Rotary set to serve humanity

NEW BOARD: Back: Noel Emselle, Gordon King, Fred Andrews, Gillian Morgan, Vic Harnath, Adrian Schmidt, Gerry Spencer. Front: President Judy Greer, Ann Hodgkinson, Rod Bush. 156564

Rotary’s theme for 2016/’17 is ‘Rotary Serving Humanity’ and this was unveiled at Ocean Grove Rotary’s annual changeover dinner where Judy Greer was inducted as president.
Former president Adrian Schmidt highlighted the club’s activities during 2015/’16 with the club giving support of $48,000 to various groups including the Ice Fight Fund, Ocean Grove Uniting Church Outreach Centre, Surfside School Garden, Ocean Grove Scout Group, Ocean Grove Men’s Shed, Disabled Surfers, the Solmaid School in Bangladesh and numerous Rotary programs such as Rotary International (Polio Plus, Donations in Kind), ROMAC, RAWCS, Shelter Box, Rotary Youth Programs and many more.
A number of awards were presented to individual members, including Bob Osbourne for the 52 years of service given to Rotary and he was made an honorary member of the club.
The work of a very active member was recognised when Marion Walton was made a Paul Harris Fellow.
New president Judy Greer emphasised the valuable resource of Rotarians and their work that gives the club its ability to achieve great things.
A raffle during the evening raised $338 towards Indigenous Health Scholarships to be undertaken at Deakin University.
Rotary’s new Board of Management for 2016/’17 was introduced at the end of the evening.
The club looks forward to another year ‘Serving Humanity’.
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