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President Ann likes to keep on the move

31 Aug 2010

For the new president of the local Rotary Club, Docklands is a “time and place thing”.

Transience is a Docklands phenomena, with most residents staying on average only three years.  And for president Ann Ellis, new adventures in new and interesting places are on the agenda.

Ann and husband Adrian have lived in Docklands for three years – two years in the Nolan at NewQuay and the last year in Victoria Point.

They had previously lived in inner-city Brisbane so when it was apparent they were moving to Melbourne, they started looking close to the city.

“We like living without a car. In fact, we like living without possessions and without the responsibility of a house,” Ann said.

Ann sold everything she had as part of a “letting loose” process following the death of her former husband in 2002.

Adrian feels the same way about accumulating “things” and the pair looks forward to new options and new adventures in the future unencumbered.

“We love it here in Docklands, but we still see it as a time and place thing.  We know it won’t be forever but the here and now has so much to offer us,” Ann said.

“We love the city and being so close to theatre and music,” she said.  “Our first preference is public transport, and then Flexicar and maybe once a year we will hire a car.”

Docklands Rotary is Ann’s second stint in the international service club.  She served a three-year stint from 2002 to 2005 in Cairns, where she was club secretary for a year.

“Nothing gets done if people don’t pitch in and help.  And every now and then, everyone has to take a turn at being one of the organisers,” Ann said.

“I like to help people and feel good when I’m doing something for others,” she said.

Docklands Rotary meets every Tuesday at James Squires Brewhouse, Waterfront City.  People interested in membership, should speak with Leisa Wheatland on 0448 945 555 or via (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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