On Wednesday our Club Captain for February Dave, shared one of his passions with us. Dave has had a long association with the Scout movement in Tasmania. He was a Cub, then a Scout and finally a Scout Leader. The Scout organisation began in 1907 in England and was brought to Australia in 1922. Since its humble beginnings it has spread world wide and is now in 222 countries with over 40 million participants.
Our guest this week were Claire Cameron and Heidi Smith (accompanied by Ross Smith). These two charming young ladies addressed our club about the fabulous jamboree held in January at Cataract Park in NSW. Despite torrential downpour , 12,000 scouts and their leaders came together for friendship, good times and adventures. The girls spoke with clarity and composure and should be congratulated for the quality of their presentation. All members enjoyed this fact filled meeting.
We also had our first Board meeting for the year and it was very pleasing to see the progress that is being made and the plans beginning to form for 2016.
The International Women's Day Breakfast committee continue to work diligently to develop a fabulous event. Our MC is Mandy Shepherd who is Deputy GM for Theatre North and our
panel consists of:-
Ella Dixon, CEO Migrant Resource Centre
Carol Bracken, Owner Tamar Valley Hazelnuts and Tasmanian Rural Woman of the Year 2015
Tessa Wynne, Heywire 2015 winner and University student
I would urge all members to book a table for this great event. Tickets are $40.00 and you can get them when you go to our website.
Next week Dave has organised for us to meet at St Giles for our meeting. Please assembly at the front of the school and remember to be prompt and bring $10.00 for your breakfast.
International Women's Day committee will also have a meeting at Cube Aqua at 7.00am.
Next week we have a board meeting on Tuesday and our regular meeting on Wednesday where we will have members of the Launceston Scout Association as our guest speakers. Plus the International Womens' Breakfast Team continue to meet on Thursday and prepare for this great event.
Rotary Club of Tamar Sunrise