Maya Vansia has taken over as the 11th president of the Rotary Club of Leicester Novus
As the club enters its second decade, Maya has set out her vision for the club’s future.
She wants the club to undertake Club Visioning, a sort of health check review to make sure the club is still fulfilling its objectives… to enable ordinary people to do extraordinary things in the service of other people in the UK and around the world.
Maya wants to support the Rotary Foundation, the international charity supported by 1.2 million Rotary members and their friends. It is through the Rotary Foundation, and the activities of volunteers that the world has very nearly seen the last cases of polio, a disease which used to kill and maim 350,000 children a year.
Maya, a grandmother, also wants to have the club raise money for Mary’s Meals which provides money to buy boys and girls in poor countries lunchtime school meals. Not only do the children benefit for better nutrition but, because their parents can afford to send their children to school, they can go out to work to raise money for the benefit of the whole family.
Closer to home, Maya wants the club to be involved in a hands-on project which will involve non-Rotarians while raising public awareness of Rotary’s work.
Those aims will be met by the plans to collaborate with other local Rotary clubs to light up Leicester Cathedral on World Polio Day, Thursday, October 24th.
Other dates already in the club diary are Thursday, November 28th when District Governor Rodney Spokes will pay his ‘official’ visit to the club, of which his wife Pam is secretary; Thursday, December 5, which is the club’s Special General Meeting and Thursday, April 2, 2020 for the Annual General Meeting. The Club’s Assembly, when incoming President Sarita Shah will be confirming her team’s plans for the following year will be held on Thursday, June 11, 2020.
Maya, a former amateur actress at the Little Theatre, emphasises that ‘her year’ will also be lots of fun with a garden party, a visit to a flower show, a picnic at Rutland Water, and other outings just for fun and entertainment.
Maya’s 2020 Vision chimes precisely with Rotary’s Vision: Rotary’s Vision: “Together we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe in our communities and in ourselves.”
Please come and visit us
President Maya invites members of all other clubs and non-Rotarians to visit our meetings to share the fun we have and learn about the voluntary service we give.
Before coming, please contact us via this website so we can guarantee you a warm welcome.
If you are travelling to Leicester, why not make a day of it in and visit the Cathedral where King Richard III is interred? One of our members might be on duty as a guide to show you around
Just over the road from the Cathedral is the King Richard III Centre
If you’re more interested in the present — and future — you could spend a whole day at the National Space Centre
These are just some of the attractions of Leicester.
A look at our recent news pages might persuade you that our Rotary Club is also worth a visit. We certainly hope so, but we ask you to e-mail us beforehand — particularly if you would like to have a meal — to make sure we will be there…
Last edited: 15:20 on Monday, July 1, 2019