consider that it is a great privilege to be appointed as President of a Rotary
Club, but to be so elected in the 10th Anniversary year is very
special indeed. It gives the
opportunity to look back over a decade of change and advancement within the Club
and Rotary movement generally and it was for this reason that I asked each of
the Club’s past Presidents to write a short summary of the highlights of
“their year” and for our two publication experts. Tony King and David Wakefield, to produce a commemorative
booklet. The result is fascinating
reading for out Club members and friends alike. With the one sad exception of Geoff (1988/89), all past
Presidents remain as active and enthusiastic as ever and without doubt they
continue to form the axis on which
the Haven Club rotates. My thanks
go to them, and also their wives for ensuring steady progress with the
of the “Object of Rotary” since our Charter on 26th June 1981.
current Rotary Year has been so packed with activities with repeats of the tried
and trusted events and also some new items that it has simply flown by.
The highlights for me have been the visit to Yarmouth of youngsters from
11 European countries in August and then our friends from the Winschoten Club in
September, the District 1080 conference in November with the presentation of the
John Grant Trophy to our Club, the marvellous presentation by our Youth Exchange
student Michiko, at Christmas, and most recently the fun of fellowship and a
flutter at our new fund-raising Horse Racing Night in February!
wish the Club, its members and their ladies every success and happiness in the
years to come.