Bega Rotary Foundation Night

ON THURSDAY the Bega Rotary Club held their annual Foundation Night.

Around 35 Rotarians and a few non-Rotarian partners attended the night, held at Littleton Café.

It was an evening of good food, good company and presentation of certificates to some of the members.

“Its more focused on accomplishments tonight,” Rotary publicity officer Jan Southcott said.

Bega Rotary president Beth Walters led the proceedings of the evening, which was also attended by Rotary Foundation chair Steve Hill and Rotary district governor Maureen Manning.   

Terry Manton and Jeff Tipping were both presented the Paul Harris Fellow on the night.

The Fellow is named after the founder of Rotary, and is presented to either a Rotarian or non-member who has donated $1000 USD to the humanitarian and educational programs run by the foundation.

John Leach and Robert Gowing, who were planning on resigning from Rotary, were surprised on the night when they were made honorary members.

Ms Manning inducted new member Richard Galton into the club, who was born in the Bega Valley and had recently returned.

Kezia Mitchell was presented with a leadership skills certificate for taking part in the Rotary Youth Leadership Award, and she thanked the club in supporting her.

Nine members were presented with badges for becoming centurions – by donating $100 to the club in the past year.

Bega Rotary will celebrate its 60th anniversary on June 16.

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