This week was a very special week for Tamar Sunrisers. Not only did we have the pleasure of entertaining the District Governor John Dare and his wife Lesley, we officially welcomed Marisa Davenport to our club, plus Susan Dolby brought in this year's finalists for the Children's Book of the Year.
John began his address by thanking Danny Gibson and Lou Mason for the fabulous work that they are doing organising next years' Rotary Conference to be held in Deloraine. He advised us that he had three main goals for our district. They were : 1) To increase the numbers of members by 100 . 2) To talk up our programmes- he urged us to get on board the excitement bus and share our successes with our community. 3) And finally he encouraged us to strengthen our club by adding one extra service plan, such as the re-introduction of the Rotary Bowel Scan Service.
John also spoke about his wish that all clubs increased their giving by 10% over last year. We were all inspired by John's speech and agreed to try and make his goals a reality.
One of the regular highlights of the Tamar Sunrise Year is when Susan Dolby brings in the finalists of the Children's Picture Book Awards and reads to us her favourites. This year it was a story of immigration and acceptance titled, My Two Blankets, that captured our imagination.
On Friday the first Carols Committee meeting was held and already the buzz is out there that it will be a bigger and better event than last year!
Next week we have Lou Mason from Interplast as our guest speaker with Toni delivering her Members Minute. We also have a Board meeting at 7.00am at Cube Aqua, all members are welcome to attend.
Rotary Club of Tamar Sunrise