Last Week in Cleveland Rotary
This last week has been another busy one in the Cleveland Rotary Club, with discussions, plans for upcoming events and working with DIK.
What a terrific talk Clive Shepherd gave us about his experience with RYTS (Rotary Youth Transition Seminar) - one of our signature youth programs that Clive has become rather passionate about. From arriving feeling that he was really too old for this sort of thing, to leaving with the feeling that he can't wait to return next year with a new bunch of young people ready to experience RYTS. RYTS takes young people in their final school years, and they spend a week basically learning to have confidence to face the world ahead of them, courage to believe in themselves, and have lots of fun in the process. Talk to Clive about his experience - I have only spent a day there a couple of years ago, and was amazed and impressed with the results.
John showed us his Australia Day Citizen of the Year Award medal, thanking the club for their support through the years. and Ian Neil gave a Member's Corner that left most of us unable to look at a robot in the same way ever again!
Saturday morning Albert, Luis, Yu_Min, Shirley, Fabiano & Priscilla (Luis's cousins from Brazil) spent the morning with the Rotary Club of Archerfield loading a container with hospital beds, linen, crutches, wheelchairs for the Nadi Hospital in Fiji, which will leave DIK on Monday heading for Lautoka. Next DIK project for Cleveland? A container of desks, chairs and educational books etc. to a school in Watut, Bulolo Parish, PNG. Container is ready, Albert will advise date for team to assist with loading, lots of supplies ready and waiting to go from DIK.