There are many stories and these are just a few that remind me what being a great Rotarian and citizen.
Our member John Dawson has been busy behind the scenes each month, like clockwork travelling in his car to the Rural Fire Brigade where the BBQ trailer is located. Recharging the fridge takes around 1.5 hours to fully charge and does this so the Club doesn’t have another $800 bill occurring due to lack of usage.
There is a hard hat available to John in case Telstra is working on the huge mobile tower just near the BBQ. On top of that, he will wear the ‘Fluro’ vest and trusty mask when other workers are around.
There are a few stories like John’s where members are contributing their own time and in some cases their money to ensure that the Club equipment and storage is maintained and ready to serve the community without delay.
Other members, their friends and family have been cooking and providing the Nepean Emergency department with deliveries of slices, savouries, cakes, sandwiches including notes of love and support. All at the individuals cost and do it for the love of their community.
I know of some ladies (unsure of any men, so apologise in advance) sewing baby knitted items that just needed constructing together and sewn carefully for little ones. There are many stories and these are just a few that remind me what being a great Rotarian and citizen is really about. They don’t seek thanks and public adulation, however, you would agree if I say a big thank you to everyone who sees a need and …just gets on with it.
What have you been doing behind the scenes?
I welcome your story and bonus if you have an image or two.
P.P Michele Ellery