Outgoing president Lisa-Maree Fleck says in her past two years the biggest lessons she has learned is that dealing with change and managing consistency both need to be carefully balanced.
Past president Kieran Middleton handed over the chains to Lisa-Maree on June 22, 2021. She, in turn, recently handed them on to new president Chami Abeysinghe on June 27, 2023.
Reflecting on her president term coming to an end, Lisa-Maree hopes one of her biggest achievements has been making Rotary more visible.
“Rotary is open to everyone it really has something for everyone that joins.”
If there is one thing Lisa-Maree is known for it’s her “can do” approach to life that she brought with her into Rotary.
That approach led to more collaboration with other Rotary clubs in the south, ensuring projects stayed on track and working and encouraging members with new fundraising ideas.
“Everything we have achieved has only been possible through the support of members and our community. It really is about being #People of Action.”
There have been many highs and some bittersweet moments to, including the passing of dear friend and long-serving club member Warren Warburton.
“The most special piece of advice came from Warren when he told me to make sure I got the Rotary flags the right way around.”
Lisa-Maree will remain on the club’s executive committee for 2023/2024 as the immediate past president but she is also taking on the Membership Director role and will be working on the Rotary Foundation Committee.