COMMUNITY RECOGNITION STATEMENT - Rotary Club of East Maitland Turns 60!

Ms JENNY AITCHISON (Maitland): On 17 June, the Rotary Club of East Maitland celebrated sixty years of service and their Changeover, thanking outgoing president Glenda Briggs and welcoming incoming club president Alison Crane.

A number of significant awards were presented at the celebration including, Paul Harris Fellow awards to Alison Crane, Michael Tams and Glenda Searles, and Neville Arthur Awards to Sue and Brian Morgan and Cindy Modderman. Attendees of the event enjoyed an interview with club stalwart and community champion Norm Burton.

Since the club's formation in 1961 under Foundation President Neville Arthur (deceased), members have undertaken a plethora of community projects and fund raising activities and last year was awarded the Doug Mathews District Trophy, for standing out as a club that inspires the ideals of Rotary in community and beyond. In the last 12 months the club has undertaken 3,700 volunteer hours and reinvested $66,600 into local service and projects.

Thank you to each and every member of the club, both past and present for your generosity, kindness and service to others. Please continue the great work that you do, it makes a real difference within the Maitland Community and across the world.