We’re delighted to announce that our director Scott Gallacher has been appointed President of the Rotary Club of Leicester.
Founded in 1916, the Rotary Club of Leicester is one of the oldest and largest Rotary Clubs in the United Kingdom, with over 50 members, drawn from men and women living in, or whose business or organisation serves, the City of Leicester.
Rotary offers members an opportunity to serve their community and the wider world.
Scott aims to build on the work of the previous President, Parmdeep Vadesha.
Last year, Scott helped with the Club’s Christmas Hamper and Easter Egg appeals, which were well supported with donations from local people and businesses including ourselves, for the benefit of local vulnerable people. Scott hopes to repeat these two appeals during his year as President.
Scott also hopes he can get out and about in our community, subject to Covid guidelines. Visiting other clubs and organisations, and undertaking volunteering work.
The Club’s new Corporate and Family memberships provide an additional opportunity for local people and businesses to join Rotary. And Scott plans to add specific ‘bring a colleague’ and ‘bring a family’ member days to encourage members to bring more of their family and friends to their meetings.
With the lockdown restrictions ending, he hopes the club can hold social events this year (a curry evening, a theatre night, a bridge tournament, and such) as fellowship is an important element of making the club welcoming and engaging, especially to younger members.
We hope he can end his year on a high with the 2022 Music in the Park event in the grounds of Wistow Hall, which we hope with be a fantastic social event for the community.
Finally, his two boys have a genetic condition (Ectodermal Dysplasia), and he hopes to raise funds for his Presidential Charity, the Ectodermal Dysplasia Society which supports people with their condition.
We will naturally support Scott in his role as President of the Rotary Club of Leicester this year and we wish him every success.