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Meet our new leadership team!

29th June 2022 we kicked off our yearly President’s Reception. This time at the White Horse Hotel in Romsey.

This year saw Roger Shepherd, our outgoing president hand over the Presidential Collar to Nigel Budd. Nigel then congratulated Edmond Holmes on becoming Senior Vice and Kerry Daley stepping up to Junior Vice.

Roger Shepherd

“It’s time for me to hand over the role of President. I have very much enjoyed my year although it’s been a particularly busy one. I am extremely grateful to the Members of Council each of whom has provided outstanding service to enable the Club to progress at this busy time. I am sure Nigel will be a very good President. His skills as a ship’s captain should certainly keep us on course! I wish you all the best for your term as President and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.”

Nigel “It is a real honour to be selected to this position and I look forward to the many unexpected challenges that the year will undoubtedly bring. I am a firm believer in the adage ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”, and I do not intend to instigate any radical changes. I was once told by an old Admiral when I was starting my first ever HQ starting posting ‘Nigel, if you can change only one thing for the better in a year you are doing well. To use Nautical analogies, I intend to keep to the same headmarks, just occasionally applying a bit of light rudder to keep us on track

I know that we all join Rotary for a variety of reasons, mostly honourable and selflessness. The one positive thing that I want to achieve is to make Rotary fun, taking maximum opportunities for social occasions”.

Edmond Holmes

Having been appointed to the position of Senior Vice President, I pledge to support our President during his year and at the same time learn and listen from the experienced members of the club. I personally support the local charity community projects in Romsey. I will encourage and support the organised integration of the activities from the Romsey Club into our club. We need to establish a more focused connection with local businesses and to that end will work on raising sponsorship for the club. Having been involved in Football Refereeing for half a century, I have learnt that teamwork is essential for groups to be successful”.

Kerry Daley

Rotary Club of Romsey Test was founded in 1990 and actually when I step up to President in 2024 I will be the first female in that role for our club. At the moment we have 7 women in the club and I am on a mission to engage more ladies into Rotary. I wholeheartedly support and am inspired by a culture where men and women work together celebrating contributions from people of all backgrounds, regardless of their age, ethnicity, race, colour, abilities, religion, culture, gender, sexual orientation. I intend to use this opportunity to further the cause of Rotary and what you can achieve together

It was a lovely evening, with great food and great company.

Rotary is a global network of 1.4 million neighbours, friends, leaders and problem solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change across our communities and across the globe.

Rotary Club of Romsey Test is a small part of the bigger global picture however, is a huge part of Romsey history having been established since 1990.

We also organise a number of other events throughout the year including, Reminiscences of Romsey, Youth Speaks, the Mayor's Picnic & Duck Race and the Carols in the Market Square at Christmas.

How do I get involved?

We are always on the lookout for new members. We meet every Wednesday evening in the Royal British Legion. We have also started organising some breakfast meetings at 8am in Youth in Romsey building by the rapids. We have lots of committees you can join depending on what you are interested in from Community to Youth to Communication or Fundraising and Sponsorship.

Come along and try us out!

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