From President Mina Ward:
Thank you everyone for the warm welcome back after six weeks away. It was also lovely to welcome John Sandham, District chair for Rotary Youth Leadership (RYL) committee and honorary member Jeff Neale to breakfast as well.
It seems everyone who attended the Joint Group 7 Dinner last week had a great time and enjoyed the inspiring guest speaker, d’Arcy Lunn. His enthusiasm and drive to make the world more peaceful is infectious.
Congratulations to Ian Carman, who had his article published in the latest edition of Rotary Down Under (on page 9) about the four-way test and global warming- well worth a read.
Another congratulations goes to Kirsty Stark, whose first feature length film ‘A Month of Sundays’ had its Australian Premiere at the Adelaide Film Festival last week. It gained a worthy five out of five stars from the Advertiser and has been named the Film You Can’t Miss of the festival. There will be an additional showing on Monday 26th at Palace Nova Cinema if you would like to see it!!
More congratulations go to Greg Schuetze, who was runner up in the footy tipping this year. Like most years, it sounds like it was a fiercely fought battle with RC Morialta like usual taking out first and last place! About $500 will be going to the Rotary Foundation, so thanks Lindsay for organising this once again.
Just in case anyone wasn’t aware we have sadly had to cancel the club’s Halloween night on 31st October, due to lack of ticket sales. We have a deposit for catering which still needs to be used and it has been decided to put this towards a club Christmas function on Monday 14th December in Nightingale Park. Please put this date in your diary and invite family to attend as well.
As part of our meeting this Tuesday we had a club assembly. One of the groups had fantastic discussions about more ways of engaging current club members and events for new members. Membership director, Greg Schuetze, will be looking at developing some of these ideas further over the coming months and will be putting some committees together.
Next week we have Trephina Gartley attending our meeting as a guest speaker. She is a member of the District Youth Exchange Committee and Group 7 Co-ordinator for this committee. She is also a member of the Rotaract Club of Sturt and works at Headspace. Please come along and make her feel welcome.