Ryan Stitt and former Rotary Club of South Gladstone president Peter Corones at the 45th handover dinner.
Ryan Stitt and former Rotary Club of South Gladstone president Peter Corones at the 45th handover dinner.

Rotary club of South Gladstone's night of nights

THE biggest event on the Rotary club of South Gladstone's calendar didn't disappoint last night.

Around 60 people attended the club's 45th Handover dinner at the Grand Hotel where Jamie Lowry was appointed new president, taking over from Peter Corones.

The club's new theme, Be a Gift to the World, was introduced and the club's female supporters were presented with a special broach handmade in Brazil. Fifteen Rotary-annes donned were given the thankyou gift.

A number of Paul Harris Fellow awards were handed out, the new board for the 2015 and 2016 was announced and donations were given to two students in the region.

Ryan Stitt from Chanel College was awarded $1000 toward his fundraising efforts to travel to the US next month for golf. Ryan, 13, was selected in the Australian Age Division Team to attend the Veritas World Junior Olympic Games.

Toby Guinea, also from Chanel, was chosen to attend the National Youth Science Forum this year and was one of the 44 students chosen to attend the Canada Wide Science Fair in May. Rotary raised $2,000 to help with the $12,000 cost for the trip.

Mr Lowry said he was excited about his year in presidency ahead.

"We've recruited some new, passionate and motivated members and I am looking forward to a strong year at the club."

The Gladstone region's five other Rotary clubs have also been holding their Handover dinners.



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