Posted by Ian Ballantine on Nov 18, 2020
This week's guest speaker was Ken Miriams from District 9810 speaking about Youth Protection. The meeting was jointly chaired by Helen Nodrum and Greg O'Shea, the Club's Youth Protection Officer.
We also welcomed our Assistant Governor, Heather Chisholm, members Julie Reid and Terry Kane (welcome back ladies) and Tony Fritzlaff from Cilantro.
After President Geoff delivered his report, Greg introduced Ken who gave a presentation detailing the importance of compliance in the area of Youth Protection.
In essence, there are 3 very important reasons to ensure that we meet all the requirements placed upon us - we need to ensure that we protect the children we work with, it is the law, and we need to protect the Rotary brand.
Ken stressed the importance of every Club member to be familiar with their obligations but especially those members on the Youth committee. There is a vast resource of information available at the District level to help members. (note that all the Club's Youth Protection documents are available on the Club's website in the Members section - Ed)
If you need any more advice or information, please approach Ken at District 9810 or our own Greg O'Shea.
Tony Fritzlaff reported to the Club that the Cilantro dining options that were being offered have to be cancelled due to Covid restrictions.
Helen Nodrum asked members to reserve the afternoon of Sunday 13th December for a Christmas break up party - details yet to be finalised but most likely a barefoot bowls afternoon.
Tony Ryan did a great job once again with the fines, managing to fined a link between every member and a horse! Well done Tony.