Ho Ho Ho! Xmas came early for many special grandparents at the Elwick Showgrounds last Sunday. Our club joined with Claremont and Glenorchy Rotary clubs to host the annual Xmas in July lunch for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren in recognition for the huge commitment they are undertaking. (more…)
Our Changeover Dinner marked the end of another Rotary year with President Andrew handing over the Chain of Office to incoming President John Green. Our new President advised the following members would be on his board this year. PP Muriel Heron, Vice President, PP Andrew Treasurer, Eric Graudins, Secretary, PP Elisabeth Ardern, Glenyse Russell and Kate Hobart. Dinner was enjoyed by members and guests. (more…)
Photo A freezing early morning didn’t deter eight members turning up to help out with water and car parking at Cornelian Bay on Sunday. The annual City to Casino Fun Run attracted 3,500 participants, running or walking the 11km, 7km or 2.5km course.Thanks to Eric,Wally, Andrew, John, Elisabeth,Muriel, Glenyse and Michael.
The Club enjoyed a Vocational and Community Service visit to the Old Chapel Tearooms in Glenorchy last week. Members enjoyed a delightful lunch of soup, sandwiches and scones provided by the committed staff with disabilities.The craft work on display attracted some of the members with purchases being made before leaving.
On Tuesday our guest speaker was from Reptile Rescue. Justin brought along several of his cold-blooded friends including two tiger snakes, a copperhead and white-lipped (whip snake). He gave an interesting presentation on their differences, habits and habitats. Justin has been handling snakes from a very young age and has never been bitten. Members, notably seated at various distances, found the presentation informative. Muriel, brave enough to touch the tiger snake, was surprised at how cold it felt. It is breeding season now and snakes are out and about. Reptile Rescue should be called if one needs to be removed from an area around your home rather than try and kill it.
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..