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The Sombrero

The Sombrero

As part of the Rotary Youth Exchange Program in the 1992/93 rotary year, Toowoomba South, under the leadership of President Warren Burton, hosted a young Mexican exchange student named Talina Hernandez. 

Towards the end of her stay in Australia Talina presented The Sombrero to President Warren as a token of her appreciation to the club for hosting her as its exchange student.

Since then the presentation of The Sombrero, from outgoing president to incoming president, has become a much anticipated highlight of our club’s annual changeover ceremony, to the point now that The Sombrero has become some sort of de-facto symbol or icon of the club.


Exchange Student Talina Hernandez with 1992/93 President Warren Burton and “The Sombrero”.

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