Rotary Foundation: Terry Kennedy
Our own Terry Kennedy spoke movingly about the achievement of Rotary Foundation. The Foundation transforms our gifts into projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. As the charitable arm of Rotary, they tap into a global network of Rotarians who invest their time, money, and expertise into Rotary's global priorities, such as eradicating polio and promotion peace. Foundation grants power Rotarians to approach challenges such as poverty, illiteracy, and malnutrition with sustainable solutions that leave a lasting impact. Terry shared a video summarising the good works of the Foundation. 
 
Terry encouraged Members to consider becoming a Centurion ($100 tax deductible donation), that will go towards eradicating Polio worldwide. There are currently two countries still reporting cases of Polio: Afghanistan and Pakistan.
 
Terry offered an incentive to the first 14 Members to become Centurions: they will be presented with an End Polio Now badge to add to their collection of Rotary pins.
 
As Terry so aptly put it: "Polio anywhere in the world is a risk everywhere in the world."
 
Please consider becoming a Centurion today.
 
Guest Speaker: Fiona Phipps
Fiona Phipps from the Royal Far West spoke about the program Rugby Sense - a therapy program designed to assist Indigenous children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). She spoke at length about programs aimed at children with ASD primarily benefiting Caucasian children. Rugby Sense combines the universal cross-cultural appeal of sport with an outlet for children with ASD and their families to address their needs. The Rugby Sense camp will operate during the next school holidays in September and will be available to children with ASD between the ages of 8 and 12 years and their siblings between the ages of 10-12 years.
 
Fiona also answered questions from Rotarians about the roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.