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Rotary members honoured for their service

Rotary members award
The incoming board of Rotary Club of Bundaberg Central.

Rotary Club of Bundaberg Central members have been awarded for their efforts as part of an annual dinner held late last month.

According to publicity officer Sarah Duff, Rotary clubs worldwide host a Changeover Dinner in which outgoing presidents hand over to the club’s new president for the upcoming year.

“The Rotary Club of Bundaberg Central held its Changeover Dinner on 27 June 2022,” she said.

“At that dinner, President Mike Hiosan was again inducted for a second term.

“President Mike gave a report on the club’s activities for the 21/22 year, mentioning the Indigenous Youth Camp, supporting the Homeless Men’s Shelter, Farmers Drought Appeal (up until now to the tune of $682,000), donations to the Lismore floods and Ukraine Appeals and many other projects within the community.”

Rotary members award
President Mike Hiosan was inducted for a second term.

Members Rhonda Challen and Charles Branshard were presented with Paul Harris Fellow Awards at the event.

“Both of these members have, in this club, given themselves to supporting mental health and numerous activities in and around the Bundaberg area,” President Mike Hiosan said.

“Also on the night, a non-Rotary member Cathy Zanella was awarded a Paul Harris Sapphire.

“Congratulations to those recipients who join a remarkable company of people throughout the world including popes, crown princes, the late Duke of Edinburgh and Mother Teresa to name a few.”

Rotarians associate the naming of a Paul Harris Fellow as a tribute to a person who has demonstrated a shared purpose with the educational and humanitarian objectives of the Rotary Foundation. 

The recognition is named after Rotary’s founder, the late Paul Harris, a Chicago Lawyer, who started Rotary with three business associates in 1905.

Find out more about the Rotary Club of Bundaberg Central here.

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