Changeover Ceremony Highlights
The Changeover Ceremony was reorganised online due to the COVID-19 restrictions being reimposed. Due to family illness President elect Jama Farah was unable to attend the Zoom meeting. However a recorded message of Jama’s Presidential address was played.
We were honoured to have in attendance District Governor Phillip Archer, District Governor Elect Dale Hoy and Assistant Governor Michael Donnelly. It was also pleasing to have club honorary member PDG John Davis attend.
The highlight of the meeting was the DG presenting a Paul Harris award to Emanuel Tumino for his service to District 9800’s Youth Exchange program over many years. In responding Emanuel commented that everyone’s interests can be put to good use in Rotary and for him Youth Exchange provided an opportunity. Retiring President Suzanne Zammit also received a Paul Harris award for her service to the club as president for two years and also to District Youth programs. Many congratulations to both Emanuel and Suzanne on the well deserved recognition of their hard work and contributions to the community.
We also saw a video message from incoming RI President Holger Knaack announcing the theme for 2020-21 Rotary Creates Opportunities. During this video four speakers highlighted areas in which Rotary creates opportunity: caring for children with cancer and heart disease and providing schools with clean water lasting change by vaccination programs providing scholarships leadership.