Rotary Club of West Lakes Change-over Night

On Tuesday 7 July, the Rotary Club of West Lakes held the annual Change Over meeting at the Henley Beach Surf Living Clubrooms. It marked the end of Rotary Year 2019-20 for the club and (now) Past President Ken Parcell and the Induction of new President Ros DeGaris. Distinguished visitors for the night were Past District Governor Jane Owens and David, PDG Doug Laang and Lynne, PDG Ed King and Sheena, Mayor Angela Evans of the City of Charles Sturt and club sponsor Dimi Kyriazis and Gabby of Golden North. The new Area 7 Governor for District 9510, Rosie Erasmus, was also our guest. In his report, outgoing President Ken recalled the many service activities and donations completed by the club in a challenging year, disrupted by a change of meeting venue together with the pandemic lockdown. Major highlights were the significant donations made following the local bushfires and the club resilience in moving to weekly on-line meetings during the three month period of social separation. President Ros spoke about her plans for the coming year with a few tweaks to the club structure to enable broader participation by members. Paul Harris Fellowship awards were made to three club members. Stephanie Thorpe was awarded a PHF by the club for her continuing service to Rotary. Andrew DeGaris gained a sapphire level through personal donations to the Rotary Foundation. Ros DeGaris gained a first PHF through personal donations to the Rotary Foundation Ros DeGaris was awarded a sapphire level by PDG Jane Owens to recognise her contributions to the District during the past year. Ros was then given a second sapphire from the club for her service. Certainly a sapphire spangled night for our new President.

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Meeting Venue: Bartley Hotel, Bartley Terrace West Lakes Shore, Sth Aust
Meeting Time: Tuesday 6:00 pm for 6:30 pm
Postal Address: PO Box 7287 West Lakes, 5021
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