Changes to Club Management
Sadly, Past President Ray Hansen has had to resign from his position as Honorary Secretary of the Club. He served on Club Council for many years and his sound advice and enthusiasm will be greatly missed.
Past President Gerry Atkinson will takeover as the Honorary Secretary and the position of Vice President Elect will be filled by Past President Bob Welton.
Past President Bob left St. Albans School in 1954 and served a five year apprenticeship at Vauxhall Motors. He served his National Service in the Royal Army Dental Corps, ending up at the War Office in London.
He changed careers from mechanical engineering to civil engineering and spent twenty-three years in local government ending up as Assistant County Surveyor in Hertfordshire before joining Travers Morgan, Civil Engineering Consultants, to head its Highway Maintenance Division.
He set up his own Highway Maintenance Consultancy, Welton Associates in 1992, and dealt with many litigation cases involving highway maintenance, appearing as an expert witness both for defendants and claimants, retiring in 2003.
As well as an engineering career he owned a hotel, and jointly with Helen, a shop, Bears and Models Galore, both in Clacton.
He has had a lifetime interest in classic motor cars and has raced at most circuits in the country. He currently still has four Jaguars and two Rileys.
He joined Rotary in 1994 and was President in 2004.