It was indeed a great honour for me to present our club's Pride of Workmanship Award to Chris Chen and Helen Zhang, proprietors of the Blues Point Pharmacy at the awards event held last Monday at Northbridge Golf Club. They were joined by their employees Bridget and Deborah together with the Rotary clubs' of North Sydney, Crows Nest and Lane Cove nominees for awards.

It was my second attendance at the event and all present agreed that this is one of the best programs that our clubs undertake each year. A big thank you to Tom Sweeney from Crows Nest club for organizing the event and undertaking the Master of Ceremonies duties.  At the event Lily Clarke, President Elect of North Sydney Rotary Club informed me that they had applied for a District Grant to assist BeyondWater, a charitable organization which helps bring clean water & sanitation solutions to communities in need across East Africa. She and fellow club member Sam had attended our recent breakfast when we heard from Sharon and Pete from BeyondWater and were very impressed by the presentation.

As I am currently visiting my family in UK and will be absent for 5 weeks my role at our meetings will be filled by our wonderful Past Presidents on rotation each week.