Greetings fellow Rotarians, sadly for the last time as your President. It amazes me how quickly these last 12 months have gone by and just how much we have achieved even under the COVID-19 restrictions.  
 
A massive thank you to all those that attended last Thursday's meeting. It was something a little different but also a lot of of fun and I hope you all enjoyed the evening as much as I did. Our guest speaker for the evening was Wayne Butcher. He is acting as an ambassador for Kids Hope which provides mentoring to primary school children. He is just about to embark on a mammoth trip around the country in his Helicopter raising awareness and visiting schools lucky enough to receive this fabulous assistance. 
 
Also on the evening Celeste Nutley told us all about her experiences at the recent RYPEN event she attended. Rotary offers so many different Youth Programs and we love sponsoring young people and hearing about the positive changes these events have on their lives. 
 
The next time we see each other will be at our Change Over Lunch on Sunday 27 June at 12pm which if you haven't heard has had a change of venue. We will now be meeting on the outside deck of the Southport Golf Club. I've checked the weather and it's set to be a beautiful sunny day so if you haven't booked your ticket yet there is still time to do so. 
 
Our next club meeting is at the Southport Golf Club on Thursday 01 July and will be under the new leadership team lead by Kathy Hogan. Stay tuned for more details of what's coming up. Once again a HUGE thank you to everyone in the club for your ongoing support over the last 12 months. I am so humbled to have been your President and look forward to many more years together. 

As always, please take care and if you need anything at all please feel free to contact me via phone on 0433 069 174 or email melissaneilsen1979@gmail.com
 
 
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