* President David welcomed Elijah Smith to our first September meeting, who spoke enthusiastically about his attendance at the UN Youth national conference. It brought together over 100 young people from Australia and the neighbouring region. The age of information was the topic under consideration. Interesting keynote speakers and plenty of sharing of stories. Lots of fun but some more serious benefits included – Knowledge – sharing of ideas between participants. Friendship – 109 young people meeting together and forming connections. Self – learning to speak more positively and fluently in public. Experiences like these are instrumental in helping young people develop their passion and voice. It was a life changing experience for many young people. Elijah thanked Kapunda Rotary for assisting with funding to enable his attendance at the conference.
* Planning and preparations for the ‘Branched Out’ event BBQ and the highly successful ‘Kapunda Rotary Kidman Art Show’ took up much of our meeting time during these months.
* Of course the Art Show itself consumed much of our remaining time. With much assistance from the Kapunda Art Gallery friends and supporters and various other volunteers, the Art Show was once again a tremendous success. Congratulations to everyone involved. Some amazing works were on display.
Prize and Merit winners at the Gala night for the Kapunda Kidman Rotary Art Show
Acquisitive prize – Wayne Williams (Broken Hill)
Oil and/or Acrylic- Christopher Meadows (Watervale)
Watercolour and/or Gouache – Natalie Lewcock (Saddleworth)
* Upcoming events will include support of the Kapunda Xmas Street party with a donation and provision of a BBQ on the night.