Last Monday, June 26, 2023, Rotary Club Sevilla International held a special change of collars ceremony, ushering in a new era for the club. Fran Guillén assumed the presidency, succeeding the efficient and dedicated Ana Garrido.
Fran defines Rotary as a way to “fill your life with purpose”. This club, Rotary Sevilla International, is a network of professionals from diverse fields committed to community service. From entrepreneurs to investors, lawyers, consultants, advisors and other professionals, all united by a common goal: to make a positive difference in society through the strength of the bonds of friendship they weave among them.
Over the past year, Rotary Club Sevilla International has made significant contributions to multiple worthy causes. These include a sizeable donation for research into the rare disease ENACH, aid to earthquake victims in Turkey, a contribution to the Hermandad Divina Pastora de Capuchinos to purchase school supplies for underprivileged children, among other charitable acts, such as those of the association for AFAR, the club’s main project last year. Each initiative embodies the spirit of solidarity and service that defines Rotary.
Fran Guillén expressed his pride and gratitude in assuming leadership of this legacy of service and friendship. He thanked his board of directors composed of Luis Prieto, Rafa Casal, Ana Garrido and Sebastián Morales, all club members for their support, his wife Maite Zúñiga and all those attending the event, including Fernando and Miguel from the Rotary Club Costa de la Luz, and Ricardo Sánchez, Delegate of the Government of the Junta in Seville.
With enthusiasm, the new president invited those seeking a greater purpose in their lives to join Rotary Club Sevilla International. “If you want to fill your life with purpose, come one day to meet us,” he declared, thus marking the beginning of his 2023/2024 term.
If you are looking for purpose, you may find it in Rotary Club Sevilla International with its new president, Fran Guillén.
El Correo de Andalucía has echoed this event. We thank journalist Juan Carlos Arias for his careful article.