From Acting President Colin Hill:
A great meeting for Hat Day where we commemorated Australian Rotary Health’s national fundraising and awareness day for mental health research, celebrated each year on World Mental Health Day. Some of our exceptional club members wearing even more exceptional hats were especially noticeable: especially Siony’s which effectively doubled her height!
Also great to have our honorary member Geoff Neale visit again and Lindsay with both returning from sojourns in the USA and Canada in the last few days. Interestingly, Geoff mentioned that he did a makeup at the Rotary Club of Niagara Sunrise where the club recognised their membership diversity by singing the national anthems for both the USA and Canada.
To help us commemorate Hat Day, our guest speaker was Dick Johnson from the Rotary Club of Adelaide (District 9500) where he holds the position of Club Membership Secretary.
Dick is also the SA representative for Australian Rotary Health (ARH). Amongst the many awards that he holds, and as well as being a Sapphire Paul Harris Fellow, Dick is recognised by being named as the 2014 Companion of Australian Rotary Health.
Dick did mention that ARH is notable for being Australia’s largest private charitable NGO.
ARH is well reported at: http://www.australianrotaryhealth.org.au/