Sunday 30 June was our Rotary Tasmania District Changeover when 2018-19 District Governor Ross Carlyle summed up the "Be the Inspiration" year and welcomed new District Governor Michael Cooke to lead District 9830.
On the day, Rotary Club of North Hobart was represented by Past Rotary International Director Dr John Thorne, Shirley Thorne, PE Roslyn Teirney and Ralph Teirney.
PRID John introduces PE Roslyn to the audience and kindly tells them how long we have known each other through Rotary.
Shirley and John pictured arriving at the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania. The Thornes sponsor an award to encourage Rotary clubs in Tasmania to actively contribute to The Rotary Foundation.
PE Roslyn has just completed a year working as District Secretary and editing DG Ross's weekly O&N Newsletter. She is pictured after receiving a sapphire pin for her Paul Harris Fellow badge.
Past Rotary International Director, Dr John Thorne and his wife Shirley present the John and Shirley Thorne Award to Rotary Club of Sandy Bay. The award, for the most active club in contributing to The Rotary Foundation, was accepted by President Bob Calvert while District Governor Ross Carlyle watches proudly on.
In the new Rotary year PE Roslyn will continue to serve as District Secretary, working for DG Michael. The toughest part of the job is out of the way now. I hope everyone enjoys their District Directories. Michael and Corrina Cooke will visit the Rotary Club of North Hobart on Tuesday 30 July and they warmly invite partners to join Rotarians on this occasion.
President David Emmett and Heather Emmett (pictured working at the Greek Festival) appear in the 2019-20 District Directory to promote End Polio Now.
CAN YOU HELP JOSHUA& LUCAS?
Joshua (12 years) and Lucas (9 years) are two beautiful boys who have Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) – a progressive disease. They will lose functions such as: mobility, eating, speaking, experience weakening heart muscles and, eventually, have breathing difficulties. Life is short with expectancy at most, 20 – 30 years. They also are affected by Autism.
Michael and Yasna Baric, parents to the two boys, are full time carers. Their lives are put on hold while they care for the boys and maintain some normality in lives shaped by the advancing disease.
Rotary Tasmania hopes to raise $15,000 towards a hydrotherapy pool and spa for Joshua & Lucas. Hydrotherapy can improve mobility, strength, flexibility and cardiopulmonary fitness for children with muscle wasting (such as DMD) (Hind et al., 2017). The money will be matched 100% by RACG. Donations are tax deductible and can be made via https://donations.rawcs.com.au/124-2017-18
President David Emmett (Left in the bottom photo) inducting Tippy Wood to our Club. We were thrilled to have Tippy, wife of Rotarian Geoffrey Wood) as a new member to the Club. Tippy's profession is in social work. Welcome, Tippy!
We warmly welcome Tony Thompson. Such a great pleasure to have a new member, to add to the diversity of our club.
Rotary Youth Exchange is a 12-month program that allows high school students to experience first-hand about life in another country. Our club is hosting a Rotary Youth Exchange student from Taiwan, Mick Lin, who arrived in Australia in July 2018. Mick is from Kinmen County, a group of islands between main land China and Taiwan (Rotary D3481). For more details on where Mick comes from, see https://www.lonelyplanet.com/taiwan/taiwans-islands/kinme