The 65th Changeover Dinner in May was a significant milestone for the Rylstone Kandos Rotary Club. Helping to mark the occasion along with local Rotary members and family were the Member for Parkes Mark Coulton, who read a message from the Prime Minister, Mr Tony Abbott congratulating the Club, and Member for Hunter Joel Fitzgibbon.
 
The Changeover was well represented by other Rotarians including District Governor Brian Atkins, incoming DG Gerard McMillan and past DG’s Greg Bevan, Janette Jackson and Peter Raynor.
 
The Club welcomed nine members from Mudgee Club which was the sponsor club when Rylstone Kandos was Chartered in 1949. “This show of support and recognition from Mudgee, Rotary and politicians is really appreciated.” incoming President Klaus Keck said.
 
Humer Matthias International Exchange student from Austria also attended and was a “stand-out” in his blazer literally covered in badges and… guess what! Tim Tams. 
 
Messages of congratulations were also sent from Rotary’s International President Ron D Burton from Oklahoma.
 
Past District Governor Janette Jackson gave an overview of the history of the Club, putting the achievements into an interesting social history.
 
Certificates of achievement were presented to the Club from Rotary International. “These are valuable treasures for the Club.” said Incoming President Keck. Since the Changeover Dinner, the Club is grateful to the Rylstone Club who have allowed the use a wall in the Club to hang these significant certificates. These will be a reminder of the recognition of the Clubs achievements and a motivator for future progress.