs the SPEAKER FINDERS COMMITTEE
Responsible for organising speakers for meetings, where appropriate
Paul Harris Fellowship
The Rotary Movement was conceived by Paul Harris, an American lawyer. The first meeting took place in Chicago in 1905. Fellowships in his name are awarded to those who have supported the aims of Rotary. The Club awards Fellowships to persons, “whether Rotarians or not, who have demonstrated commitment over and above the call of duty, to the goals and purposes of Rotary Foundation”.
The Recognition Group is appointed by Council to identify suitable candidates for Paul Harris Fellowships. It consists of longer-serving Members who are already Paul Harris Fellows. They meet annually, to identify suitable Fellows and then discreetly take soundings amongst Club Members and others, if appropriate, who know the candidate(s). The Recognition Group makes recommendations to Council via the President.