Rotary welcomes Denis Spiller as new President
Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland is welcoming Denis Spiller as President for 2017/18.
“It might be mid-summer, but for Rotary, 1st July is New Year’s Day and I am excited to be taking over as President of Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland for the next 12 months.” Denis commented.
“The coming year is highly important to us for several reasons. Firstly, it is looking extremely likely that it could be the year we see the final case of wild polio in the world, a cause Rotary started in 1985 when there were 1,000 cases a day, and to which countless funds and hours of volunteer time has been dedicated. This year to date we have seen just six cases.”
“Secondly, it is the year that we shall see many new Rotary clubs being created across the UK and Ireland implementing new flexible, informal and project-active programmes to welcome community and business-minded adults of all ages as members.”
“Thirdly, it’s the year that perhaps we shall welcome you to our numbers. Make contact, get involved and join Rotary, it’s the best decision you will ever make.”
Denis joined the Rotary Club of Strood in Kent in 1985, directly from Rotaract and is the first former Rotaractor to become President of Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland.
He has served numerous roles within Rotary, including roles promoting The Rotary Foundation, youth programmes and was also Chairman for the 2016 Rotary Conference in Bournemouth.
Denis has a special interest in youth service having a background in voluntary youth work in Kent. In his professional life, Denis spent 22 years Hewlett-Packard.
Published: Saturday 1st July 2017