It is with deep sadness that we report the passing of Alan Segal, a passionate Rotarian since 1985 – 37 years. 
Alan first joined Rotary with the Kensington club and later transferred to the Botany club after Kensington Club was closed. In 2001 he became the president of the Rotary Club of Botany Bay and increased membership to 30 plus within 12 months.  His passion is best described as youthful and enthusiastic.
Alan always thought big, delivered on many projects and was passionate and committed to many avenues of service. President, Secretary, International Director - he held many posts but none more dearly than his involvement in youth exchange and the post graduate Ambassadorial scholarships. He hosted many students and was a fierce supporter of our club.
From BBQ’s, Sydney Airport collections, Trivia, Theatre and Host a Murder nights, Alan was always involved. It would be fair to say that without Alan’s involvement our club would not be, and the Million or so raised at the Airport would not have occurred.
Alan had a fantastic ability to collaborate and organise key people outside the club to get involved. From Toyota in purchasing a Bus at cost for a special needs school, to Harry Potter special premier of the Goblet of Fire, where we took 250 sick children and their careers to the opening day. Organising costumes, students to support, Bunnings, face painters and channel 10 for coverage.
Never a “knife and forker”, Alan once was dreamt up and organised a guest visit by Michael Jackson to our club, which, unfortunately was cancelled when Jackson tour was called off due to legal reasons. His last “big” proposal was to organise the US Ambassador Kennedy to our club for a guest talk. Knowing Alan, this is something he could have achieved if time and his health had allowed
Alan introduced many to our club including Mark, Andrew, Phil and previous members including David Clune, Mark Israel and even his own son Daniel.
In the more recent years, as Rotary’s numbers fell, he continued to rally friends and family to keep the club operating and be able to donate to numerous causes from the proceeds of the Sydney Airport collection bins.  This year he was impressed and proud to see the club grow to our current membership of 22 with monthly interest from new people. 
Alan’s profession was a passionate solicitor who fought for his clients, he believed in fairness and upheld the law.  He was well respected amongst his peers.  Alan’s last major case was representing a group of 30 plus franchisees against the franchisor, when he forced a result and win for his clients. A David versus Goliath victory which encapsulated the spirit and tenacity of Alan. A proud Rotarian and a good friend.
Alan leaves behind his beloved wife, Cathy and two sons Daniel and David, their partners and his much-loved-grandson. 
Alan’s funeral was attended by eight current and past Rotarians from our club and their families.