Katherine Rotary Club celebrated a milestone at the 39th annual changeover dinner when they welcomed their newest member and brought their numbers into double digits.
Sandra Nelson is the newest and tenth member of the Katherine Rotary and secretary Christopher Dixon said during her short time in the Northern Territory she has become quite well known in the Katherine region.
Despite being a small chapter of Rotary, the group is engaging with the community and raised roughly $8000 over the two days of the Katherine Show.
“Rotarians worked very hard at the Show and wish to take this opportunity to thank the people who bought food at the Rotary Food Pavilion,” Mr Dixon said.
“The funds raised will go towards the Philipa Walters Bursary Award that is currently helping two young people at university.”
The annual changeover dinner was well attended with almost 40 guests.
“We were delighted to have the Rotary District Governor Ida Portella in attendance,” Mr Dixon said.
“Ida is an enthusiastic Rotarian from Mareeba in Queensland.”
Mr Dixon said the main reason for holding a changeover dinner is to install the committee that was voted in to take over the running of the Rotary Club of Katherine.
Typically rotary presidents only serve for one year at a time, a system which Mr Dixon admitted is “a lot easier in larger clubs”.
Christopher Dixon held the presidents role for the past two years and at the meeting John Leo was sworn in for his fourth term as president.
Christopher Dixon will continue is his role of secretary for the fourth consecutive year and the Pamela Dixon is returning as treasurer for her third year.
Sandra, Rotarian Glenn, Glenn’s wife Julie, Ida Portella, John Stockwell (Ida’s husband)