Di Gillies

Tuesday 25th June 6:15 pm for 6:45 start
Green Acres Golf Club
51 Elm Grove, Kew East, VIC

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At that time of the year, all Rotary Clubs around the World conduct a Changeover ceremony which brings new leadership, new ideas and renewed vitality to each Club.

Join us for a celebration of President Di Gillies’s year.

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