Angus' Message, 24 March 2016

Dear Rotarians and Friends

Well we’ve gone from very hot March days to very cold March days, and January and February day temperatures have broken records. We have to have concerns of how these record temperatures are impacting on all aspects of our planet. World population growth and the continuing demand and use of fossil fuels have no doubt combined to play a role in our predicament. How have you as an individual made a difference? As much as we may not like bikes on our roads, we are going to have to get used to the bike as an alternative means of transport. It will improve our fitness and may get us to work quicker in peak hour than the car.

We have been asked to make a contribution to an initiative of The Rotary Club of Keilor via David Burke, who wants to finance a trip for 105 students and 20 teachers from The Wycheproof P12 School to the Healesville Sanctuary for an educational excursion. I have had previous experience with the Buloke Shire and the local farmers are going through desperate times with the lack of rain, which has resulted in the work and money they have put into their soil for a gain of zilch.

I would like to see Rotary doing more for the local Australians. They work hard to provide us with food, so I for one would back this cause and give some school children an educational excursion (some of them have never been to a zoo).

We have two new members to induct next week (after Easter) so let’s keep the ball rolling and get a least three new members before the end of my presidential year...it’s achievable.

I will be absent from this week’s very informal lunch meeting with no guest speaker, as I will be in Perth for a wedding, so make the most of a friendship get together.

Best Wishes for a great Easter break.

Your President

Angus Scott-Walker