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Author's Name: Libby Hughes
Date: Tue 31 Jul 2018

Hughes's News july 31st

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Hughes's News  |  31 July 2018

Our first night meeting of the new Rotary year was very inspiring and
educational. We had some great speakers who told us about Multiple Sclerosis,
what it was, how it affected people and how those with MS lived with it.

We heard from Martin Taurins from RC Gisborne, Jodie Haythorpe, Bendigo MS Ambassador and Cassie and Kelly from the MS Event Team in Melbourne.

It was a launch pad for the MS24hrMegaSwim which we are organising for March 2019 at the new pool in Kangaroo Flat, but it left us with the feeling we can asa Club do a lot more to help MS sufferers on a day to day basis. MS affects people in the prime of their lives. I heard of a horse rider who because of MS can no longer ride but Riding for the Disabled take her in a carriage to maintain her contact with horses. A Go for Gold scholarship from the funds raised at the MegaSwim could be used for such an event.

We were joined by Bendigo Strathdale RC for a joint meeting and President Rod Spitty from Bendigo South RC and President Bruce McClure from Kangaroo Flat RC, all interested in helping us with the MegaSwim.

Our Film Night was great fun, great music, a contrived plot to get the ABBA songs in, but made everyone smile and a lot of feet tapping!! We raised about $600 for Lifeline. Thanks to everyone who came.

This Tuesday we are hearing from Sally and Robin Hirst . They have been engaged to carry out the feasibility study for the Rotary Outdoor Stage (ROS) in Rosalind Park. Valerie’s dream is moving closer!


President Libby

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