...to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing.’
- Rollo May
Diamond Creek Rotary is an integral part of the local community. Each year we run the highly
successful Diamond Creek Rotary Town Fair and more recently we sponsored the production of ‘The Dream’. Both of these events have been embraced by the local community and we can be proud of our involvement in them.
However throughout the year we also work closely with a number of community groups from
Diamond Creek and its surrounds. The groups that we work with are far too numerous to list here but there is no doubt that these arrangements are mutually beneficial and greatly benefit our community as a whole.
At our next meeting we will have guests from two of the organisations that we work with.
For many years we have had a strong association with the Diamond Creek RSL, assisting them at the ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day ceremonies and their former President John Chenhall has visited our club on numerous occasions. Tonight he will be introducing their new President, Rhys Thomas. We look forward to meeting Rhys and working together with him and the Diamond Creek RSL in the future.
Two teachers from Diamond Valley Secondary College will also be attending our meeting. One of the teachers is coming to our meeting to pass on his thanks for our sponsorship of their ‘Love Bites’ program last year. The ‘Love Bites’ program is an extremely successful school-based Domestic and Family Violence and Sexual Assault prevention program. The program consists of two interactive workshops on these topics followed by a creative workshop that consolidates the information. As a club, we were pleased to be able to sponsor this program as we believe that any step in the prevention of Domestic and Family Violence is a positive one.
I believe that the other teacher who will be attending our meeting wants to discuss a potential
project with us and I am sure that we will be interested in hearing about this.
Linda is currently working closely with Diamond Valley College on a number of projects. Six
students, all of whom are interested in forming the Interact Club, are also very keen to participate in RYPEN. We look forward to hearing more about this in the coming weeks.
Meanwhile, we welcome our four guests to our meeting and look forward to hearing from them.