At the end of each Club year, Members join together with friends and family to celebrate the achievements of the previous year, thank the outgoing board and welcome a fresh batch of enthusiastic board members. This year the event was held at the Fox Hotel back on the 26th of June. After our delicious dinner President Mark ran through a presentation summarizing the achievements of the past year – the funds that we raised, the charities that we benefited and the large amount of fun that was had. The club was able to raise close to $15000 which is a great achievement.
Incoming President Craig then gave us a rundown on his plans for the year ahead and I am sure the 15/16 Club year will be another great one. Then it was time for something new. Anyone who has had anything much to do with the club since its inception would know Joe Thompson and would have seen his continual commitment to the building and maintaining the health of the club. We opted to name the Innaugural Rotaractor of the Year Award after Joe as a means of thanking him for all of his support over the years. Alisha Radford was picked buy the outgoing board as this years winner. She is the longest serving Club Member, has held the Role of President and just about everything else and has given a lot back to the RYLA, RYTS and RYPEN Youth Programs over the years.
After all the formalities were out of the way it was time to sit back, have a drink and enjoy ourselves. It was certainly one of our best changeovers to date. Lets hope we see your smiling face at next years event!!