Our Next Exchange Student
It is a funny time of year when we start to say goodbye to the wonderful Ilari from Finland and we will welcome Kira from Austria. Kira has been accepted into A.B. Paterson College starting early July in Year 10 and then moving up to Year 11 next year.
If you are interested in becoming a host family, please let me know quickly as there are only four spots and two have already been filled. Let me tell you a little about Kira, she is 15 years old and the youngest of four children. She has three turtles and one cat. She like to do sport and jogging, spend time with her family, take photos, listen to and make music.
Her village is around 4000, so I think she will notice a little bit of a difference here on the Gold Coast with A.B. Paterson having 1500 students. Her village is called Fußach, Austria please click on the link to find out where it is.
Thank you to the wonderful ladies of Taylors Lakes Knitters in Melbourne who have been busily knitting away making fish 'n' chip vests for the babies of Africa. Along with this photo of the ladies I also received this email:
"My Mother, and some of her friends at the retirement village she calls home, have been industriously exercising themselves and their fingers in producing "Fish and Chip" baby jumpers to your pattern published on the Facebook page.
Mum is 94, and the average age of the knitters is around the 90's.
At present there are 21 jumpers, comprised of 17 "normal size" and 4 smaller. They're all in an amazing range of colours and beautifully knitted".
Another parcel arrived, thank you to Ann from Preston in Melbourne. She is a friend of President Tara's Mum and regularly sends us new knitted items and has also been so kind as to send us patterns for the newer items.
Lesley also received a package of beautiful fish 'n' chip vests from Joan in Canberra. We would also like to thank Joan very much, her card read, "Please find enclosed jumpers made with love for your tiny babies".
I picked up three rubbish sized bags full of wonderful knitted items from the
Studio Village Community Centre Knitting Group. Such lovely ladies
with big hearts.
Isn't that just beautiful! :) This is such an awesome Project.
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Global Support Association in Laos
Everyone please grab a cuppa and have a read of e-Club Member John and Marilyn Bee's latest Global Support Association in Laos Report. They will be doing a presentation for us on April 5th which we are all looking forward to seeing.
Ever wondered what it is like at a Rotary e-Club of NextGen meeting? Well, it looks a lot like this, see below.
The new Zoom Software is free to the Members and Friends of the e-Club to use to watch and listen to our amazing Guest Speakers each week. The software allows for twenty-five video feeds at any one time a huge improvement on our previous software.
easy-to-use online meetings teleconferencing software offers the best video, audio and
screen-sharing experience across Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Blackberry,
Zoom Rooms, and H.323/SIP room systems.
Our meetings officially start at 8pm AEST each Tuesday Night but we are regularly online 15mins before for fellowship, fun and frivolity and we are usually still online after the close of the meeting for more fellowship.
Please join us, you are most welcome. Click the Zoom logo in the top left hand corner of this website and say, "Hi".
Working with Children Check NSW/Blue Card Qld.
As we have had a Youth Exchange Student as of January 2015, all Members that wish to host and/or take her/him on trips will need to apply through the appropriate department for a police check, NSW;
Please contact Rick and Ingrid if you have any concerns.
e-Club Youth Protection Officers