Great Yarmouth Haven Rotary Club


                  President 2015 - 2016 Peter Bondi.



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Tony Wortley

President 1996 -97



    The rather grand RI theme for the year was “Build the future with action and vision”, and as usual Haven got on with fellowship and helping others less fortunate, wherever we could find them. It was our concern that so few local community needs came to our attention that we launched the “Challenge Yarmouth” initiative, in the hope that this would flush out many worthy causes. Even this challenge in the local press failed to produce very many suitable causes and it was not until the end of the Rotary year that the renovation of the Scout Hut at Hemsby emerged as a feasible project.


                Fund raising events were all a great success. I recall a glorious summer’s evening for the horse racing organised by the International committee, a cold and blustery evening for the greyhound racing organised by the Community Service committee and the quiz organised by the Foundation committee. These events raised some £6,800 of which £6,200 was distributed.


                Social and sporting events were well supported and enjoyed by all who took part, and included a number that no longer feature in the present day calendar, such as George Ermini’s boat day, pool party at Potters, bowls evening and inter club sports challenge.


                The disappointments of the year were the slow reaction to our “Challenge Yarmouth” initiative, the failure to progress a possible link with the Grand Haven Rotary Club of Michigan USA and the loss of meaningful contact with the Winschoten Club in Holland.


                As all Past Presidents will agree you take the Chair with a certain amount of apprehension, but the support and humour of members quickly dispels this feeling, and you find that you are enjoying the position and relish the fact that you represent the Club in the outside world and look forward to the weekly meetings in “control”. The months pass by so quickly and before you realise it your year in office is over!




Updated: 18/08/2015



The club meets every Monday (except Bank Holidays) at  Burlington Hotel, North Drive, Great Yarmouth at 1.00 p.m. 


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