Rotary change over

Rotary Club of Singleton has entered its 81st year with Neil White taking over presidency of the club for the next 12 months.

While things remain covid uncertain, one thing the club is determined to do in the upcoming ear is host its successful Lake St Clair bike ride.

The event to be held on September 5, attracts cyclists from throughout the state but this year numbers are anticipated to be down.

Club publicity officer Isabella Bailey said the event could be impacted by restrictions but the club will hold the event if it can.

“It will be the fifth year the event has been held and we think it is important to have the continuity, we will run it if we can and are going forward as if it is happening,” Isabella said.

Annually, the club’s signature event raises around $12,000 and last year Witmore Enterprises was able to install a commercial kitchen at its Enterprise Crescent venue and purchase some bicycles for the participants.

The changeover dinner held earlier this month at Club Singleton was well attended with outgoing president Barry Cox presenting three members with their second Sapphire Pin in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the Singleton community.

John Henderson, Ken McDonald and Geoff Williams were all very deserving of the prestigious honour.

“Geoff builds the cubby house that we raffle each Christmas and individually he has helped raise $110,000 which is outstanding,” Isabella said.