To celebrate Rotary’s 111th birthday on March 23 our club invited those volunteers who had readily given their time selling raffle tickets to a party. Special Event coordinator Rotarian Alan introduced President Jim who thanked the volunteers without whom there would have been no raffle. He explained the role of Rotary through it’s founders eyes and surmised what characteristics Paul Harris would have had as a modern Rotarian. Most senior person present this morning, Past District Governor John Downing, was asked to cut the cake and everyone sang Happy Birthday to Rotary.
As part of our 111th birthday celebrations, Rotarians Shirley and Eryn Halls joined with Rotarian Colin and Jean Williams from Charles Sturt Grange to present 12 newborns at the Lyell McEwin Hospital today with commemorative books, “Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes” by Mem Fox and Helen Ovenbury. Our love and best wishes to the parents with a child born on this special day.