Incoming presidents chat.

I just wanted to say what a fantastic night last night was. Great food, better company and just the right blend of formalities alongside entertainment.

We had a moment to honour those deservedly while still having enough time to create space for fellowship and deepen the connections with current Rotarians.

Alongside this, we were given the opportunity to showcase Rotary to potential new members, and I look forward to bringing rise to our club as we encourage those we know to understand what Rotary does firstly, then to explore and finally, to be able to express this in their own lives.

Last night also led to short discussions around potential changes with the first being our breakfast venue. So I would like to table this for the group. I'm incredibly mindful that we have a long relationship with the Angus so I would only want to do the right thing there; however, I do sense there may be a more robust appetite for change and the suggestion put forward is to have the breakfast upstairs at Atrium.

If you could consider this and give me your thinking before Wed, so each individual has the opportunity to be heard before Wed particularly if you prefer to be heard quietly and I will open up the discussion on Wed.

For those who could not attend last night due to unforeseen conditions or prior commitments, we completely understand and please know you were thought of as we missed your presence.

As I mentioned last night, I'm genuinely humbled to be your President and will do my absolute best throughout the year to bring all I can to our club.

Aroha nui,

Brian's Presentations
     President Bruce presents Brian with a thank you gift for his services to Rotary Hutt Valley.
 DG John presents Brian with his Paul Harris Fellow for services to Rotary District 9940.