Rotary Club’s hard work pays off

THE Rotary Club of Lindisfarne (RCL) recently gathered to celebrate yet another successful year with around 50 Rotarians and guests attending their annual Changeover Dinner.

During the 2017-18 year, RCL raised funds from a number of events including several barbecues and the ‘Trash and Treasure’ car boot sale in November.

The loveable ride-on train, Tommy Choo Choo, also contributed to the fundraising efforts at school fairs and the Taste of Tasmania.

Altogether, the RCL raised more than $12,000 throughout the financial year.

The funds have been put towards a number of community projects, including the sponsorship of an outgoing exchange student; donations to the Rotary Foundation, school awards and a school in Nepal; and the purchase of a public seat in Richmond to be unveiled in September.

Money has been set aside for a defibrillator for the local area and a gazebo at Beltana Park, which will be built later this year as part of Clarence City Council’s Beltana Park Master Plan.

The RCL will also co-host an incoming exchange student from Taiwan with another Rotary Club in 2019.

At the dinner, RCL farewelled three long serving members including John Cole and past presidents John Behrens and Frank Henderson.

Mr Behrens and Mr Henderson were both presented with Honorary Memberships for their long and committed service.

Two new members, Stephen Bray and Margaret Congram, were welcomed to the club.

The RCL meets every first and third Wednesday each month at the Beltana Bowls Club, Lindisfarne.

They are looking to recruit more women and young members but welcome anyone who would like to do more to help their local and global community.

For more information, phone 0419 304 020.

Caption: From left, Rotary Club of Lindisfarne board members Richard Horswill, Peter O’Hern, Peter Fitzgerald, Wayne Moore and Margaret Congram.