The Rotary Club of North Hobart has this year strengthened our relationship with one of our local schools, Campbell Street Primary. Our Youth Director, David Clinch, attended the school and his mother was on the Parents and Friends Association there for many years. When Mrs Clinch passed away his family gave a Literacy award in her honour, but when the money ran out, David's Rotary committee were keen to keep sponsoring the award.
As prize sponsors, our club was invited to the Grade 6 Leavers' Assembly last year. David is pictured above with the Literacy prize winner and the student who presented the award.
The occasion was well attended by parents and community leaders.
One of the people that has made it possible for us to re-establish our link with Campbell Street i Mrs Rhonda Walker, a teacher, who happens to be a Rotarian too. Rhonda is the President of the Rotary Club of Glenorchy.
After the Assembly, Rhonda showed us where the school has decided to establish the Food Plant Solutions Garden that our club wants to help with.
Following the summer holidays, we visited Campbell Street again to meet the new principal, Jo Waldron. President Roslyn Teirney is pictured below presenting two sets of STEM textbooks, on Science and Mathematics topics, featuring girl heroes. Our member Dr John Thorne recommended these to us and the board immediately gave its support.
From the Campbell Street Facebook page: "Yesterday Roslyn Teirney, from North Hobart Rotary, dropped by to donate some maths and science reading books for the school. Thank you to Rotary for their ongoing support for our school."
To finish this Rotary year, we are excited to provide resources to Campbell Street for a Gardening Workshop for migrant families. More on this later.
The collaboration with Campbell Street Primary School has been extremely rewarding and we look forward to developing the link and getting to know more members of the teaching staff.
Ann Harvey, Group Account Manager for Tasmania, Lifeblood, Australian Red Cross.
Ann Harvey, Regional Partnerships Group Account Manager, is a popular speaker at Rtary clubs around Tasmania, including our own. Here is a brief account of her presentation to our club.
Now is the time to give the gift of life
Every week Australian Red Cross Lifeblood needs 31,000 donations nationally to support Australia’s blood supply so we want members of Rotary in Tasmania to join in and make a difference to Australian patients in need.
Between 14th December and 10th January Lifeblood Donor Centres in Burnie, Devonport, Hobart and Launceston have around 1300 appointments to fill.
75% of those bookings are for plasma donation – plasma can be made into 18 different life changing products which can be used to treat cancer patients and those with auto-immune diseases. Even if you are a new donor, you can make plasma your first donation which will also allow you to donate more frequently.
The perfect Christmas gift that doesn’t cost a thing
As wonderfully uplifting as the season of giving is, it comes with a certain pressure to put a special gift (and unique and meaningful and personal) under the tree. In short, wrapping up socks can leave some of us feeling like we’ve under-delivered.
So, Lifeblood has come up with something wonderful to get you through the season — it’s called the Gift of Life.
Give the Gift of Life this Christmas
Anyone who donates in December will receive a festive card to give to someone special this Christmas saying you gave blood on their behalf. So, that’s one special, unique, meaningful and personal Christmas gift ticked off the list. So long, socks!
Book your life-changing gift
To check your eligibility and make an appointment to donate download the DonateBlood APP, book via lifeblood.com.au or call 131495.
Want to make a small group booking for your team? Just call 1300886524. Remember whether you donate as a small group or as individuals your donation will count towards our Rotary District 9830 team tally.