50 years of service to Nelson

Foundation members Henry Houston, Russell Egan and Kerry Neal

Foundation members Henry Houston, Russell Egan and Kerry Neal

Nelson West recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of the founding of the club in 1966 with a gala evening at the Nelson Yacht Club. We had three of our original members present, along with 24 past presidents and many others to recognise and reflect on the club’s 50 years of service to the Nelson community.

Outgoing President Sheila Grainger handed over the reins to Nelson West’s 51st president, Richard Lee, and also awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship to Patsy Connell. Patsy was the club’s first female president in 2009-10 and has fulfilled many other roles in the club, including being the current treasurer.

Congratulations to Richard and Patsy!

Russell cuts the cake

Russell cuts the cake

Candy receives the Gibbons Plate from Barry

Candy receives the Gibbons Plate from Barry

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Ass’t Governor Anna Gully reminisces about 1966 and delivers congratulations from Rotary International President KR “Ravi” Ravindran

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Sheila hands over to Richard Lee

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Henry and Val Houston enjoying the evening.

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