Presidential Award 2018

Presidential Award 2018

Meet the winners in the Presidential Award category at the Champions of Change Awards 2018.

Unsung heroes from across Great Britain and Ireland will be honoured at the fifth annual awards night in Cardiff on 18th May.

The Lord Mayor of Cardiff will host the event in the City Hall, along with other local dignitaries and supporting Rotarians.

The winners will be presented with their awards by National Council for Voluntary Organisations’ Chair Peter Kellner and President Denis Spiller.

They have all been chosen for outstanding and inspirational work at home and abroad.

Any Rotary member can aspire to become a champion.

This year features two winners of the Rotary GBI Presidential Award.

AndrewAndrew Errington

Andrew will be awarded in 2018 for his amazing work to boost Rotary in the local area.

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He only considered Rotary when he was coming up to retirement and wanted to give something back to society.

That was five years ago and since then he has actively raised £25,000 for his club and taken on many demanding roles including club president and is currently the treasurer.

Andrew realised that Rotary in the area needed some energy to move it forward.

He took a particular interest in membership and introduced new approaches to his club and beyond. 

BrendonBrendan O’Shea

Brendan worked hard to increase Rotary recognition in his local area, hence why he has been crowned a Champion of Change.

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Brendan joined Mallow Rotary in 2014 and soon saw that the club required rejuvenating to make it a vibrant club for the future.

Declining numbers and age profile were a concern. To overcome those difficulties a way forward had to be developed without marginalising the existing membership.

In the space of a year, he brought in 13 new members with more potential new people coming on board.