Secretary John Head, president Peter Rodeck and treasurer Tom Graham.
Secretary John Head, president Peter Rodeck and treasurer Tom Graham. Deanna Millard

New president filled with passion

LOCAL projects are set to receive an injection of energy as local businessman Peter Rodeck accepts the gavel and begins his role as president of the Rotary Club of Warwick Sunrise.

The service club's changeover dinner was held at the Warwick Bowls Club on Friday evening with renewed enthusiasm from members as a new year begins.

Mr Rodeck has lived in Warwick and operated his business, Environdata, in the city for the past 30 years.

He said his involvement with the club began three years ago, when he was approached to present a talk at one of the meetings.

"I liked the people so much, the environment and the idea of providing service to the local community so I decided to join," he said.

The new president's goals include streamlining the club's operation, having lots of fun and upholding the Rotary motto, which is Service Above Self.

Mr Rodeck said he is keen to sink his teeth into new projects.

"We are ready to start on a joint project with Allied Health to build an outdoor rehabilitation facility at the Warwick Hospital," he said. "This will allow people to undertake everyday activities such as hanging washing on the line and walking on uneven surfaces."

Another major project on the agenda is the Scooter program which will provide scooters to the elderly who cannot currently afford them for only one dollar a year.

Mr Rodeck believes Warwick is a small town with a lot of promise that's growing up and is proud to be able to contribute to its growth with the assistance of the Rotary Club of Warwick Sunrise.

"Belonging to the club and having the support of other like-minded people, I believe we can band together to accomplish extraordinary things," he said.

As Mr Rodeck begins his year, outgoing president Barbara Lee said she had had a great year.

"I have had so much fun and enjoyed promoting and maintaining the club," she said. "It's a fantastic organisation with world-wide connections."

Also on the new committee are treasurer Tom Graham and secretary John Head.

The club is alway's looking for more people to join.

Phone Mr Rodeck on 4661 2965 for details.



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