This week’s Guest Speaker was Sam Hicks who gave us an interesting and wide-talk in her usual inimitable style!
She is a woman of many passions and great perseverance. Her many jobs/businesses involve small business consulting, cameras, ceramics, completing an MBA, country halls, Marysville and Fawcett. Her endeavours won her the Murrindindi Citizen of the Year award in January.
With the help of Ian Newman and the Fawcett community she has helped save / renew Fawcett Hall and is an expert in Grant Applications (after many failures and frustrations). Sam’s community development focus has recently assisted Alexandra with the construction of a small heated pool for children, learn to swim students and rehab patients. Together with Marg and Alan Rouse and others she persisted through covid and eventually saw the opening of the facility.
Sam has contributed to the Rotary Easter Art Show and has initiated food and wine festivals. Her main message is don’t give up! Keep asking, applying and ringing! Make a fuss about what is important in your community!
John Cannon thanked Sam sincerely for her presentation and awarded her a wooden angel (symbolic of our donation to Angel Flight).
Bob Flowers conducted an amusing fine session and the raffle was drawn.
From Sam’s Facebook page!
This week I was chuffed to speak at Rotary Club of Alexandra.
I spoke about being involved in community and my two passion projects Fawcett Hall and Alexandra Indoor Heated Pool Inc and the journeys of those projects and the amazing people who have contributed.
My connection started with Rotary back in the day of exhibiting at the Rotary Art Show at Easter time in Alexandra and it was great to reconnect with members who I had not caught up with for some time.
I also was humbled seeing two new members inducted. Congrats to them both they will be great additions to the team.
A great evening and what an inspirational bunch of people, not only locally, nationally but globally! I look forward to seeing what Rotary achieve this year with the 'A' team of girls leading the charge.
Did you know that globally Rotary contribute approximately 47 million volunteer hours each year...phew...
btw - my angel, handcrafted here in Alexandra by Rotarian Bruce, went with the cert straight to the pool room...well mantlepiece..
Thanks for the opportunity to be a guest speaker!
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