President's Desk 06-05-13

From the President's Desk

Good Morning Fellow Rotarians and Friends of the e-Club,

As the days grow shorter, I realise my time at the Charter President is coming to an end. With this I would like you to put the Changeover Function in your diaries for lunch on Saturday June 15, 2013 when we welcome our new President Geoff Baldwin to the podium.  Geoff first became a Rotarian in 1976 as a Member of the RC of Mt. Tamborine where he was President three times. He was also on the Youth Exchange District Committee for over 10 years and Chairman for the last three. He was the Founder of the Youth Exchange Trust Fund as well as being on the GSE Committee and was a GSE Team Leader to Ohio. Geoff has many ideas to take the e-Club onward and upward, with his enthusiasm and experience it is going to be a wonderful year ahead.

Geoff has asked me to once again mention the Pyjama Foundation's Pyjama Day, Friday 21st June, 2013, 6:30pm at Movie World. Experience the wonder of Movie World by night, all in the comfort of your PJ's. By attending this amazing event, you'll be helping to support children in foster care, so join in the fun. Tickets only $35!

This week's Forum - Tuesday 7 May 2013 at 8pm is Carol Ronken from Bravehearts, we heard her speak very passionately at the District Conference and was interested in something that she touched on briefly, online bullying.   "Carol is the Research Manager for Bravehearts and is passionate about ensuring the organisation's active involvement in research, policy and legislative development that aims to prevent, respond to and ultimately reduce the incidence of child sexual assault in the community".   Click HERE to join the meeting.

Any questions about joining the Forum, please ring Ian 0427 330 966 or Rick 0433 173 648 and they are more than happy to show you how.

This weekend past was RYPEN 2013, we sent Amy and Brittany. If you are in our Facebook Group, you would have seen this message from Amy's Mum: "Just picked up one very happy and excited young lady from the RYPEN camp - she talked non-stop about it till nearly half way home...then promptly fell sound asleep (she has had 3 camps back to back). THANK-YOU all so much for giving her this life changing experience! She is one young lady that I know will go on to do a lot of good in the world - all with the underpinning experiences she has had with Rotary :-) Thought I would share the first RYPEN picture that has been sent - Amy is the third girl from the left in the beige jumper".

Yours in Rotary,

Rick Jewson