President 2023-24 – Valerie Goodchild

The theme for this Rotary Year of Create Hope in the World was chosen by Rotary International President, Gordon McInally who is a member of the Queensferry club in Scotland and I believe is one which will probably resonate with us all. He says: “As Rotarians we can bring lasting change in the world: one newly created hope at a time”. So, my key message to all members is that we all should support our service chairs and club officers in everything that they do. That way we will truly be able to Create Hope in the World through our service to Rotary, Donaghadee and the world.

We will continue to keep our profile high in the local community, as this is how we can attract new members. If people see us out and about, doing things, having fun, and making a positive impact in the town and area, they will be more likely to want to be part of such a thriving and vibrant organisation.

Let’s Create Hope by putting the three “Fs” into Donaghadee Rotary – Fun, Friendships, Fundraising.

Valerie Goodchild

President 2023-24