President Elect Training Seminar (PETS)
Saturday and Sunday 8-9 March 2014
Ballina RSL, River Street, Ballina
District Assembly Warwick: Sunday 27th April, 2014
District Assembly Mullumbimby: Sunday 18th May 2014
Training for all club officers and an opportunity for all Rotarians to come along and learn about Rotary. Clubs in the northern area of our district are encouraged to attend the assembly at Warwick and southern clubs, Mullumbimby. However, all Rotarians are able to attend either day. The program will be the same for both dates.
Mt. Isa House Rejuvenation Project Update
A wonderful Partnering Project.
Work commences again on refurbishing Flying Doctor Service houses in Mt Isa on April 1 for the following 6 weeks. To date we have 13 confirmed wonderful volunteers offering over 300 days of work. Plus help from the local Rec Club, Rotary Clubs and Tafe college want to help with a specific training job. We have been seeking volunteers throughout the Australian Rotary clubs and recently also contacted 102 Men’s sheds with our offer. The following is extracted from a newsletter which carries our promotion….
Progress to Date - Our OPEN BBQ and video filming day with Rotary International from USA, for their documentary about Men’s Sheds in Australia, was an outstanding success, and we enjoyed the company of visitors from our local, Chinchilla, Ipswich, and Carina Men’s Sheds. As well we had a visitor from both Winton, and Strathfield
Royal Flying Doctor - House Refurbishment Project – The RFDS are seeking help with a project to refurbish their houses.
This can be by way of visitors to the region, fly-in volunteers, caravanners, and jobs vary, from fixing blinds, trimming trees, pressure cleaning, painting, plumbing, carpentry, laying carpet, or cooking, and catering.
This is an ongoing project but is currently at Mt Isa from 2 April, for approx 6 weeks. Any amount of time during this period would help, and there are caravan sites, and other accommodation available, and fly-in, fly-out opportunities, sight seeing, visits to RFDS facilities, and working hours can be varied.
Why not plan a holiday, or break, at Mt Isa, do some sight seeing, and help a very worthy cause For full details – check with Ian
For more information, please click here.
Love Your Sister Update
From Ged Williams: Sam made it!
15,300 km on a unicycle around Australia.. ..including Tasmania!
$1,477,000 to the Garvan Institute.
So many people touched by his and Connie's story and so much wiser about breast cancer.
It was also a great honour to be invited onto Federation Square stage with the other celebs and support crew who supported Love Your Sister along the way. ... it was worth the all night flight from Darwin to get here just in time to participate!
Original Story: Samuel and Connie were born a year apart, so they’ve always been close. Growing up they played together, explored the neighbourhood together... and fought cancer together. Connie has fought cancer three times in her life and Samuel has been with her every step of the way. This time things are different. Connie is dying and she doesn’t have much time left.
Faced with the fight of her life, she set Samuel the toughest challenge she could think of. It started as a joke in the kitchen. It turned into a promise. The goal? To set a new Guinness World Record for the most distance travelled on a unicycle, raise $1 million and spread Connie’s message of breast cancer awareness.
Samuel has consulted all the experts, taken none of their advice and he’s setting off on the challenge of a lifetime. He made a promise and is determined to keep it!
For more information, click here or visit their website: http://www.loveyoursister.org.