We were fortunate and pleased to have the Chilean Consul General Don Gabriel Jara Maldonado accompanied by his Delightful First Secretary in charge of and his visit with us and thank us for the ongoing support we have provided to Chile and now Argentian border lands with the Rotary Bed Bank project.
Introduced by the indefatigable Don Ricardo lately of Epworth & Lorne, Don Gabriel made a deep impression on the meeting and assured us of his support as a former Rotarian who well appreciated the value and work carried out by Rotary and the great benefit Rotary Bed Bank has made in Southern Chile.
Don Gabriel modestly recounted his reasons for joining the diplomatic service and his life through many and varied postings around the world and his satisfaction with his present Australian posting. President Graham effusively invited our guest to return whenever his schedule allowed.
Don Gabriels Talk was preceded by the Induction of our newest member the sparkling Juliet Akello who for her sins is a practising Lawyer and the First for this Rotary Year. In what was the speediest ever induction Juliet was welcomed, hand shaken, presented with her goodies and back in the chair eating while the Club photographer was still getting the camera out of the bag.
Nevertheless, Don Ricardo (Hopalong to his friends) Mestre of the far flung domains of El Epworth & La Casa de Lorne with Donna Suzanne managed to wrap a Balibo scarf around the young Juliet and all was well. Below some images which were taken.