It's that time of year again! where we celebrate the year gone by and herald in the Rotary year ahead welcoming in a new President and board.
2023-2024 President Vic Hewson handed over the presidential chain to Ross Jordan and acknowledged his hugely supportive Board with the clubs endeavours resulting in a growing membership and significant contributions to the Kapiti community.
Vic presented special awards 
Outstanding Rotarian of the Year: Doug Hooper-Smith
Jack Donaldson Award:Richard Moulton
Paul Harris Sapphire pins : Kevin & Shirley Stratton
Paul Harris Fellowship: Martin Hening 
and acknowledged outstanding contributions from........
  • Chris Dentice for fundraising for the Foundation
  • Mike Redman for making sense of the financials 
  • Stu Ayres keeping Vic on the straight an narrow 
  • Josie Adlam for outstanding work raising the profile of the club 
  • Ross Jordan -always there ensuring the club ticks over as it should 
  • Al Beissel for his amazing support with projects 
  • Richard Moulton for managing a busy membership year 
  • Shirley Stratton, a superb Secretary and 
  • Steph for her huge contribution as Youth Director
Vic went on to say that one of the three things that make a Club greats is great meals and presented a bouquet of flowers to Ingrid and the catering team for producing beautiful, healthy food all year. The Changeover dinner was spectacular.
The second factor is great speakers. Steve Parrish has done a marvellous job.
And the third factor, great Fellowship. Vic has found his year has been great fun and we have all had so many achievements.
Vic's  biggest thanks goes to Soon to be ex First Lady, Maryann.
"Behind every great man there is a surprised woman."
- Maryon Pearson
Vic handed over his Presidential Chains to Ross Jordan, and graciously received the feather duster from Al. Today top rooster, tomorrow a feather duster.