AN intellectual property consultant has been elected president of Henley Rotary Club. Lionel Scott, who succeeds
AN intellectual property consultant has been elected president of Henley Rotary Club. Lionel Scott, who succeeds John Grout, has been a member of the club for four years.
Mr Scott, 58, who lives in Fair Mile with his wife Iveta, said: “I’m delighted. It’s going to be an interesting year and I’m looking forward to advancing the fortunes of the club in terms of membership.
“I want to put Rotary in the public mind in a good way. Younger people might think it’s bit old fashioned but it’s relevant to today’s world.
“Having an organisation which is solid and welcoming and does good in the world can’t but help.”
Mr Grout said his successor would bring fresh ideas. “This is the new generation of our Rotary club — I’m the last old f**t!,” he said. “Lionel is keeping the club together.” Meanwhile, club secretary Phil Fletcher has been presented with an Avenues of Service Citation.
This recognises Rotarians for their outstanding efforts in the five avenues of service — club, vocational, community, international and new generations.
Mr Grout said: “You have to have done everything in Rotary and done it well and Phil has achieved that.”
Mr Fletcher said: “I’m honoured and thrilled because the citations are like hen’s teeth.
“There have been only 13 awarded in the district in the last 16 years and only one other person in our club has been awarded one.”