TRC's May 14th guest speaker was Paul Parfrey, President of the Swindon - Phoenix Rotary Club, District 1100, United Kingdom. Paul and his wife, Lynn, were the guests this past week of Bill and Carole Croxton - continuing a multi-year exchange between our clubs. Swindon - Phoenix RC was chartered in 2012 with the motto "Fiduciam et Respectu", and is committed to Fun, Friendship, and Fellowship, and to "doing things differently". Paul, whose career highlights have included ...national policing and counter-terrorism work, also inspired us by sharing more than fourteen projects the very active club is engaged. These include: health projects for blood pressure checks, epilepsy and breast cancer support days, and a guide dog charity; sporting activities including a Santa Run, Dragon Boat racing, and a horseless steeplechase; support activities for local schools; river barge trips for disadvantaged and disabled kids; and British theme nights including St. George's Day and Burns Night celebrations.
Pictured at Rotary meeting: l to r: Bill Croxton, Paul Parfrey, TRC President John Gregory
Pictured at Merroir, Locklies Marina, Topping, Virginia: l to r: Bill Croxton, Paul Parfrey, David Broad, Carole Croxton, Lynn Parfrey, Margaret Broad