New president pledges to lead and motivate
Lawyer head of village Rotary Club
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.”