Alan Goulding, a partner in the law firm Trings was inducted as the new president for this rotary year and will become the 87th president of The Rotary Club of Swindon.
The club was founded in 1926 and the list of past presidents includes most of the town’s well known business, professional and educational personalities including six partners in the firm of Townsends, the Swindon constituent of Trings.
Alan, who has been an energetic member of the Rotary Club of Swindon for more than 20 years, is well aware of the enormity of the task now in his care.
“The basic aim of each rotary club is to serve its local community, its regional and national community, and the international community by improving the quality of life of the people. For more than 50 years the club has raised funds for, and provided assistance to, charitable organisations in the locality and provided help to enable young people to develop leadership qualities and prepare themselves for future employment”
Rotary International, together with the Bill Gates Foundation, has raised millions of pounds towards the eradication of polio globally as well as many other important international projects.
Alan is looking forward to his presidential year and has many exciting plans but the one thing that will give him the most satisfaction is to learn that Rotary has achieved its aim in eradicating polio from the three remaining countries where it is endemic.