Well, it was a gala evening on Friday, the first day of summer, when our rescheduled meeting gathered to witness the changeover of club presidents. Beyond Restaurant at the Century Plaza Hotel and Matthew Lynam's staff did a great job of providing an elegant evening of wining and dining, while 27 Rotarians and guests enjoyed the festive event. Assistant Governor Tom Smith presided over the swearing-in of new President Ann-Shirley Goodell and the new board. Outgoing President Julie Mantle reviewed the successes of the past year, highlighting especially last week's Hoop-a-Thon, and thanked the board and the club for their support. And, Larry Belsito was recognized as Rotarian of the Year for his many contributions to the club and the district.

Now, we look forward to a new Rotary year starting July 1, with new programs, new projects...and some old favourites to be repeated. See you next Wednesday, and every Wednesday.