President’s Newsletter Friday April 16 20106

Greetings  to all Club members

I hope that as you are reading this week’s Club Bulletin, you are either getting ready for,  or on your way to  the Gala Cinema at Warrawong to enjoy ‘Eddie the Eagle ‘ or just arrived home after having a fun night with fellow Rotarians and friends.

I am so looking forward  to this Friday’s meeting  to hear our guest speaker Paula Smith  talking about  her involvement with MERCY SHIPS .

I first met and heard Paula  in July last year during my 1st visit as President  to St Mary’s Interact Club, where Paula was guest speaker .

Mercy Ships is  a unique  medical Charity that uses Hospital ships  and ground based teams  to deliver  free surgery and health care  to the poorest people  in the developing world.

I promise you that Paula’s  presentation and story is  heartbreaking but inspirational .

Rotary has had a strategic partnership with Mercy Ships  since 1987, providing much needed funds  for vocational and medical training.

I do hope as many Club members as possible  will make it along to Friday’s meeting to meet and hear Paula’s presentation. You will come away with incredible admiration for the work that Paula and her medical colleagues do.

Finally , it would be remiss of me not to pass on a huge  thank you  to our  Club News Bulletin ‘putogethera ’ Betty Hassen. Betty is trying to enjoy a holiday covering Hong Kong, China and Japan , but put away the tourist maps each Wednesday morning to cut-paste-cut-paste the bulletin and gets it out to all of us in a timely  fashion. That really is going ‘above and beyond’ ! thank you so much Betty.

I look forward to seeing  you all on Friday morning,

Please remember to gather your friends and  book  your seats/table  NOW for  ‘Swing into Wings’ ….it’s going to be  a really really top night .