Last week we welcomed Zoe and Dexter from the Royal Guide Dogs for the Blind. As Public Relations spokesperson, Zoe explained how the organisation has been assisting the blind and visually impaired for 50 years without government assistance. All money raised stays in the state. Puppies are placed with volunteer foster families until they are 18 mths old when they are returned for training for their important role. The cost of a Blind Assistance dog from birth to age 2 yrs is $30,000. There are 22 guide dogs in Tasmania. Dexter, who was beautifully behaved and enjoyed many cuddles, is the Ambassador dog for the organisation..
Money raised from our monthly Sports’ Tickets was used to provide 116 Xmas Stockings to Flint House, Mara House, Kennerley and Annie Kennie. Glenyse, Muriel and Kate enjoyed a few hours playing Santa filling the brightly coloured sacks, sewn by Glenyse, with a variety of gifts.
December is the time for the schools to hold their end of year Assemblies and acknowledge student achievement. It is with pleasure that Moonah Rotary sponsors an award for those students that not only achieve academically but demonstrate attributes such as responsibility, honesty and respect for others in the school community. Students at Goodwood Primary, Bowen Road Primary, Springfield Gardens and Cosgrove were presented with Certificates and Gift vouchers by Glenyse and Kate.
Merit Award presented to Thaga Ulaganathon by the Mayor of Glenorchy, Kristie Johnston
Guilford Young College was the venue for this years Junior Neighbourhood Support Awards. Now in its eighth year, this program is backed by the Glenorchy City Council, Glenorchy Police, Moonah Rotary and Glenorchy Safer Communities. Sixty-two students from thirteen schools in the Northern Suburbs were awarded Certificates of Merit. These students are nominated by their respective schools for their strong sense of community spirit and display of strong personal qualities of respect, responsiblity and honesty.
Glenyse Russell proudly represented Moonah Rotary.
Diamonds traditionally mark a 60th Anniversay, so it was to a James Bond “Diamonds are Forever” theme that the Rotary Club of Moonah celebrated its own 60th Anniversary at the Hockey Centre on Saturday Night. The Black tie event brought out the diamonds and tiaras, and the men didn’t let the ladies down either with many handsome James Bond look a likes to be seen. (more…)
Lots of dressups
It was certainly “Fright Night” last week at Froggy’s Skate and Play when CREATE, the foundation supporting children in care, hosted their annual Halloween Party. Our club once again provided the BBQ for 180 ghosts, vampires and zombies. At Tuesday’s meeting we welcomed Tenielle Moore and Belinda Tome to share their experience working with Create Foundation Tasmania. With 40,000 children and young people to the age of 25yrs living in foster, residential and kinship care across Australia, Create provides support and encouragement. Programmes such as Speak Up, Create Your Future and Be Heard helps to give them a voice and to reach their full potential. Moonah Rotary Club was acknowldeged with much appreciation for the support given to Create. Thanks to Glenyse and her volunteers.