Paul Harris Recognition awarded to Joe and Pamela Talia
Rotarian Noel first approached Joe and Pamela in the second half of 2017 with the idea of holding a free concert in Rotary Park, with the understanding that this would only happen with the backing of our Rotary Club.  They were both immediately interested and very supportive of the idea and how could they help.  Both were very keen to support local musicians and give them a chance of performing to a crowd for experience.  Their enthusiasm, knowledge and help is what made Music in the Park possible.  They took on the job of sourcing the musicians and liaising with them, creating our poster and keeping the musicians on time on the night of the concert.  Joe also made available his own sound equipment and put it all together for the first concert, a huge effort.  
The concert this year, although down in numbers due to timing with covid interruptions, still succeeded due to Joe and Pamela giving us so much of their time.  As we all know they were unable to be at this year’s concert due to Joe’s ill health, but they still had everything well organised and even arranged for their daughter Mel to be there on the night to manage the musicians.  
They are both so keen to inspire budding musicians and we also thank them for setting us on the right path to be able to manage future concerts.