New pres­i­dent pledges to lead and mo­ti­vate

Lawyer head of vil­lage Ro­tary Club

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - By Jack Abell jack.bell@trin­i­tymir­

A PROP­ERTY lawyer has been elected as pres­i­dent of a vil­lage ro­tary club.

Mar­cus Lee, who works fro BP Collins LLP in Ger­rards Cross has been elected as pres­i­dent of the Ro­tary Club of Ger­rards Cross and Chal­font St Peter. Re­tir­ing pres­i­dent John Krush­ner handed over to Mr Lee dur­ing his fi­nal meet­ing at the Bell­house Ho­tel on July 1.

Dur­ing his ac­cep­tance of the chain of of­fice, Mr Lee thanked fel­low ro­tar­i­ans and called the oc­ca­sion an hon­our and a priv­i­lege.

He said: “I am de­lighted to have been elected and trust that we will share in a plea­sur­able and worth­while ex­pe­ri­ence dur­ing the com­ing term.”

Since join­ing the club more than 20 years ago, Mr Lee has gained ex­pe­ri­ence in most of the ser­vice com­mit­tees op­er­ated by Ro­tary In­ter­na­tional, as well as tak­ing an ac­tive part in fundrais­ing for the many char­i­ta­ble causes it sup­ports.

Among the var­i­ous lo­cal events or­gan­ised by the ro­tary club are the char­ity golf day at Ger­rards Cros Golf Club, the Clas­sic Car Show and the Ger­rards Cross Christ­mas Fes­ti­val.

It also or­gan­ises events for var­i­ous groups within the com­mu­nity, in­clud­ing Young Chef con­tests for teenagers and trips for el­derly and dis­abled

ELECTED: Mar­cus Lee, the new pres­i­dent of the Ro­tary Club of Ger­rards Cross and Chal­font St Peter peo­ple. The ro­tary club also sup­ports or­gan­i­sa­tions such as Rid­ing for the Dis­abled in Ful­mer, Scan­nap­peal and Wex­ham Chemo­ther­apy Unit, while fur­ther afield it has sup­ported in­ter­na­tional ap­peals to help com­mu­ni­ties in Nepal, Bali and Haiti.

Mr Lee said: “We have an ex­cel­lent pro­gramme lined up, that bodes well for a good team con­tribut­ing to a suc­cess­ful year in which we seek to achieve the ob­ject of ro­tary, which is to en­cour­age and foster the ideal of ser­vice above self as a ba­sis of wor­thy en­ter­prise.

“I wish to lead and mo­ti­vate the club, en­sur­ing that mem­bers feel val­ued, inspired and con­nected to our char­i­ta­ble ob­jec­tives of mak­ing a dif­fer­ence in lo­cal and wider com­mu­ni­ties as well as en­joy­ing fel­low­ship.”

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