Tawa Rotary changeover 4 July 2017
Des O'Sullivan, MC for Tawa Rotary Presidents' changeover, was in fine form as he welcomed Rotarians, family and friends to this year's event.
President Andrew Watson covered a busy year that included reference to community activity, supporting youth development, Rotary youth exchange, increasing membership and numerous speakers who had visited Tawa Rotary.
New members and Rotarians who joined Tawa Rotary during July 2016- June 2017 include: Don Rushworth, Heidi Mills, Ant Simon, John Melville, Ross Denton and Wade Hall.
A highlight to finish the 2016-17 year - Pres Andrew announcing honorary membership to Peter Chisholm who has provided over 35 years service to Rotary - pictured receiving the honorary membership pin from PDG Martin Garcia; and the Paul Harris Fellow award presented to Bruce Phillips (pictured with his family). Congratulations Peter and Bruce on your awards.
Incoming President Richard Herbert talked about Rotary Making a Difference, his ambition for the following year and introduced the incoming Board directors.
District Changeover 1 July 2017
Highlights at the District Changeover on 1 July with DG Martin Garcia sharing his insights from a very busy and rewarding year. Pictured presenting a Paul Harris 2nd sapphire pin to Adrienne Murray.
He handed over the chains to incoming District Governor Mitchell (Mitch) Brown. The District 9940 site captures numerous photos and messages of appreciation to Martin and Denise, followed by incoming DG Mitch and Fiona. Denise was surprised by an unexpected announcement as DG Mitch presented her with a Paul Harris award. Thank you Martin for your successful year and congratulations Denise!