Boorowa Rotary Changeover

Written by: The Hilltops Phoenix

IMAGE: Paul Harris Awardees: Alan Banks; Former President Ilze Myburgh and Julie Poplin.

In an afternoon that celebrated what it is to be a Rotarian, around sixty people participated in the changeover of 2022 at the Boorowa Ex-Services Club on July 24th.

The afternoon will long be remembered as one of the best changeovers for Boorowa Rotary. There was lots of fun, laughter, action and even some tears.

The theme for Rotary International for the coming year (2022-2023) is “Imagine Rotary”, and guests were shown a video clip of Rotary activities that has been put to the music of John Lennon’s song “Imagine” which brought tears to many eyes.

Guests included District Governor Geraldine Rurenga, Hilltops Mayor Margaret Roles, Councillors Mackay and Piper, along with representatives of Boorowa Lions and other Rotary Clubs from throughout the area.

The changeover was an opportunity for the club to celebrate their achievements. Over the past two years, Boorowa Rotary has donated over $42,000 to local charities and organisations, including scholarships for Year 11/12 students at Boorowa Central School.

The club has also donated to the RAWCS Floods appeal, Ukraine Appeal, Rotary’s End Polio Now campaign; the Australian Rotary Health “Lift the Lid” on mental health project; Shelterbox; St Jude’s School in Tanzania, a scholarship of an agricultural student at university in Uganda, and many other organisations and causes.

Outgoing President Ilze Myburgh paid tribute to those who have contributed so much despite the pandemic, and went on to say, “I would like to thank all Club members for the support they have given me, and more importantly your ongoing loyalty to our Club. Thank you for fulfilling your role to a level that any Club President would be proud of, and your willingness to go over and above that role.”

The new Rotary Board is as follows

  • President: Christopher Carter
  • President Elect: Lyn Diskon
  • Treasurer: Sina Banks
  • Secretary: Jenny Carter


  • Membership: Julie Poplin
  • Service: Ilze Myburgh
  • Public Image: Lyn Diskon & Ingrid Corcoran
  • Rotary Foundation & International: Angie Farthing
  • Youth: Ingrid Corcoran
  • Environment: Gay Stanford

Sapphire Paul Harris Fellows were presented to Julie Poplin and Alan Banks. Paul Harris Fellows are presented in recognition of service to the club and the community.

Jenny Carter was presented with the “Rotarian of the Year” trophy in acknowledgment of her continued support of the club. Jenny embodies what it is to be a Rotarian and was acknowledged and applauded for her can do attitude and for being an inspiration to many.

KP Carmody

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