RYLA – Rotary Youth Leadership Awards – for District 9800 was held over the week of 27 November to 3 December 2016. The Club, through the Welfare of the Young Committee, sponsored three participants, Emily Dao, Mona Chandra and Jennifer Mitchell.
The Club's R100 Committee led by Hugh Bucknall was asked to look at how our Club could celebrate the Centenary of Rotary in Australia. Chris Wang described how the idea of an International Project was developed in a most unique way via the question - Why not seek support from the other three Clubs chartered in 1921 - Sydney, Wellington & Auckland to create a truly Australasian International Project?
All Clubs enthusiastically embraced the idea, a selection process was established and so we have the project: "Give every Child a Future"
As most of you will know, our Club has supported the indigenous homeland, Donydji or, as it is now known, Gurrumala, for over 15 years, both financially and in kind. Until his sudden death last Christmas, John Mitchell was a key member of the Rotary Subcommittee providing this support and was its Chairman from its inception.