Thursday, 27 August 2015

Centenary President - Keith Harbage

Former President Bronia Cam welcomes Centenary President Keith Harbage
In 1916, the founding President of the Rotary Club of Leeds was Frank Horsell, a printing ink manufacturer. The Club's President in its centenary year is Keith Harbage, a retired Chartered Accountant and Everton FC supporter, who was the proud recipient in 2014 of a Paul Harris Fellowship for his contribution to the work of Rotary International in District 1040 (which has 79 Rotary clubs in North and West Yorkshire). Keith first joined Rotary in Leeds in 1983 and almost immediately accepted the position of Club Assistant Treasurer, responsible for the charity account. Unfortunately, in 1987 the pressures of a new job caused him to put in Rotary life on hold for twenty years, before early retirement allowed him to re-join in 2007. Keith was welcomed back with another post – this time of Club Secretary - which he performed for three years, until volunteering to be District Treasurer in 2010.