City gives Rotary training site

Rotary Club of Warwick Sunrise members Robyn Devine, Dianne Stuart and Sally Lancaster in the canteen at the district meetings at Warwick State High School.

ROTARY club members from Goondiwindi to Gold Coast were in Warwick for an annual District 9640 Assembly.

Incoming District Governor Wendy Scarlett hails from the Tweed in Northern New South Wales and said the assembly provided training for all incoming officials.

"We have 54 clubs in the district and have two assemblies, one in Warwick and one at Mullumbimby," Mrs Scarlett said.

More than 100 Rotarians were at Warwick State High School on Sunday and used 12 different rooms for break-out sessions.

"The main session was in an auditorium. It was a perfect venue.

"The school was extremely helpful in making the event possible and the members of the Warwick Sunrise and Warwick clubs joined together to organise the event."

Mrs Scarlett said it was good news that a Rotaract club had been formed in Warwick for 18 to 30-year-olds.

"Rotaract involves young people keen to help the community and we hope they are our Rotarians of the future,"

New presidents from the Southern Downs are Fran Hodgson (Stanthorpe), Andrew Westerman (Allora), Darren Bray (Warwick) and Phil Strang (Warwick Sunrise).

INCOMING OFFICIALS: (Front, from left) Lindsay Rose (Jimboomba), district governor Wendy Scarlett (Tweed), Fran Hodgson (Stanthorpe), Andrew Westerman (Allora), Darren Bray (Warwick), (back) John Henderson (Broadwater/Southport), Bruce Perrie (Goondiwindi), Marjorie Porter (Fassifern Valley), Peter Gilmore (Ashmore), Maureen Wilson (Boonah) and Mark McCabe (Beaudesert).
INCOMING OFFICIALS: (Front, from left) Lindsay Rose (Jimboomba), district governor Wendy Scarlett (Tweed), Fran Hodgson (Stanthorpe), Andrew Westerman (Allora), Darren Bray (Warwick), (back) John Henderson (Broadwater/Southport), Bruce Perrie (Goondiwindi), Marjorie Porter (Fassifern Valley), Peter Gilmore (Ashmore), Maureen Wilson (Boonah) and Mark McCabe (Beaudesert). Gerard Walsh


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