Our New President 2011/2012
Bill joined the Club in 1969 and was first President in 1974/5 following which he has served in the Club in a range of activities, particularly fundraising such as the annual Fireworks Fiesta. He has also served as a South East District Officer over many years including District Secretary, Treasurer, Public Relations and International Relations.
In 1997/98 he became District Governor and has since held various National appointments covering Membership, Disaster Response and currently Marketing & Public Relations, always with the support of his wife Heather, who passed away last year.
Heather and Bill had three children, the eldest of which Robin, also became District Governor in 2007/8, and younger son Kelvin and daughter Susan, and now has four grandchildren.
He is also involved as a Trustee with other organisations relating to glaucoma, sight and the field of emergency and crisis management, the latter following an international career in civil aviation and command and control of related major UK and international incidents.
When he has time to spare he enjoys sea and river activities, travel in general, good food and reading. He is also a Freeman of the City of London.
In the year ahead Bill will be steering the Club in its wide range of fund raising projects and developing new opportunities and social events, as well as increasing public awareness of its wide range of activities in the local community.