Seasons greetings! All at Tamar Sunrise wish our many friends and family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We are particularly pleased to be able to donate $7,500.00 to the Examiners Empty Stocking Appeal. This was the proceeds from our fabulous Carols in the Park last Sunday. Despite a torrential downpour just before the show went on, the performance was fantastic, highlighting Launceston's talent.
Although the numbers in the audience were down from previous years, Danny Gibson and his wonderful committee should be very proud of the way the event was organised and carried out. A special thank you must go to Travis Hennersey for his wonderful music arrangements. This is a wonderful way to end our year and I would like to thank all who helped ensure that this enormous event was a success.
We also had our end of year final meeting at the Maple Cafe. This was a lovely social event to end our year. It was also a great opportunity to farewell one of our longest members and ex president Marcus Coutney. Marcus has been a fabulous contributor to the club and we wish him well for his future endeavours.
Our meetings resume on January 27 2016 at the Launceston Mecure Hotel. All are welcome to attend. Happy holidays everyone!
This week we were the guests of the Ravenswood Child and Family centre. Lyn Whyllie Watkins took us on a tour and explained the many functions of the centre. We were particularly impressed with their launch into Learning program, hopefully this is another area that we might be able to assist, as literacy in the community has been identified as one of our priorities .
All came away inspired by the work done by the centre and I feel extremely proud that we too can contribute in a small way.
The count down to December 20th and our Tamar Sunrise Carols in the Park. Danny and his hard working team are developing a fabulous program and I for one can't wait to be a part of it. It is going to be fabulous.
Next week at our meeting we have a New Year on Royal Information Tent briefing. All are welcome to attend.
Rotary Club of Tamar Sunrise