Visit to Uni SA Campus Whyalla

University visit with Lauren Shivvaan. Lauren teaches Foundation Studies at the University College, which is still part of the Univerity. Foundation studies is a pathway to university for people who did not achieve a sufficient entry score. It is mainly focused on social work but along the way improves the student's literacy capabilities and prepares them for university expectations and life. As a general statistic, 85% of people who undertake the Foundation Studies program go on to study at University. No surprise however that due to Lauren’s dedication and leadership that Whyalla achieves 100%. Our recent Glen Eden Excellence in Mental Health Award winner Melissa Schenck is a graduate of the Program.
 
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Tour of the New Whyalla Secondary College

Principle Trish Richman led us through the building site for the new Secondary College, The building is in its second stage of construction with all of the internal walls completed and the second-fix carpentry under installation. Much planning and thought have gone into the design and layout of the school which is unique. Some areas were well ahead in their completion which gave us a better understanding of how the finished product will look. The layout is unique and not a copy of any other school. Trisha will move in during November and the school is on track for completion and readiness for the start of the 2022 School year. There are photo’s on our Facebook page but none from inside, as that was not allowed.
 
 
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Guest Speaker - Mel Schenck, Glen Eden Award Recipient. Bob Norman 2021-08-09 14:30:00Z 0

Peter Fulton, Managing Director of Walling Systems

Peter Fulton was the guest speaker at our last meeting, his presentation was extremely informative as well gave use great insight into some of the projects his company has been involved in, including the new Port Augusta Bridge.
 
 
John Cagney presents John with a small memento for his presentation.
 
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Helping people with disabilities make their own music

Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
 
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
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Finding Safe Haven

For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
 
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
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Saving lives in Ghana

What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
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