Australian Rotary Health Address and Cocktail Party. Lifting the lid on mental illness – Young Minds Matter. Thanks to HBF for being a major sponsor.
The Rotary Club of Southern Districts was honoured to present PP Geoff Wiltshire with a Paul Harris Fellow [with three sapphires] at last nights get together.
The award acknowledged Geoff for his tireless work work in the establishment of and his on going efforts with the Gosnells Mens Shed. Geoff was also recognised for the huge amount of effort that he put into establishing the Rotary Club of Southern Districts.
Acknowledgement was also made of the untiring support provided by Lorraine Wiltshire for Geoff and his journey through Rotary.
PP John Stockbridge presented Geoff with his award and he was pinned by PDG Frank Keays……Congratulations Geoff.
An exciting night for our "Pride of Workmanship" recipients Trang Hunyh (Gosnells Golf Club bar staff), Carol Leyshon (Head Nurse at Amaroo) and Vet Dr George Huber. Dr Huber was unable to attend, so Sandra Baraiolo accepted on his behalf well done presenter Anita Diep and Vocational Chair Julie Ninnis.
Business Excellence awards at the Golf Club on June 5…
PP John Stockbridge introduced and presented the Gosnells Golf Club catering service with their award.
Regina Supper accepted on behalf of her team… thank you all for looking after us each week.
The club was delighted to welcome District Rotary Youth Exchange Chair Linda Bilney and committee member Jack Ricks who gave us a fabulous presentation on Rotary Youth Exchange.
The visit was arranged by International Director Peter Gregory and designed to inform particularly our newer members of the requirements and benefits of hosting exchange students. We have a couple of members interested in hosting a student, so it looks like our club will be participating after quite a lengthy break.
The good folks from E-WA Rotary Club paid us a surprise visit on Tuesday to thank the club both for our support in the founding of E-WA and for our support of E-WA's Rotary Wheatbelt Love of Reading project and helped them send more kids to RYPEN!
A lovely thought – thanks E-WA.
President Nominee Shogo Williams-Matsuoka presented Pres Tony with a certificate of recognition.
The fabulous folks at Foodbank WA gave us a two course meal and a guided tour of their facilities out at Perth Airport.
Western Australians should be justifiably proud of this business.
From humble beginnings, Foodbank has grown enormously to become the largest hunger relief organisation in Australia. Last year alone, it provided enough food for over 60 million meals.
Foodbank has been fighting hunger in Western Australia since 1994. Today it sources and distributes enough food to provide 5.7 million meals to food to over 500 agencies.
The Foodbank School Breakfast Program provides an additional 2.2 million serves of breakfast to over 430 schoosl throughout the state and it is also the largest provider of nutrition education and healthy eating programs.
Foodbank is a conduit between the food industry’s surplus food and the welfare sector’s need to ensure all West Australian’s have enough food to eat.
The photo gallery can be viewed here:
The annual Shine on Awards were held on Tuesday 1st May with over 65 people in attendance. It was a fabulous night as we presented several inspirational people with awards.
Thanks to Pille Repnau, the full photo gallery can be viewed here.
SDRC welcomed two guests to the club this week. Nila Bui was a buddy at this years Handicamp. Nila really enjoyed the whole week and says that she looks forward to doing it again next year and bringing her brother along.
Michelle Ho Yan Lav attended RYLA (sponosred by SDRC). She said it is the best thing she's ever done and is sure it has changed her life for the better.