Tonight, we’ll hear from Katey Halliday, President Elect of the Rotaract Club of Adelaide City.
Katey’s first Rotary Experience was in 2011 when she attended the Rotary District 9500 RYLA program. Ever since, she has been involved with the Rotary youth programs RYLA and RYPEN as a Team Leader, Coordinator, and more recently, as Training Coordinator.
Through RYLA she met like-minded friends, Catherine McLeod and Bernie Barratt, and together they went on to establish the Adelaide City Rotaract Club in 2012.
On a personal note, Katey has a Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice and a Bachelor of Arts from Flinders Uni. She currently works for SA Police as a Project Officer in the Equity, Diversity and Volunteers Section.
Katey has no doubt that her experiences with Rotary have helped her considerably with her career progression and she is grateful for the opportunities it has provided her, including the opportunity to attend World Youth International’s ‘Personal Empowerment Program’ (PEP) last December, thanks to our club.
We were treated to a really interesting talk by Dr Suren Krishnan.
Suren began with The DREAMIN Foundation, which gave our newer members some background, and that was a good refresher for the rest of us about how and why DREAMIN was designed, implemented and how it is involved with the provision of funds and work with some of our international efforts, including Maranatha Health.
Maranatha Health, based in Fort Portal, Kabarole District in Uganda.
The centre specialises in paediatric care and serves as a base for innovative capacity building work and preventative community health programmes. (Click on the blue link above to read more).
At a recent visit to Donations In Kind (DIK), Suren, Trevor, Arch and Lynne identified and tagged several items which would be suitable for Maranatha. We will need find other items to fill a container, and then need to raise approximately $5,000 to ship the container to Uganda. Michael Findlay (Maranatha Founder) and Suren are looking into the local Rotary club there which may be able to assist with the arrival of the equipment, making sure that it gets safely to Maranatha. More on this early next year.
Saturday May 20, is a very important day for all members.
It’s our 3rd Membership Summit and Round Table event
ALL MEMBERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.
Rotary faces a huge challenge when it comes to Membership. Our club has just over half the numbers we had in 1990. If we are to address and overcome at least some of these challenges, we need fresh ideas, and a willingness to engage with others to build a shared vision.
You will have the chance to bring your own ideas, and in the process, support your fellow Rotarians in learning more about how strong leaders and healthy clubs assist Rotary in changing lives.
To be held at St Michael’s College, Henley Beach, 9.30pm – 12.30pm, you’ll find that these few hours will be well spent. There is no fee, just a willingness to participate. So plan to be there and bring your ideas and enthusiasm with you! Book now: http://e.mybookingmanager.com/ROUNDTABLE2017
There Is No Meeting Next Week (14/5)
Our next meeting in on a Tuesday night, May 30, when we’ll join members of The Rotary Club of Unley at Damien on Fisher, the restaurant which is located in the Living Choice complex at number 123 Fisher Street, Fullarton at 6.00pm for 6.30pm. Cost is $25.00 per person for a one course meal, payable on arrival. Drinks extra. Please mark this in your diary now and plan to be there.
Our Change Over Night
On Wednesday June 28, President Carol will hand over reins to our current Secretary, Lynne Layng, who is looking forward to sharing some of her ideas for the new Rotary Year. Lynne also wants to hear from you about what you would like our club to see and do during the next 12 months.
Your personal invitation should arrive by email this week. Reply and register using the details therein a.s.a.p. as seating is limited.
Empowering Our Youth