What an honour and
privilege to be President of Great Yarmouth Haven Rotary Club during the
Rotary Centenary and the Clubís 25th Anniversary Year. The year
has been brilliant and I will treasure the memories for a long time. If I were
truthful, I do not want to hand over the Presidency, as itís been so
I would like to thank the members for their help during my year,
especially Tony King and Bert Collins. I had a very high standard to maintain
and hope the members have found me to
be up to standard.
My year has allowed me to meet a lot of fellow Rotarians and I am
especially thankful to the committee of the 3 Club Venture for organising such
I felt that I had to give a 100% commitment and, as such, I have
attended every meeting during my year and I must say a big thank you to my
partner Ann for her help and consideration in enabling me to do this.
Special thanks go to John Clark who, with a little help from Bob Price,
organised the Houses of Parliament Trip. This was the highlight of my year
with the Charter Night coming a very close second.
My successor, Bert Collins, will take over a very happy club and I wish
him every success.
Thank you all the Past Presidents who have contributed to this special
booklet to celebrate 25 years of Rotary with the Haven Club and I hope that
members will enjoy reading about our success.
My very sincere thanks go to John Westgate for compiling this booklet.
I am saddened to record the death of my dear friend and fellow Rotarian
Geoffrey Denton, who died on 12th May 2006. Geoffrey was committed to Rotary
and was an essential member of the Duck Race team, with his wife Margaret
usually sorting and counting the many thousand ducks.
Born 1943. Professional Haulage Contractor and Test
Station Operator for all vehicles. Joined family firm in early sixties and is
based in Great Yarmouth. Joined Rotary in 1997 .Enjoys the fellowship, social side and fund-raising activities. Lives
with wife Ann on the outskirts of Great Yarmouth and has three grown up
children. Hobbies include walking, theatre, and spending time with four