From President Mina Ward:
As the mornings continue to be dark and cold, we were pleased to have so many guests at our meeting this week. Our guest speaker for the morning was Adelle Martin, who the club sponsored to attend Rotary Youth Enrichment Program (RYPEN) back in April. It was great to welcome her mum Sally and teacher Jackie Marano along as well. Also in attendance were Lachlan McKenzie, a potential Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) attendee for this year and Jean Cannon from RC Eastwood.
It was well worth the effort of getting out of bed early this morning, just to hear the enthusiasm and character of Adelle. For the three days that Adelle spent up at Shiloh Hills Camp Site, Ironbank, she definitely managed to participate in a lot of activities. From speed dating, boot camps, public speaking, guest speakers to a hypnotist, time went quickly.
The core curriculum of the RYPEN Seminar addresses the following topics:
- team work
- problem solving
- communication – public speaking
- motivation and goal setting
All of these skills are important for life and something Adelle can take forward into any aspect of her life.
RYPEN coordinator, Peter Poulton, who sadly couldn’t attend Adelle’s presentation (holidaying in the Northern Territory took precedence) complimented Adelle by saying ‘If you’re going into politics, I’ll vote for you’.
Thanks Adelle for your presentation this week. Magill Sunrise Rotary Club is very proud to have been your sponsor and look forward to helping you towards your goal of attending RYLA in a few years to come.
Eastwood Business Breakfast
Jean Cannon from RC Eastwood invited us to attend a Business Breakfast they are organising for the 5th August. Guest speaker will be the Federal Minister for Small Business the Hon Bruce Billson. If we can get a critical mass of attendees then we will get credit on money that will go to the eradication of Polio.
Visit Trybooking to book your seat: http://www.trybooking.com/139516