WHAT A FUN NIGHT it was on Monday September 3 when the Rotary Club of Attadale President Ian Pittaway had great delight in welcoming the Rotary District 9465 Governor Robyn Yates and the Assistant Governor Lesley Coombs to the meetiung along with many partners and Guest Monika Kaur.
DG Robyn told members that Rotary International is always there to support Rotary Clubs. Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbours, friends, leaders and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and act to create lasting change - across the globe, in our communities and in ourselves. . From literacy and peace to water and health, we are always working to better our world and we stay committed to the end. Rotary is made up of three parts: our clubs, Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation. Together, we work to make lasting change in our communities and around the world.
Robyn also shared with everyone a little about her life growing up. She saw her parents always helping others in need and from a young age Robyn learnt about giving without expecting anything in return. She learnt that the smallest act of kindness can change someone's day for the better. Joining Rotary has allowed her to continue to help others in need. Robyn congratulated the Attadale club on the interesting, unique projects and initiatives that are being undertaken. Robyn also spoke about the Conference that will be held in the lovely town of Collie in March next year. We can't wait!
After all the formalities were over Greg James (acting as a Ringmaster for the night) in true theatrical style gave a great introduction to a Magic challenge between MARTIN THE MAGICIAN and COLIN THE CONJURER. Greg's costuming and introduction were superb.
Martin needed the assistance of District Governor Robyn and Assistant Governor Lesley Coombs along with Rotarian Betty Bright and of course a 'bit of string'.
Then Colin, looking the part in his magician's cape had the DG sign a coin which he placed under the cup on the table. Of course with the help of some magic words and a wave of his wand the coin moved back and forwards. Members had to then vote for the most impressive act by placing a coin in a specially constructed voting box. Everyone enjoyed the fantastic showmanship, wit, humour and enormous talent of these members. It was good to see so many laughing and crying at the same time and the magical acts will be remembered and talked about for a long time. All the coins had slid down one end of the voting box, so depending which way the box was held, it was never proved which of the magicians actually won.
A BIG THANK YOU to Martin Houchin & Colin McCulloch.
Pictured is President Ian Pittaway with District 9465 Governor Robyn Yates with the Rotary Balloons, Also pictured is Past President Colin McCulloch and DG Robyn Yates on presentation of an Honorary Membership to a very thrilled Jacquie Pittaway. Robyn is also pictured with Rotary members Rodney Rate, Gail McCulloch & Colin McCulloch with her beautifully presented Shoebox for the Club's Love in a Shoebox project. Entertainment Ringmaster Greg James looking very dapper, Martin the Magician and Colin the Conjurer and the winner's coin box.