Tim Tucker, UK

Tim Tucker, UK Tim has been a member of the Rotary Club of St Ives in Cambridgeshire since autumn 1995.
He was Club President for 2002-2003 and is a Paul Harris Fellow.
Other club offices he has held from 1996 include the Chairs of Community Service,
Youth Opportunities, International Service and Membership Service. He also served for three separate years during this time as the club’s Rotaract Officer.

Tim has served on District as the D1070 Rotaract Officer 2006-2009, and then District Rotaract Chairman for 2009-10. He has served on the D1070 Membership Services Committee from 2006-08, and then on the D1070 Youth Committee for 2008-09.

In October 2007 Tim was awarded the Rotaract District 1070 Rotary Liaison Trophy for 2006-2007. He was also awarded the trophy for a second time in October 2009 for 2008-09.

In April 2008 Rotary District 1070 was awarded the RIBI (Rotaract in Great Britain and Ireland) Award for best Rotary District support of Rotaract in 2007-2008 by the Rotaractors of RIBI (the 29 districts of Zones 17 and 18).

For two years Tim has taken an active part in the Rotaract Preconvention held prior to the RI Convention each year. In June 2008 he was an invited speaker at LA 2008 (‘From Rotaract to Rotary: A Personal History’) and in June 2009 he was Chief Sergeant at Arms at the Birmingham 2009 Rotaract Preconvention.

In autumn 2009 Tim was elected to serve as a D1070 Assistant Governor for 2010-11

Before Rotary service Tim was a Rotaractor. In 1974 Tim was invited to join the Rotaract Club of Epsom prior to club’s formation in 1975, but as he was just 17 at the time he had to wait a little longer. Tim joined the club in 1976. Over the following ten years he held various club positions including Vocational Service Chairman, Club Service Chairman and Treasurer. He was Club President 1979-1980 and then District 114 Vice Chairman 1980-1981. During the late 1970’s / 1980’s District 114 consisted of some 50+ Rotaract clubs. Past members of the club continue to meet once a year on the Saturday before each Christmas.

Tim has been a regular browser of the RGHF website since early 2002 and played the recording of Paul Harris from the website at a club meeting in spring 2002. He also used references from ‘My Road to Rotary’ and other RGHF information in proposing the toast to RI and RIBI at his club’s Charter Celebration in October 2002. Tim joined RGHF at the end of 2006 and, rather innocently, suggested that ‘wouldn’t it be good to have a similar History of Rotaract as part of the RGHF website’.

Tim’s Rotary interests range over all the avenues of service. In particular, his two prime areas of focus are;

For Rotary Clubs to widen the service to their communities and internationally by creating and actively supporting a Rotaract Club involved in a full program of service and fellowship activities. Rotaract, as part of the Rotary Family, compliments the achievements of Rotary.

And, for all Rotary clubs to appreciate their own history and that of Rotary worldwide so as to enhance their enjoyment of Rotary, their Rotary service, and to increase membership and membership retention. “Wearing a Rotary pin means you walk tall. Knowing your Rotary history, and the addition of a RGHF pin, gives you an added spring to your step”

“History is our future. We learn from the past. We take the best from what has happened before and use this to influence the actions we take now”.

14th January 2010