What A Year: remarks from our outgoing President

President 2016/17My year as President for the Rotaract Club of Oxford has been a lot of fun and there have been many highlights.

We had our club elections yesterday and our Vice President, Tash, is stepping into the President role, with her new committee. So a few words from me as a summary of my year and some things I am proud of.

As is true of many Rotaract clubs across the world, it is the people who make it worthwhile. The members in our club are a great bunch – always up for a laugh and willing to get stuck in!

Our biggest successes as a club this year have been:

  • Co-ordinating our most successful Scavenger Hunt in Oxford
  • Getting a team of 7 volunteers for the Santas on the Run
  • Introducing guest speakers to our calendar to expose members to different career paths
  • Using Skype meetings when a face-to-face meeting isn’t worthwhile.

I spoke at our District 1090 Conference in Bournemouth about the benefits of Rotaract and really believe that it is one of those groups that you never stop learning from. It’s about creating new ideas, thinking of different ways to raise money or get new members and always meeting new people.

For the 2017/18 Rotaract year, I will be sitting on the District committee as a Rotaract representative, travelling around to see what clubs in our District are up to. I am looking forward to the challenge and will also continue to be involved with the Oxford club because it has become such a huge part of my life.

All the best to our new committee! And if you are interested in joining Rotaract, come along and meet us, we’re a friendly bunch!