Past President Tom Beveridge introduced Peter Reid as a man who is very active in community projects with a personal belief that our lives should be split into thirds, 1/3 family, 1/3 business, 1/3 community.
Peter stressed that one of the major problems we need to address is the huge, growing problem in communities today with disadvantaged families and individuals. While we are overwhelmed with solicitations from many service providers, it is insufficient to meet the needs. Corporations need to step into the ever-widening gap and play a greater role. CEOs need to take a more holistic approach to the care and nuture of the souls entrusted to their care, not only the job, but in their lives outside of work. This is rewarded with satisfied employees, higher volumes, greater productivity, larger profits and stronger communities.