We recently had our changing of the guard via a Zoom Meeting. Nothing is the same right now, but we are doing what we must do. Outgoing President Bruce Van Every thanked the outgoing Committee and introduced incoming President Graeme Wise who presented the new Committee to members.
Graeme joined Rotary eight years ago but has lived all his life in Drysdale, growing up in the little old house on High Street that is currently operated by the Kardinia Vet Clinic. Imagine that with a Mum and her six kids? That is what you did back then.
His connection with Rotary goes way back to when he knew the Charter President (1st President) Howard Peel first meeting of the Club was May forty five years ago. Graeme recently met with Howard’s wife Pat when he went to show off proudly his Presidential Collar and a Howard Peel Memorial timber framed collar of previous Presidents.
Graeme has tirelessly supported Rotary’s ongoing projects as well as successfully run his Drysdale Kitchens business. His local interest does not stop there his carpentry skills also came to the fore when he made, free of charge with support from the Rotary Club, a Display Cabinet for the Drysdale RSL. (Photos also attached). The cabinet will have glass shelves added and memorabilia of the wars. I am sure the RSL would be happy to show you the finished product.
We look forward to a fun year with Graeme as our Leader in these interesting times. Thank you, Graeme, for what you have done and continue to do for our community.