President’s Message

I joined the Rotary Club of Carlton in June 1998 with limited knowledge of what being a Rotarian meant. I knew Rotary was a group of business people who had a weekly meeting, that the programs were interesting, and that Rotary was somehow involved with the local community and internationally.

It didn’t take long to learn about the many wonderful things Rotary International has accomplished. From polio vaccines to student exchange programs to projects all over the world designed to improve the quality of life for others, Rotary has an incredible history of taking on amazing projects.

Locally, our club does so much for Carlton, Gedling and Netherfield by helping local organisations, charities, people in need or working with schools and students. I am very proud to be part of a group that is so willing to help the community when asked.

The 2018-2019 Rotary International theme is “Be the Inspiration”. I absolutely love that theme because Rotary truly is the inspiration for change. I want to share a few of my goals for the coming year: I want our club to grow in membership; to continue to do work that helps local children; to continue our efforts at Christmas with our Christmas Float collecting in the local community.  All with the aim of making a difference for families in our local community. I want our members to continue having fun. We are good at that too!

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