On 11 July 2020, the Karana Bellbowrie Rotary Club held its annual Presidential Changeover Lunch, with the formal induction of its new President, Alannah Valentine.
Speaking at the Changeover and in welcoming the new President, Dr Christian Rowan MP, the LNP State Member for Moggill, also congratulated outgoing President David Kearney on his very-successful year, which was built on his previous terms as president.
“David’s contribution to our local community has been immense, particularly given the importance of the Community Chronicle, which invests 100% of profits raised directly back into the community, whilst also keeping residents in the western suburbs regularly informed on important events in our local area”. Dr Rowan said.
David Kearney said he was very thankful for the support he received from members and the community, during his time as President.
“As outgoing Club President, I would like to thank all Club members, and our community, for their support for the various Club projects, during what has been a very interesting Rotary Year to say the least.
“I wish incoming President Alannah Valentine all the best for her Rotary year, and look forward to supporting her in everything she has planned for the Club.” Mr Kearney said.
A member of the Karana Bellbowrie Rotary Club since 2006, incoming President Alannah Valentine said she was excited for the opportunities that lie ahead.
“I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to become the 2020-21 President of the Karana Bellbowrie Rotary Club.
“I am particularly passionate about bringing communities together, and looking forward to using this year as an opportunity to engage with, and support, our local community through family-friendly-events, and of course, the Community Chronicle.” Miss Valentine said.
During the Changeover Lunch, a special presentation was also made to local Rotarian, Mary Kearney, who received the ‘Paul Harris Fellow Recognition’.
Presented by the Rotary District Governor, the Paul Harris Fellow was awarded to Mrs Kearney in recognition of her previous and ongoing work, at the District Level, as a Youth Protection Officer.
“It is a great honour to receive this award and to have this important work recognised. I really didn’t expect this.” Mrs Kearney said.