ROTARACT Illawarra scoops the International Pool with "URBAN GROWN" project.
President Siddarth Yadwad was congratulated at our Meeting last week after hearing that the Illawarra Rotaract club had won this International award for their "Urban Grown Project". A member of Rotaract will fly to Lisbon to receive the Award. We take this opportunity to congratulate our Rotaract Club and also farewell Sid, who will be moving to Sydney. For a full outline of the award winning project, go to the "Latest Club News" links on the home page.
REMINDER: The next working bee on the project is SATURDAY 23 March (9.00am at Warrawong High) bring your gardening tools.
TIGS Year 7 takes a stroll through history.
Rotarians Brian Ashe, Wyn Janssen and Ian McMaugh assisted with a tour, talk and answered the many questions about the Gun Battery. Read more in 'Latest Club News'.
INSPIRATIONAL WOMAN AWARD WINNER - SHARYN McKENZIE
There were 39 candidates from 8 Districts in NSW and the ACT - an amazing array of women, who have achieved great deeds in their communities, locally and overseas. Sharyn felt humbled and ecstatic that her work with SCARF had been recognised at such an auspicious occasion. RC Illawarra Sunrise are proud that our nominee was so selected. Congratulations Sharyn.
RYLA CANDIDATES : Louis Westoff,
Katherine Kerr, Nick Underhill.
Our 3 RYLA candidates visited us for
breakfast, sharing with us their fantastic experience at the RYLA Leadership
Camp recently. NICK found it absolutely inspirational. A week about leadership & forging
personal bonds with a whole new network of motivated, interested people.
KATHERINE went with a mixture of excitement & apprehension. She found the
77 other Rylarians to be people with a passion to be part of something,
inspired, motivated & enthusiastic.
LOUIS reported that he got so much more out of the weekend in fact is now
heading to London in August to finish his masters. Louis echoed the other two in saying "I
can't thank you enough for sending me on such a fantastic opportunity." So this years RYLA crew have set up a Facebook page to keep in touch.
(Photo) From L to R : Louis Westoff,
Katherine Kerr & Nick Underhill
BREAKFAST ON THE BEACH : Sun 10 Feb
With a 6.30am start and a hot sun shining, Rotarians in their trademark BBQ aprons and brandishing the tongs, were there to feed the thousands at North Beach, with lashings of bacon, sausages and eggs. All proceeds were for Disability organisations in our community and a better turn-out there could not have been.