Epping Rotary  - Zoom Changeover 21-22
Thank you to everyone who attended our first ever Zoom Changeover on Monday evening. We welcomed PDG Dave Clark, Past AG Robert Erskine and AG Stuart Armstrong to our celebration of the Rotary year 2020-2021 and the commencement of the 2021-22 Rotary year – Serve to Change Lives.
In all, we had 31 participants online. Rotarians joined in the spirit of this event by dressing up (at least the part we could see on screen!) for the occasion. I’m sure all will agree it was nice to have an excuse to lift the level of our dress from our very casual ‘lockdown’ attire.
During the evening, we looked back on the year that was, thanked the outgoing Board, acknowledged Betty Ockerlander in achieving her Ruby Paul Harris and recognised Alan Baker with a Paul Harris for his ongoing work, putting together RIM each week. In conclusion, a video of photographs illustrating the projects and other activities we engaged in over the year, was shown. Following this, Peter thanked Toula for her enthusiasm, commitment, and hard work in her role as President and a presentation of a Rotary clock was made by Deretta
  The induction and passing over of the President’s collar and the introduction to the new Board took place, before another significant highlight of the night – the induction into the Rotary Club of Epping, Ying Chan.
21-22 Plan in Brief
Our vision for 21/22 can be summarised by “A progressive club with happy and engaged members who serve the local and worldwide community, promoting a vibrant image of Rotary.”
We believe that Member Welfare is key to having engaged members and a harmonious Club. We plan to engage good speakers, organise more social events and acknowledge milestones. We will work hard to increase membership and mentor new members. We hope to engage more with other local Rotary Club thus developing closer relationships and sharing ideas.
In addition to running and promoting our signature projects and events in the various Areas of Service in the upcoming year, we will be hosting a special event to celebrate the Club’s 60th anniversary.
We plan to find ways to market and promote the Club and the good work that we do through various means. We will create new opportunities for partnerships with local businesses, corporations and community groups. We will work jointly with partners to celebrate the projects that we do. There will be expectations on us to market ourselves better, but also on our partners to help us do that.