The Katherine Rotary Club is amping up for a big year ahead with a new president.
At the annual changeover dinner last night John Leo handed over the reigns to Christine Sutherland, after three years of service.
The Rotary Club is currently faced with low numbers, but the service organisation has managed to survive.
Ms Sutherland said her priority for the next 12 months is recruiting new members.
“These are big shoes to fill,” she said.
“Whether you come on as a friend or a full member of our club, it is a valuable experience.
“I encourage others to join in.”
She said the club is a great way to make friends as well join in on community events and provide support.
Ms Sutherland congratulated the former president in her speech.
“John has done a fantastic job, it is a massive role with many hours put in behind the scene.
“Thank you for your service.”
A major community engagement project – the Men’s Shed – driven by the Rotary Club is well underway and is set to open at the end of this year.
Secretary of the Rotary Club, Christopher Dixon, said he is also hoping to direct the club to establish a community education centre, which would provide yet another avenue for community engagement and learning.
The changeover dinner attracted about 20 Katherine residents to the Barrel and Cruise.
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