THE perennial problem in persuading branch managers of multi-national companies to become involved in their local communities was highlighted at
THE perennial problem in persuading branch managers of multi-national companies to become involved in their local communities was highlighted at Henley Rotary Club’s meeting at Henley Golf Club on Tuesday.
Julie Bricknall, manager of the Bell Street branch of Boots, felt it was advantageous for the big chains to take part in local affairs.
She said she had already met Julie Perigo, director of the Henley Partnership, and had given a presentation to members.
Miss Bricknall, who lives in Caverhsam, is originally from Shropshire and studied business management at Nottingham University.
She became manager of the Henley store last year and said it was a pleasure to work in the town, where she had met so many interesting people among her customers.
She told how she had been approached to row for Henley Rowing Club, “dragooned” into trying dragon boat racing and persuaded to speak to the Rotary Club.
She is due to spend a few weeks in Africa working in an orphanage.
Rotarians persuaded her to promise to come back to the club to talk of her experiences. Roger Sayer gave the vote of thanks.
Earlier, president Will Busher and president-elect Roger Sayer reported on the visit last weekend by nine members and partners to Naestved Rotary Club, Henley’s link club in Denmark. As usual, the hospitality extended by the Danish Rotarians had been outstanding.