Southampton Rotary elects new Board of Directors and Officers

During a Zoom Rotary meeting earlier this month the new Board of Directors and Officers of the Rotary Club of Southampton were inducted by Rotarian Bob Speight.

Jenny Amy is taking over from Rob Hughes as President of the Club. Jenny has been a Rotarian for 30 years joining shortly after a high court ruling stating people could not be refused membership of Rotary on the basis of gender.

Rob reviewed the past Rotary year making reference to the Club’s many fundraising events and the projects and causes that had received Rotary’s support both in our community and internationally. He specifically thanked Community Co-Chairs Stew Nutt and Mike Roberts for their leadership regarding the Club’s response to Covid-19, as well as all the Club Members that have adapted to doing things differently, such as the virtual East Coast Kitchen Party Fundraiser and the Beat Covid-19 Challenge.

Past District Governor Tony Sheard and Past Southampton Rotary President Sylvia Sheard drove to Rob’s home during the Zoom meeting to present him with a well-deserved gift from the Club and pass over the Past President Rotary Pin.

The Board of Directors for 2020/21 will be

President Jenny Amy
President Elect Susan Macdonald
Past President Rob Hughes
Secretary Mary Halbert
Treasurer Ken Harlock
Club Service Neil Reid
Community Service Mike Roberts
International Service Kevin Champion
Youth & Vocation Geza Kocsis
Membership Liz Hawthorne

Jenny is looking forward to a year where the Club continues to do good work and embrace the theme for this year, “Rotary Opens Opportunities”.



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