Last Friday evening a small contingent of Hall Rotarians joined the Rotoract Club of the University of Canberra at their third changeover function, where the club celebrated the successes of the previous year handed over to the new board for 2015-16.

The event was also used as a fundraiser to to help support the East Meru Community School in Northern Tanzania, East Africa.

Outgoing President Chris Moore

Outgoing President Chris Moore presents Emma-Lee with her Paul Harris Fellow

President Chris Moore thanked the gathering of UC Rotractors for their support and excellent efforts over his presidential year, before handing over to incoming President Chenyce Sim.

The surprise of the evening was the awarding of two Paul Harris Fellows (PHF). One was purchased by the Rotoract Club of UC and the other was donated by The Rotary Club of Hall on behalf of two UC Rotoractors, Emma Bell (who now resides in Queensland and Emma-Lee Knight who drove over from Armidale for the evening.

PHFs were awarded to the two Emmas for ‘service above self’ in helping to establish the Rotoract Club and for their tireless commitment to community support.

President Chenyce Sym

Incoming President Chenyce Sym

President Chenyce addressed the gathering saying, ‘I feel so privileged to be able to make a difference with the amazing people that make up UC Rotoract. Their enthusiasm and desire to make a positive change inspires me and I can’t wait for the year ahead.’