Navan Rotary Club welcomes new member

Tom Cannon, a native of Lismullen, Navan, is the latest recruit to be welcomed to the Rotary Club of Navan.

Tom Cannon describes himself as a “recycled farmer” For his working career he was a dairy farmer at Platin outside Drogheda. He bred pedigree Holstein Friesian dairy cows and successfully exhibited cattle and competed in Herds Competitions. Tom also judged at dairy farming events and Herds Competitions. After ceasing his farming career he worked as the RDS Agriculture and Industry Development Executive and qualified as an Arbitrator and Mediator. He was granted a Fellowship by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is currently a Certified Mediator with the Mediators Institute of Ireland.

During his farming career Tom was active in farming organisations and represented his fellow farmers locally and nationally in Macra na Feirme, the IFA and the North Eastern Holstein Friesian Club of which he is a founder member. In the 1980s he was elected as a director of Premier Dairies to serve on behalf of County Meath dairy farmers. In latter years Tom has been a member of the RDS Council entailing membership of the RDS Foundation Board and the RDS Board of Management. He has also served a term as Chairman of the RDS Committee of Agriculture, of which he is still a member. He is a Council member of Gorta-Self Help Africa and has been a Council member of the Mediators Institute of Ireland. In November 2016 Tom was one of a group of Warrenstown Agricultural College past pupils who published a historical memoir of the college and its contribution to agricultural education in Ireland.

Tom said that he was honoured to be invited to participate in the work of the Rotary Club of Navan and looks forward to taking part in the many successful fundraising and community projects which the Club is involved in.

Pictured are: Tom Cannon, President Brendan Smyth, and Fir Oakes, Navan Rotary.

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