New President for Haslemere Rotary



Peter Onions’ year in office commenced on 1st July 2015.

He retired six years ago, after more than 40 years as a director and senior executive with companies in the airline and aircraft engineering industry. Much of his time was spent living and working in the Far East, the UAE and the UK. He served for three years in the Royal Air Force, two of which were on helicopter operations during the Malayan Emergency.

He became a Rotarian soon after retiring and has been Chairman of the Membership and International (twice) Committees.
His choice of President’s charities during 2015-2016 will be:
• CHASE Hospice Care for Children
• Alzheimer’s Society

As a priority he will continue to support and raise funds for Rotary charities around Haslemere and district as well as the worthwhile charities to be chosen by the International Committee. “Many members are past retirement age, said Mr Onions, “but offer a wealth of professional and business experience, from a number of disciplines, in running the club’s core activities.” Mr Onions is determined, however, to attract new and younger members to the Club. There are many private businesses in Haslemere and District whose owners could well be interested in the work being done, supporting this Community and overseas charities. An interesting programme of speakers and fund raising events for 2015-2016 has been planned. Mr Onions said “We welcome anyone interested in visiting us to look at the Programme page of our website: Our regular weekly meetings are held at the Georgian House Hotel, Haslemere High Street, on Thursdays at 7.30pm. You are most welcome to come and see what can be achieved in the Haslemere and District Communities.

We have a most enthusiastic membership. I feel confident that together we shall succeed, in our endeavours, to make 2015-2016 a memorable year.”

Secretary’s email: Tel: 01428 645849
President’s email:

©2015 Grayswood Computer Services. Article written by Kerstin Ochel.