Phil Martin inducted
as Rotary President
Newly inducted Geraldton Greenough Rotary Club president Philip Martin is looking for an injection of youth and more women into the organisation.
The Abrolhos Steel owner, a member of the club since 2001, said it was time for a younger cohort to put hands up to boost the ranks.
“There is a certain responsibility to the community, especially in these tough coronavirus times, a time that has seen some businesses go out of business while others have struggled to survive.
“That in turn has meant less focus on the community, which we serve.
“The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster a variety of ideals, including developing acquaintances; high ethical standards in business and professions and the advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace through a world of fellowship.
“This is what attracted me to Rotary and I trust it will give meaning to many younger people, as they navigate their careers in our wonderful community,” he said.
Mr Martin started his journey in Rotary when invited to be a leader, guest speaker and motivator at the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards in the late 1990s. His initial move to Geraldton in 2001 continued his “fantastic journey of fellowship where hopefully I can continue to make a difference in the community where I reside”.
“I promise you an equally rewarding journey and we welcome all younger businesspeople to come along and experience the community service and camaraderie we enjoy,” Mr Martin said.
If you are interested in being part of this fun, dynamic and interesting group of individuals whose goal it is to make our community and the world a better place, give Peter Svensson a call on 0429 621 012.
Buy a Trailer...
Abrolhos Steel has gone into partnership with John Papas Trailers to sell its products in the Mid-West.
Abrolhos will offer the full range of trailers and already has a large display at its Webberton headquarters.
Abrolhos Steel owner Phil Martin said it was a tremendous synergy to offer high-quality, WA-made trailers to Mid-West customers.
“I’m delighted to be able to offer this service to our customers and bring the trusted name of John Papas to Geraldton.
“Come on in, buy everything from light to heavy duty and have it registered and out the door in 15 minutes.”
John Papas Trailers’ Ivan Pelicon said: “We at John Papas Trailers are happy to bring Philip Martin on board from Abrolhos Steel to sell our trailers in the Mid-West region. John Papas Trailers has been established since 1963 and still manufacturing a large range of trailers to suit our customers’ needs.”