Barry Stafford presented Deidre Shea a gift from the club and who later this week will be retiring after 30-years at Onehunga High School (OHS) – 15-years as Principal.

On Friday Deidre will be handing over to Ms Shameen Hayat who in earlier years  spent time at OHS as a Teacher Trainee.

Barry highlighted how very fortunate our club was to have Deidre as a member and for club members to have be invited bi-annually to OHS for dinner meetings.

Barry also recognised Club member Ernie Meyer for his ongoing involvement at the school providing Operational Support for the Building and Construction Dept., whose students assist with the build of a 4-bedroom house each year for Habitat for Humanity.

It was noted Deidre assisted Bill Greyson in getting students into The Rotary National Science & Technology Forum to be held at the Auckland University 7-21 January 2023.

Members and Barry stood and wished Deidre all the very best with a resounding round of applause.

Deidre responded thanking the club in return, saying “the difference the club has made to the school is awe inspiring”. She loved her job and will be moving into some part-time rolls both here and in government.

Principal Hayat will be joining the club soon as she has settled in, which we all look forward to.