Last weekend Kiama Rotary hosted the Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) Eastern Convention at the Kiama League’s Club. RAWCS, through its volunteers and partnerships with overseas communities and organisations, initiate, collaborate and support world projects such as disease prevention and treatment and water and sanitation. The Convention was an opportunity to report on local projects and to share experiences and ideas.
On August 4, at Bankstown, the 3rd Rotary NSW Emergency Services Community Awards were announced for 2017. Congratulations to Daniel Hatton, a senior firefighter with Fire & Rescue NSW from Bulli, and to Timothy Lidden from Wagga Wagga, a volunteer Squad Captain with the Volunteer Rescue Association, who were the winning nominations on the night.
Also on the topic of emergency services, Kiama Rotarian Ian Johnston has left Australia to lead the Rotary Emergency Services Vanuatu Vocational Training Team (VTT).
Have you ever stopped to have a good look at the Kiama Lions Park, located in Collins Street on the left between Minnamurra Street and the terrace houses? Prior to the creation of this park in 1995 by Kiama Lions Club this area was an unremarkable piece of land unnoticed by anyone.
Contrast that with the beautiful array of plants, shrubs and trees that have been lovingly created and cared for by members of Kiama Lions Club over the past 20 years or so, including the extension down towards Hindmarsh Park.
Early on most Wednesday mornings you will find a dedicated group of Kiama Lions working hard at all aspects of garden maintenance. Why not stop by and give them a well-earned compliment for making this park such an attractive feature of Kiama? Or enjoy the Lions Park at another time.
Please note change of date for our next meeting. Our next meeting is Tuesday August 22nd. at the CWA Hall at the rear of 70 Shoalhaven St. starting at at 1pm. Visitors and new members are most welcome.
Our hall hire has some vacancies so contact Jan on 4233 2314.