Rotary club welcomes new president

Liz Rose, outgoing president of Rotary Club of Claremont, hands over to Dr Malcolm Dodd.

The Rotary Club of Claremont welcomed newly elected president, Dr Malcolm Dodd, who was inaugurated last Saturday to take over the reins for the 2018/2019 term.

Dr Dodd takes over from the previous president, Liz Rose, and his main aim is to keep this non-profit organisation sustainable and thriving, allowing it to continue serving the community like it did under the previous president.

The contribution that the Rotary makes to communities that are often neglected is the main reason Dr Dodd joined the Rotary Club of Claremont 10 years ago.

Dr Dodd first learnt about Rotary as a participant of the Cape Town Cycle Tour in 2002.

“I was so impressed by the organisation behind this amazing event,” says Dr Dodd.

The Cycle Tour is the biggest event on the club’s calendar every year: half of the charitable surplus from the event goes to Rotary Club of Claremont, making them financially one of the biggest Rotary clubs in the world.

It enables them to serve the community, within the greater Cape Town area and up into the northern Cape and Angola as they support other Rotary clubs financially.

“My goal for this term is to ensure that we help to keep the Cycle Tour alive and healthy, I am also planning to support more projects for people with disabilities and start on an all-weather football training facility in Mitchell’s Plain.

“We will keep making a tremendous impact in the community,” said Dr Dodd.

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