Rotary Handover events are always auspicious occasions where clubs reflect on the year past and welcome in the new year, and the new Executive, with renewed enthusiasm and vigor. On Thursday evening, The Rotary Club of Buderim did just that.
Members and guests gathered at the Mercure Hotel Kawana for a delicious meal and the usual highly enjoyable fellowship. Although the occasion is treated with the respect and formality it deserves, there was certainly no shortage of the light-hearted camaraderie the Rotary Club of Buderim is known for.
Out-going President Lynne Phillips highlighted the achievements of a year which presented unprecedented challenges, many of which will be ongoing for quite some time. She proudly presented the ‘Paul Harris Fellow’ award to David Johnston for his ongoing dedication and hard work. Paul Tanner was awarded with the ‘Les Day Award’ for Rotarian of The Year. Both David and Paul are dedicated Rotarians whose contributions to the Buderim club and Rotary in general, are worthy of the accolades.
Incoming President Ros Cheales spoke with enthusiasm of rising to the challenge, adapting to the changes, and moving forward as an effective club making a difference in our community and globally.