Paul West – President of the Rotary Club of Doncaster for Rotary year 2018-2019
Paul was born in Stamford, Lincs in 1944. During his time at school in Stamford, he met Vivien and they have been married for 53 years. They have two sons, Mark and Alastair, and five grandchildren, Ben, Daniel, Ewan, Ciaran and Scarlett. Upon leaving school, Paul joined Barclays Bank for whom he worked for 29 years, latterly as a Corporate Manager. His job brought him to Doncaster in 1973 and he has remained here ever since.
Paul’s main interest/hobby is choral singing. He first became a chorister in 1954 and joined Doncaster Minster Choir in January 1979. With a number of choirs over many years, he has been privileged to sing in all forty-two English Anglican cathedrals, two cathedrals in Ireland, four in Wales and one in Scotland as well as in Westminster Abbey and St Georges Chapel, Windsor Castle.
Paul rejoined Rotary in 2014, having been invited originally to join by Sheila Bryant, the Club’s First Lady President, and served as Club Secretary for three years before becoming President for the 2018/19 Rotary year.
Viv became a member of the Inner Wheel Club of Doncaster St Leger in 2010 and served as it’s President in the year 2013/2014. She is presently serving as joint International Officer.
There is no doubt that Paul’s constant hard work and endless enthusiasm has helped the club to be what it is today.