What a Great Night!
 
 
 
Presentation of Awards
Recognition of 2018 – 2019 Board by Acclamation
Geoff Spring PHF Fellow
 
 
Services to Rotary Internation, East Bathurst and Terrigal Rotary Club’s, and for being Professional Standards Chair for Anglican Diocese during Royal Commission into Institutional Child Abuse
Presented by President Greg Hooper, accompanied by Gina Growden PP - PDG / Harold Sharp PDG / Peter Ward PDG / Graeme Sharp PDG / David Rivett ADG
 
Peter Halliday PHF Fellow – Sapphire Pin
 
 
  
 
 
Award for 45 year’s service
 
Presented by President Greg Hooper, accompanied by Gina Growden PP - PDG / Harold Sharp PDG / Peter Ward PDG / Graeme Sharp PDG / David Rivett ADG
 
Andrew Ratcliffe
Rotarian of the Year
Ask for Robyn Ratcliffe to come up as well
Presented by President Greg Hooper and PE Mary Crammond
 
PP Harley Newham PHF
Rotarian of the Year – combined Clubs Terrigal and Galston Rotary 1987 to 2019
Award given and acknowledgment of retiring PP Harley Newham PHF as combined Rotarian of the Year
Later in Ceremony
Peter Halliday PHF Fellow
Award for 45 year’s service
Presented by Greg Hooper accompanied by
PP David Myland / PE Mary Crammond
 
Acknowledgement of Board of 2018 – 2019 by acclamation
 
PE / Youth Director Mary Crammond
Secretary – Andrew Ratcliffe
Treasurer – Stewart Whyte
Membership – PP Lyn Davies
Foundation PP Gina Growden PHF
Vocations – Geoff Spring
Bulletin – Robyn Ratcliffe
 and in absentia
Community Projects – John Millhouse
International – PP Jill Hamilton
Club Administration - PP Harley Newham
 
 
Fellow Rotarians and Friends
This has been my second term as President, first for Rotary Club of Gosford, and now the Rotary Club of Terrigal.  And I have found this year most enjoyable and fulfilling - seeing the our Club fulfil an ethos: that is - to love, to learn, to live and to leave a legacy.
I am indebted to the support of our Board of Directors, our members and the Friends of Terrigal Rotary for making this a special and memorable year for our Terrigal Rotary Club. 
Forty four years ago, I saw Terrigal Rotary being formed, and PDG PP Ken Galbraith was the inaugural President, and I was President of the newly elected School Council at Erina High School in Ken’s first year.  I was so proud to be invited to join the Club as the first Youth Exchange student –
that unfortunately I had to withdraw and pass up this opportunity due to the sudden death of my mother.  I had to look after my father in his time of need, and through that we have had a loving and long friendship.  
Coincidently, my association with Terrigal Rotary is with his death, but it was not tragic but a celebration when my Dad had a good death back in January.  He was a proud Rotarian, and I was fortunate to being my father’s Best Man when he remarried, and Dad was my mine when I married the mother of my children, and when I married Mai.  
I love the compassion I felt from the Club and know that the same love and care go to the Millhouse’s with Will’s illness.
I want to thank the Board, and willing members have taken on the challenge of updating our systems and joining the twenty first century with online communications and technology.  I have been told we have been a model Club for this uptake in our District 9685. 
I am so happy to say that all Club roles have been taken up, and we are in great shape.  At the start of this Rotary year we didn’t have that situation, and my old mate, Harley stepped in and took on several roles, and we ran like Whitlam did when he took the rains of power in 1972.  Basically two guys, and few other Directors to get the job done.  We started with the aim of the Club being consensus driven, collaborative and collegial.  We had three Club Assemblies to work out our Club Strategy, our Mission (Purpose) and to share a vision of where we’re heading.   I believe we have achieved and maintain this ethos.
Our Strategic Plan and the goals set for 2018-19 as a Club have in large part been met.  Thank you.
Last week was my last test of this handover of roles when I was relegated back to just being a member again, and our Secretary Andrew, brilliantly chaired our Annual Reporting meeting, and engaging our RYPEN students.  Just yesterday at the Science and Engineering Challenge the student’s came up to me to thank me and tell me what a privilege it was to being involved with our Youth and Community oriented Club.  How  proud do you think I felt knowing just by doing what we do, we are indeed leaving a legacy to our youth to aspire to community service and leadership to handle the challenges that communities and generations will have, and that we can’t even imagine they will face into the future.
I hope PE Mary will enjoy her year at President as I have.  I have enjoyed her chairing the meetings during our handover period, I know you will all back her wholy and soully as she puts her leadership style on the Club. 
Thank you, and God bless to you, your families and the beautiful friends and the community we share on the Central Coast.  Indeed we certainly do live in God’s country and my blessing to you is that. 
May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields.
And Friends, until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.
God bless you and that all your days are happy ones,
Greggo
 
 
 
May God be with you and bless you:
May you see your children’s children.
May you be poor in misfortune,
rich in blessings.
May you know nothing but happiness
From this day forward.
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the warm rays of sun fall upon your home,
And may the land of a friend always be near.
May green be the grass you walk on,
May blue be the skies above you,
May pure be the joys that surround you,
May true be the hearts that love you.