Goondiwindi Rotary celebrates another great year at changeover

Jamie Clyne, Jay Masters, Danny Wilkie, Lachie Brennan and Graham Schramm. In front from left Kym Skinner, Peter Corish and Jon Gleeson.
Jamie Clyne, Jay Masters, Danny Wilkie, Lachie Brennan and Graham Schramm. In front from left Kym Skinner, Peter Corish and Jon Gleeson.

It's been another great year for the Goondiwindi Rotary Club according to out-going President, Jamie Clyne.

Mr Clyne handed over the reins of officer at the Club's annual changeover dinner recently. The new President is Jon Gleeson. Here's a little of what Mr Clyne had to say: As a club, we engage in many events both small and large to help make our local community the terrific place to live.

Gourmet in Gundy continues to kick goals raising money for important services in our community. So far, the profits have provided the Care Goondiwindi Bus, CPAP machine and now funding towards the Cancer Care Nurse. This particular contribution will allow an extra day per week for the CCN to provide care and support to cancer patients throughout their treatment and post treatment.

As the dry times kicked in, our club's contribution in combating the consequences of such tough times, was to arrange a Mental Health First Aid Training coarse. This proved to be successful (according to the feedback) and, from our point of view, a sustainable contribution towards the management of the current situation. The MHFA program is something we could consider following up and continue to provide to our community.

Our club was part a combined group which traveled to Nepal to experience Rotary in action.This trip showed us all the importance of the work Rotary does in developing countries. We saw the early stages of the development of the Vocational Training College, which when completed, will sustainably change the lives of many Nepali people for generations. As part of this tour, over 500 Days for Girls kits were distributed in Nepal. Thanks to our own gUNDIES ladies, 150 DFG kits were distributed in a village still reeling from the destruction of the 2016 earthquake. Our gUNDIES' Ladies add to the strength of our club in a massive way.

Bruce Waller's 60th year in Rotary was marked recently with a special meeting, attended by his family (including a surprise family visit from Canberra).Bruce was recognized by our Club with a further two sapphires to his Paul Harris Fellowship recognition.

Well done Bruce and thanks!