At the beginning of my year in office I
encouraged all our members to follow the Rotary ideal of “service above
self”, and to enjoy Rotary. Whether this was followed with the enthusiasm I
had hoped, I’m not sure, but I know that I had the wholehearted support
during my year of each and every member.
I note that during my year the Ladies Christmas Dinner was for the
first time held in the evening, and of course, as you all know, the “Wiseman
Initiative” was born, which has been called upon several times during the
intervening years. I also began the Great Yarmouth Schools Young Musician of
the Year competition, which ran for several years. It was during my year that
we, as a Club, had the great pleasure in hosting our Japanese exchange student
Unfortunately in August of my year I had a problem with a detached
retina which needed an operation, but fortunately I only had to miss one
In October 1991 we went to the District Conference in Bournemouth,
which I believe was the last visit by this Club to an away venue for this
with several other members, visited the Nene Valley Rotary Club for an
excellent weekend of fellowship in January 1992, primarily to attend their
May 1992, I, with several members, went to Winschoten for a weekend to be with
our then “twinned” Club.
I had a wonderful year being your President for the year 1991/92, and
was privileged to be allowed that honour. My heartfelt thanks got to every
member for making my year so memorable.
Don’t forget, “ENJOY ROTARY”.