Rotary Club GB President to visit Fenland next week to see projects at first hand

PUBLISHED: 11:53 18 March 2010 | UPDATED: 09:33 02 June 2010

Rotary President David Fowler visiting Fenland next week

Rotary President David Fowler visiting Fenland next week

THE President of Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland is visiting Fenland next week as part of a national tour. President David Fowler will be seeing, first-hand, the wealth of volunteering and fundraising work being carried out by his members in the local

THE President of Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland is visiting Fenland next week as part of a national tour.

President David Fowler will be seeing, first-hand, the wealth of volunteering and fundraising work being carried out by his members in the local community and celebrating their outstanding commitment.

RIBI President David Fowler said: "This is an incredible setting for my journey around the districts and I am especially looking forward to hearing about the many projects being carried out. Here in District 1080, Rotary clubs recently raised a staggering £140,000 for the Haiti disaster and over £70,000 for Thanks for Life, End Polio Now campaign. This shows the trust the public has in Rotary to deliver aid to where it is needed."

The tour includes a visit to the Woodland Tree Planting Project in Whittlesey where he will plant a tree.

This gesture mirrors the actions of Rotary Founder Paul Harris, who planted a tree during all his district visits, and demonstrates Rotary's commitment to the environment. This three acre spread of land was granted to the Rotary Club of Whittlesey which is used by local organisations.

There is a careful tree maintenance programme in place. In the evening he will be the guest at Wisbech Rotary Club.

President David's visit also includes Sailability in Oulton Broad Water Sports Centre.

The President said: "Meeting Rotary club members here in Rotary District 1080 and seeing the hard work everyone puts in to these projects is a privilege.

"Rotary is all about family and having fun. The projects I have seen bring everyone together to help others in the community and across the world, whilst having fun and excitement at the same time."

Membership Campaign

Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland is currently undertaking a national membership recruitment campaign and is looking for women and men of all ages to join their local clubs and make a world of difference to their local community and those across the world. For more information, visit www.ribi.org.

President David Fowler's itinerary includes:

Monday March 22nd

1430 - Arrive at Whittlesey/St Peter's Hall for Woodland Tree Planting Project.

Venue: Ramsey Road, Whittlesey.

Tuesday March 23rd

1430 - President David Fowler will visit Olives Garden

Venue: Laundry Lane, Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich

1530 - President David Fowler will visit Rotary House for the Deaf.

Venue: King Street, Norwich

Wednesday March 24th

1430 - President David Fowler will visit Sailability.

Venue: Oulton Broad Water Sports Centre, Everett's Park, Oulton Broad, NR33 9JR.

About Rotary

In East Anglia 76 clubs cover Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and parts of Essex and Hertfordshire with over 2,200 members

Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland, part of Rotary International, has 1,845 clubs and more than 55,000 members.

Rotary International was founded in 1905 in Chicago and is now the world's largest international service organisation with 1.2 million professional men and women as members. There are 33,000 clubs in 200 countries and geographical areas.

Rotary clubs are open to men and women who are business, professional or community leaders who want to use their experience for the benefit of others.

Rotary initiates local and global projects to promote world understanding and peace and improve life conditions for people of all ages and cultures. To find out more or to join, visit www.ribi.org.


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