Ian Coulter became president of the Rotary Club of Dunstable for the second time when Roger Sharp handed over his chain of office at the end of his year on July 1.
Ian came to Dunstable 24 years ago from his native Plymouth. He ran a very successful mechanical engineering business until he recently retired.
He joined Rotary in 2007 and was soon actively involved, becoming president for the first time in 2010.
He has a number of interests including golf and bowls, which he says he plays equally badly!
Ian is chairman of the Hayward Club, formerly known as the Dunstable & District Handicapped Typing Club, and he is also the CEO of Hospice at Home Volunteers, Dunstable, Houghton Regis and surrounding villages.
His charity for this year is IHCC, Ian Hutcheon Clinic for Children, Uganda.
This clinic specialises in treating children with hearing difficulties. Although it took a time to set up the clinic, it started dealing with the children in January and by April had treated more than 100 children.
Ian is very much looking forward to an interesting and active year with Rotary.