Posted by Peter Tinney on Aug 09, 2019
President Ross Tingle and Ruth, Bronwyn and District Governor Phil Hafey
This was DG Phil’s first visit to the Rotary Club of Taree, and following an introduction from AG Murray Difford he began by saying how impressed he was by the projects overtaken over recent years.
He observed some great engagements with the local community and also set some goals for the next year.
Each Rotary Club in District 9650 is challenged to commence a new local project. Further each Rotary Club is to source non-Foundation grant funds for a local project. He encouraged us to engage young people in the RYLA journey.
He asked us to consider “What would the man in the street say this Rotary Club does?”
He talked about the importance of all members completing the RYVID Form (Rotary Youth Volunteer Information and Declaration Form) in addition to the Working with Children Check as requirements for us to engage with the young in our community.
AG Murray introduced Bronwyn Hafey, so she could speak about her DG Partner’s Project which is Lifeline. She described some of the distressing suicide statistics in Australia, telling us there are eight suicides each day and 30 more attempts, and that Lifeline is presently receiving one call every 32 seconds.