Rotary Club of
Wendouree Breakfast

Rotary Club of Wendouree Breakfast
PO Box 191, Ballarat, Vic, 3353

President: Vicki Fawcus 0418 143 366
Secretary: Kath Venters 0418 570 726

2017 Trivia Freight Bar 2Vicki Fawcus became the 27th President of our club on Sunday 25th June 2017. Past President Joy Rothwell installed Vicki at a function held at the Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Conference Centre with 75 guests present.  

Presentations were made to Rob McDougall and Clare Bennett.

Rob received a Paul Harris Sapphire Pin:

The presentation of a Paul Harris Fellow Sapphire pin is The Rotary Foundation’s way of expressing its appreciation for a substantial contribution to its humanitarian and educational programs. It is named after Rotary’s founder, a Chicago lawyer who started our organisation with three business associates.
Rotarians often recognise a Paul Harris Fellow as a tribute to a person whose life demonstrates a shared purpose with the objectives of The Rotary Foundation.
Today we have the honour and pleasure of presenting a Sapphire Pin to Rob McDougall in recognition of his outstanding work in our Club. Rob’s untiring passion and Service Above Self in the Ambon Community in Indonesia is an absolute credit to him.
Through Rob, our Club has improved drainage and upgraded toilets in schools, build a shower block for a displaced persons settlement, provided 12 annual scholarships to students to enable them to attend school and provided a monthly milk program for students. Our next project is to build a school for the poorest of the poor children in Ambon.
A world of peace and goodwill comes closer to reality today because of the gifts like the one made in Rob’s honour, that The Rotary Foundation can carry out an array of programs that achieve beneficial changes in our world; improved living conditions, increased food production, better education, wider availability of treatment and rehabilitation for the sick and disabled, new channels for the flow of international understanding, and bright hopes for peace.
A contribution to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is an investment in the ideal of goodwill, peace and understanding. This is an ideal held high by Rotarians the world over, and one that Rob clearly shares. Working with such individuals of goodwill, we believe the ideals can and will become reality.
It gives me real pleasure Rob, to present you with a Paul Harris Fellow Sapphire Pin. Our congratulations and sincere thanks for your commitment to our common goals of world understanding and peace.
You certainly exemplify RI President John Germ’s 2016/2017 motto of Rotary Serving Humanity.

 

Clare became a Paul Harris Fellow: 

The presentation of Paul Harris Fellow recognition is The Rotary Foundation’s way of expressing its appreciation for a substantial contribution to its humanitarian and educational programs. It is named for our founder, Paul Harris, a Chicago lawyer who started Rotary International with three business associates in 1905.

The recipient of a Paul Harris Fellowships that I am pleased to present this morning, has consistently contributed to the work of our club and to Rotary and our local community and I would ask that you applaud Rotarian Clare Bennett as she comes forward.

Rotarians often designate a Paul Harris Fellow as a tribute to a person whose life demonstrates a shared purpose with the objectives of The Rotary Foundation. Today we have the honour and pleasure of recongising Clare Bennett as she becomes a Paul Harris Fellow.

A world of peace and goodwill comes closer to reality today as Clare becomes a Paul Harris Fellow. It is because of gifts like the one made in Clare’s honour that The Rotary Foundation is able to carry out an array of programs that achieve beneficial changes in our world: improved living conditions, increased food production, better education, wider availability of treatment and rehabilitation for sick and disabled, new channels for the flow of international understanding and brighter hopes for peace.