In celebrating 86 years of the Nowra Rotary club, Rotarian's from across the South Coast shared a special evening at the Bomaderry Bowling Club on Wednesday, April 14.
Club members were thrilled to finally celebrate, as COVID-19 caused them to postpone the celebration of their 85th year.
"Celebrating tonight has been fantastic," said the Nowra Rotary club President, Jason Cox.
"A lot of these guys have been together for a long time and when that's taken away from you, even though we met on zoom over the last year, it's been much better meeting like this."
Joining for speeches and cake, members took time to reflect on the club's achievements since its inception in 1935.
Past president of the club Graeme Cord presented the crowd with the last 26 years of the clubs achievements.
Some of the highlights include raising $3,500 for Prostate Cancer at a fundraiser with Australian cricketer Kerry O'Keefe as a headline speaker in 2007, electing the clubs first female president Fiona Kibble in 2009, raising $7,500 for the Fred Hollows Foundation in 2011 and president Jason Cox climbing to the Mount Everest base camp to raise money for Polio eradication in 2019.
With both members serving the club for over 50 years, Arthur Moorhouse gave a speech detailing the first 30 years of the club, with Norm Tucker detailing the next 30 years.
Arthur King also gave a notable speech, outlining the process of writing his book 'The First Seventy Five Years of the Rotary Club of Nowra'.
The club also presented a $1,000 cheque to the Cancer Council, as a part of their Biggest Morning Tea donation.
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