Rotary International on display at our club meeting

April 13 2012

It was wonderful to see the diversity of Rotary International on display at our meeting on Thursday 12 April 2012. We had three of our new members present a job talk. The talents, passions and pursuits of Matthew Scott, Ros Chenery and Sam Tayeh were shared with members.

Our youngest member Matthew Scott is our SignPost editor and will soon be awarded his degree of Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communication) with Honours. At the same ceremony Matthew will receive an award from the Vice Chancellor for his Honours thesis.

Ros Chenery began her working life as a tax consultant, but has been working for the past seven years at Vision Australia co-ordinating the “Quality Living” program for clients. The program offers support and allows clients to be a part of the community, feeling less isolated and live a fulfilling life.

“Care Beyond Measure” is the business founded here in Bendigo by Sam Tayeh. Beginning with just one carer and one client, Sam has built the business to now having a team of 42 carers and many clients. The level of care offered by Sam’s team is so unique that he has developed a ground breaking training program to fully equip his team of professional carers.

It was also a pleasure to have as a guest of the club Dr Sherada Thapaliya, a Rotarian from Nepal. Sherada was in Bendigo to visit her brother, a Doctor with the Bendigo Health Care Group. We thank her for adding an international flavour to our meeting. The international theme continued after the meeting with Leon Scott and Sandra Burns from the Bendigo-Maubisse Friendship Committee who are assisting our working party to East Timor which is planned for July 2012.