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Robert Price                 President 2012 - 2013 


Having been a member and Past President of The Rotary Club of Gorleston-on-Sea and observed the formation of The Great Yarmouth Haven Rotary it was an honour to be made a member and then become President of the Haven Club. The camaraderie, banter and good fellowship makes going to the Burlington for meetings each Monday something I look forward too.
 
So to be made President on July 2nd 2012 was something really special to me. I thought having been President of another club it would be OK but in reality it was absolutely brilliant. The membership have a unique way of treating the President and I must say I enjoyed every minute.
 
When I was invested I put forward my vision for the Club to help youngsters in our community and to that end we now have a Bursary for talented and artistic students to help with their further education. We are already seeing the benefits of this. I also asked we support Dementia Charities as at that time I was aware funding was needed and this was just one of the many good causes the Club supported during my year in office.
 
The 2 projects that stand in my mind are supporting the building of a block of toilet facilities in Goa, India and raising the funding from external sources namely The Worshipful Company of Plumbers and The Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors. Their generosity and matching funding meant we provided the money to have a complete unit built.
 
The other was getting involved with the "Herbie" project run by the Salvation Army. This helps people sleeping rough to give them warm clothing, blankets, food, washing facilities and a sympathetic ear.
I never realised just how many people there are in Great Yarmouth sleeping rough.  
 
Sadly during my year we lost 2 legends of the club, Norman Bailey and Ken Ward and also Keith Horne who was instrumental in forming the Club over 30 years ago.
 
As I said I enjoyed my year but it would not have possible without the support of Maureen, the advice of Tony King, the back up help of Ian McCreadie, Des Sadler keeping the cash books and having Mike Self making sure everything ran smoothly in his own inimitable way.
 
 
Bob
R. E. Price MBE, JP

 

Updated: 18/08/2015

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