Attadale Rotary were thrilled to have the Rotary District 9465 Membership Director John Stockbridge attend their meeting on Monday Oct 15th Tompkins on Swan. John presented lots of useful information and interesting ideas in his talk on Social Media and Business Networking. He also showed a video on social media statistics that had prompted him to take direct action by presenting to business networking groups.
Club President Ian Pittaway also had great pleasure in welcoming Andrea Poynton, Jacquie Pittaway and from Applecross Rotary Kenn Williams to the meeting.
As the past week had focussed on 'Lifting the Lid' on mental health, members wore a hat to the meeting and donated to the Australian Rotary Health fund to be used for mental health research.
Ian shared some thoughts with those present:
Four simple letters, R U O K but how often do we ask it? Suicide is the leading cause of death in children from the young age of 5 to 17. Peel Football club have now started their own 'Welfare and Education' program. Too late to save those lost, but will no doubt help others. He shared many other sad stories and stated that we can all do something as simple as calling a friend just to ask RUOK. It may help and it can do no harm, but we should all be aware of how much it can help even in the smallest way.
Pictured at the meeting are John Stockbridge with Carole Maxwell and Club President Ian Pittaway, Garth Curran with Selwyn Castles, James Doogue and Rodney Rate. Colin McCulloch (artistically clever and highlighting the 'Lift the Lid' cause) is with his lovely wife Gail McCulloch & Jacquie & Ian Pittaway.
Others enjoying the fellowship on the evening included Neil & Giovanna McKay with Kenn Williams & Jim Calcei, Andrea Poynton pictured with John Sharp & Carole Maxwell, Bob Rodgers with Winston Marsh & Greg James. Colin McCulloch and Jim Calcei are pictured donating.
It was a great night.