THE FIRST HUNTLEY PEACE FELLOW
$500,000 endowment matures for the first time
Bill Huntley was a member of the Rotary Club of Alford and Mablethorpe and thanks to Rotarians and friends around the world The Bill Huntley Endowment has funded its first Rotary Peace Fellow. Bill was the World President of Rotary in 1994/1995 and was a leader in the development of Rotary’s flagship peace project, the Rotary Peace Centres. He announced its commencement when Chair of Trustees of the Rotary Foundation at the 2000 RI Convention in Buenos Aires. After Bill died suddenly in 2006 when still active throughout the world on Rotary business his club never forgot his Presidential year theme “Be a Friend” and continue to be a friend to his memory to this day.
Bill’s club operates in a particularly deprived part of the United Kingdom nevertheless his friends were determined to establish an Endowment within the Rotary Foundation in memory of this remarkable and compassionate Rotarian. Six years later, after strenuous fundraising the Bill Huntley Endowment substantially exceeded its target of $500,000 which will fund a Rotary Peace Fellow every four years in perpetuity and in the Spring of 2016 Francis Rothery of Exeter, England became the first “Huntley Peace Fellow”. Bill’s daughter Sue, speaking on behalf of his widow Audrey and all the family, said “Thank You from all of us, it’s fantastic to think that his memory will live on in this way and that many more Peace Fellows will follow.”
The club is looking forwards to meeting Francis Rothery on the 19th of July who will be joining us for our meeting and giving us a presentation. If you would like more information please Contact Us.
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