COMMUNITY RECOGNITION STATEMENT - Rotary Celebrates Dal and Maurine Osborn

Ms JENNY AITCHISON (Maitland)—Looking back on his 59 years with East Maitland Rotary, charter member Dal Osborn recently reflected that joining the organisation was one of the greatest things that had ever happened to him.

On behalf of a grateful community, I congratulate Dal and Maurine for their service. Dal was recently named a Life Member of East Maitland Rotary, in recognition of his contribution to Rotary and its many projects throughout the years. Maurine's service to the club was also acknowledged, with a Fellowship of the Rotary Paul Harris Foundation.

Dal and Maurine have seen many changes to Rotary during their time with the organisation. As East Maitland Club President Glenda Briggs reflected during their presentation, Dal joined in a time when Rotary was a men's-only organisation. Now, however, half of their club's members are women.

Dal and Maurine's presentations were made during a celebration at fellow East Maitland Rotary club member Norm Burton's East Maitland business, Maitland and Port Stephens Toyota. Norm and his late wife Maureen were also honoured for their contributions to Rotary during the event.

Thank you, Dal and Maurine, for your service to our community.