Latest Good News Award Winner

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Congratulations to our latest winner of The Good News Award:  Chelsea Laratro

Ron Kelly presents award to Chelsea on 28th Aug. 2018

Chelsea is a Music Therapist who works with people with brain injuries. Music therapy can be used to enhance social skills, emotional skills, motor skills and communication skills. This is done by employing different techniques and interventions such as song writing, instrument playing, rhythmic activities and drawing to music. Chelsea spoke of seeing participants open up and talk, express themselves, participate and join into social situations. It has changed the lives of many of them in positive ways. As a person very keen on music and with a Psychology and Science background, to find a job where she can help others in such a positive way and utilize her music skills gives her great joy and a sense of accomplishment. An inspiration to others through her ability to touch and inspire.

Chelsea talking to Rotarian Keith Rendell and her mother talking to Ron Kelley.

Update from Isaac in Finland

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Here is an update from our sponsored exchange student Isaac in Finland 

My summer was great and the weather was exceptional this year. I’ve got one more week of school then exam week to finish this first period. That means that the summer holidays ended 6 weeks ago already. Since school started up again time has flown by.

My family will be visiting in a couple weeks which I am excited about. I have district camp the weekend they arrive which I’m really looking forward to. Having the new exchange students around is nice but it’s strange because they’re not the same as the old ones. But things are going really well overall.

My host family has been really good to me. In four months’ time today I will be home which is crazy so I’m just trying to enjoy every minute here.

Kind Regards,

Isaac. A

14 September 2018

Tree Planting In recognition of the Port Arthur tragedy

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In recognition of the Port Arthur tragedy on 28/29 April 1996 the R.C. of Modbury, in conjunction with Trees for Life and staff and students of Modbury Primary School, undertook a planting of 35 eucalypts and casuarinas on a recently cleared reserve at Sandalwood Drive, St. Agnes. Each plant was intended to reflect upon the life of each of the victims of the rogue gunman on that fateful day. The planting was undertaken in May 1996.

In 2018 the City of TTG Council undertook significant refurbishment of the planted area including the replacement of a number of the plants which had not survived the initial planting.

-Written by Keith Rendell