Australia Day Honours

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Keith Rendell OAM

Our Rotary Club congratulates our Charter Member Keith Rendell for receiving the Order of Australia Medal on the 26th of January 2016.

Keith has been a tireless worker in the community, not only in Rotary, but also in other areas. They include the Children’s Hospital, Friends of Anstey Hill, Apex and Neighbourhood Watch to name a few.

The Rotary Club of Modbury Golden Grove is proud to have Keith as a member.

STRATCO BBQ January 2016

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Another successful Fundraising BBQ over the weekend of 23/24 January 2016. Great to have Paul back with us after his recent health setback. The usual regular stalwarts were supported by family members Jenny Carthew and Sarah Rendell, together with Sue and Glenys from Modbury Branch of Bendigo Bank.

Otto looks to be particularly delighted with Glenys (left) and Sue (right) as his lieutenants.

We Congratulate Alyssia

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Alyssia BakerClub members will know that Alyssia Baker was the winner of the Modbury Rotary/John Tilley Award at the 2015 Modbury High School Prizegiving in October 2015. She and her family were our special guests at Meeting #1537 on 23 November.

We are delighted to hear that Alyssia achieved a score of 99.25% in her uni entry ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) being 99.8%!!! Proud Dad says that the family are very happy in view of the family trauma that was experienced mid-year. It is a credit to Alyssia’s strength and determination that she attained a perfect score in Chemistry and will receive her merit at a special reception at Government house early next year. Her dreams of being a hospital pharmacist look promising to say the least and the challenges continue into the new year.

Now isn’t that a bit special?  We add our congratulations to this outstanding young lady and wish her well in her continuing studies.

It’s when you get feedback like this that you realise the continuing value of the Annual Award – now in its 31st year.

Christmas Giving 2015

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Donation of Christmas Hampers to Local Families

This year we continued a tradition which was initiated in 2010 whereby we delivered 25 substantial Christmas Hampers to 25 local families identified by The Salvation Army. Collection and distribution schedule coincided with several days of extremely hot weather and limited resources but the hampers were individually delivered over a two day period.

Our couriers, Otto, Ron and Keith are pictured  ‘doing their thing’ separately below.

A Little Ray of Giving

For the second year we have been pleased to collaborate with Ray White North East Office in order to light up Christmas for those who need it most.

Ray White promoted the initiative by installing a giving tree in their North East Road Valley View office. Local people were invited to place a wrapped gift under the tree and our club undertook to arrange for the collection and distribution of these gifts.

On Friday 18 December 2015 Otto was able to collect 22 donated gifts from Ray White and deliver these to National Pharmacies branch at Tea Tree Plaza, a designated collection point for KickStart for Kids, a not for profit charity which helps disadvantaged school children in South Australia.

We applaud the community spirit shown by Ray White Real Estate, National Pharmacies and KickStart for Kids.