I would like to thank everyone who supported my nomination for club President and especially to thank Rod for his 22 years as President.
Rod believed in the club and recognised it as the valuable community asset it is for Otaki and the wider region. He led the development of a culture of creativity, friendship, learning, sharing of ideas and skills which has meant the club has grown into a vibrant community in its own right.
Clubs are strange beasts in that it is the function of the club that attracts people to it
- people from all walks of life and so our club is a place of people who reflect different cultures, beliefs, ideas and talent ... and it works... and I believe in most part this is due to the dedication and energy put in from Rod. Thank you Rod.
And a big thank you must also go to Brent. As Vice president for 16 years Brent was a great support to Rod in steering the club on the positive and solid road it is now on. Thank you Brent.
With the newly formed committee I believe we will continue well from the foundations formed by the dynamic duo!
I look forward to working with you all and please don't hesitate to contact me or any of the committee if you have ideas you would like considered, any concerns you think need addressing, any help you may need or may be able to offer.