From Acting President Greg Schuetze:
Well that was a bit of fun sitting back in the President’s Chair for the first time in ages on Tuesday morning. I was lucky Mina is so organised and all I had to do was follow her running sheet, I hope I didn’t stuff too much up.
Wasn’t it great to see a future leader of tomorrow return to our club after her inspiring RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) experience recently? I am always impressed at the enthusiasm our attendees show on their return and Karen Short was no exception.
After an introduction from her God Mother, Siony, Karen led us through her week long experience that she said changed her life. We heard of the like-minded friends she met on arrival and who she shared so many new experiences with and of the inspirational speakers they had address them. One speaker Derick McManus was shot 14 times when a member of Star Force and lived to tell the tale!!
Karen told us that the experience taught her things about herself that she never knew and that she would recommend the program to everyone she knows. Great to hear, thank you Karen for returning to see us with your presentation and talk. I for one love to see the positive affect this sort of program has on youths and hope she really got a great deal out of her time there.
I must thank her parents David and Virginia for bringing her to our meeting and sharing breakfast with us. Thanks also to Kaitlin Piggott from RC Kent Town who came to promote their club’s upcoming Hypnotist Evening February next year. By coincidence, hypnotist Isaac Lomman was one of the guest presenters at Karen’s RYLA experience. Karen gave a glowing endorsement for Isaac as did Mark and Chris, who saw his show at the Fringe earlier this year. And last but not least Jeff Neale from RC Campbelltown for popping in for brekkie, who is always welcome.