Rotary District Governor impressed by Cobar club’s efforts

Visiting Rotarians Sue and Graeme Hooper (9670 District Governor) with Cobar Club members Peter Patton, Gordon and Therese Hill and CWA Cobar branch president
Colleen Boucher who have all played a part in Cobar Rotary’s Drought Relief program.

Rotary District 9670 Governor Graeme Hooper and his wife Sue visited Cobar on the weekend to present two awards at the Cobar Club’s annual changeover dinner.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions on numbers at social gatherings, this year’s changeover dinner at the Cobar Bowling & Golf Club on Saturday night needed to be a quiet affair.

Mr Hooper complimented the Cobar club saying that while they are only a small club (with just 11 members) they “really are people of action”.

He said he was pleased to be able to present the Environmental Award District trophy to Cobar for the second year running in acknowledgment of the outstanding work they have done with their Drought Relief program.

“For a small rural community being able to connect with the ‘Big Smoke’ and channel funds from Victoria, NSW and Queensland is terrific,” Mr Hooper said.

He said he was honoured to also present Gordon and Therese Hill with the Zone 8 Rotarians of the Year award.

“You really are remarkable people,” he said of the Hills.

During the changeover dinner, Peter Patton was returned as club president, David Snelson was elected as vice president, Gordon Hill remains as secretary and Julie Fairbank was elected as treasurer.

Mr Hill reported on Monday the club will be able to continue with their Drought Relief program thanks to another donation this week of $5,000 from a Victorian Rotary Club.