President for 2020-21 Jan Emmett and now Past President Kelly Binyon with the Rotary International Theme banner - "Rotary Opens Opportunities"
The Board for 2020-21 fr left Robyn O'Loughlin- International Director, Trevor Hall - Vocational Director, Kelly Binyon - Immediate Past President,
Greg Plumridge - Public Image Director, Rhonda Anchen Membership Director, President Jan Emmett, Maggie Isom - Secretary,
Michael Reed - Community Service Director, Ben Featherston - Youth Director, Mal Slater - Treasurer, Chris Sims - Foundation Director
(Absent, Amanda Hough - Club Service Director)
In a year when we have learned to do most things differently our Club was forced to hold a "Virtual" Function to celebrate the official change of office bearers.So having to adhere to the current Social Distancing rules we met in groups of 7 for lunch in Members homes with many other guests including Mayor Rose Hodge connecting in on ZOOM to join in the event. Out-going President Kelly Binyon recapped on the past year before handing over the reins of the Club along with the Presidents Collar, Club Charter and the Rotary International 2020-21 Theme Banner to incoming President Jan Emmett. The Club pre-recorded a video of the induction of the new Board on the Torquay foreshore, which was played during the Zoom event. The video was fittingly recorded in front of the playground named in honour of Jan's late husband Rob who had also been President of the Torquay Rotary Club back in 2001.
We wish Jan and her Team the best for the coming year which will be exciting as the Club discovers new ways to function in a COVID world.