Rotary Club of Somer Valley Presidential Handover

March this year saw the Rotary Club of Somer Valley celebrating its twentieth anniversary, having been chartered on 6 March 1995. That first year was under the stewardship of Founding President Humphrey Henry.

Now, twenty years later, we were delighted to have Humphrey as the Guest of Honour at this year’s presidential handover, which took place at Cameley Lodge, Temple Cloud on Tuesday 14 July. President Steve Scott handed the chain of office to his successor Alan Bowhay. Alan in turn appointed Ali Moir as the President Elect and Sunder Ganapathy as Vice President.

Founding President Humphrey Henry flanked by Vice President Sunder Ganapathy (left), In-coming President Alan Bowhay, and President Elect Ali Moir (right).

Founding President Humphrey Henry flanked by Vice President Sunder Ganapathy (left), In-coming President Alan Bowhay, and President Elect Ali Moir (right).

 The evening was well supported by club members along with their wives / partners and friends, some of whom were past members, and representatives of other local Rotary and Inner Wheel clubs. Following dinner and the formalities of the evening, everyone was entertained and enthralled by Magician Paul Preager of the London Magic Circle, making this handover somewhat different to the norm.

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Magician Paul Preager levitates Sally Kettle, wife of club member Laurence.

President Alan said, ”My aim is to keep the meetings enjoyable so that members are enthused to attend, with an equal mix of business and social activities, and build on the work started by Past-President Steve. The two watch-words will be ‘Fellowship’ and ‘Fun’. I also want to make the club more attractive to new members.”

 The evening was well supported by club members along with their wives / partners and friends, some of whom were past members, and representatives of other local Rotary and Inner Wheel clubs. Following dinner and the formalities of the evening, everyone was entertained and enthralled by Magician Paul Preager of the London Magic Circle, making this handover somewhat different to the norm.

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