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Norman Proctor MBE – Past Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland President

Norman Proctor MBE – Past Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland President

We are saddened to learn of the death of Norman Proctor, who served as President of Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland in 2000/2001.

Norman Proctor MBE, a Past President of Rotary GB&I and Past District Governor, sadly passed away on Tuesday 12th April.

Norman was a member of the Rotary Club of Saltram Plympton, joining the club back in 1984 and serving Rotary diligently every year onward.

In 2013 he was recognised as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to charity and support for businesses in Plymouth.

Norman was heavily involved as a trustee for many years with the Rotary Jaipur Limb Project – an initiative to raise funds in order to finance limb camps and limb centres in Africa, the Indian sub-continent and other areas of the world in need of help.

Norman was also a supporter of ShelterBox since its foundation in 2001. Prior to that he worked with VSO in Tanzania in order to help the Arusha Leper Colony and Street Children’s Home.

Outside of Rotary, Norman was managing director of a number of companies, trustee of a medical research foundation and fundraising committee member for the hugely successful St Luke’s Hospice in Plymouth.

Other positions Norman held included being a Trustee for the Peninsula Medical School, supporter of the Rotary Youth Leadership Award and serving on the committees for International Conventions as well as National and District Conferences.

Brian Stoyel, Past-President of Rotary GB&I and previous Rotary International Director, said of Norman: “It goes without saying he will be sadly missed by everyone not only for his humour and his Odes, but his tenacity with everything he got involved with and true to his nature did not suffer fools gladly.

“We spent many an hour travelling up and down the country, with me usually driving, I preferred it that way, putting the world to rights.

“Forever in our thoughts and at long last so pleased he is at rest with Joyce.”