David Gill, a retired father of two and Cranleigh parish councillor, was sworn in as the new president of the village’s Rotary Club on July 4.
Speaking of his appointment, David said that his priorities were for Rotary to continue to support the local community through fundraising events and giving of time to help in various projects and initiatives - particularly involving young people - as well as working hard to broaden the membership base of the club.
One of his first duties was to take part in a live BBC Radio Surrey broadcast during which he competed in the sweet corn eating championships at the Richard Onslow public house.
He fell short of the world record for the number of sweet corn kernels eaten in three minutes using a toothpick.
He and his wife, Stephanie, have lived in the village for the past 30 years.
David spent most of his career in human resource management for the building and civil engineering industries.
For more information about the Rotary Club of Cranleigh contact David on 01483271565 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.