Congratulations to February 2019 Good News Award Winner: Krishiv Khanna

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Rob presenting Krishiv his award

Tonight we met an extraordinary young man who we as a club decided to award the Good News Award to. Krishiv Khanna, a local Golden Grove boy who for his 11th Birthday forgone presents to raise money for draught-affected farmers. Thanks to the support of his family and his fellow Year 5 Golden Grove Primary classmates he was able to raise $200 which was donated to Buy A Bale Initiative.

In a special twist of tonight’s meeting Krishiv bought along another personal donation PLUS asked that his prize from the GN Award to be also sent to the Draught-Affected Farmers. To say the least we are very proud and honored to meet such a special young person and his wonderful family.

2018 Tilley Award Winner: Josephine M.

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Congratulations to Josephine M. of Modbury High School. Josephine also gained a merit for her Research Project, an SA Governors Commendation for Excellence in SACE, the SA Principals Association Scholarship and gained direct entry into an Honours course in Chemical Engineering. A marvellous reward for her dedication and hard work. Josephine talked of the many schools she had attended both within Australia and overseas. She has a love of languages and is currently teaching German to a person who is teaching her French. She is very keen on the Environment and wants to work to improve the Environment through her Chemical Engineering and hopefully find new solutions to challenges the world currently has. It was inspiring to hear her talk about using her skills to help others. Josephine is a fine player and singer of music and is keen to continue this with her sister and to one day with luck release a record. Josephine is a true inspiration who represents a new generation with new ideas and great ideals.

Josephine Guest Speaking at our Club

Bon-Voyage Kirilly! Our RYEA student in Germany for 2019

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Marg presenting Kirilly with her pennant.

On our last meeting in 2018 we meet Kirilly P., who is this year’s Rotary Youth Exchange student. She is headed off to Emded, Germany and the club would like to wish her Good Luck on her Adventure and look forward to her updates.

Kirilly was presented with her blazer by President Otto. As the new club did not have any pennants, Rotarian Marg White designed and made a number of beautifully machine embroidered pennants, one of which was presented to Kirilly to take overseas with her.

Marg & Otto seeing Kirilly off at the airport

Update from Lapland

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A Message from our Exchange Student in Finland

Just a quick update. I now have just over five weeks left in Finland, Christmas and the new year are fast approaching. The mood here is well, I guess you could say jolly. I was at the Christmas market held every weekend in December leading to Christmas on Saturday. The market is held in the old part of Turku where the roads are cobblestones and the buildings at least one hundred years old. Seeing so many people out in the cold rugged up to do some shopping was pretty cool. It felt like I had gone back in time. I’ve got a packed schedule for the next week including two rotary Christmas dinners and rotary Christmas party. We have had a little bit of snow but it melts within twenty-four hours because it’s just not cold enough to stick around.


The Lapland trip was excellent. We had a slightly modified program because of a lack of snow but it was still a ball. We participated in activities such as husky sled rides, reindeer feeding and sled rides, skiing, sauna and much more.


I will leave you with a few photos from the past couple of weeks.

give my regards to Marion and the club,