Posted by Kenn WILLIAMS on Jul 01, 2024
End of the Rotary Year and a Busy Rotary Week.
Sort of sad and sort of happy feelings with the wrap up of my year as Assistant Gov, and the opportunities it gave to meet so many wonderful Rotary people, all doing their bit to help their clubs and our world.
We have all heard it over, but being involved with really good people does add a layer to one’s life, as does being appreciated for the little bit one does to support that greater good.
Events of the past few days.
1. District Appreciation Sundowner on late Saturday afternoon at City Breach Surf Club.
Almost 100 attended from far and wide to say thank you to outgoing RWA District 9423 DG Ineke, and for her to thank her team for a great year’s work.
The amount of work done at district level, especially in these changing times, deserves special recognition, and Ineke did a sterling job of getting things done and taking her team, and the state, with her.
Incoming/now DG Pat Schraven then introduced her incoming Board, and similarly, they will have plenty to keep them busy.
It was a happy evening, with President Tom and myself from AxR.
Outgoing DG for RWA/ District 9423 Ineke Oliver saying her farewells at the District end of year Sundowner at City Beach on Saturday 
2. Ascot and Ascot Satellite Clubs Changeover.
Conducted at the Canning Town Hall, it was one of the happiest and friendliest meetings I have ever attended. They self catered for the high mid 20’s present, with a  truly sumptuous luncheon .. a home baked variety 3 course meal! No more external catered meals for me!!
Ascot has a small but very active 12 members, and their sponsored Satellite club, a few less. They host the high profile Bricktober Lego event, which we help out at.
 Their members are all very active at club level and beyond, with new president Jodie Sparks an outstanding example of commitment to Rotary. 
It was great to have new DG Pat, and DG elect Veronica part of this function.
Well done Ascot… keep up the great work .
Outgoing and incoming Ascot RC Pres’s, Dianne and Jodie. Celebrated at the City of Canning Town Hall on Sunday.
Ascot and Ascot Satellite Clubs Change over… a thorn amongst the petunias,… New DG for RWA, Pat Schraven, outgoing Pres of Ascot, Dianne Reid,  ‘the thorn’, Incoming Ascot Pres Jodie Sparks, and DG Elect for RWA 25/26, Veronica Lawrence.
3. Melville Changeover.
Tonight is Melville RC’s special c/o event,  and Valentin will be accompanying me to South of Perth Y C to see Marilyn Barton take over from Phil Draber as Pres.
Melville, like Applecross, is a strong club with lots of good projects on the go and it will be a pleasure to join with them and hear of their successes.
Soooo … no more AG roles for me as we move into the new Rotary Community Groups and progress into the 2nd year of the 3 yr Regionalisation model aimed at modernising Rotary, and certainly uplifting our role as community volunteer leaders.
Kenn Williams
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