Here's an enlightening and uplifting presentation by Bruce Uditsky, of Inclusion Alberta (Canada) at our recent Club Zoom meeting on 3 June 2020. Bruce was up at 3.30 am Canadian time to share with us how they created almost 600 jobs for people with disabilities, with very positive social and business outcomes for both employer and employee. At this meeting, we also heard from Patricia Wilson of Belonging Matters who are doing something similar here in Melbourne.
It is now 5 weeks in lock down and 6 weeks since our last person to person Rotary meeting at the Manningham club. It does seem longer than 6 weeks, but probably because life has slowed down with home isolation. The toilet rolls and other essentials to life are starting to come back onto supermarket shelves. The number of new COVID 19 cases are slowing down and there is hope now for an easing of restrictions. But hate to add that winter is still coming. So even though we are controlling the spread of the virus through social distancing, we still have to be vigilant with what we do, and to not lose the advantages that we have gained. We are now using zoom for our meetings at club level as well as for our committee meetings.
For the past 29 years, the Rotary Club of Templestowe has conducted a Schools Anzac Service involving up to 32 schools from within the Manningham City area. This has now grown to include up to 800 students and teachers. Due to Covid-19, the Schools Anzac Service scheduled to be held on Thursday 23rd April '20 was cancelled. The solitary figure in the photo is a student from East Doncaster Secondary College who placed a wreath at the Templestowe Memorial Park on behalf of the College.