Rotary’s changeover

On Saturday, July 8, the Rotary Club of Boorowa celebrated its 57th Annual Changeover with a dinner at the Boorowa Recreation Club.

The dinner was very well attended by Boorowa Rotarians, visitors from other Clubs and organisations in Boorowa and much further afield.

After 12 months at the ‘helm’, outgoing President Jayne Apps received the “Rotarian of the Year” trophy as Jayne has been an outstanding Rotarian as well as a great President.

Jayne is the instigator of the monthly Community Markets; Coordinator of the annual Rotary “Bush Bash”; and makes herself available to assist the community in a myriad of ways.  

Over the past year, these Rotary activities and more has enabled the Club to donate over $14,000 to a range of local, national, and international programs and projects that address the areas of:

Peace and Conflict Resolution; Disease Prevention and Treatment (including the eradication of Polio throughout the world); Maternal and Child Health; Basic Education and Literacy and Economic and Community Development. 

Incoming President, Stephen Meere introduced his new Board to the gathering and together with the outgoing President, farewelled the departing Rotary Exchange Student Helena Hakola from Finland.

In one of her last actions as President, Jayne gave Helena a banner from the Rotary Club of Boorowa to be presented to her Father’s Club in Finland.

Jayne finished her report with a great quote from the anthropologist Margaret Mead who once said: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world, indeed, it is the only thing that ever has”.

Jayne finished her report with a great quote from the anthropologist Margaret Mead who once said: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world, indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. - Lyn Diskon

This quote aptly describes the Rotary Club of Boorowa, its members, and activities.

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