Bill Bramwell has been named the new president of the Rotary Club of Abbotsford.

Rotary Club of Abbotsford names new president

Bill Bramwell has been an active Rotarian for 42 years

The Rotary Club of Abbotsford has announced the installation of Bill Bramwell as president for the 2018-2019 Rotary year, effective July 1.

Bramwell, a multiple Paul Harris Fellow award recipient, has been an active Rotarian for 42 years.

He has served as director in all areas of the various clubs that he has been a member of, including treasurer, secretary, and past president of the Rotary Club of Ladner.

Bramwell is a graduate of UBC in psychology and business, is a retired professional accountant who worked as financial controller for a number of corporations, and was the director of finance for various branches of the provincial government.

He also successfully negotiated the revised funding agreements for 100 privately owned mental health facilities on behalf of the province of B.C.

Bramwell has also served on the board of directors for the Delta Community Foundation.

Since moving to Abbotsford, he has served on the board of directors for Abbotsford Restorative Justice and Advocacy Association and is currently the past president of the East Abbotsford Gideon’s Chapter.

He is also on the finance committee at the local church he attends.

“My goal in Rotary has always been change combined with a vision for a more unified world, a world that comes together for the good of all people. As your president I am thanking you for the opportunity to serve,” Bramwell said after the passing of the gavel from past president Stacey Irwin.

Also inducted to the board of directors were: Stacey Irwin, Bruce Beck, Doris Woodman-McMillan, Blaine Bailey, Dan Denis, Milt Walker, Yvonne Douma, Dave Loewen, Lyn Dirom, Kim Hissink and Kolby Hughes.

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