The 2018 Rotary NSW & ACT Emergency Services Community Awards (RESCA) were launched last week by NSW Governor David Hurley. RESCA originated in the Illawarra in 2011 and has grown to become state-wide and now this year, is expanding into a national award.
The Awards are an initiative of the Rotary Districts & Clubs of NSW & ACT. In keeping with Rotary’s motto of “Service Above Self”, the Awards acknowledge and celebrate the selfless Community Service of NSW & ACT Emergency Services Personnel while supporting two important Rotary initiatives: (1) Australian Rotary Health, PhD Research Scholarship investigating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Emergency Services Personnel; and (2) Vanuatu Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Vocational Training Team.
Nominees must be appointed as paid or unpaid (volunteer) members of one of the official NSW & ACT Emergency Service Agencies who perform Community Service above and beyond the call of their normal duties.
Fellow Emergency Service Members and the general public are encouraged to submit nominations via the Awards website: www.RotaryESCawards.org.au. Nominations close on March 28. Finalists announced: April 11. Awards Dinner: June 1.
We had a very pleasant dinner meeting last week at which our Mayor, Mark Honey, gave us a fascinating insight into running a dairy farm today. During that meeting we also had our nominations put forward for next year's President and Board. We now have most of the important positions filled. The Changeover will be in June/July.
During this month we said goodbye to a senior member who has relocated to Queensland and welcomed back a husband and wife team who have rejoined after a break to do other things.
During the month we will be doing our annual Red Cross Calling door-to-door collections.
Our next meeting will be on February 22 and will be a Happy Hour at a member’s house with a fish and chip supper.
Our Carers cottage looks great with its new roof. Currently we are preparing the cladding for painting and putting in a new floor throughout.
Do make a date to come and see the Kiama Matinee Theatre's production of Upstairs Downstairs at Upton Priory March 14-16 at the Uniting Church hall. All profits are going towards the cottage renovation funds.