Posted by Ian FAIRNIE on Nov 10, 2023
President Tom presided over our November Sundowner to pay special thanks to District 9423 for exercising its discretion by allowing our first inbound exchange student for many years to delay his arrival until he had attended the World Scout Jamboree in South Korea.  And here he is, Valentin, with Norm de Grussa and Jill Hanna from the District Youth Exchange Committee.
Tom also singled out Vice President Logan who heads the Youth Committee, who worked with Norm to locate two hosting families, Aurian and Tom Clarkson, and Waylen Bay Sea Scout leader Margot Whittington and her husband Keith.  Quite co-incidentally, Norm, Logan and Tom (Clarkson) all attended Scotch College, where Valentin now continues his study for the International Baccalaureate.  Remarkable really!
Valentin seems to have Chis Whelan under control!  Tables will be turned at the Jacaranda Festival next Saturday!
Valentin with his current host mother, Applecross Rotarian Lorri Brazier
The Sundowner was held in the Community Centre at Myaree Gardens Estate, and the feast included a very large Antipasto Platter donated by the nearby General Store in Marmion St.