Posted by Dave Owens
The First of our Goodbyes
On Saturday, 15th June, the Club held an alternate meeting in the form of the first of our farewells to our very popular Exchange Student, Emil Beyer Jensen. It was held at the Putt Putt Golf attraction at Hunter Valley Gardens, where the club put on a sausage sizzle for Emil, his invited guests and Rotary members and Friends. Our Events Director Vicki Steep provided the main course and Claudia Koncz supplied a fantastic array of sweets. Both Emil's host families, Matt & Rebecca Price and Dominic and Jane Peacock were well represented and both families were presented with a family photographic portrait very professionally done by George Koncz as a token of the Club's gratitude. It is well to remember that without host parents there would be no Youth Exchange program. It was great to see a large group of Emil's school friends from St. Philips School which included his host brothers Angus and Samuel, enjoying themselves kicking a football or playing Putt Putt. All in all a great afternoon and many thanks to all club members who attended and assisted.