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Horsham East

50 Years of Service

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 6:00 PM
Glen Logan Restaurant
39 Dooen Road
Horsham, VIC 3400
Australia
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On Wednesday the 23rd of June 2021, the Changeover Dinner for the Rotary Club of Horsham East was held at the Horsham Golf Club.  This year we were able to invite guests to the evening to thank President Zane for his leadership during the past 12 months.   The last year has been tough for all voluntary organisations across the world, and our club was fortunate that Zane took on these challenges, and even with these challenges the club had a highly successful year.    With Zane’s leadership, and the support of club members and friends of Rotary, the club adapted to new ways to have meetings, gatherings, and running fundraising opportunities.    We congratulate Zane for his year as president and thank him for his leadership during this COVID period.
 
Pam Clarke was installed as our President for 2021-22, and we wish her all the best for the coming 12 months.
President Elect Pam during Changeover with President Zane.
 
DG Phil with Past President Zane, President Pam, DG Elect John after the handover.
 
 
 
On Wednesday the 23rd of June 2021, the Changeover Dinner for the Rotary Club of Horsham East was held at the Horsham Golf Club.  During the evening President Zane and DG Phil recognised for their support of the club program and members.
 
PP Bruce Johansen PHF was recognised for his 50 years as being a valued member and supporter of the club.  He was presented a citation and clock to recognise this milestone.
 
PP Geoff Eagle PHF and PP Gary Green PHF who have been members for over 20 years each were recognised for their ongoing contribution and providing outstanding service through the many avenues of Rotary Service to the club and rotary programs.
 
Both Geoff and Gary have previously been formally recognised with a Paul Harris Fellow by this Club and now, we will add to that recognition, with the Paul Harris with Sapphire Pin.
 
President Zane, PP Bruce Johansen PHF, DG Phil.
 
PP Gary PHF, PP Zane, President Pam, PP Geoff PHF
 
 PP Geoff PHF and PP Gary PHF
At a joint meeting of the Rotary Clubs of Horsham, Horsham East,  Warracknabeal, Nhill, and Camberwell was held in Horsham to present a Paul Harris Fellow recognition to the Wimmera Cancer Centre. The Cancer Centre is part of the Wimmera Health Care Group. The recognition is named for the founder of Rotary, Paul Harris, a Chicago lawyer who started Rotary International with three business associates in 1905. 
PHF recognition carries with it no obligations or costs to its recipients. It is a simple expression of thanks and respect from Rotarians. For individuals it provides a badge, a medallion and a certificate signed by the Chair of the Rotary Foundation Trustees and the President of Rotary International. For organisations, those items are attractively mounted and framed for display at their premises.  
The reasons for the well-deserved recognition relates to the extraordinary community respect and gratitude for the Wimmera Cancer Centre that are clearly evident in the Wimmera Community and for the pivotal role that the centre played in the early establishment of our Rotary “ROMP” program.
 
Even though this has been a hard year for all local service clubs, the Rotary Club of Horsham East has fortunately been in a position to make some donations to assist other organisations.  Some of benefices of our donations have been Camp Quality, Centre of Participation, Healthy Smiles Dental Program, Christian Emergency Food Bank, Fiona Elsey Research Institute, International Women's Day, Polio Australia, Salvation Army, Spirit West Foundation, Youth Science Challenge, SayNo2 Family Violence and Wimmera Hospice.  We are proud to have been in a position to support these organisations.  Thanks to all local businesses and local / district residents that have supported our various fundraising efforts over the last year.
 
Tonight Wednesday 1st of July the Rotary Club of Horsham East held it's annual Changeover Dinner.  The dinner was held at the Olde Horsham Restaurant.   Due to social distancing rules only 20 members could attend the changeover.  President Tom Gallagher handed to baton over to President Elect Zane Bell.  Congratulations to Tom as his year as President in these extremely trying times.  All the best to Zane for your upcoming year.
 
The Rotary Clubs of Horsham East and Horsham launched the #SayNo2familyviolence initiative in Horsham today. The Rotary clubs were supported at this launch by Domestic violence survivor, strong advocate for White Ribbon and for women against violence Simone O’Brien, Rural City of Horsham, The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre Horsham and Grampians Community Health.
 
As part of the initiative there is a website with local support services contacts, and services location details.   A hardcopy wallet card has been produced with the same location and contact details, these can be collected from various locations in Horsham.
 
 
The #SayNo2familyviolence was originally the a Maryborough Rotary (Victoria) Initiative.
 
On Saturday the 29th of June the Rotary Club of Horsham East Inc gathered for its 49th Annual Changeover Dinner.  The dinner was held at Baa3400, to celebrate the previous 12 months under the leadership of President Geoff Eagle.  Geoff has lead the club wonderfully during the Rotary year.  During the year the club has been involved in many fundraising adventures to raise money to support local, district and international projects. 
 
During the year the club disbursed $40,935 for various projects.
 
One of the highlights of the evening, the club recognised Past President Debbie Delahunty for her 19 years of dedication to Rotary and her involved in many areas of our club especially the area of youth.  Debbie was presented with a Paul Harris Recognition.  We also recognised Dick Gill a friend of Rotary for all his with hands on support over the years, with a certificate of service. 
 
At the end of the evening Rotarians and guest welcomed our incoming President Tom Gallagher.
 
 
The clubs exchange student from Brazil, Gabby gave her final presentation before returning home after her 12 month youth exchange to Horsham Australia.  Gabby's presentation of her year with us was very passionate and emotional.  Gabby has been a great exchange student and the club has enjoyed having her over the past 12 months.   We all wish Gabby all the best on her return home and for her future.   We also had past exchange student Heta visited us at this meeting.  Heta was an exchange student from Finland 3 years ago.  It was great to see her back visiting,
 
 
 
Recently the Rotary Club of Horsham East in partnership with the Rotary Club of Horsham, Wimmera Lodge 70 (Horsham), and the Lions Club of Horsham have commenced work to rejuvenate Horsham Leaves of Love Memorial Gardens at the Horsham Cemetery.  
The gardens were a joint project in 2008 involving the Rotary Club of Horsham East, Rotary Club of Horsham, Apex Club 15, Apex Club of Jardwa, Lions Club of Horsham, Lions Club of the City of Horsham, Masonic Lodge of Wimmera (number 70) Horsham, Quota International of the Wimmera and SIDS and Kids.
The rejuvenation project will consist of installing a new watering system, artificial lawn area, footpath, new plants and general maintenance of the area.   The work will continue over the next several weeks.
 
 
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