We had an interesting guest speaker and support team last week. It is amazing how people can gain strength out of adversary and go on to assist others who might be suffering from a similar problem to themselves. This was brought out last week with the presentation of Nick Shepherd and the team. Nick has form an association to assist people who have depression and may consider suicide and is about to undertake a mammoth journey by para-boarding around Australia to raise funds and awareness. This appears to me to be an almost unachievable goal but strength of character and physical strength can overcome a lot.
Nick did not appeal for funds from the Club but asked what could Rotary, and Rotarians around Australia do to help. It might be possible for Rotarians around Australia to meet Nick and the team as they come ashore on the circumnavigation by giving moral support or introduce Nick as guest speaker on his journey to make others aware of his quest. I will speak to this at the upcoming Cluster Meeting.