President Usha's Notes
28 October 2020
This week, let us talk about our Rotary experience. But
Well, the past few weeks we have had numerous activities that kept many of us
busy and on our toes. At times I was exhausted and so were the others. So I
asked myself the question - why do we put in so much of ourselves into Rotary?
The pandemic has not made it easy, and for a time our club was effectively
closed. But it has not stopped us – and now, a few months later, we can see how
the Rotary spirit and resilience has pulled us through..
We worked together to create this pattern of
virtual and in-person meetings which has been a
success in reaching out to most of us. Interesting and informative speakers
have presented to us each week no matter the format of meeting.
The raffle has continued
albeit with an innovative twist. The sergeant
has given us great mirth regardless of meeting location. We found the joy of
sharing a drink and enjoying fellowship sitting
1.5m away and even while connecting through the screens.
Outside the meetings
We have all kept in touch
and helped each other in good health and in sickness;
We teamed together for the BBQs
to raise funds within the bounds of social distancing;
We pulled out our best and funniest
hats to have a laugh and raise awareness of
We bunched together in attractive red T-shirts at
Strathfield station to contribute to the polio program;
We have stretched and reached out to many
We have initiated the pilot study for our "School
Vegetable Garden Project" special project; and
we have kept our internal and public
communication channels, abreast of all
Now back to the question - why? You have probably guessed
This is why we like Rotary. This is why
we like our club. This is why
we like being a Rotarian: We like the service; the
activities; the meetings; the humour; and the fellowship.
We like it all.
To all of you I take this opportunity to say a big "Thank You".
But there is much more before the end of this year.
Pride of Workmanship is coming up on the 25 November.
And we will be inducting our newest member Ying Ho and
our new honorary member, Dr.Fiona Martin, Federal Member for Reid.
The AGM will be held on 2 December and many of you
could be contemplating whether you should nominate for next year's board!
finally some real fun and frivolity at our Christmas
party on Friday, the 11th of December at Nonna & Co.
This week we will hear from Dr. Neil Jeyasingam on
"Batman and what he can teach Us about mental health". I must admit, I am
totally ignorant but definitely curious as you may be too about this
subject. Hope you and your friends will join us.