New man at Rotary helm

New Hucknall Rotary Club president
New Hucknall Rotary Club president

A PARTNERSHIP with local schools to develop environmental projects is on the to-do list of Hucknall Rotary Club’s new president.

Richard White has taken over at the helm of the charitable group from Ivan Manning and says he is ‘honoured’ to be given the task of leading it for the next 12 months.

Born in Hucknall in 1943, Richard is a former Butlers Hill and Annie Holgate Junior School pupil.

He then attended Brackenhurst Agricultural College and developed a career with Yorkshire Fertilisers, later named Agtek, as a salesman.

He later became a self-employed commissioning agent, and is now semi-retired.

Richard joined Hucknall Rotary Club in 2001 and along with eight others founded Hucknall and District University of the Third Age (U3A) group in 2008.

The dad-of-two is married to Dianne and the couple have recently celebrated their 43rd anniversary.

Said Richard: “I passionately believe in supporting our local community and international relief when necessary.”

Rotary clubs frequently work together on appeals for aid in developing countries.

Richard added: “I feel honoured to be given the opportunity to help our local community as president of the club in its 85th year and to put into practice our motto, ‘service above self’.”

Besides the schools programme, Richard will be involved in activities including raising cash for his chosen charities, St John Ambulance and The Hucknall-based Thursday Club.