Our next meeting is on Tuesday, October 10, at the CWA hall, 57 Shoalhaven St., Kiama. Our business meeting is at 11am. BYO lunch followed by our AGM at 1pm. New members are most welcome.
September was a very busy and successful month for Kiama Lions. October is shaping up as well. Firstly, we start with the Blue Haven Fete, for which we have been operating the Chocolate wheel for years, this is always a fun morning in which we enjoy participating. We will also be having one of our popular Happy Hours at the Surf Club on October 26.
Our next meeting will be at the Jamberoo pub. This will be the visitation meeting of the new District Governor and we will be inducting a new member at that time.
We had a successful weekend for the Driver Reviver and now we are turning our thoughts towards the Christmas holidays which aren't that far away. We will have teams working all over Christmas and the New Year and their work is much appreciated.
The month of October is the time when Rotary highlights its work in Economic and Community Development around the world. Rotary supports investments in people to create measurable and enduring economic improvement in their lives and communities.
In addition to direct funding from local clubs, the Rotary Foundation also enables Rotarians to invest in people by creating sustainable, measurable and long term economic improvements in their communities and livelihoods by:
1. Building the capacity of entrepreneurs, community leaders, local organizations, and community networks to support economic development in impoverished communities;
2. Developing opportunities for productive work;
3. Reducing poverty in under-served communities;
4. Supporting studies for career-minded professionals related to economic and community development.
The Rotary Club of Kiama contributes to the Rotary Foundation in support of these worthy projects.
Examples of where local members have been directly involved in supporting economic and community development abroad include our ongoing partnership with the Rotary Club of Madang in Papua New Guinea and the Emergency Services Vocational Training Team recently deployed to Vanuatu.