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Outgoing Verwood Rotary president hands over the reins

Despite the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, members of Verwood Rotary have continued to keep in touch using the web-based Zoom meetings.


The Rotary year runs from July to the following June and at the latest meeting the outgoing president David Allen, handed over responsibility to his successor Roger Sweet.

Roger will be supported throughout his year by president elect Louisa Hiscock.

The club said a big “thank you” to David for the past year, and “good luck” to Roger and Louisa for the coming twelve months.

Roger Sweet said, “I took early retirement from nursing in 2014 and moved to Verwood from Somerset. I was introduced to the Rotary Club and became a member in 2016.

“My interest in becoming a Rotarian was stirred at that time by a day at the Rustic Fayre, where I heard about Verwood’s Rotary Club, and how they support local and international charities and organisations. I also found it impressive to learn how since 1979, one of Rotary International’s main focus’ has been to take on the world-wide challenge of eradicating polio. I’m honoured to be leading the club in furthering these aims.

“My priorities during and beyond COVID-19 are to continue supporting local charities where and when possible (this will be more challenging this year as our main fundraiser the Rustic Fayre, has regrettably been cancelled). To enable this, my aim is to increase the membership, sociability, and diversity of the club.

“I hope we can add to our current 25 members; why not see if you could play a part?”

Contact Membership secretary Martin for more information: phone 01202 825697

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