Our final meeting for the year ended on a high note with a speaker, an honorary membership and a two course meal.
Sarah Hurdle was our outgoing exchange student in 2017 and did a year in Belgium.  Since then she’s been home in Cromwell, then back in the UK and Europe working for over a year and now since May back in Cromwell again where she’s just started working at the Stoaker Room.  In February she’ll be in Dunedin at Otago Uni studying languages and history and then decide what’s next.  She talked to us about her experiences in Europe over recent times and particularly the Covid implications there.  She had us laughing a lot as she shared her experiences. Everyone agreed Sarah is a great example of the RYE programme‘s value to individuals, their families, their communities, and the world at large.  
President Pam and DGE Nick had the pleasure of awarding retired Rotarian Andrew Burton an honorary membership at the AGM on Monday night.  Pam spoke of Andrew’s many years in Rotary both in Cromwell and Timaru and praised him for his significant work on the Rotary Clock project.  Andrew’s wife Jan and his daughter Sarah and her partner Blair joined us on the night.  This award was followed by a Xmas dessert to round off a very celebratory evening.