From President Kirsty Stark:
Our scheduled speaker was unfortunately unable to attend this week, but we were lucky to instead have regular visitor Jeff Neale present, so we asked him to fill in with an impromptu talk about his recent trip to the USA.
Jeff travelled as part of a Mazda group due to impressive sales at Paradise Mazda, one of Magill Sunrise’s major supporters for the Reel Event. He attended the LA Motor Show and previewed the new Mazda CX5, which will be available in Australia next year.
However, one of the highlights of Jeff’s trip was to visit ‘Jay Leno’s Garage’ and see Jay’s amazing collection of restored cars. Jeff said that the garage is about half the size of Adelaide Airport (we assume that didn’t include the runways), with 5-6 permanent staff/mechanics, and hundreds of beautiful vehicles. All the vehicles are in working condition. When parts are unavailable they make their own, using laser cutters, etc. There is no charge for admittance, but Jeff and his group were only able to access the garage after Mazda made a significant contribution to charity. An added bonus was an impromptu meeting with Jay, including a handshake from the Late Show TV maestro.
Thanks Jeff for filling in, and what an incredible experience!
Rotary ICE Forum
Our Club was well represented at the ICE Forum Thursday evening at the Norwood Town Hall.
The event was a joint venture of most of the G7 clubs and emceed by ADG Don Will. The 4 presenters were Victor Harbor General Practitioner Dr Andrew Benson, Ms Sam Raven from SA Networking of Drugs and Alcohol Services, Ms Dee Scardigno from Family Drug Support and Ms Hailey Lawrence from Multicultural Youth SA. Thanks to Mark Thompson for his participation in meetings leading up the event.
Service Above Self Award: Norwood Morialta High School
On the 28th of Oct Siony attended NMHS Graduation and presented our Club’s Service Above Self award to Liwei (Jenny) Zhang. Jenny is an exceptional student whose commitment to community life certainly upholds the school’s motto of “Enriching Humanity”. She will continue to be an active, ethical, caring and engaged citizen.