Constantia Rotary Club inducted their new president, Lakeside resident Ross Kelly at a breakfast gathering on Saturday June 10.
Mr Kelly was inducted by outgoing president Ian Hart, at Westlake Golf Club.
Mr Kelly is a quantity surveyor and has roots in Cape Town, but only moved back from Gauteng three years ago.
A relatively new Rotarian, he has long experience in the Round Table service club, and said he will bring new ideas to his position as president. The function was attended by about 50 people, including Rotarians and Rotaractors who form part of the club’s younger members and are aged 18 to 30.
Incoming district governor of the Rotary Club, David Holthausen, fresh off the plane from the Hamburg Convention of Rotary International, gave a brief keynote address on how Rotary has changed over the years but retained all its core values.
Outgoing president Ian Hart presented eight digital blood-pressure monitors to Richard Saner of Westlake United Church Trust for use by their home carer staff.
In Mr Hart’s report of the year’s events, he also introduced the “leading lights” who do great work in Westlake – the Little Squirrels Educare Centre and Amazing Grace Upliftment Centre.
Service awards were given by Mr Hart to John van der Linde for 30 years of service, Bronwyn Maree for outstanding work as secretary, and Richard Rawson, the projects director.