At the Rotary District 9680 Changeover dinner last night, Ryde Rotary picked up another two awards. We won the ARHRF Award for being the highest donor Club this year and the District Governor's Shield for the Best Rotary Club in the district.
Immediate Past President Allen Horrell, who attended the event, noted that there was a big connection to one of our most esteemed members, Past District Governor, Les Whitcroft. The first award – ARHRF Biggest Donor Award – was due to his incredible generosity and the second award of Best Club in the District was an award initiated by Les Whitcroft himself back in 1976–77, when he was District Governor.
To put the icing on the cake, it is Les Whitcroft's 91st birthday today! Happy Birthday, Les, and congratulations on being such a fabulous Rotarian and contributor to so many aspects of Club life.