19 February 2024
We have had two exceptionally good meetings recently. On 8 February, we heard from Anne-Marie and Emmanuel about the inspiring work of Yimba Uganda. Members commented on the excellent presentation and this wonderful project that we inherited from Cheltenham. We are more than happy to continue supporting.
Last Thursday we held a combined meeting with our friends from Brighton North Rotary Club. We showed the film that Geoff Stockdale, Max Manks and Mark Perelaer made when they visited Sabu Island in June 2023. This was followed by Mark outlining the next stage of development for Sabu, which includes a new kitchen facility for the girls accommodation. This generated a positive response from President Lyn Mortimer of Brighton North, who indicated interest in supporting the next phase.
We heard about Brighton North’s successful Teen Mental Health program that was rolled out to three of Bayside’s Secondary Colleges in 2023 at Sandringham, Beaumaris and Brighton. They will run their fun Recycle Regatta on Saturday 17 March.
We have a busy week ahead: Sarah Keating, Assistant Principal of Beaumaris Secondary College will update us with news from the school and the two School Captains will speak as well. On Saturday night there is a Fundraiser for Team Sports 4 All. This coming Sunday is the first of a series of days where we are volunteering at Impact, packing their Bags of Love in time for Mothers’ Day. Later, we will be engaged in delivering these bags all over Melbourne and beyond to families fleeing domestic violence.