New Rotary club receives its charter
The newly-formed Rotary Club of Brisbane Water has had its Charter Dinner at Ettalong Diggers Club.
The club formed two months ago and received its official charter from Rotary International past president Mr Barry Rassin at the dinner which was attended by 70 officials of District 9685.
Past district governor Ms Susan Wakefield presented the Charter to club president Mr Peter Mote.
Representatives from most Central Coast Rotary Clubs were there and many more from further afield, including Northern Beaches, Lower Blue Mountains and the E-Club of Greater Sydney.
Deputy Central Coast mayor Cr Chris Holstein also attended.
Mr Mote said the new Ettalong-based club was formed from people who were interested in joining Rotary without the trimmings or conventions of many established clubs.
The club's philosophy was reflected in its motto: Come when you can, Do what you can.
"Many types of new Rotary Clubs are slowly evolving, coffee clubs, passport clubs, e-clubs," Mr Mote said.
"Then there are things like Zoom, Skype and Messenger where members can join in the discussion from wherever they are.
"Come and join us for networking opportunities, helping the community, making the world a better place and having fun doing it," Mr Mote said.
Media release, 11 Sep 2019
Di Bartok, Rotary Club of Brisbane Water