President Usha's Notes
23 September 2020
Last week we had a very pleasant, relaxed and informative official visit from
our new DG, Warwick Richardson. Just to bring home the time and effort put in by
our district leadership team, this was his fifth virtual visit and talk to a
club for that day. Bravo! Seeing and hearing from him, made us aware that
2020-2021 year was well and truly here and moving forward fast.
Our meeting schedule of alternating between virtual and face to face meeting has
worked great for most of our members. However it creates challenges to manage
the speakers, who often have a specific preference appropriate to their topic of
presentation. We now have set days for meetings at the SEC and virtual meetings
and arrangements have been agreed with the SEC. We are thankful to Rtn Janelle
Watson for managing these requirements well.
Yesterday during a casual conversation with a colleague, the question came up
what next? This immediately reminded me of the Irish proverb ‘when fishermen
cannot go to sea, they mend their nets’. There are times in our lives where we
may not be able to do things we have always done, in the way we have always done
them. I am finding that mending the net time is great to reinvigorate ourselves
by one to one discussions with each other in the club.
In this vein, last week Rtn. Jan Barrett and myself found an opportunity to
spend some time together planning for our School Community Gardens project.
Besides planning, in the coming days, we would like to see many events take
shape; perhaps, a membership night, youth awards, pride of workmanship awards,
or some surprise event? Ideas are welcome. In the meantime we have some
excellent speakers booked up.
This week we hear from an amazing young man, who came to Australia for higher
studies from Mongolia and is now returning back on completion of studies. He
will share his experiences here while showing us not just glimpses but a good
view of life in Mongolia. Sounds magnificent - sitting in the comfort of our own
home, this show comes to us.
Look forward to seeing you all.