Posted by Joy McCaffrey on Apr 01, 2019
Les Hogarth introduced our guest speaker for tonight, Brian Beesley.
Brian is a member of Gloucester Rotary Club in District 9650.
He is a Past District Governor from the years 2012 / 2013. He led a Group Study Exchange team to Germany District 1860 in 2009 and has experience with most facets of Rotary at both District and Club level.
Together with his wife Heather they have hosted seven exchange students from around the world and both regard this as one of the most rewarding experiences a family can undertake.
After completing an Honours degree from the University of New England Brian spent 13 years involved in education specialising in student motivation and career advising. For the past 25 years he has been involved in the retail furniture industry with strong experience in product selection, importing, design, marketing and promotions.
After selling the business jointly run with his brother and Heather he now contracts out his services specialising in Retail Promotions, team building and high level customer service.
Brian is a member of the International Fellowship of Motorcycling Rotarians and has completed several international rides. He is also a supporter and participant in the Postie Bike Challenge.
Brian handed out work sheets for us to complete. He talked to us about what Rotary can achieve and what we as Rotarians can do. He challenged us to undertake a bit of a test to see if we could come up with a project for our Club. He encouraged us to look at the bigger picture “To think BIG, Do stuff and Make a Noise”.
We in Rotary we do big things. Sometimes as is with Polio Eradication it is small steps with a bit purpose. Sometimes the big things are not obvious, like our investment in young lives through youth programs like Youth Exchange.
This was a great motivational presentation which gave us food for thought in so much as we had to really think about coming up with a project for our Club.
For those of you who could not attend our meeting Brian’s hand out sheets are noted on the following pages. Please have a look at these and see if you can come up with an idea for a project our Club may be able to take on.
These sheets will be collected and the projects will be given consideration at one of our meetings. This was a fun session with interesting results.
David Denning gave the vote of thanks on behalf of our Rotary Club.
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