In Memorium
Past District Governor Keith Rogers (Governor 2007-2008)
Rotary Birkenhead (1990 – 2016)
Rotary Cambridge (2016 - 2020)
Keith was President of Rotary Birkenhead for the year 2001/2002 and had an outstanding year in office after a successful year as Club Secretary.  He served on numerous Club and District Committees and his leadership qualities were recognised with his appointment as District Governor, the fifth District Governor from Rotary Birkenhead.
In 2003/2004 Keith introduced the D9910 Oral Hygiene Programme, initially into two schools in Whangarei.  It involved the daily brushing of teeth, supervised by staff and Dental Therapists. Keith was instrumental in obtaining funding from The Harold Thomas Trust and Colgate – this along with funding from Rotary Clubs allowed the programme to be extended to schools in West Auckland and throughout the North of the District. Many will remember Keith’s passion and energy for this project.  The Oral Hygiene Programme continued for a number of years and approximately 7000 children at 25 schools in D9910 benefited. After 10 years, Colgate started supplying a programme directly to schools, the Bright Smiles, Bright Futures kits
Keith and Bev had a very successful Governor year and it was fitting Keith achieved his goal in supporting Beverley to become President of Rotary Cambridge this year, especially as she had done so much for him in his Governor year.  Bev said, she would not have accepted the Rotary Cambridge Presidency if it was not for Keith’s support.
Since being District Governor Keith maintained a keen interest and commitment to Rotary, even after moving to Cambridge, where he continued his contribution to the District 9930 District Advisory Council of Past Governors.
Keith lived a life which epitomised the Rotary motto of “SERVICE ABOVE SELF” and his service to Rotary was recognised with a Paul Harris Fellow and two sapphires.  He passed away peacefully on 13 September after a battle with cancer and his service was held in Cambridge on Saturday 18 September.  He will be sadly missed by all Rotarians.