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Posted by Craig Clarke on Jan 21, 2017
Yesterday we farewelled Emily Relf. our Outbound Rotary Youth Exchange Student who is heading to the Slovak Republic for 2017.
Pictured here at the departure gate at Brisbane Airport Domestic Terminal with her father Adrian, her mother Natasha and sisters Isabel and Charlotte as she was catching her flight to Sydney to meet up with the rest of her student cohort who are travelling to the same area of Europe as she is.
Posted by Craig Clarke on Jan 09, 2017
It seems like only yesterday that Jacqueline Rashad left our shores to embark on her adventure as a Rotary exchange Student in Solthurn in South Central Switzerland.
It was in fact almost 12 months ago.
Last night Jacqui jetted back into Brisbane to complete her exchange year.
Met by her family, friends and President Craig Clarke at the airport, the first thing she commented on was the heat.
Jacqui left -12 celsius temperatures 24 hours earlier, so it was a shock.
Also on the same flight from District 9630 were five other returning students.
Left to Right: Kate from Roma (France), Katie from Morningside (Sweden), Casey from Bayside (Denmark), District YEP Chair Wendy Howitt, our Jacqui, Laura from Toowoomba (Switzerland) and Lachlan from Tennyson (Germany).
Senior Constable, Ben Harm, who is the officer in charge of the Centenary North Police Beat, visited us again recently to speak about crystal meth, more commonly known as ICE. Believe it or not, it is not a new drug. It has been around since the early 1900s and has had many uses before now. The key issue today is the increase in ICE usage as it is of a higher quality and more pure thus it is more addictive. The effects of ICE are not pretty, with many users losing weight, having sleep problems, initial euphoria followed by a big down which results in violence. It is a poison so it also has significant effects on skin (lesions), teeth etc.
If you suspect someone is on ice or that someone may be having an unusual or dangerous reaction to it ring 000. On ICE people can overheat, dehydrate, have fits/seizures, collapse, panic and suffer from paranoia/psychosis. Encourage them to take a break - eat, drink, sleep, encourage them to seek treatment. Don't forget, if you see anything suspicious, no matter how big or small, tell the Police, they want to know. You are NOT wasting their time. Call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Policelink 131444 (non urgent)
Thank you to all who attended our annual Trivia night on Saturday 22nd October at Corinda State High School. The club raised over $2000 for our charities. The Halloween theme resulted in some great costumes and decorations. Thanks to all club members who helped set up, organise the food and drinks and clean up. For more information and photos go to www.facebook.com/RotaryBrisbaneTaylorBridge
Presentation of a $7000 cheque to Janine Porter-Steele from Wesley Choices Program, by Graham Osterfield on behalf of the Centenary & Taylor Bridge Rotary Clubs. The funds were raised at the Rotary Fun Run held in May.