Rotary Club Of Warwick

Jun30 - New President at the Helm

On Wednesday June 27th the members of the Rotary Club of Warwick met to mark the end of John Hibben’s year as President, as he handed over to incoming President David Smith. John referred to the many enjoyable events he had attended during his year and the grants the club had made to “Make a Difference” to local charities.

Before leaving the Chair John had some unfinished business to attend to. Over the year he has raised nearly £2,500 for his nominated charities with bucket collections and events at his home. Claire Pell from the Stroke Association and Allen Farren from Macmillan Cancer Support joined us for lunch and were both presented with a cheque for £1,250 to help fund their activities.


Business done John Hibben then handed over the chain of office to David Smith and wished him well.   David Smith has been an active member of Rotary since 2006 and is an Emeritus Professor at Oxford University still actively researching both here and abroad.    David is well known for his research on tsunamis, currently a subject of widespread interest. David has chaired the International Committee and takes a great interest in Rotary work overseas.

The new President said his priorities will be to explain to people what Rotary does, and get local businesses involved to help continue the many events which we organise. Warwick is a busy club and joins with others in the global campaign to eradicate Polio. David’s charities for the year will be The British Polio Fellowship and the British Red Cross.

John Hibben (left) hands over the chain of office to David Smith