Sit back with a cuppa and learn a little more about one of our newest Board Members who has served for a year with the RFHA SA NPC, and is newly appointed to the RFHA Inc global board, PDG Greg Cryer.
I was born on 26th October 1950. I have been married to Lindsay for 25 years and we collectively have 5 children, who, in turn, to date, have produced 11 grandchildren.
We both enjoy the outdoors, camping, scuba diving, cycling, playing the odd game of golf and spending time at our Game Lodge. Until recently I enjoyed flying and qualified for my Private Pilot license in 1972.
Lindsay is a qualified Architectural Technician and I have been involved in the Property Development market for the past 30 years, having originally trained and studied in the engineering field.
I have been a Rotarian for 25 years, first joining the Rotary Club of Durban Umgeni where I served in various capacities on the Board as well as president. I was involved in chartering the Probus Club of Mt Edgecombe and in 2004, the Rotary Club of Mount Edgecombe of which I became a charter member.
I am a major donor and multiple Paul Harris fellow and Lindsay, who joined Rotary in 2004 as a charter member of the Rotary Club of Mount Edgecombe, is also a Paul Harris fellow.
I am also proudly a level 2 Bequest Society member.
Together we have created many wonderful memories of Rotary over the past 25 years – hosting Exchange students and Rotarians in Friendship Exchange teams. We went on a Friendship Exchange to Canada and the USA and joined PDG Natty Moodley on a Polio immunisation mission to India which was a ‘life changing’ experience.
I was President of the RC of Umgeni & the RC Mount Edgecombe club ( which I founded )in 2008 – I have served on various Zone & District committees as well as being an Assistant Governor for 3 years.
I have been involved with chartering of 3 Rotary clubs as well as a Probus Club.
I served on the bid committee that unsuccessfully endeavoured to secure the RI Convention for Durban in 2019. I am currently on the local committee which is hoping to secure an invitation to bid for the RI Convention in 2026
I was intimately involved in the merging of Districts 9270 and 9320 into the new District 9370 and served as the first District Governor of D9370 in 2013/14.
I am currently the District Foundation chair as well as the Assistant Regional Rotary Foundation Chair – my term will end in 2020.
My appointment as ARRFC was effective from July 2018.
I currently serve on the Board of both the Governors’ Council of Southern Africa and Rotary Africa.
I am current the District’s COL representative and a Board member of the RFHA action group.