Pictured above is 2019-20 President Brian Ahmed (left) handing over the reins of office to our new President Michael Redding. Normally, this changeover event would take place at a dinner function in June. However, due to the pandemic restrictions, the process was completed during an online meeting session.

Prior to the handover, Brian summarised his year by highlighting some of our major achievements including:

  • The Imagine Library Program (which was a joint grant project)
  • Scholarship to Gordon Tafe
  • Bushfire relief - via Blazeaid
  • Bingo
  • Bunnings BBQ's
  • WERN (Western Emergency Relief Network)
  • Breakfast Club
  • Cut, Giggle & Sew
  • Beyond Blue Cup
  • Golf Day
  • Support to Rotary Foundation
  • Operation angel - relief packs for bushfire workers
  • Interact Club at Wyndham College
  • Vanuatu School Project
  • Tamarind Chicken Shed in Uganda
  • Sinna Mentor Dance Group

Brian said he was proud to have been given the honour of leading the club. Despite the challenges of having to resort to online meetings for the past 4 months, he said it was still a productive year for our club. He thanked the Board, the members and their partners for supporting him.

President Michael is keen to keep the club on a similar track but recognises that there will be some challenges until the virus restrictions are lifted. One of Michael's key changes will be that every member will have the opportunity to choose a project that they want to support for the year, rather than the traditional approach of establishing committees to run projects.

Michael wants our major project for the year to be the Beyond Blue Cup which will involve a football match between two local junior sides. The aim is to support youth mental health.