Our club maintains an engaging meeting calendar. Each month we have a guest speaker at the second and fourth Monday meeting (which is adjusted if there is a public holiday in the month).
The third Thursday is allocated to students from the various high schools in the region who explain their school's community service programmes. This opportunity enables students to engage with an adult audience on issues that are meaningful to them. In turn, Rotarians gain better insight into those matters that concern younger people in our community.
Craig Wood will address the club on the plight of abused children in Lao PDR, Cambodia and India. Children in these countries are subjected to child slavery and trafficking when parents will sell their children so their children can allegedly an education.
Patrick Kea & Cathy Booth, two young people who have been working at an orphanage in Kenya will relate their experiences and what they see as the needs in such orphanages.
Students from West Wyalong High will be reciprocating the visit in September of students from Caroline Chisholm College and Nepean CAPA college to gain work experience in fields that are not available in West Wyalong.
Annabelle Daniel from Women's Community Shelters will address the club on the needs both short term and long term of homeless women and families in the Penrith region. Their latest project, The Haven, will be opening when Annabelle comes to talk to the club.
Max Foord and students from Nepean CAPA High School will explain what a CAPA High School and outline their community service programme.
Club member, Neville Hearn will report on his recent ascent of Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. This climb will take him up to 5895 metres, an attitude at which most of us experience shortness of breath but the view!