Scott Reeve congratulates Doug Rogers on becoming President for the new Rotary year.
Outgoing President Scott Reeve was asked to sum up his year. Here’s what he said:-
"The last twelve months have been very positive for the Rotary Club of Faversham. My personal highlights were the ever-popular Christmas Carol tour, The Faversham Family Bike ride and our annual Purple for Polio campaign. In May we welcomed over forty Rotarians from our European contact clubs to mark our 75th anniversary."
Scott was pleased that the Club had responded quickly to the dreadful earthquake in Turkey/Syria and raised enough money to send 3 Shelter Boxes to the stricken area.
Scott continued, “Supporting the local community remains at the heart of what we do. We have supported local care homes and young carers in Faversham. The club enjoys making a difference in both the local community and further afield.”
The Club’s new President is Douglas Rogers.
Doug is looking forward to representing Faversham Rotary Club again, having previously been President in 1995/6. He lives in Selling with Sylvia, he is a Chartered Surveyor and is semi-retired from his property consultancy business Harrisons Chartered Surveyors, based in Maidstone.
"Youth and the Environment" will be the main themes for the Club during Doug’s year as President.
Asked about the forthcoming year, Doug said “I’m keen to maintain close links with local schools and youth organisations in respect of educational, recreational and sporting activities.”
He added, “I know the Club will continue with its traditional fund raising activities to support the local community.”
Doug continued, “I also wish to support Rotary International projects, particularly Water Aid and Aquabox, as they provide clean water, a basic human requirement as has been highlighted recently by the Ukraine Flood disaster.”
Under Doug’s leadership, there’s a busy year ahead for Faversham Rotary Club.