Top: President Madeleine East being presented with a potted camelia by Social Director Mike Abercrombie with President Elect Malcolm Pascoe looking on. 
Bottom L and R: Mike Abercrombie and Rob Mouncey giving their Paul Harris Fellow thank you speeches. Mike is accompanied by Rotary District Governor Steve Chaney who presented the awards on the night.
Bottom Centre: Members attending the Club's "Gliding On" Changeover at the Howick Club.
Each year, across the globe at the end of June, Rotary Clubs elect a new leader, new team and plan for the year ahead. After such a disrupted 2021-2022 year and to maintain continuity the Rotary Club of Howick is moving forward with many of the existing team including re-electing its current President, Madeleine East MNZM for the year to come.  

As the number of changes were few the club decided to refer the normal “Changeover” function to more like “Gliding On”. However, MC on the night Ian Fox assured the audience that the Howick Rotary administration was significantly superior to the “bumbling bureaucrats” that acted in the early 1980’s TV series. 

In reviewing the year President Madeleine outlined some of the many projects we have been able to complete despite Covid including our most recent highly successful 'Blankets 4 Kids 4 Winter' project.

We also welcomed District Governor Steve Chaney and Edith who together gave us a snapshot of the challenges Rotary Clubs have faced during these COVID times. 

A Paul Harris Fellowship Award was presented to Past President Mike Abercrombie and a Paul Harris Sapphire Pin to Past President Rob Mouncey for the considerable work they have done in supporting our club and the community.
We all look forward to a less disruptive year ahead as we now plan for our annual Bookarama sale in October.