President Brian opened the meeting with final updates for Wings, 252 tickets were sold, workers were ready to ‘man’ their stalls, assist with parking and set up for the Swing into Wings Dinner.
Elaine then added to the excitement, announcing that $22,000 has been sent to UNI Research, from Race Day proceeds.
Then Peter introduced our Guest Speaker, Dr Michael Davey.
Michael rode a pushbike 14,000 kms around Australia (Including Tasmania) to help children suffering from cancer. Leaving home in 2014 he battled with continual hydration from the unrelenting oppressive heat of the outback, trucks so big they looked like freight trains, snakes, plagues if flies, hospital visits and riding 300kms in one day.
A man driven by the belief in God, Hope and Profound Resilience, he then revealed his own childhood life of being in foster care, life with a “violent and crazed schizophrenic mother”, abuse and neglect forcing him to leave home at 15 and join the Royal Australian Navy and the incredible support from his wonderful wife Bonnie.
Michael had books of his life on sale, with a % of his book sales to his “Child and Youth Advocate” projects. His next adventure will be on a SKATEBOARD. We can’t wait for that book to hit the book stalls.