President Glenda’s Notes- 9th Mar 2017
Saturday, 18 Mar 2017
I would like to thank all the Rotarians, family and friends who spent their Sunday at The Soggy Bottom Cardboard Regatta. As I looked around the crowd all I could see was a sea of smiling, laughing faces. People were enjoying themselves and thoroughly enjoying being a part of a community. The Rotary club of Youngtown did and amazing job and this event will only get bigger. Congratulations to Rotarian Lance Pfeffer and his boys. Their boat was wonderful although not too sure about Lance fitting into it, we did have a few laughs as he tried to jump on board, but he got around the course. The boys had a great time and I am sure Lance’s boat building expertise will get bigger and better next year, maybe our club will join in and build a boat as well.
I would like to welcome Rotarian Denise McNeill to our club and I hope the Denise enjoys her time in Rotary and explores all the good that Rotary does not only in our state but overseas.
It was with sadness that we farewelled Rotarians Paul and Judy Billett. We wish them all the best as they start another stage of their lives in Melbourne, I have no doubts we will see them again.
Rotarians please mark Thursday 30th March in your diary. This night will be a partners night. I have asked my daughter Mallory Schipper who is a drama teacher at St. Patricks College to bring her students along to our meeting to preform for us. These students are rehearsing for the school production of Footloose and this is a wonderful way for us to celebrate our youth. The students will not be staying for the meeting. We will also have a presentation from Detective Inspector Pippa Burke on domestic violence. This is not an easy conversation to have but domestic violence is not ok on any level, be it verbal or physical. I would prefer that children did not attend this meeting and I fully understand if any Rotarian finds this confronting and does not wish to attend.
I received an email from Rotarian Merilyn Briggs informing the club that the incubator for Sigatoka Hospital has finally arrived and photos will soon be available.
A reminder to those Rotarians wishing to attend the District Conference on 31st March, please book in as time is running out.
I will be in Melbourne this Thursday and will hand the meeting over to PP Les Baxter.