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President's Night and Handover 2016

ANNUALLY Rotary Clubs change their Club President on the first of each July.
Peter Fenwick handed over the Presidential jewel of office to Bill Pierce at the President’s Night on Wednesday 29th June at Seaford Golf Club at which Club members, spouses, partners, friends and family members enjoyed a Barbeque.
The weather did not play ball however and the event had to be taken inside due to the inclement conditions.
Before President Peter Fenwick formally handed over to President Elect Bill Pierce, he described what he had learnt as President:
Lesson Number 1. At the beginning of my year People said that the President gets to do whatever he likes. Not True. Yes, sometimes the buck has to stop and a decision has to be made, but this is our Club, the member's club. Any changes or decisions have to be meet our collective needs and consultation comes first.
Lesson Number 2. Delegation, Delegation, Delegation. We have an amazing skill set in this Club, and I have come to appreciate even more what potential we have to do good work. You can ask someone to do something, and it will be done to a level that exceeds your expectations. People join Rotary because they want to do things, and they like to be involved. You learn to use that, but never take it for granted.
Lesson Number 3. You've got to give it a go. If you're asked to complete a leadership role, or any task in Rotary, take it, the journey is really worth it.
Peter wished Bill all the very best for the year ahead, and that he has a fantastic year. Peter said that he was looking forward to working alongside Bill whenever needed, and told Bill’s wife, Jennifer – not to worry too much, ‘we'll make sure you get to see Bill from time to time!’
Peter then handed over the Presidential chains of office to Bill Pierce, President of the Rotary Club of Seaford, for Rotary Year 2016/17.
Bill Pierce in his turn handed over the jewel of office for Vice President to Mike Roper, the 2nd Vice President to Steven Willox, and to incoming Club Secretary Keith Blackburn.


posted: Wednesday, 29 June 2016

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