From President Mina Ward:
Last Tuesday was definitely one of those ‘warm fuzzy’ Rotary moments when you realise how Rotary changes people’s lives. Last October RCMS sponsored Lachlan MacKenzie to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) program. Lachlan may appear to be a confident 20 year old chemical engineer student, but he admits he often struggles with starting conversations in new situations which was affecting with his studies and career. The three main teachings Lachlan took from RYLA were:
1) A good leader makes more good leaders
2) First impressions are important
3) The value of the book ‘How to win friends and influence people’
RYLA definitely doesn’t have all the answers about leadership but helps young people like Lachlan learn what questions leaders should be asking and where do we draw our inspiration from for leadership. There is no doubt the skills Lachlan learnt helped him during his three months work experience over the summer in Queensland. He definitely is a leader of the future and we look forward to hearing more about where life takes him. Thank you Lachlan for coming to talk to us. http://ryla9520.org.au
Great to see Susan Gascoine has started well with her marathon walk from Renmark to Adelaide and has been blessed with some beautiful weather. You can follow her at: http://renmarktoadelaideforcf.com
Please be reminded to get your money in o celebrate the Clubs 20th Birthday Dinner, 20th May. It is set to be an awesome evening of celebrations and everything Magill Sunrise stands for.
Reel Event tickets are on sale and we need to get as many bums on seats as we can, so get out there and promote it. We are also looking for raffle prizes and sponsors.
The market committee are asking for a donation or item from each member towards the Mother’s Day raffle for the next mark on Sunday 8th May. Please contact Ian.
Kirsty’s Movie: A Month of Sundays
Let’s support our very own Kirsty Stark’ movie A Month of Sundays:
District Conference is nearly upon us. All of those attending please see all the details and instructions at http://www.rotarynews.info/club76652. The program details for the weekend should be up there soon. I look forward to seeing you there.
Next week’s guest speaker is Josh Hallett, talking, director of End Homelessness SA. Seeing as our club’s focus is homelessness for the next three years, it will be great to hear what work Josh does and how we as a club might be able to help him. I am a little sad I will not be in attending this meeting, but hopefully will have completed my six hour qualifying swim for the Channel, in Tasmania!!! I will see you all on 3rd May.