sincere welcome to Silma Ihram who joined our club last week. It was
a pleasure to induct Silma
and I wish her a long and enjoyable association with Rotary.
I trust that last week's vocational ethics workshop had the desired
effect and that we are all a little more aware of the importance of
the ethical element in our decision making. Rotary has long been
recognised for its contribution to ethics in the professions.
thanks to Vocational Service Director Kevin Freund for tackling a
difficult assignment and organising the evening. Special thanks to
Joe Saad and Charles Pitt for their summary comments at the end of
the session – and to DG Harley Tarrant for setting an ethics
objective for presidents in District 9690.
It was gratifying to see just how many club members had supported
the Red Shield appeal. Thanks to Stephen Gorringe for visiting to
report on the fundraising result and to present certificates.
The club can be proud of the fact that the Chalmers Road Special
School bus will operate for the next two years. It was a pleasure to
present a cheque for $3,500 to Principal Paul Van de Ven covering
the first year (from early July 2007). President Elect Brian Johnson
has committed the club to raising the amount required for the second
year of operation. A sign and the Rotary wheel will be included on
the bus, recognising our contribution.
Wholehearted congratulations to Eve Dutton and Harry Pickett who
have had the honour of being recognised in this year's Queen's
Birthday Honours. Both are now the proud recipients of a Medal in
the Order of Australia. Their contributions to Rotary were a factor
in both cases.
This week Travelling Rotarian Kevin Beltrame shares experiences
gained when he visited Vietnam recently. I have had a sneak preview
of his photographs and it will be a great evening.
Enjoy Rotary …