From President Mina Ward:
What a pleasure it was to have Stephanie Sinclair, her mum Anita as well as Josie and Cathy from Mary MacKillop College along at our meeting this morning. Steph attended the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) in Canberra in January. Magill Sunrise has been a great supporter of NYSF and Steph is the most recent attended we have sponsored.
Steph spoke to the club about her life changing experiences and passion for everything Physics. As well as meeting many fellow science geeks from around the country, she was able to experience first hand some of the practical experiments carried out at universities and by many famous scientists. One of the fantastic benefits of NYSF is the exposure to the international science experiences available to young people out there.
From the fantastic presentation Steph gave and the glowing praises from her teachers, it is obvious Steph is going places in this world and it is great to think Magill Sunrise has helped her get there. I look forward to hearing from Steph in the future and what she is up to.
February appears to be the month for celebrating birthdays. Happy Birthday to Shirley for the 21st and John Kennedy who’s birthday is on 22nd. I am looking forward to going along this Friday to help RC Campbelltown celebrate their 50th birthday. What a great achievement and it is fantastic to see the club going from strength to strength.
Another big birthday is Rotary International. On 23rd February RI will be celebrating 111 years. As a way of celebrating there will be a gathering at 100 Rundle Mall between 11.30am and 1.30pm this coming Tuesday (23rd) – there will be birthday cake!!
Club Project Memorabilia?
To help members celebrate we are compiling a list of projects the club has been involved in over the last 20 years. Can everyone please email Ian Coat with a list of any club projects you can remember before Monday – thanks in advance!
Thanks to Carol, Suzette and Laura (Coat) who have volunteered their time to attend Burnside Hospital along with Susan Brady from RC St Peters to present new born babies between 20th and 24th February with a copy of Mem Fox’s book ‘Ten Little Fingers’ as a gift from Rotary. This is a joint district program with D9500 to help celebrate RI’s birthday.
Welcome back to Wayne, it was great to see you at the club on Tuesday!
Our thoughts go out to Gary Lockwood, one of our breakfast cooks, who is currently unwell. Speedy recovery Gary, and we hope you are back home soon. Thank you to Leonie’s son David who is currently helping out with breakfast.
Our meeting next Tuesday, 23rd February, will be about the Eastern Health Handling Food requirements, which will be presented by Colin. It is important for every member to be aware of these requirements, as food handling is a big part of the clubs fundraising as well as fellowship events. If you cannot make the meeting please send me an apology so Colin can send your details of the information we will be discussing. Of course there will be a little birthday twist…