On Tuesday the 5th of July, we celebrate the conclusion of a Rotary year and the beginning of another with our annual changeover dinner.
As we reflected on the year, we looked back at the contributions we have made. Overall, we donated $42,816.61 to various causes. You can see the full breakdown here
On the night, President Don made some award presentations to those doing outstanding work in the community.
  • We presented Ken Petzerides with a Paul Harris Fellowship, for his fantastic work with Shoulder to Shoulder
  • We presented Jan McGowan with a Paul Harris Fellowship, for her work with the Christ Church Meals program for the homeless.
Don also presented PDG Phil Beasley with his 5th PHF Sapphire pin & Richard Oakley his 3rd PHF Sapphire pin. Don also presented a Paul Harris Fellow to his wife, Loida Shields.
We thanked Phil Beazley for his service to the club over many years and said that although he has transferred to RC of Torquay, he will always be a Geelong Centralarian as far as we are concerned, and he is welcome back at any time.
Finally, Ken Petzerides presented the club with a Certificate of Appreciation for the Fuel Safety Cabinet we presented him.
This wonderful night of celebration was a great end to a wonderful rotary year. Thank you to everyone involved for their hard work and dedication.