Guest Speakers 2013/14

Dot Towler has the pleasure of working for FoodBank, an organisation that works towards an Australia without hunger. Read more about how FoodBank supports people in need on Page 5 of our newsletter by clicking HERE.

June 2014

Ann Fisher has always had a passion to give great service in the area of nursing and has enjoyed many milestones in her nursing life. Click HERE to read more about Ann's life journey on Page 4 of our newsletter.

June 2014

The RI Foundation recruits 110 Peace Scholars every year, and Nelson Canz Cadena shared his story as one of them. Click HERE to read more about Nelson "Peace Scholar" on Page 3 of our newsletter.

May 2014

d’Arcy Lunn is from an Australia “once-upon-a-time-ago”. He is a registered teacher and educator who is passionate about teaching, sharing, volunteering, travel and learning. For more than a decade his passions have taken him to more than 60 countries around the world. Click HERE to read more about his life journey and his current project, "Happy. Simply" on Page 4 of our newsletter.

May 2014

Cassandra Douglas, of the Repat Foundation, spoke to us about the challenges of sponsorship and fundraising in order to provide the services of her organisation. Click HERE to read more about her pursuits on Page 4 of our newsletter.

May 2014

Author Valerie Volk was the guest speaker at our Combined Meeting with Inner Wheel Holdfast Marion and RC of Marion. She enlightened us with her tales of the theatre and her love of the “Passion Play”, a play performed every 10 years in a town in Germany called Ommerabergam. Read more on Page 5 of our newsletter by clicking HERE.

April 2014

Trevor is a member of the Rotary Club of Stirling, was a teacher for 34 years, and on retirement decided that through travel he could help others. In 2008 he became involved with the Rotary Club of Cusco, Peru. Click HERE to continue reading about his journey, which can be found on Page 6 of our newsletter.

April 2014

Peter Sandercock gave a great insight to the workings of Rotary Down Under (RDU), a magazine that is received by all Rotarians in Australia and New Zealand. Click HERE to read more about this publication on Page 4 of our newsletter.

April 2014

In 1993 Phil’s life would change forever when a speedway accident resulted in his spinal cord being severed. Read about Phil Herreen's challenging life journey on Page 3 of our newsletter by clicking HERE.

March 2014

During Ron’s Teacher College years he developed a love of wood and today belongs to the International Wood Collectors’ Association. Read more about Ron Allen's skill as a wood artist on Page 5 of our newsletter by clicking HERE.

March 2014

Kay gave a wonderful insight to her work at the Monarto Zoo where she has worked for many years as a tour guide. Click HERE to read more about Kay Bailey's work on Page 3 of our newsletter.

March 2014

Robin LeGallez, from the RC of Murray Bridge, presented a promotion for the Warrnambool Conference, to encourage attendance, especially from our newer members. Read more on Page 6 of our newsletter by clicking HERE.

February 2014

John Yard's presentation on the expedition of our early explorers Robert Burke and William John Wills revealed that many decisions were badly made, influenced by lack of information on the conditions that they would encounter. Read more about this tragic journey on Page 7 of our newsletter by clicking HERE.

February 2014

Jason Burns, Flinders University Rotaract President, spoke to us about his involvement in the Cambodia Leadership and Volunteers Project. Click HERE to read more about this project on Page 5 of our newsletter.

February 2014

Glynn Ricketts, Water Resources Coordinator at Marion Council, spoke with us about the development of the Oaklands Wetlands on the former Department of Motor Registration site. Read more about this wonderful community development on Page 5 of our newsletter by clicking HERE.

January 2014

Rob Teague gave us an insight to Malta based on his recent visit there. Read more about his visit on Page 4 of our newsletter by clicking HERE.

January 2014.

District Governor Wendy Gaborit led us through the theme of “Engage Rotary/Change Lives” when she joined our meeting. Read more about her visit on Page 7 of our newsletter by clicking HERE.

December 2013

Our guest speaker Jo Rasche talked of her ordeal of a broken back on her wedding day and how it led to a career as a motivational speaker. Read more about her journey on Page 5 of our newsletter by clicking HERE.

November 2013

Ivy Lai was sponsored by our club for the RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards). Ivy lived in China until recently and was a teacher there. She has relocated to Adelaide and is studying at Flinders University. Read more about Ivy on Page 3 of our newsletter by clicking HERE.

November 2013

After many years living in New Guinea working for Ansett Airlines, Max returned to a country that was far from what it had been when he and his wife lived there. Read about Max Govern's work with RAWCS on Page 5 of our newsletter by clicking HERE.

November 2013

Dr Saunders is an audiologist and researcher and works for Blamey Saunders, a Melbourne based producer of hearing aids. Read more about her amazing work on Page 3 of our newsletter by clicking HERE.

October 2013

Nelson Sanz Cadena gave us a wonderful insight to the program that our club has supported over the years — ShelterBox. Read more about this great organisation on Page 3 of our newsletter by clicking HERE.

September 2013

Lyn Banner spoke to us about “Our French Retreat”. She gave us a wonderful insight to the hard task that it can be to buy a property in a foreign country. Click HERE to read more on Page 6 of our newsletter.

September 2013

Adele Mayrhofer is a former principal of Suneden Special School. Suneden School started in a hall in the city, finally taking up residents in Mitchell Park in 1965. Read more about this school on Page 4 of our newsletter by clicking HERE.

September 2013

Janet Kemplay Hill of SAPOL has worked with youth at risk for 13 years and is to be highly commended for her community work. Read more about her work on Page 3 of our newsletter by clicking HERE.

August 2013

Jenny Daly spoke on the history of the “Knights of the Southern Cross”, an aged care support group originating from a Catholic basis that now services all dominations. Read more about this organisation on Page 3 of our newsletter by clicking HERE.

August 2013

Don Smith, Secretary of the Glenelg/Plympton RSL Sub-Branch, spoke to our Club members in regards to a proposal to erect a permanent ANZAC memorial at Glenelg. Read more on Page 3 of our newsletter by clicking HERE.

August 2013

When I sent the email to Milton Lewis asking if he could come and speak to us about the RAM Program in Papua New Guinea, I did not initially relate that to my time in PNG in 1969-1971. Read more on Page 4 of our newsletter by clicking HERE.

July 2013