Incoming rotary club president grateful that good work can continue

UNDERWAY: Wellington rotary President elect Emily Falson says big things are planned for the coming year. PHOTO: CONTRIBUTED.

UNDERWAY: Wellington rotary President elect Emily Falson says big things are planned for the coming year. PHOTO: CONTRIBUTED.

While 2020 may have brought far more challenges than expected, the members of the Wellington Rotary Club are already forging ahead and trying to make the most of the back half of the year.

Rotary president elect Emily Falson will take over the top job at the branch next month and her and current president Greg Hart are already seeing things shift back to normal in terms of the organisation's output after the lockdown.

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"What we've already managed to do in the past year or so is quite good," Ms Falson said.

"We took around 700 children to the Western Plains Taronga Zoo late last year as part of our drought kicker efforts and that was really great."

In addition, the club has also managed to raise and collect enough money through the Rotary's charitable giving programs to be able to assist a number of groups, with more to come.

"The money we bring in from anywhere, we bring it into our hands and then it goes straight back out, there are no admin fees, it goes right back into the community," Ms Falson said.

Among the funds raised are those going to the Rotary's 'micro-grant' program, and a $5000 donation that the Rotary intends to give to Wellington High School, thanking them for their help during the vintage fair.